By Nacole Ali for Pink Notes
During chemotherapy it is common to lose hair including your eyebrows and eyelashes. Castor oil can aid in hair regrowth. Make sure you check the label and use an oil that is cold-pressed or cold-processed, as these are the indicators of a pure and all natural top of the line product. Before applying at night ensure that your face is clean. You can apply before bed time with a q-tip. Make sure your eyes are closed. Do not apply to much as castor oil is very think. It will also help you are experiencing your eyelids sticking together because you don't have any lashes at all.
As with any natural remedy it will take time to see progress, so be patient and trust the process. Also, you can increase your intake of vitamin C and vitamin E, which are two antioxidants that are in citrus fruits as well as leafy greens, can help with the growth of your lashes. These two antioxidants have been proven to help in the normal growth of hair as well as its development and will help your maintain a healthy weight. According to Sloan Kettering's website, some believe a diet rich in antioxidants helps prevent cancer. However, there is no conclusive evidence that antioxidant supplements can reduce cancer incidence. Moreover, high intake of certain antioxidants is associated with increased cancer risk.
There are many natural alternatives that can help you manage the side effects of chemo. Natural remedies may not work for everyone. Please consult your doctor prior to trying anything new.