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  • Brow growth serum

    Posted by DLR94 on July 27, 2020 at 10:19 am


    I am a facialist and brow specialist. I currently do ‘brow perming’ and want to offer a conditioning serum to my clients that helps the brows stay soft (as the perming lotion dries the hairs) but also to stimulate hair growth so clients have more brow hairs.

    I have seen studies that show peppermint oil had better hair growth rates than minoxidil. In the study the peppermint oil was 3%. 

    I feel that this would be extremely high for a serum that went on the brow area. Would it still be effective at lower levels?

    I think essential oils max level for leave on is 1%. Would this still be effective? I think that even this may be too high as it is so close to the eye.

    I would have mixed with some humectants. I know that people use castor oil on their eyebrows and I think the ricinoleic acid is why it ‘works’ but it is just ‘claims’?

    Thank you.

    DLR94 replied 3 years, 4 months ago 2 Members · 2 Replies
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  • oldperry

    July 27, 2020 at 12:37 pm

    You can’t believe every study published. Peppermint oil does not work better than minoxidil.  No, castor oil does not make eyebrows grow either. It’s a myth that many people believe.

    In reality, there is no non-drug compounds that you can add that will make hair grow. Using essential oils at a high level around the eyes is not a good idea.

    My advice is that you stick with the conditioning serum and stay away from making any hair growth claims.

  • DLR94

    July 28, 2020 at 10:35 am

    @Perry great thank you! 

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