BY: VANESSA ROBERTS
Let’s face it, no one ever hankers for shorter lashes. If you’ve ever wanted longer lashes you are a) not alone b) probably bamboozled every time you visit a Priceline outlet!
There are countless boosting and accelerating mascaras, all promising bambi-style lashes in seconds – not to mention the myriad of false lash options and styles available for everyday wear (who knew there could be so many varieties?)
And for the seriously lash-challenged, there is of Latisse (yes, that one’s actually doctor-prescribed, and “shouldn’t change your eye-colour” according to their website… eek!)
And the best part is, you’ll very likely already have all the things you need at home to start on your natural lash growing process.
So read on to discover how to get longer lashes – naturally.
Here are 3 super-easy recipes for DIY lash acceleration:
Longer Lashes Recipe # 1:
Combine 1 tablespoon melted warm honey, 2 tsp water and 2 tablespoons olive oil or pure coconut oil into a small travelling bottle. Shake. Apply to damp, clean eyelashes using your fingers or a cotton bud. Make sure to cover the whole lash.
Do this once a day and you will notice incredible growth! (This mix is also great for the hair on your head too, however if you are prone to oily hair, sprinkle some baking soda in mixture before applying.)
Longer lashes Recipe #2:
Buy an empty travelling plastic bottle. Fill it half way with coconut oil. Then add 2/4 of almond oil and 1/4 of castor oil. Make sure all oils are pure and unrefined. This helps to retain the oil’s nutritional benefits. Then mix, shake, and apply!
This is a great boost for eyebrows, eyelashes and anywhere else on your body.
Longer Lashes Recipe # 3:
Combine 1/4 Castor Oil + 1/2 Vitamin E Oil + 1/4 Aloe Vera Gel into a small container. Mix , shake and apply either with a q-tip or a super-clean mascara wand. Apply a light layer to lashes (or brows) every night before bed.
The castor oil thickens your lashes while aloe vera gel lengthens. Vitamin E accelerates length. Give it a month for results.
And here are 3 one-step tricks for getting longer lashes:
Lash Tip # 1:
Apply castor oil using a clean mascara wand. Make it part of your nightly ritual, just after you’ve washed your face and applied your night cream. It may take a few weeks, but this wonder oil will keep your fine hairs from breaking and help them grow thicker and longer. Did we mention it’s cheap?
Lash Tip # 2:
Put a small amount of Vaseline on to a q-tip. Brush onto eyelashes as you would mascara before bed. Wash off in the morning and your lashes will feel smooth, conditioned, and clean. It will also make your growing lashes to be stronger, longer and healthier!
Lash Tip # 3:
Dip a Q-Tip in Baby Oil and Rub the Baby-Oil-soaked Q-tip around the base of your Eyelashes. After applying the product to the base of your Eyelashes, apply the Baby Oil to the actual lash with Q-tip. Be sure to completely cover your eyelashes.
Do you have any lash-growing tips of your own to share? We’d love to hear of what has worked for others. Leave a comment below!