While eyelash extensions are fairly common and a surefire way of getting beautiful lashes swiftly, it is also pretty expensive to get fill-ins every few months. Artificial eyelashes, on the other hand, come with a different set of problems. Even if you take care of your eyes and use the best quality adhesives, applying and taking off artificial lashes is still a hassle.
How to Get Long Lashes
Luckily, it is possible to have the eyelashes of your dream without heading out to an eyelash extension expert or pasting fake lashes over your eyes. You will be glad to know that there are multiple DIY treatments to get long and thick lashes that actually work. Scroll down to read some of the tried and tested DIY treatments and tips for long lashes!
1. Castor Oil Serum
Castor oil is known to reverse hair fall and is perfect for eyebrow and lash growth. You can easily create your own castor oil eyelash growth serum by mixing this magic oil with aloe vera gel or vitamin E. Mix it thoroughly with either one of the secondary ingredients and apply over your eyelashes using your fingers or a cotton swab. Wash after a few minutes. You will see visible results in just a few days.
However, keep in mind that while this DIY castor oil serum works well for eyelash growth, it is still oil. So if you have oily skin or allergies, it might lead to a breakout. Therefore, it is advisable to use it with caution.
2. The Green Tea Solution
If only there was a way to get those gorgeous lashes without having to dab cotton swabs over your eyes! Well, there is – simply drink green tea twice a day!
Green tea is rich in epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), which is known for its hair growth properties. The same compound can also help your eyelashes growth thick and long. However, if green tea is not one of your favorite beverages, you can still use it to treat your lashes. All you have to do is apply green tea topically on your lash line using a cotton swab.
3. Lemon-Oil Eyelash Serum
This DIY treatment is perfect for those who struggle with eyelash mites and also desire beautiful lashes. Peel a lemon and place the peels in a bowl or a jar. Add 2 -3 tablespoons of either olive or coconut oil in the bowl. Let the mixture sit overnight or for at least 12 hours. Press the lemon peels against the jar with a spoon to make sure the juice from lemon peels mixes in the oil.
Use a cotton swab to apply the mixture on your lashes. Let it sit on for a few hours before rinsing off with cold water. Do this 1 -2 times every day to fight eyelash mites and re-grow your lashes in no time.
Now that you know these super-simple DIY hacks for long and thick lashes, nothing’s holding you back from getting the lashes of your dreams!