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Regrow and Strengthen Your Eyebrows & Lashes with Just One Ingredient!

Hey everyone!

I’ve mentioned in a previous post about the wonders of using Castor oil to promote hair growth.  After facing a traumatic bald spot in 2013, I began using castor oil and the results were tremendous!  From that moment on, I knew that castor oil would be a staple product in my beauty regimen.  You can read my post on how I used castor oil to regrow my thick beautiful tresses here.

Now, after months of experimenting, I am excited to share how I grew my eyebrows and lashes using castor oil!

I’ve always had very thin eyebrows and lashes.  They would fall out on site just by rubbing them (usually when removing make-up).  There were even times my eyebrows would fall out from simply brushing them.  It was so frustrating and so I decided to apply castor oil to both my eyebrows and lashes to help strengthen them, and to help them grow thicker.  Within 3 months I actually noticed results!  If you suffer from the same issues I did, I have a simple remedy for you!  Read further!

What to do:

  • Purchase these empty mascara tubes and pour the castor oil into the container.
  • Using the accompanying mascara brush, distribute the oil evenly on your eyebrows and lashes. (If you do not want to purchase the mascara tubes, no worries.  You can apply the castor oil to your eyebrows and lashes by simply using a Q-tip).
  • Make sure to apply the oil on a clean face every night and wash the oil off in the morning.

Below are pictures of the progress my eyebrows made.  Check it out!

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Pretty good, right?  Have you tried Castor Oil to grow your eyebrows and/or lashes?  Do you know of another natural alternative?  Do you need more information?
Feel free to share your thoughts below!

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Natural Treatment for Bald Spots – DIY 

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Natural haircare can be an exciting and yet, discouraging journey.  The time and effort neo-natural women spend to become acclimated with their natural hair and implementing a healthy hair regimen takes a lot of patience.  And the last thing you want to deal with is shedding/thinning hair leading to a bald spot!

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Natural hair – on average- sheds 50-100 strands per day.  Seems like a lot, right?  So imagine that amount, multiplied by ten, coming out on your hands every single time you touch your hair!  Well, that’s exactly what happened to me and I knew I had to fix this problem before it was too late. However, it seemed there was nothing I could do to stop the shedding and believe me, I tried everything from protein deep conditioners to hair shedding treatments.  Then, of course the inevitable happened.  I experienced my first full blown bald spot.  Yes, I cried and cried… and cried some more.  But, after a while I had to remind myself that there are people in this world suffering from much worse things than whatever I was going through at that moment.  Finally, I pulled myself together and used my energy and time to research a solution to fix this problem.

Causes for Bald Spots

There are plenty of reasons why bald spots occur:

  • Family history
  • Stress
  • Chemotherapy
  • Tight hairstyles (i.e. protective styling, tight ponytails)
  • Poor diet (lack of iron and protein)
  • Thyroid
  • Ringworm on the scalp
  • I knew my causes were from stress, poor diet, along with my anemic condition.

Treatment:

Since I live a holistic lifestyle, I knew I wanted something natural and preferably something I can mix on my own. Therefore, I decided to try garlic, black castor oil, and to live an overall healthier lifestyle.

Garlic and Black Castor Oil

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Garlic:

Garlic stimulates blood flow to the scalp and purges out toxins while aiding to help make our hair stronger, shinier and less prone to breaking.  The stimulation of blood flow from garlic encourages hair regrowth in a situation such as baldness and Alopecia Areata which is another type of hair loss.

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Black castor oil:

Jamaican Black Castor Oil is a versatile oil and one of my favorite oils to use!  What is so special about it, you ask?  Well, I found that using it regularly will strengthen, thicken, moisturize and increase hair growth.   Jamaican Black Castor Oil increases blood flow to the scalp, prevents hair breakage, and supplies valuable nutrients to our hair follicles. It will also heal dandruff, eczema, and other causes of dry, itchy scalp.  I even use Jamaican Black Castor Oil on my eyelashes and eyebrows to help them grow as well.  I will discuss that in a later post, so stay tuned for that!

What I did:

  1. I changed my diet and exercised regularly.
  2. Increased my water intake.
  3. Rubbed a fresh garlic clove or a garlic extract on the bald spot day and night (yes my head smelt like garlic but it’s really not that bad (and really worth it) given the results!)
  4. Every night I’d massage the Jamaican Black Castor Oil into my scalp (massaging your scalp also stimulates blood flow which aids in hair growth).
  5. Meditated more (I made improvements to live a more peaceful and stress free life).

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Did you experience a bald spot in the past?  What are some things you did to help your hair follicles grow back?  If you are currently experiencing a bald spot or thinning hair, let me know if what I suggested worked for you.  Kick some knowledge below!