It has already been 3 months since I started applying Virgin Coconut Oil with Vitamin E to my nails, lashes (and brows) and it is high time for an update (this is late)! In case you missed my posts about how I used the oils as a mini challenge you can read about it here and watch part 1 below.
My application process was: 3x at night for my nails and (nearly) every night for my lashes as well as a little on my brows.
So did I noticed any progress? Yup! I have my update video here:
My nails are definitely growing a lot quicker than before, I have to cut them a lot more because of their growth (I like long nails but not claws 🙂 ) They also became stronger. The sides of my nails is where they usually are the weakest and what I noticed is that my nails would get brittle and then form layers because of:
- The way I filed my nails and
- The file I used
You are supposed to file your nails in one direction, which I was not doing and I was not using the best file for my nails either. Not all metal files are bad this one just was not working for me.
So apart from using Coconut and Vitamin E Oil I also changed how I file my nails and got a new file which is made out of glass and has made a big difference for me (see below):
Overall though the oils definitely did work.
My lashes have really taken off! I had this little section of lashes on the inside corner of my left eye that seems to have stunted growth LOL. I do not know why but the lashes there just liked to remain short. I made sure to pay particular attention to that area and they are now equal in length to the rest :). Apart from that, my lashes are longer and stronger, meaning they do not fall out as often as before. I am really impressed with how my lashes took to the oils! They are really shiny and moisturized (if that makes sense), they just look healthy. I think they are even a little fuller! So for my lashes it is a yes yes yes!
My brows and I have an interesting relationship. I must admit I have naturally quite thin eyebrows and always over plucked my eyebrows. I use to get them threaded a lot but have become too lazy to go to the beauty parlor to get them done so I use tweezers at home. I used the oils because I wanted to get them to be fuller and then “reshape” them properly. Did my brows thicken up? Yes…but the process of letting them fill up makes my already funny looking brows look even worse LOL. I have random bits of brow hair growing so I am just plucking the really oddly placed hairs while still letting the rest grow out. Overall it has helped to thicken my brows …slowly.
I have said this before and I will say it again, a healthy diet and lifestyle really really helps! It is not only about making changes externally but also internally. Getting enough sleep, drinking water, eating healthy (vegetables, fruits, reducing sugars & fats etc), getting enough calcium (at least for me) and having the right vitamins (I prefer getting my vitamins directly from the source instead of taking pills) all play a role!
In terms of the Coconut and Vitamin E Oil I would have to say it helped and I would suggest them if anyone is looking to improve their nails, lashes and brows.
I have decided to use Castor and Vitamin E Oil for my next mini challenge. I will use them in exactly the same way as I did with the Coconut oil and then will monitor my results. Depending on which I prefer I will stick to using either coconut/Vitamin E or Castor/Vitamin E Oil.
I would love to hear from you if you use either Coconut or Castor oil for your nails, lashes and brows!
Hello! This is Kangopie! Found lots of links to your posts on the Blogger group on Hairlista and I nominated you for the Liebster Award. Come over to my blog for the details! http://kangopie.wordpress.com/2014/08/30/bare-half-my-soul-with-a-liebster-award/
and I am going to try this on my poor lashes too! they need some help!!
I am absolutely flattered that you would nominate me :)!! I see you have obviously already been nominated and for good reason too! I will get the instructions from your blog and follow you of course. I would love to hear how your lashes come along with the coconut and Vit E treatments. Once again thank you for the nomination!
Hey love! So I was half way through the questions for the award and it hit me (I am slow) this is also known as the “One Lovely” Blog Award which is the translation for the German Term ‘Liebster’. I think I might come off as being a tiny bit vein if I put up a post saying I got nominated again 🙂 I didn’t realize until I reread everything…I think it started in Germany and was basically translated into English along the way. I just wanted to say thank you so much for the nomination it means a lot! From one lista and blogger to another Thank You! x
No problem….your blog is awesome though! So glad I found it HHJ
I’m glad to hear I can use coconut oil for this purpose as well. It’s currently my favorite oil 😃
Yup Coconut Oil is amazing! So much can be done with it. If you do use it for your nails, lashes or brows I would love to hear how it works out for you :).
Cool and congratulations my dear!!!
Thank you hun! Next Castor oil 🙂
Sweet, do let us know what it will be and will see if I join you on your challenge 😀