How To Grow Eyelashes Longer and Thicker at Home
Thick and long eyelashes have long been associated with feminine beauty which is ironic when you consider that there is no real difference in length and thickness between male and female lashes. To make things worse, years of applying mascara and false eyelashes has left many women’s lashes thinning and in a terrible condition, much worse than men’s, who don’t care about their lashes. If you want to know how to grow eyelashes faster and thicker naturally, then this is the article for you. Our home remedies for longer and thicker eyelashes will nourish the hair follicles, repair the damage from years of make-up and hopefully, boost your confidence and let your eyes sparkle again.
After my eyebrows didn’t grew back that easily and my lashes were half gone I knew I had to reach out for oils. Back then I had no clue which one would work best for me. I’m now using three types of oils that I alternate.
I have two favorite oils and jojobo oil is one of them. It was also the first oil I used to grow my lashes back before I switched to another oil. Jojoba oil is a moisturizing oil with amazing regenerative properties. Jojobo oil is also probably the most populair oil for eyelash enhancers because not only does it moisturize the lashes it also protects the hair follicles which allows the eyelashes to grow longer and thicker before they can fall out.
How to use?
Wash your eye area so it’s clean of any makeup or products. Apply a bit of pure jojoba oil on a cotton swab and dap into the roots of your lashes. Do the same with your eyebrows.
Castor oil has worked amazing to grow back my lashes and eyebrows and it’s my number one favorite. The reason I started with jojoba oil is that I was not aware that castor oil would give better results. Castor oil is a popular oil that is often used to promote the growth of not only lashes and eyebrows, but hair too.
This thick oil contains beneficial anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal and antibacterial properties. It’s a rich oil with not only a moisturizing effect, but castor oil also contains minerals and is high in unique fatty acids that nourishes and strengthen the eyelashes and eyebrows. Castor oil also increases circulation which is critical for promoting any hair growth.
There are two types of castor oils that are great for longer eyelashes and thicker eyebrows. The most common type is regular cold pressed castor oil that has a pale color and a mild aroma. The other type of castor oil that is very popular for eyebrow and eyelash growth is the much darker Jamaican black castor oil .I use this one the most, but alternate between the two. I think it comes down to personal preferences which one you use. It’s important though to buy castor oil that is 100% pure and that is hexane-free.
How to use?
Wash your eye area so it’s clean of any makeup or other products. With a cotton swab or clean mascara brush lightly apply the castor oil from the roots of the eyelashes to the ends of the lashes. You only need a drop or two per eyelashes. Repeat this process at least a few times a week.
Lavender Oil and Coconut Oil
Lavender oil is the oil I use when I want to maintain the results that I got after using the previous described methods. Lavander oil however is known to significantly increase hair growth too. I like to use my DIY serum which is an easy to apply eyelash- and brow serum. It’s a simple recipe that contains lavender oil and coconut oil.
Coconut oil is a perfect carrier oil to mix lavender oil with because it’s nutrient rich, plus it’s antibacterial. When I’m lazy I only use coconut oil.
How to use?
Mix 1/2 teaspoon coconut oil with 2-4 drops lavender essential oil and use a cotton swab to apply it along your eyelash roots down to the ends of your eyelashes and on the eyebrows.
As you might have noticed the most important part about any hair growth methode is to help increase the blood flow and circulation. Oils are a great way to do so, but massages also help a lot. Massaging the eyelid area and the area near the lashes will do just that. Increase blood flow and circulation equals a better hair ,eyebrow, lash growth. This doesn’t need a lot of explanation and as you might have read here I also do this for my hair when I need it to grow quickly. It’s also so relaxing!
How to do so?
With your clean fingers gently massage the eyelid area along the lashes.
Just like with any other natural beauty method, you can’t expect miracles overnight. It takes time and in my case it took 2-3 months to see a noticible difference. It became a habit now that is part of my nighttime routine. I sometimes forget about it and also I have stopped several times for a few months, but each time I noticed that especially my lashes are less thick and long.
Olive oil is a carrier oil popularly known to promote hair growth and works just as well as a home remedy for thicker eyelashes too. Olive oil is rich in oleic acid as well as vitamin E both needed for hair growth.
These two components can nourish the hair as well as add some volume to it. It even makes the lashes maintain a darker hue.
To utilize olive oil as home remedy for eyelash growing, prepare an old mascara stick that is cleaned or a cotton bud as an applicator.
Apply the oil to your eyelashes before you go to bed. Leave the oil on your lashes overnight and rinse well with water upon waking up.
Repeat this routine on a daily basis for at least a couple of months or until your desired eyelash result is achieved.
Aloe vera gel
Another wonderful and effective home remedy for thicker, longer eyelashes is aloe vera. Aloe vera contains a number of nutrients and vitamins that contribute to thick and long lashes.
It contains vitamins A, B-12, C, as well as E that all help with efficient cell turnover thus stimulating healthy and shiny hair growth.
It also contains folic acid that prevent lashes from falling out. In addition, aloe vera has a well known moisturizing effect that keeps the eyelashes healthy.
To use aloe vera as one of the home remedies to grow thicker and longer eyelashes, prepare an applicator such as a clean mascara wand. Wash your aloe vera carefully to remove the latex in it.
Scrape off some fresh aloe vera gel and apply to your eyelashes before you go to bed. Leave the aloe vera gel on your eyelashes overnight. In the morning, rinse off the gel using warm water.
You can also add the aloe vera to jojoba oil, another well know remedy for locking in moisture to the hair and promoting hair growth.
Mix the two together in even quantities and gently apply to eyelashes and leave for approx. 15 minutes before washing off.