My Secret To Longer Lashes & Fuller Brows
Hey my loves! So, I’ve been doing this DIY for over a year now, and I’ve seen such a huge difference in the health and length of my lashes and brows. I swear, within weeks, I noticed a difference! If you try this hack morning and night, you’ll have lashes Bambi would be proud of and brows to rival Cara Delevingne. This has to be the easiest DIY in Huda Beauty history; it’s literally one ingredient; Jamaican Black Castor Oil (JBCO). It’s bursting with beauty-enhancing vitamins that’ll stimulate growth, making it the perfect remedy for short lashes like mine or sparse brows. JBCO can even be used to help soothe pimples, PMS, and insomnia! Here’s everything you need to know:
What Makes Jamaican Black Castor Oil SO Magical?
Chances are, you’ve already heard of castor oil, but it’s unlikely that you’ve been introduced to its more powerful sister – Jamaican Black Castor Oil. JBCO is a lot more potent, thanks to the unique extraction process. Unlike regular castor oil, the seeds of JBCO are roasted and ground into a mulch, then heated over a wood fire. As the oil reaches the surface, it’s skimmed off and extracted. The oil is completely natural and isn’t diluted or altered, so the nutrients and vitamins pack a great punch.
For your lashes and brows: Castor oil is rich in omega-6 and omega-9 fatty acids, as well as ricinoleic, all of which will help stimulate growth, leaving you with longer lashes. It also contains beauty-boosting vitamin E, which will not only boost growth but will also leave your lashes looking thicker. We’re currently using the Tropic Isle Living Jamaican Black Castor Oil, $9, as it’s 100% pure JBCO and is hand processed from pure wildcrafted and organic beans.
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Start by ensuring your brows and lashes are clean of any makeup or other creams; I like to do this step after I’ve splashed my face with water in the morning and after I’ve double cleansed and toned at night. Then, either follow our amazing DIY in the video (you can use castor oil or JBCO) or soak a cotton bud (I use these amazing tiny micro buds from Amazon, $6) in castor oil then brush through your lashes and eyebrows. Sometimes I add a drop to my fingers and gently press into my brows and lashes. Massage your brows to ensure that the castor oil coats each hair.
Do this every night before you sleep (and in the morning if you have time) – I noticed a difference in about three weeks. And don’t worry, it won’t transfer onto your pillow; it’ll be absorbed into your lashes in about 10 minutes. If you’re having a makeup-free day, then go ahead and apply it during the day as well.
P.S. Jamaican black castor oil isn’t just great for your lashes! Jamaican Black Castor Oil also has some major health benefits and is used as a natural remedy to help insomnia and to relieve menstrual cramps. Massage the oil onto your skin, either to your lower abdomen or your temples. The oil is packed with anti-inflammatory properties and can even help detoxify the body.
My loves, remember to always be careful when you’re doing DIY treatments on your skin or hair. If you have sensitive skin or eyes, please do a patch test to be extra safe or check with your doctor first.
Let us know if you’ve tried castor oil for your lashes and brows in the comments below.