How To Grow Beautiful Brows & Lashes Naturally (Without Splurging On Any Spendy Serums!)



Also, in case you were wondering, I am posting more frequently to get caught up with my summer posts before school starts (wish me luck – I’ve got 10+ more to post by mid-August).

So, referring back to an “old” post of mine: I talked about my lashes and brows as one of the things I love about myself in my “Why I Love Me Tag“, and promised you all I would share my tips on how I grew mine out. So here I am today sharing my secrets for fabulous and full eyelashes and eyebrows.

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The Magical Properties of Castor Oil

I’m just gonna start off saying castor oil is pure *magic*. I use it on my hair as a way to grow it overnight (<– spoiler for my next post), on my skin, nails, lips, and of course eyelashes and brows. Here’s why it works:

  • Castor oil increases circulation which helps your eyelashes and brows to grow.
  • Coconut oil contains lauric acid, which can help boost hair health and growth by preventing protein loss. {source: WikiHow}
  • It thickens your hair with its magicalness.
  • It also works as a growth serum to help new hairs grow. Since I’ve been using castor oil, I’ve grown more lashes on top of my other ones giving the appearance of thicker eyelashes. (Yup, told you this stuff is magic.)
  • It actually moisturizes your eyes, meaning no more dry eyes!

Where You Can Find This Magicalness

My favorite place is Mountain Rose Herbs (online) because their product and shipping prices are super reasonable.

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How To Apply Castor Oil

Step 01 | Make sure you have an eyeliner brush (or just a small brush if you’re like me and own 0 makeup brushes. A clean mascara wand or even a cotton swab will do the trick.) and your castor oil.

Step 02 | When dipping your brush into the oil, try to grab as little as possible. With this stuff, a little goes a long way. Try to not get the oil in your eyes – It is a painful experience (keep eye drops nearby your first couple tries).

Step 03 | Line your top and bottom eyelashes with the oil and then apply it to your eyebrows before you go to bed.

Step 04 | Wash any oil left over in the morning off your face.

Step 05 | Repeat the treatment for a week and you will see a difference!

Other Tips To Grow Your Brows & Lashes

  • Some mascaras contain harsh chemicals and can be hard on your lashes. Ditch the mascara and use coconut oil or aloe vera during the day as an alternative to mascara that will keep your eyelashes looking healthy.
  • Try to curl your eyelashes as little as possible. It may look good now, but over time your eyelashes will be severely damaged.
  • Eat well and hydrate yo self.
  • Don’t have Castor oil and don’t want to buy it? Try extra virgin olive oil, rosemary oil, vitamin E oil, coconut oil, cedar oil, argon oil, or jojoba oil as an alternative. You can also mix oils to create a serum!
  • Consider taking fish oil vitamins for healthy hair, brows, lashes, and more.
  • Give the treatment time: hair growth differs in everyone.

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Have you ever heard of Castor Oil before this post? Are you definitely going to try this amazing beauty hack? Let me know your results! :))


About Liv ♡

I'm Liv, a passionate, teenage blogger and avid fangirl who enjoys riding horses, blasting music, dancing (even if I look ridiculous), sitting down with a good book, and so much more! Each week, I blog about amazing life hacks to make your life easier, my day to day routines, and more!