For the past three months I’ve been playing with the Shavata Brow Strengthener (available in Dublin via the Shavata Brow Studio at Harvey Nichols)…I haven’t looked back since discovering said brow bar last year (Read my review here!), which manages to tame my brows sans (too much) threading pain. And so I had great expectations for the Shavata Beauty range – where all products are brow/eyelash related.
In times of past of overzealous eyebrow plucking, I’ve used plain old pharmacy brand castor oil as a hair growth stimulant. And used alongside patience, it genuinely does the trick. Thanks to being high in Vitamin E, Omega-6 and Omega-9; castor oil oozes hair and skin benefits. (Hence it’s use worldwide for issues such as hair loss, split ends etc.) However dosing your eyelashes/eyebrows/scalp in the stuff is not the most luxe of experiences – castor oil is incredibly thick/sticky and subsequently not the easiest to apply/remove. Pre-Shavata Brow Strengthener, I promptly gave up using castor oil on my eyelashes thanks to the very blurred vision it induced when trapped in my eyeballs…
Which is why I now adore the Shavata Brow Strengthener – It’s 100% organic castor oil (not exactly reinventing the wheel there) but the roller ball applicaton makes for a no-mess experience. I’ve been using this on my eyelash line and over my brows for the past 12 weeks – and as expected the castor oil has thickened my lashes and helped with brow growth.
The packaging is key – it dispenses the smallest (but equally effective!) amount over any specific area and subsequently there’s zero stickiness, meaning zero mess. Success! Also, thanks to the roller ball technique, you’re essentially massaging the hair follicles as well as applying the oil, and therefore speeding up absorption rates.
It retails for in or around €20 which is pricey considering you can pick up a bottle of generic castor oil from your local pharmacy for a few euro BUT a little goes a very long way – I’ve barely made a dent in mine.
Definitely worth the investment.