Saturday, March 23, 2013

Oh where Oh where have my eyelashes gone?

There was a time when I didn't have to wear mascara.  My eyelashes curled and were very thick naturally.  I took this for granted and never thought about it or appreciated it.  I know better now.

My lashes are now sparse and fragile.  Thankfully I still have eyelashes.  Looking online I see images of women who literally have none.  I have tried volumizing, lengthening, curling, and every other mascara imaginable and spent lots of $$ doing it.  I have found some good ones but my lashes still lack the volume and thickness I once had.    I am so tired of skimpy, spidery looking lashes.  I bought the Shu Uemura eyelash curler, it's supposed to be the best, to add some curl to my lashes.  It takes a bit of practice to get the hang of it.  I have pinched my eyelids, it hurts A LOT!!!  I have pulled a few precious eyelashes out, that sucks!!!  Now that I have figured out this medieval torture device I have a bit of curl to my lashes.  Unfortunately it doesn't last, even with mascara.  I read an article which suggested you heat your eyelash curler with a hair dryer.  It did caution about making the curler too hot.  An eyelid burn later and I gave up on that.  What to do?

I looked into eyelash extensions.  This I thought could be the answer.  It's expensive, $250 for a full set and $50 for fills, but according to the ads should last about 4-6 weeks.  I watched a demo and realized this was not for me.  Even though the technicians are fully trained I'm not sure I want tweezers that close to my eyes.

Doing research about eyelash growth serums I have found that anything chemical should NOT be put around the eye area.  There is some scary stuff out there.  Even though I want nice long, thick lashes I also want to be able to see.  Taking all this into consideration I have found what I think is a great alternative.  Castor oil.  Yes, it seems to be a great hair growth product.  This is a safe product and cannot harm your eyes, of course you still have to be careful and apply sparingly.  I have been using castor oil on my upper lashes for about 3 weeks and I am beginning to notice a slight thickening of lashes along the lash line.  Hooray!!!

I'll update my results as we go along.  Sadly, I didn't take a before picture but I know my lashes and it's working.


  1. That is interesting! I also have yucky eyelashes. I hate them. Let me know how it's going and I may try that myself.


  2. I will keep you posted. For $1.99 a bottle it seems like a cheap way to go.


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