DIY Serum Recipe to Grow Your Eyelashes and Eyebrows
If you’ve ever found yourself wishing for longer eyelashes or fuller eyebrows, you might be delighted by this simple DIY serum recipe. Promoting hair health is made easy and painless by mixing up a batch of this three ingredient recipe and applying it as necessary for your unique hair needs.
The three part mixture is made up equal portions castor oil, coconut oil, and sweet almond oil. Ten milliliters of each, mixed together and shaken well, is a good starting point to try out this seri recipe and make additions to the it, which can be readily personalized to your individual experience. The base serum recipe is good for promoting eyelash and eyebrow growth, lending to thicker, fuller hair growth.
The main reason for most of our hair struggles stems from too much water getting in to the hair, causing it to swell and forcing the cuticle scales into a position where they’re more easily broken and hair is more porous. Strong, healthy hair can naturally combat this effect and find balance due to its hydrophobicity, or ability to repel water. Typical hair and lower porosity hair are less hydrophobic, tipping the scales. Rehydration is a delicate dance between taking in enough water and avoiding absorbing too much water too quickly, as occurs when hair becomes more porous.
This is where the oils in the serum come into play. Oils can either coat or penetrate the hair shaft, and as oil is highly hydrophobic, this helps the hair to repel water more effectively. Oils that can permeate the shaft are a bit more efficient at this, as they not only repel water, but also take up some of the space water could occupy.
Coconut oil has been shown to seep into the shaft, greatly contributing to hair health. Other oils haven’t been as thoroughly researched, but castor oil is high in triglycerides and sweet almond oil is comprised of relatively short carbon chains, both of which contribute to high probability of both permeating and coating the shaft. This means glossy, full growth that’s healthy and strong.
Each oil has the added benefit of being packed with vitamins and nutrients. Sweet almond oil is also high in calcium, magnesium, and monounsaturated fats. Castor oil, meanwhile, is rich in proteins, which replace those lost when hair is damaged, and omega-6 fatty acids that protect and nourish hair. It also works to promote blood circulation, encouraging faster hair growth, thanks to it’s high ricinoleic acid content.
This serum can be applied to eyelashes and eyebrows with a Q-tip or clean mascara wand every night before going to bed, or used as a hair mask or applied to wet or overly dry hair. A couple of weeks of this treatment should show excellent results.
As with all new products, proper testing is key. If you know any of these oils don’t work well for your hair or skin, try swapping it for a different type. Olive oil, ucuuba butter, sunflower oil, and argan oil are all popular choices that your hair might prefer. If you find the base serum isn’t doing enough, add a teaspoon of avocado oil or a capsule of vitamin E, both of which bring extra moisture and added nourishment.
For longer, thicker, fuller, and healthier hair, oils are the key. The good they do to reverse past damage and prevent future damage is unparalleled, and they can be used to the benefit of any hair. For natural, beautiful shine and lusciousness, giving this recipe a try is a must.