Eyelash Growing Hacks:
Some people are born with amazingly perfect eyelashes and others just waste their precious time at dermatologist appointments and Google research. Many of us are blessed with naturally thick lashes, whereas some are not. But don’t get disheartened, because I am going to share a few tips for you that are effective and pocket-friendly. You don’t need to go through those overly expensive treatments and procedures or buy fake eyelash extensions all the time. These eyelash growing hacks will help you grow naturally thick, long, and healthy lashes in no time. Also, stick around to get some bonus tips.
Why Are Your Eyelashes Not Growing?
You might have seen many people with no or very fewer eyelashes and wonder why so. There are a few reasons for that. But the topmost is harsh makeup products. Mascara makes your lashes brittle and fragile. Always consult a skilled person before introducing something new in your routine. One more reason is the frequent rubbing of the eyes. This breaks and pulls out premature lashes easily.
How To Grow Thick, Long Lashes?
Different people will suggest you different tricks to grow eyelashes. But almost 50 percent of that would be not effective. But there are also several proven ways to grow back your eyelashes. Here are some of the most effective and reliable eyelash growing hacks that you can implement in your day to day life.
#1 Daily Combing
Just like your hair, eyelashes are small in number but they still need extra care. Using a clean mascara or eyelash brush you can comb your lashes gently.
How does combing help? Combing increases the blood flow hence stimulates hair growth and makes hair follicles strong. You can buy a special eyelash comb or you can also use your old mascara brush that has been cleaned properly. You can also use a few drops of Vitamin E oil to stimulate growth. Brush your eyelashes twice a day for 5 minutes, very gently.
#2 Petroleum Jelly
When you have dry eyelashes, they are more prone to fall out. Petroleum jelly provides moisturization and nourishment to your dry lashes. You can use your finger to apply petroleum jelly to your lashes, but remember not to use too much and do not rub your eyes.
The second more effective method is to fill some petroleum jelly in an old mascara tube that is washed and dried properly. This will help you apply petroleum jelly and will comb your lashes at the same time. For better results, do this hack at night and wash your face in the morning.
#3 Nourishing Oils
Oils like Olive oil, Castor oil, Vitamin E oil, and Coconut oils are considered to be a great way to nourish your lashes. It also strengthens your eyelash follicles. Not just that, it also helps you prevent protein loss from hair follicles.
Simply take a drop of oil and rub between your fingers, apply gently to your eyelashes, and leave it overnight. You can choose any of the above-mentioned oils or else you can use different oil alternate days.
Word of caution: If you are allergic to any of these oils, refrain from using it on your lashes.
#4 Aloe Vera
Aloe vera is one of the best natural ways to improve the strength and nutrition of your eyelash. You can apply the aloe vera gel or juice that you find in the market. But if you want to go pocket-friendly, use the natural aloe vera leaf. Using aloe vera is a great hack for eyelash, as well as hair growth.
Here is how to use it: Cut the leaf into two sections squeeze the juice or flesh out of it and apply it to your eyelashes. Leave it overnight and rinse it in the morning. For better and more effective results mix aloe vera with castor oil or olive oil.
#5 Eyelash Growth Serum And Eye Drops
You might be thinking why serums and oils. Are they even effective enough? Well, for a fact they are. A good quality serum can help you grow your eyelashes fast and healthy. There are several hair growth products available in the market for longer and thicker eyelashes, but its effectiveness depends on which to choose and how to apply. Products like Latisse is well tested and approved by many dermatologists. Here are some other eyelash growth serums you can check out:
#6 Proper Nutrition
The most common reason why one has hair fall is poor nutrition. The key to good hair and skin is proper nutrition. If you have good nutrition, the amount of hair fall is less than the minimum. A lack of vitamins and proteins can lead to hair and eyelash loss.
The only solution to this is to eat abundant proteins, vitamins, and foods rich in fatty acids like nuts, oilseeds, eggs, fish, meat, and vegetables.
- Do not rub your eyes or pull your eyelashes. Many of you might unintentionally pull some during curling. Always remember that the roots of eyelashes are not that strong and therefore has to be taken care of with caution.
- Be extremely cautious when you are curling your lashes. Be gentle and always use a clean eyelash curler so that the lashes do not get pulled.
- Daily care can improve the overall condition of your eyelashes also preventing them from falling. But of course, if the lash loss is genetic or disease-related, you cannot control it, but can still maintain it.
- Falling of three or four lashes daily is common but if the number increases you should talk to your doctor.
It is not at all difficult to take care of your eyelashes. All you have to do it make any one or more of the above-listed methods your daily care regime. Remember, no treatment is going to show you instant results. You need to give it proper time as the very initial result can show up after weeks. Be patient and follow the routine properly, that’s all it needs to grow healthy, fuller, and long eyelashes.
About the Guest Writer:
Prathana is an assistant lecturer at a well-recognized government university in India. She is a major in Human Development Studies and has several diplomas in literature and French language studies. Before this, she was a Dietetics graduate who has delivered a plethora of lectures and seminars in colleges and schools. She is a Human Development Researcher by profession and a blogger by hobby at Web Ratna LLP. Follow her on Facebook, Twitter.
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