How To Use Castor Oil For Your Eyebrows August 3, 2017

While thin and heavily tweezed eyebrows were ‘in’ a few years ago, they’re most certainly a thing of the past now. With celebrities rocking bold brows, thick eyebrows have become the trend to follow. Unfortunately, not many of us are as well endowed as Cara Delevigne or Lily Collins. But there is still hope for us! Presenting a natural ingredient that can gift you with those thick eyebrows.

Castor oil is a versatile ingredient which has long been used in a beauty industry as a base for perfumes, waxes, paints, dyes, etc. It is also a wonderful hair and skin care ingredient, which helps maintain skin health and boost hair growth. But there’s more, castor oil is also one of the best ingredients you could use to thicken your brows. Here’s why:

Is Castor Oil Effective For Eyebrow Growth?

  • Castor oil is an effective remedy for thin eyebrows because of its rich content of fatty acids, nutrients, and minerals. The oil helps nourish and moisturize your follicles while also triggering hair growth from dormant follicles.
  • It is an abundant source of ricinoleic acid which helps add volume and also curbs rapid brow loss. The fatty acid stimulates dormant hair follicles while the other nutrients nourish it enough to promote healthy hair re-growth.
  • Castor oil also has anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties which can help soothe any possible inflammation or aggravation that might be leading to your brows thinning out.
  • Heavy tweezing, waxing and shaving can sometimes lead to a permanently thinned out brow. Castor oil helps reverse this by encouraging hair growth from the follicles that have become dormant.

How To Use Castor Oil For Eyebrows

1. Castor Oil Massage

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You Will Need

  • 1/2 tsp Castor Oil
  • Mild Cleanser
  • Towel

Prep Time

2 minutes

Treatment Time

Overnight

Method

  1. Thoroughly wash and clean your face with a mild cleanser and pat it dry with a clean towel.
  2. Using your fingertips, apply the castor oil onto your eyebrows. Alternatively, you can use Q-tips to apply the oil if you do not want to use your fingers.
  3. Gently massage your eyebrows following the direction of the hair growth.
  4. Once the oil is mostly absorbed by your skin, leave it in overnight and wash it off with a mild cleanser and lukewarm water in the morning.

How Often?

Every day.

Why This Works

Massaging your eyebrows with castor oil will help stimulate blood circulation to the region. This will ensure that your follicles get ample nourishment to grow hair. The castor oil brings the dormant follicles back to life and prevents rapid brow shedding so that you are left with thick eyebrows.

2. Coconut Oil With Castor Oil For Eyebrows

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You Will Need

  • 1/4th tsp Castor Oil
  • 1/2 tsp Coconut Oil/ Olive Oil
  • Towel

Prep Time

2 minutes

Treatment Time

Overnight

Method

  1. Thoroughly wash and clean your face with a mild cleanser and pat it dry with a clean towel.
  2. In a bowl, combine the castor oil with the coconut oil.
  3. Using your fingertips, apply the oil mixture onto your eyebrows. Alternatively, you can use Q-tips to apply the oil if you do not want to use your fingers.
  4. Gently massage your eyebrows following the direction of the hair growth.
  5. Once the oil is mostly absorbed by your skin, leave it in overnight and wash it off with a mild cleanser and lukewarm water in the morning.

How Often?

Every day.

Why This Works

For people with oily skin, castor oil can prove to be a bit too thick to apply directly onto the skin. In such cases, it is a good idea to dilute the oil with carrier oils of coconut or olive. These oils are a rich source of nutrients which also help nourish your follicles and improve skin health.

3. Glycerin And Castor Oil For Eyebrows

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You Will Need

  • 1/2 tsp Castor Oil
  • 1/2 tsp Glycerin
  • Q-tips
  • Towel

Prep Time

2 minutes

Treatment Time

Overnight

Method

  1. Thoroughly wash and clean your face with a mild cleanser and pat it dry with a clean towel.
  2. Using the q-tip, apply the castor oil onto your eyebrows. Use the dry end of the q-tip to remove the excess oil from your skin.
  3. To improve the efficiency of the oil, wait for a couple of minutes and then apply the glycerin onto your eyebrows like you did the castor oil.
  4. Leave the glycerin and oil in overnight and wash it off with a mild cleanser and lukewarm water in the morning.

How Often?

Every day.

Why This Works

Glycerin helps boost the efficiency of castor oil by helping your follicles produce thick and healthy hair. It will also help boost how fast your eyebrows grow back.

4. Aloe Vera And Castor Oil For Eyebrows

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You Will Need

  • 2 tbsp Aloe Vera Gel
  • 1 tbsp Castor Oil
  • Mascara Wand/ q-tip
  • Towel

Prep Time

2 minutes

Treatment Time

Overnight

Method

  1. Mix both the ingredients in a jar that can be used for storage.
  2. Thoroughly wash and clean your face with a mild cleanser and pat it dry with a clean towel.
  3. Using the q-tip or a clean mascara wand, apply the castor oil and aloe mixture onto your eyebrows.
  4. You can also apply this mixture onto your eyelashes.
  5. Leave the treatment on overnight and wash it off with a cleanser and lukewarm water in the morning.

How Often?

Every day.

Why This Works

Aloe Vera has excellent anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, and conditioning properties. This brow-boosting serum is not only effective, but it is also lighter than most other castor oil remedies.

5. Castor Oil And Vaseline For Eyebrows

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You Will Need

  • 1/2 tsp Vaseline
  • 1/2 tsp Castor Oil

Prep Time

2 minutes

Treatment Time

Overnight

Method

  1. Mix both the ingredients in a bowl until you get a smooth mixture.
  2. Thoroughly wash and clean your face with a mild cleanser and pat it dry with a clean towel.
  3. Using the q-tip or a clean mascara wand, apply the castor oil and vaseline mixture onto your eyebrows.
  4. You can also apply this mixture onto your eyelashes.
  5. Leave the treatment on overnight and wash it off with a cleanser and lukewarm water in the morning.

How Often?

Every day.

Why This Works

Just like castor oil, vaseline is known for its ability to thicken eyebrows and lengthen lashes. It helps restore eyebrows that have been thinned out from excessive hair removal.

6. Castor Oil And Vitamin E For Eyebrows

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You Will Need

  • 1/2 tsp Castor Oil
  • 1/2 tsp Vitamin E Oil

Prep Time

2 minutes

Treatment Time

Overnight

Method

  1. Mix both the ingredients in a bowl until you get a smooth mixture.
  2. Thoroughly wash and clean your face with a mild cleanser and pat it dry with a clean towel.
  3. Using the q-tip or a clean mascara wand, apply the castor oil and vitamin E mixture onto your eyebrows.
  4. You can also apply this mixture onto your eyelashes.
  5. Leave the treatment on overnight and wash it off with a cleanser and lukewarm water in the morning.

How Often?

Every day.

Why This Works

Vitamin E oil’s antioxidant properties help fight off damage while promoting follicle health. It helps repair your follicles and thereby restores the thickness of your eyebrows.

Note:

If you have sensitive or acne-prone skin, it is recommended to consult a dermatologist before you try any of these treatments as oil can worsen acne.

Now that you know how to use castor oil for eyebrows, what are you waiting for? Eyebrows that are barely there can be a bit of an issue when you are surrounded by trends that revolve around thick eyebrows. But with these castor oil remedies, you can rock some naturally bold brows without having to painstakingly draw them on every day. Have you every used castor oil for your eyebrows? Share your experience with us in the comments section below.

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