Ever look at guys’ eyes and marvel at how lustrous and long their eyelashes are? It’s really unfair sometimes that they have naturally long lashes while you have to do the most.
Lashes have a short lifespan. They spend most of their time falling out rather than growing and that’s why results aren’t instant if you try to “grow” them. They also become brittle due to your constant use of mascara as it dries out your lashes, causing them to break.
If you’re tired of lash extensions maintenance or the spending you have to do for your supply of falsies, maybe this is your next step.
Eyelash serums are tricky. They’re either expensive or prescription-only. But users have been singing praises for serums as they are apparently effective. If you are seriously interested though, keep in mind that some serums contain growth ingredients not approved by the FDA, so it’s best to be cautious.
Known serums stimulate hair growth in 4 to 6 weeks but many experts have noted that prescription lash serums aren’t 100% safe. Irritation, redness, and discoloration of pupils have been reported by a few in the past so tread lightly.
A safer alternative for serum is eyelash conditioner, which are more abundant in the market. Conditioners contain emollient ingredients which strengthen hair so they don’t fall or break. They also make lashes ‘swell’ so that they look thicker and fuller.
However, eyelash conditioners don’t actually cause growth. It just maintains your lashes’ health and strength to lessen damage and breakage mid-shaft.
Coconut oil, olive oil, and Vitamin E oil all aid in hair growth.
Coconut oil is safe to use on the eyes and is a great moisturizer that prevents protein loss. Meanwhile, olive oil is full of essential fatty acids that make hair stronger.
Vitamin E oil is designed for the hair and skin because it’s a good substance to keep the hair moisturized and strong. E-oil is loved and used by beauty bloggers and celebs like Kim Kardashian.
Ever wonder what her secret to her long lashes are? This is probably it.
Go easy on falsies and curlers
If you’re the falsies type of girl, it might hinder your goal to have longer natural lashes. Falsies cause fallout and breakage when removing them and will stunt the lash’s growth.
Meanwhile, curlers are responsible for any mechanical trauma and breakage on your lashes. We’re not saying you can’t ever use them again, but chill out when you do. Lessening your regular use of falsies and curlers will help minimize fallout as well.
And always remember the rule of thumb—take off your makeup before you sleep!