Are you someone who hasn’t been blessed with long natural lashes? Or you need coats and coats of mascara, falsies and lashes extension to make your lashes bomb? Every girl dreams to have a long and fluttering eyelashes as it highly enhances your beauty, making your eyes look beautiful. However, pricey cosmetics and extensions can be costly.
If you are wondering how to grow the length of eyelashes and make it voluminous. There are many eyelash growth serums, treatments and conditioner that claim to grow your lashes. However, there are natural ways to grow your lashes and enhance their thickness that have been dermatologically tested. If you are consistent with these remedies your fluttering lashes isn’t a distant dream anymore. These are the simple, cheap and effective ways that can meet up your eyelash growth expectation.
1.Brushing your eyelashes.
Brushing your eyelashes promotes hair growth. This process increases the blood flow towards your eyelash and hence it stimulates its growth. Besides that, it helps to clean the dirt that accumulates on the eyelashes which stop further damage and breakage.
Method: Use a special eyebrow brush or a mascara wand. Gently brush your lashes for 5 min regularly. Start from the roots and move brush towards the tip, similar way as you apply your mascara. Use a few drops of vitamin-E for a more prominent result.
2. Essential oils
Oils like coconut, olive, castor and almond oil have greater penetrating and moisturising effect. Oils contain fatty acids that provide nutrition to hair follicles. It further fights dryness and promotes regrowths.
Method: Put a drop of oil on your brush or fingertip and apply it to the upper and lower lash line before going to bed. You can also use single oil or mixture of oil as per your preference.
Vitamin E also called “the beauty vitamin” has powerful natural antioxidants that maintain the hair growth. It reduces the oxidative stress and free radical that causes breaking of hair. Hence Tocotrienols compound in Vitamin-E increases the number of strands and contribute longer lashes.
Method – Apply vitamin-E oil directly to your lash line using a brush or your fingertip in an upward motion before going to bed. Vitamin E can also be taken as an oral supplement for which you must consult your physician for the appropriate dosage.
It is a must to remove your makeup product from your eye before going to bed. Leaving makeup on the eye makes your lashes fragile and brittle. So, even a little bit of friction may cause the breakdown of lashes.
Method: Remove your makeup using a mild cleanser or eyelid shampoo. Gently cleanse your eyes in a circular motion to remove makeup and dirt at the end of the day. You may also use coconut oil which is a good cleanser and moisturizer.
Green tea contains a huge amount of antioxidant and vitamins. Flavonoids present in it cleans the hair follicles allowing further growth of hair. It also reduces breakage and puffiness of eyes
Method: Make a cup of green tea and allow it to cool down to room temperature. Using a cotton pad gently apply it to your upper and lower lash line. Additionally, drinking it twice a day may also help.
Some components in your makeup products may cause dryness and irritation in a lashline. Most of the waterproof mascara extracts natural sebum making it super dry and fragile. Taking breaks for applying makeup products causes the hair follicle to relax and stimulates its production.
Method: Give rest to your eyes at least twice a week. Replace a mascara in every three to six months. Use the product that has growth serum in it and try to avoid waterproof mascara and eyelash curler.
Petroleum jelly soothes and moisturises dry lashes. It helps to get rid of eyelash mites and prevents further damage. However, it does not boost eyelashes growth but helps to maintain the strength of lashes.
Method: Take some petroleum jelly on your fingertip and apply to the upper and lower lash line. Make sure to be gentle and avoid getting in your eyes. Leave it overnight and rinse it off the next morning.
8. Aloevera gel
It contains many vitamins and nutrients, it promotes eyelash growth and strengthening of the strands. The added bonus of aloe vera is that it keeps your lashes and lips moisturized.
Method: Apply aloe Vera gel to your lash line using clean mascara wand or fingertips before bed. To increase its effectiveness, use with castor oil or coconut oil.
Massaging your eyelashes stimulate blood flow which in turn promotes the growth of hair follicles. It also increases the length and thickness.
Method: Firstly clean your hand. You can massage on your lash line with your finger with oil of your choice or without oil for 5 min. Use this technique for 4-5 min before bed.
Shea butter contains Vitamin A and E which strengthens your eyelashes by nourishing the hair follicles and enhancing their growth. Hence it maintains thicker eyelash and boosts their growth.
Method – Take a little shea butter rub on your fingers till it melts. Apply it to lash line and gently massage it before going to bed and leave it overnight.