Eyelash Loss Remedies

| Modified on Jan 21, 2021

Castor Oil
Posted by Lovelia (Malaysia) on 02/29/2016
5 out of 5 stars

My eyelashes are like pretty short and i'd decided to make it even longer naturally. So, I applied castor oil at my eyelids and lashes. After a week , I realized that my lashes do grew longer and longer week by week. I am extremely happy with the results. Castor oil is the best. It not only made my eyelashes grew longer but also prevented them from falling off, making my lashes stronger and firmer.


Castor Oil
Posted by Brainbuster (Indianapolis) on 10/30/2013
5 out of 5 stars

I can vouch for this as well! I'm a man, and my eyelashes were scant. In one week I noticed a difference. On September 30th, I started applying castor oil (the cheapest brand at my local Walmart) to my eyelashes liberally with a Q-tip. It's now October 30th, and my eyelashes are much, much longer.

The first night I put on castor oil, there was no way I could just brush it on the lashes, because they were so short, so I applied it like eyeliner. These latest couple weeks (the 3rd and 4th weeks), I can easily brush it on the lashes without going near my eyelids. I'm like Snuffaluffugus.


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Posted by Mariya (Jedda, Ksa) on 12/25/2011

100mcg is not eqv to 1000mg... It is only 1mg.. Please maintain the credibility of this site.


Castor Oil
Posted by Amanda (Santa Barbara) on 08/29/2013
5 out of 5 stars

Castor oil really works on achieving longer eyelashes! I noticed my eyelashes were looking sparse and blah and bought castor oil from a health food market and applied it in the evenings with the tips of my fingers. Rub gently on the eyelids and on the eyelashes and you will notice the difference between 2-3 weeks. Safer and better than buying the lash growth mascaras.

Castor Oil
Posted by Melanie (Canada, ON.) on 01/21/2021

Black Jamaican Castor oil is supposed to the the best of all of the castor oils for hair growth. I have been using Heritage black castor oil and I'm very pleased with the growth I've seen. My eyelashes look and feel thicker than ever before. I'm a few weeks in and will continue to use it rather than anything else again. Castor oils are safe for eye uses. If you suspect eye mites, which for myself I've wondered, tea tree, lavender and eucalyptus as well as coconut are recommended but since I know Lavender and tea tree oils can burn the delicate skin around the eye area, I will dilute one drop of each in my eye makeup remover and use as a daily eyelash wash. I think an eyelash wash is a must if lash mites are suspected. One drop of Lavender oil can be added to your new mascara tube to deter eyemites. I've done this and works well without irritating the eye area. Never use mascara older than three months. The details I've listed above are from my own experience and are working great for me.


Castor Oil
Posted by Suzy (Eugene, Or) on 11/24/2013
5 out of 5 stars

Weighing in with another "YEA" for castor oil and eyelash growth.I have been doing this for 3 weeks. I can see my eyelashes now! I have high hopes to be able to use an eyelasher curler soon. I am applying nightly with a cotton swab with a technique like brushing on mascara then any excess goes on the eyebrows as well.


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Posted by Andrew (Manchester, England) on 02/11/2012

Erm, in-"credibly", 100mcg (micro grammes) is actually 100 THOUSANDTHS of a mg, or 0.1mg. ;)


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Posted by Tara (Texas) on 03/20/2014

I began taking B12 for other reasons. Two unexpected things have improved with it. I now have my eyebrows back and my eyelashes have stopped hurting. They would sting, I would rub at them then I would pull them out. They felt like ingrown hairs.


Castor Oil
Posted by Melanie (Ontario, CA) on 01/18/2021
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I have been using Black Castor oil for eyelash growth for 3 weeks and the results are amazing. I've since been researching. Many oils, lavender, oregano, tea tree, eucalyptus, one drop each, can be added to regular eye makup remover to deter and eliminate eyelash mites when used twice daily. I'm going to try this. I'm hypo-thyroid and since this condition started my eyelashes have thinned a great deal. For years I tried vaseline, almond, coconut, regular castor which didn't realy help. The black castor has sprouted many many new baby eyelashes.

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Posted by Patty (Indianapolis, Indiana) on 06/16/2010

Try biotin supplements 5mg twice a day. Biotin is a B vitamin. The hair skin & nails vitamins are excellent if they contain large quanties of Biotin. Remember 100 mcg = 1000 mg. Most h, s, & nail vitamins don't have enought biotin to be effective, this will also help you hair, nails, and skin if they need help.


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Posted by Rebecca (New York) on 04/07/2016

Wow, tons of awesome information .... thank you.


Castor Oil
Posted by Dianna (Austin, Tx) on 03/07/2009
5 out of 5 stars

Castor oil will not harm your eyes. I frequently massage my eyelashes and the edge of my eyelids with castor oil (the regular non-cold pressed kind at the moment) and it doesn't even make my eyes blurry and doesn't burn at all. since I have been doing this it also seems to have helped my vision and my eyes aren't red as often.


Castor Oil
Posted by Sue (VA) on 01/20/2021

Does anyone know if black castor oil is better for this purpose than regular castor oil? Are both OK if they get into the eyes?

And is there a preferred brand?

Thanks!


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Posted by Giglez2u (Morrill, Ne, United States) on 09/28/2009
1 out of 5 stars

Eyelash loss

First of all, let me say that I love, love, love your site!! So informative and educational. I've been looking for posts in reference to loss of eyelashes and cannot seem to find any. I'm 39 yrs old and have been consistantly losing eyelashes since my teens. I've not been able to wear any make up, eyeliners, mascaras ect.. And up till recently, they've always grown back albeit sparsly. Now though, they've plateaued and I fear they will not regrow at all. I am constantly having problems w/ itching and tearing. My doctor had advised baby shampoo, but hasn't given me any relief in all this time. I am at a loss, (literally, lol) as I would love to frame my peepers. I get sand, debris in my eyes constantly and it is painful. Always puffy and red. PLEASE help if at all possible!

J. from NE

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Posted by Bee (Mo, Usa) on 09/28/2009

I wonder if castor oil would help. I have been using it for stys, but I also have suffered from trichotillomania for years and years. Still suffer from it, I pull my eyelashes and eyebrows. The castor oil seems to soothe the area, and since I've been doing that my eyelashes are growing back slowly (it takes sooo long for them to grow back!!) and I haven't felt the urge to pull as much. Don't know if it's coincidence or not. I'm so determined to quit pulling, but I've been thru ups and downs over and over with this. It also results in a lot of irritation in my eyes, redness, itching, and feeling like there is always something in my eye. The castor oil helps soothe it. I just smooth some onto the area around the eyes at night with a qtip and let it stay overnight. Hope this helps!


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Posted by Giglez2u (Morrill, Ne, United States) on 09/28/2009

Thanks Bee, I'll have to try it. My problem isn't so much that I pull, but I rub my eyes constantly, and I know that I make the problem worse. Should I try once a day (night) or more often?