Castor oil is a type of laxative that can be used on eyebrows.
Castor oil is extracted from the castor bean plant. The oil usually comes in liquid form, but it can also be found as an ingredient in some cosmetics and hair products.
Castors beans are native to India, Indonesia, and Africa where they’ve been cultivated for centuries. They grow best in warm climates with long hot summers and plenty of rain during the growing season.
How to Use Castor Oil On Eyebrows
Castor oil can be used as a natural alternative to eyebrow extensions. Castor oil should only be applied on individual strands of hair that are sparse or thinning, and not to the entire length of your eyebrows. You can use an applicator brush such as those found in beauty supply stores for applying it directly onto each strand.
It’s important to choose a commodity that is 100% pure castor oil. Castor oil mixed with other oils or additives can irritate the skin and fail to produce the desired results.
Do a patch test before applying castor oil to your eyebrows to ensure you won’t have an allergic reaction. To perform a patch test, follow these steps: Apply a few drops of castor oil to your arm’s underside. Wait at least one day to see whether the area develops allergy symptoms like redness, swelling, or itching.
You should use it on your face if you don’t have any allergic reactions to it.
To add castor oil to the eyebrows, follow these steps:
- Choose a time of day to add castor oil to your brows every day. It’s best to do it before bedtime so that the thick oil stays on your eyebrows as you sleep. You may want to use a towel to cover your pillowcase.
- Make sure your eyebrows are free of makeup and clean.
- Apply a small amount of castor oil to the eyebrows with a cotton swab or a clean mascara wand.
- Massage the castor oil into the eyebrows gently. Make sure no castor oil comes into contact with your eyes. If it happened, wash it out as soon as possible.
- In the morning, wash off the castor oil with water or a gentle cleanser.
Since there isn’t a lot of research on whether castor oil laxative helps eyebrows, determining how long you can use it before seeing results is difficult.
What Scientists Say About Castor Oil Laxative And Its Effects On Eyebrows
There are currently no published studies that look into the effects of castor oil on eyebrow development.
However, there is some evidence that ricinoleic acid, a chemical compound found in nearly 90% of castor oil, can help with hair loss:
According to one study, men who have lost hair due to male pattern baldness have high levels of the protein prostaglandin D2 (PGD2).
In a separate study, researchers discovered that ricinoleic acid inhibits PGD2, allowing study participants to regrow their hair.
More research is needed to see whether ricinoleic acid will help people regrow their hair in other situations.
We can’t recommend or disavow you from applying Castor Oil laxative to eyebrows because it needs more research to be done whether it’s effective or not.
Although for people who are interested in regrowing their hair, ricinoleic acid might be an option that promotes new growth while still providing the benefits of castor oil.
If you have questions about your eyebrow health or other concerns such as excess sebum and acne, speak with a skin expert at a beauty store.