How To Grow Long And Wispy Lashes Naturally

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Want fuller and thicker eyelashes? Try these natural eyelash growth tips.

Picture this: you have an Uber waiting and just under a minute to get ready. You pull out a shirt, a midi and slide into your favourite pumps, whilst fixing a low-maintenance pony. You have a choice between: a blush, a lipstick and a mascara. What would be your weapon of choice?

Most women would opt for mascara. The reason is simple. It can pull an entire look together and make you appear more awake. You can add that lipstick on the go, but you have got to save the lashes first.

But if you don’t want to make that choice and want long wispy lashes naturally, worry not, we’ve got you covered there as well.

We have a list of some simple eyelash growth tips that eliminate the use of expensive serums and creams altogether and give you thicker, fuller lashes in no time. So without any further ado, let’s begin.

7 Natural Eyelash Growth Tips

1. Moisturise your eyelashes

Soak a cotton bud or a cotton pad in coconut oil, sweet almond oil or avocado oil and apply it gently to your eyelashes just before you hit the bed.

You can do this right after you step out of the shower. This way you can ensure that the hair follicles in your eyelashes are open and they absorb all the nutrients of the oils.  

The next morning, you can gently wipe off the oils. We recommend you try this for two weeks continuously for better results.

Similarly, you can use shea butter and olive oil to grow your lash length as well. Both of these contain healing essential fatty acids and antioxidants that make your lashes thick and long.

You can apply them at night before going to bed, just as you would with the other moisturising oils.

2. Add antioxidants to your lashes

The next time you sit for a sip of some relaxing green tea without sugar, make sure to swipe some of it on your lashes too.

The flavonoids, caffeine and antioxidants present in green tea nourish the eyelash and encourage growth. They even help in the growth of newer lashes.

3. Don’t let your mascara stay in

Yes, we know, getting a waterproof mascara off your lashes can be a task. But if you really want long wispy lashes, you need to remove them properly.

Thorough cleaning of lashes ensures that there is no residue and this in turn ensures that they are not brittle or prone to breakage.

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Include foods that are rich in vitamins and minerals that boost eyelash growth. | Image courtesy: Pixabay

#4 Use your petroleum jelly

Applying petroleum jelly on your lashes each night will encourage lash growth. It also makes them healthy and strong.

Plus, you can use it to effectively take off any residual mascara and keep the lashes clean. Petroleum jelly is a fabulous emollient and is a must-have for those who desire long wispy lashes but don’t know where to begin.

5. Eat for your lashes  

Your are what you eat and your skin and hair are often a reflection of your diet. So make sure to include foods that are rich in vitamins and minerals that boost hair growth.

For instance, you must add foods such as spinach and leafy greens for iron, eggs for proteins, citrus fruits for vitamin C, nuts and seeds for Omega-3 fatty acids, whole grains for biotin, carrots for vitamin A, and avocado for vitamin E.

6. Use a mixture of lemon peel and castor oil  

Create a mixture of one slice of lemon peel and ¼ cup or olive oil or castor oil. Soak the peel in the oil for about three days and let the magical concoction prepare itself.

Once ready, apply it to your lashes before you go to bed. Try this for a week and you will notice a difference. As you know, castor and olive oil are known to promote hair growth. And lemon is rich in vitamins A and C. So together they become a powerful combination that encourages lash growth in no time.

7. Avoid tugging or pulling your lashes

Apart from using these magical concoctions each night, also make sure that you do not tug on your lashes.

While using a lash curler ensure that you do not tug on your lashes hard. Similarly, while taking off your eye makeup be gentle and dab your makeup remover-filled cotton pad over your lashes. Never rub your lashes hard to get eye makeup off.

The good thing about following these eyelash growth tips is that you don’t need to spend all your money buying expensive serums and creams. Something that you may have been doing for your hair.  

The only thing you need here is persistence and patience and you will see results within weeks. The best and safest way to grow your lashes is to go the natural way. This means have a healthy and balanced diet and apply natural products on your lashes.

We hope you’d try these eyelash growth tips. If you do, share your experience with us in the Comments section below.

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Written by

Deepshikha Punj