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This $10 Serum May Help Make Your Lashes Look Longer, Thicker, And Fuller

It can also be applied to brows, as well as the scalp to help relieve dandruff!

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I — like a lot of beauty fanatics — spend a good chunk of change finding the perfect mascara to make my eyelashes appear fuller, longer, and thicker.

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And hey, I am not ashamed of it! The act of applying makeup itself is extremely therapeutic for me.

So when I came across this $10 castor oil on Amazon that's said to enhance the shine and thickness of hair, I was INTRIGUED! I mean for one, 10 bucks is like two Starbucks coffees for me — and two, I am always interested in natural ways to keep these lashes in tip-top shape.

And in case you're wondering (because I did): Castor oil is derived from castor beans. It's rich in fatty acids and can help condition hair follicles while ridding the dry scalp from dandruff, ultimately making hair look shinier and thicker. But! It is indeed an oil so if you're prone to acne, make sure to use a small amount and test on your skin to see how it reacts. After all, everyone's skin is different.Now, I did some light research and found that there is NO scientific proof that castor oil can actually help grow hair — so keep that in mind. I am not a scientist and can't say it will or will not promote hair growth. However, castor oil isn't totally useless (if it were I would not be writing this, lol). InStyle interviewed Dr. Joshua Zeichner, director of cosmetic and clinical research in dermatology at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York, who said castor oil "helps coat hair shaft themselves to enhance shine and make the hair itself look thicker. In addition, castor oil has antimicrobial properties. By reducing levels of east along the hair follicles, it can help reduce inflammation and subsequently allow hair follicles to function optimally."TL;DR: castor oil can make your lashes look fuller, thicker, and longer by keeping them happy and healthy! These are things I am all about!
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And in case you're wondering (because I did): Castor oil is derived from castor beans. It's rich in fatty acids and can help condition hair follicles while ridding the dry scalp from dandruff, ultimately making hair look shinier and thicker. But! It is indeed an oil so if you're prone to acne, make sure to use a small amount and test on your skin to see how it reacts. After all, everyone's skin is different.

Now, I did some light research and found that there is NO scientific proof that castor oil can actually help grow hair — so keep that in mind. I am not a scientist and can't say it will or will not promote hair growth. However, castor oil isn't totally useless (if it were I would not be writing this, lol). InStyle interviewed Dr. Joshua Zeichner, director of cosmetic and clinical research in dermatology at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York, who said castor oil "helps coat hair shaft themselves to enhance shine and make the hair itself look thicker. In addition, castor oil has antimicrobial properties. By reducing levels of east along the hair follicles, it can help reduce inflammation and subsequently allow hair follicles to function optimally."

TL;DR: castor oil can make your lashes look fuller, thicker, and longer by keeping them happy and healthy! These are things I am all about!

Plus this specific organic castor oil has practically spawned its own following on Amazon. It has over 3,300 reviews and a 4.6-star rating, not to mention an A on Fakespot*.

*Fakespot is a handy website we use here at good ol' BuzzFeed to check if a product has fake reviews. This product received an A, meaning a majority of its reviews are trustworthy!
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*Fakespot is a handy website we use here at good ol' BuzzFeed to check if a product has fake reviews. This product received an A, meaning a majority of its reviews are trustworthy!

It's basically a magical conditioner for your lashes! Just take a peep for yourself:

"So far so good. I wanted my lashes longer and didn’t feel like paying $60+ on a product. This totally works! Don’t use to much — just use the brush and twirl it on the ends of your lashes and comb your eyebrow hairs." —M Mc
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"So far so good. I wanted my lashes longer and didn’t feel like paying $60+ on a product. This totally works! Don’t use to much — just use the brush and twirl it on the ends of your lashes and comb your eyebrow hairs." —M Mc

It can also be a lifesaver after you've had lash extensions removed.

"So I normally don’t take the time to write reviews but for this, it’s worth it. I had eyelash extensions that ruined my natural lashes. I will add that I sometimes use it with Grande Lash MD lash growth serum but I use this oil more often than that serum. Regardless it has helped my eyelashes look thicker, darker and I would say a little longer than before. The first picture is from January, second is from March, and third is from May. Highly recommend!!" —Amazon Customer
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"So I normally don’t take the time to write reviews but for this, it’s worth it. I had eyelash extensions that ruined my natural lashes. I will add that I sometimes use it with Grande Lash MD lash growth serum but I use this oil more often than that serum. Regardless it has helped my eyelashes look thicker, darker and I would say a little longer than before. The first picture is from January, second is from March, and third is from May. Highly recommend!!" —Amazon Customer

This reviewer said it helped to tame their lashes:

"I bought this for overall health of my lashes since they were growing in all different directions and didn't look great with mascara on. I used the oil every night for three weeks and I'm super happy with results." —Bre Rocole
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"I bought this for overall health of my lashes since they were growing in all different directions and didn't look great with mascara on. I used the oil every night for three weeks and I'm super happy with results." —Bre Rocole

Ok, one more because I live for a good before-and-after pic!

"I absolutely love this product. I recently had a horrific experience with eyelash extensions that left my eyelashes practically bald in spots. I immediately ordered this product to help protect my eyelashes. I’ve been using this along with another eyelash product and it has made a significant difference. I’ve been using an eyelash serum at night and using this during the day to help condition my lashes. The combination has dramatically helped regrow my eyelashes pretty quickly. I’ve attached a picture of before when my eyelashes were damaged and after. I am wearing makeup so you can see the significant regrowth I’ve had." —Maxim H.
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"I absolutely love this product. I recently had a horrific experience with eyelash extensions that left my eyelashes practically bald in spots. I immediately ordered this product to help protect my eyelashes. I’ve been using this along with another eyelash product and it has made a significant difference. I’ve been using an eyelash serum at night and using this during the day to help condition my lashes. The combination has dramatically helped regrow my eyelashes pretty quickly. I’ve attached a picture of before when my eyelashes were damaged and after. I am wearing makeup so you can see the significant regrowth I’ve had." —Maxim H.

So what have we learned today? Castor oil may help you condition your lashes, keep them healthy, and possibly look fuller, stronger, and thicker! I mean, what else could ya ask for?

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Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in two sizes).

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