Jojoba oil can make your eyelashes grow longer. (Promise!)

If you are having eyelash extensions, there will probably come a time when you want to take a break, and let your natural lashes recover, or even get back to a better condition than before you had eyelash extensions applied in the first place.

Jojoba oil is a natural product which you should definitely consider as part of your eyelash recovery regime. You hear about jojoba oil in all kinds of products. It comes from the seed of a plant found in California. Native Americans had long ago discovered that the oil from these seeds helped cure sores and wounds.

During the Second World War it was used for oiling machinery. But in the 1970s it began to be used as a replacement for sperm whale oil in cosmetics. Not before time, as far as the remaining sperm whales were concerned.

Jojoba oil is regularly used to help repair dry and damaged head hair. The oil is completely absorbed into the scalp without leaving a greasy residue. It penetrates into the skin nourishing the hair follicles and stimulating hair growth. Wow, that sounded like I was channelling a shampoo commercial!

Jojoba oil can provide exactly the same benefits for eyebrows and eyelashes. … That just sort of popped into my mind.

I’m not sure that there is any scientific study on the matter, but many people claim that using jojoba oils as a cleanser/moisturiser on eyelashes and eyebrows promotes strong growth. It does no harm to try it. The way it is meant to work is that it moisturises and protects the hair follicles holding the base of the hair, and so assists better growth, and also retention of the hair for longer. (There I go again. … Hey! Where’s my commission cheque?)