Castor oil is extracted from the seed of a plant known as Ricinus Communis. Everyone wants their eyelashes to look healthier, thicker smoother and shiny, castor oil as a natural remedy for many purposes such as, a laxative, anti-inflammatory agent, skin lubricant and for hair growth stimulants. Although for the purpose of growing eyelashes, it has not been scientifically proven that it can make your eyelashes to grow but according to some research castor oil contains some properties that may aid the growth of hair, eyelashes and eyebrow, but this evidence needs more research work.
The magic of helping the eyelashes grow?
There is currently no scientific evidence to back the fact that castor oil can make your eyelash grow, but castor oil can make your eyelash looks healthier and thicker. Normally, slathering your eyelashes with oil can make them appear thicker and shiny, although castor oil will not make your eyelashes to grow but it might help to prevent premature lash loss. According to a study castor oil contain a property known as ricin oleic acid that prevent hair loss, the presence of these property helps to block prostaglandins which might help to inhibit hair growth. The presence of vitamin C in castor oil works as an antioxidant which repairs and build tissues, and this makes the eyelashes become stronger and also prevent it from falling off.
Is it really safe to use for your eyelashes?
Castor oil is safe to use because it is a natural product, though there are many products of castor oil in the market. Castor oil works well without any side effects on the skin or hair, it can only cause blur vision if an excess amount is applied, you can rinse your eye with plenty of water. To avoid an excess amount of castor oil getting into your eye, you need to apply it in small quantity bit by bit to your eyelash.
How to apply castor oil to your eyelash with care
Here are some steps you can follow when applying castor oil to your eyelashes:
- Make sure you wash and clean your face to remove dirt or makeup.
- Use a cotton swab or a mascara brush to gently apply a small amount of castor oil to your eyelashes. Make sure not to let the castor oil enter your eyes.
- Make sure to leave the oil over night for good result and wash it off in the morning with warm water.
Note: the process of having a shiny and thicker eyelash is a slow process as these can take up to 3-6 months for better and effective result. You can apply it daily.