I was first turned on to this serum by my wonderful mother-in-law around the holidays last year. She gave it to me as a lash growth serum in a mascara tube. The first night I used it, I figured why not try it out on my eyebrows in hopes that sparse areas would fill in. So, when my brows really did start looking fuller, I knew I’d found the perfect thing for my postpartum hairline.
When my mascara tube was running empty, my MIL gave me the recipe and I adapted it to use on my hairline every other night, and then as a full scalp mask once a week. PEOPLE: the results have been incredible!
Left: Jan 2019 | Right: March 2019
Now, my recipe for each the lash/brow serum and the hairline/scalp mask have the same three base ingredients. However, I eliminate the essential oils in the lash serum. You can experiment with this, but I found that the EO (no matter how little I added) irritated my eyes. Plus, the serum has amazing results without the EO, but my postpartum hair loss was calling for desperate measures, thus two separate batches are now made.
Castor oil has long been known to help overall hair health, hydrating coconut oil moisturizes your scalp as well as your individual hairs, and Vitamin E oil does wonders for hair and nail health and growth. (So use some on your cuticles while you’re at it!) These three oils create a nourishing base for the serum.
I added the lavender essential oil because it is a natural anti-inflammatory and is super hydrating for a dry scalp. The rosemary essential oil helps stimulate new hair growth for thicker, longer locks. These are the two EOs I always reach for when making a DIY hair mask at home.
A couple important tips when it comes to usage:
1) I recommend using these products before bed after you’ve taken your makeup off. And the oils don’t absorb fast enough in the morning to use prior to makeup application, so unless you want major raccoon eyes, I’d stick to using this at the end of your evening.
2) If you wear contacts, use sparingly on lashes and try not to get too close to your actual eye. It’s too easy for the castor and coconut oils to coat your eye and cloud your vision—nothing a little bit of eye drops can’t fix, but definitely annoying.
If your coconut oil looks cloudy or begins to solidify, simply hold the dropper bottle or mascara tube in your hands for a few minutes to re-liquify it. Now, you either love coconut oil or you hate it. I’m a lover of the stuff and always have a large jar of it handy. But jojoba or sweet almond oil would both be perfectly acceptable substitutes that will still yield successful results.
I got both my amber dropper bottle and empty mascara tube on Amazon. Very affordable and both came in packs of multiple quantities! So I have made some for a few friends 🙂
To amplify your results, you’ll want to integrate your Craft and create a ritual using the serum as a tool. I highly suggest making this with visualized intention, charging your finish product with your magick, and saying a personal hair growth incantation three times with each application.
Hair by hair,
row by row,
I charge these oils
so these locks may grow
There are also a variety of crystals you can incorporate into your hair growth ritual!
Smoky quartz will absorb any stress that is contributing to your hair loss.
Clear quartz will clear the area of any toxins prohibiting hair growth.
Mookaite jasper is known for its positive influence on hair health. Promotes growth, defrizzes, and adds shine!
You can create moon water with your crystal(s) to rinse your hair with and then use the serum afterwards. You can also use a polished palm stone or wand to gently rub on affected areas like sparse scalp patches or directly on your eyebrows and lash line!
Now on to the recipes!
Hair Growth Treatment
1oz amber dropper bottle
1 Tbsp castor oil
1 tsp Vitamin E oil
1 Tbsp coconut oil
10 drops lavender essential oil*
10 drops rosemary essential oil*
*Adjust essential oil amounts to your scent preference
Lash & Brow Growth Serum
8ml mascara tube
1 tsp castor oil
¼ tsp Vitamin E oil
1 tsp coconut oil
For each recipe, combine all ingredients directly into specified container and shake very well to combine. (Do not fill to the top! Otherwise you will have quite an oily mess when you try and insert the dropper and/or mascara wand.) You might want to shake before each use as well.
I would love to hear your feedback and see your progress photos! Are there other ingredients you use for hair growth treatments? What other kinds of beauty DIYs would you like to see here at That Witch Next Door? Drop a comment below!