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Castor oil to grow eyebrows/eyelashes back - post cancer

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#1 MummyHILI

Posted 13 December 2016 - 02:31 PM

Hi all,

I was just wondering if anyone has used 100% pure castor oil to help regrow their eyelashes and eyebrows post chemo?
If so did it work?
Is it safe to put this product so close to your eyes?
Any other thoughts/opinions?


#2 MummyHILI

Posted 13 December 2016 - 07:24 PM

Just bumping my own thread.

#3 piggyinthemiddle

Posted 14 December 2016 - 09:05 AM

Sorry I can't help with advice about the castor oil, but just to reassure you, mine seemed to grow back so quickly it never occurred to me that I needed an accelerant. Best of luck though.

#4 Anon wife

Posted 14 December 2016 - 09:23 AM

Hi, I've been wondering how you are MH...hope you're ok!
My experience is pretty limited, but i would say any product you massage over the area will hopefully increase blood supply which feeds hair growth.  So I imagine you could use any massage medium, coconut oil would be good.  However I definitely would not put any product near your eyelids/lashes as it will irritate your eyes.
In the mean time have you tried a good brow pencil/powder for the eyebrows?

#5 MummyHILI

Posted 15 December 2016 - 03:19 PM

Thanks for your replies.
Good to know that your lashes/brows grew back quickly piggyinthemiddle. I know having them grow back is fairly insignificant in the grand scheme of things but I am really ready to move forward and start a new normal :-)
I am excellent, in fact better than excellent thanks littleboysrock, I very recently had my bilateral mastectomy and the commencement of my reconstruction.  I have just found out in the past days that all the tissue removed had no cancer remaining, so the chemo worked brilliantly for me. It's such a relief and whilst still recovering I am ready to move forward.
Thanks for checking in on how I am, it means a lot :-)

Edited by MummyHILI, 15 December 2016 - 03:26 PM.

#6 Hattie

Posted 15 December 2016 - 04:04 PM

I didn't use castor oil as my lashes and brows grew back fairly quickly after chemo (and in fact my brows never fell out entirely!). However the hair on my head was very thin when it grew back, and I used Redken Cerafill products for that, which worked really well.

Glad to hear you are going so well. I am four years in remission.


#7 Lady Gray

Posted 15 December 2016 - 06:36 PM

That's such wonderful news, I tried the castor oil thing for a few months and didn't notice a difference in my lashes or brows.

#8 Snorkmaiden

Posted 15 December 2016 - 08:26 PM

That's great news on your results MummyHILI. Congratulations.

I didn't do anything with my eyebrows and eyelashes as they also grew back quite quickly, but I don't think they're as thick or long as they were. Nothing some cosmetics can't fix though - when I can be bothered!

The hair on my head is another story.... its so much thicker than it was before chemo. It's gone from dead straight to wavy and frizzy. I'm working my way through every product on the market to tame it while it grows out.

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