Having naturally thick eyelashes and eyebrows is a dream for many. The good news is that it’s actually possible to grow your lashes and eyebrows naturally, and you don’t even have to wait an unreasonable amount of time to see proper results.
What damages eyelashes?
To begin with, we should first understand what causes eyelashes and eyebrows to thin out. Just like the hair on our head, lashes can get damaged and start falling off due to internal factors such as poor nutrition and high levels of stress. They can also get damaged due to external factors such as putting on too much makeup and wearing false eyelashes too often.
In order to prevent damaging your eyelashes, you should try your best to wear makeup as less as possible and to wash your eyelashes properly after you do wear mascara. You should also try to keep your eyelashes and eyebrows properly conditioned as this can help make them look thicker and prevent them from falling off. One amazing oil which has been used for centuries to maintain eyelash luster is castor oil.
Can castor oil really make my eyelashes grow thicker and longer?
Your grandmother has probably told you that she swears by castor oil when it comes to any form of hair regrowth but the unfortunate truth is that there are no actual studies proving that castor oil can cause hair regrowth. Why has this remedy been so popularly used in the past and still continues to be used even now in the present if there isn’t much science to back it up?
Even though there are no studies proving the ability of castor oil to regrow hair, castor oil is high in:
- vitamin E
- proteins and minerals
- Omega-6 and omega-9 fatty acids
- ricinoleic acid
The high ricinoleic acid content makes castor oil a great stimulant and the increase in blood flow may explain why everyone seems to see almost immediate results when they start using castor oil for their eyelashes. Jamaican Black Castor Oil is a newer form of castor oil which involves the roasting of castor oil beans. The darker color is formed by the production of ash during the roasting process.
Castor oil also has anti-fungal and antibacterial properties which makes it excellent for helping protect hair follicles from inflammation and infections. JBCO and castor oil are definitely worth a try for anyone who is looking to grow their eyelashes the natural way.
Is there any scientifically proven remedy THAT can help grow back my eyelashes?
lavender essential oil
Unlike castor oil, lavender essential oil actually has clinical and scientific evidence proving that it can be used to regrow hair. An exciting study published in 2016 revealed that using lavender essential oil can actually cause more hair follicles to grow and can help hair grow much longer in a short amount of time.
Vitamin D plays a very important role in helping stimulate new and old hair follicles to grow. Studies have shown that a lack of vitamin D can cause hair loss and can cause hair growth to be stunted.
A fairly small study conducted in 2010 revealed that vitamin E supplementation did, in fact, increase hair growth and prevent hair loss in the participants of the study. Vitamin E may help prevent hair loss and it may help hair grow faster because of its antioxidant properties and its ability to help cells grow.
Thanks to scientific research, we now know that there are many natural remedies out there that can be used to help grow back thinning eyelashes and eyebrows. Through personal experience, I have seen the amazing effects of JBCO alone on helping eyelashes grow back at an unexpected rate.
Check out our lash serum which is composed of 4 simple ingredients: JBCO, lavender essential oil, Vitamin D2, and Vitamin E. All you have to do is simply apply it on your outer lashline before sleeping every night and you’ll begin to see improvement within one week!
Careful not to let it drip into your eyes though, all the ingredients are pure and natural but it still might sting!