Natural ways to grow and thicken your eyelashes & eyebrows
These green tips will help promote hair growth and give you longer eyelashes and thicker eyebrows.
Long, curly eyelashes and thick fuller brows — if there’s one trend that has dominated the beauty world for the past two years, it has to be this. And it seems like it’s not going away anytime soon. In hopes to get on board with this trend, many women have flocked to the makeup aisle to get their hands on brow pencils and fake lashes. These products are great when you achieve the desired results but let’s face it, the process of putting it on and taking it off can be a bit tiresome. What if we told you that there are natural options which will help you achieve fuller lashes and eyebrows? Yes, you read that right! If you are tired of the constant process of applying these makeup products, keep on reading to find out how you can make your hair grow naturally with a few lifestyle changes.
What Causes Eyelashes To Thin And Shorten?
Age, menopause, hormonal imbalance and even allergic reactions to certain ingredients in makeup products can lead to this nightmare.*even more reason to switch to clean products.*
What Causes Eyebrow Thinning?
Fuller, bushy brows are in but while this trend has benefited many as it means lesser trips to the salons, some probably noticed their eyebrows thinning as the years go by. Just like your lashes, factors like age, and hormonal imbalance can leave them looking like you took a trip to the ‘90s. Certain autoimmune conditions can also lead to thinning.
Luckily, there are natural solutions that will help you get fuller lashes and brows — no extensions needed. Scroll down to find out what you need to do to restore your lashes and eyebrows to their former glory.
Natural Remedies For Longer Lashes and Thicker Brows
Coconut oil is an all-rounder when it comes to skin and hair benefits. If you grew up in an Indian household, you’re probably no stranger to a weekly scalp massage with coconut oil. For most of us, this was a mandatory weekly practice when we were kids as it helped promote hair growth. And while we thought it was just an old wives tale, there is now plenty of scientific research that proves otherwise. But coconut oil doesn’t only benefit your scalp. You can use this oil on your lashes and eyebrows as well to help them grow thicker.
How to apply it:
Eyebrows: Warm up a small amount of oil in your hands and massage it on the eyebrow area. Massage gently for a minute or so before going to bed and wash it off in the morning.
Lashes: You need to be a little careful while applying anything to your lashes. Instead of using your fingers, add a bit of coconut oil to a cotton ball and apply it to your upper and lower lashes. Be careful to not get any in your eyes. Rinse it off in the morning.
Lavender oil is known for its calming aromatic effects, but when applied topically, it can also aid in hair growth. This oil is rich in antimicrobial and antibacterial properties but that’s not all. Certain studies have also shown that this oil contains components that generate cell growth.
Note: If you have allergies, make sure to first do a patch test 24 hours before using it on your brows and lashes.
How to apply it:
Lashes: Lavender oil is an essential oil and shouldn’t be used directly on the skin. It should always be mixed with carrier oil. Mix 1/2 teaspoon coconut oil with 2-4 drops of lavender essential oil. Add it to a cotton swab and apply it along with your eyelash roots and go all the way down to the ends of your eyelashes.
Eyebrows: Using your fingers, gently massage the mixture on your eyebrows as well.
Castor oil may smell weird and have a strange thick texture, but this oil can do wonders when it comes to promoting hair growth. This oil is enriched with nutrients and fatty acids that enhance the health of the hair follicles which, in turn, improves hair growth and reduces hair fall.
How to apply it:
Lashes: Since castor oil is thick, it’s beneficial to use a cotton swab or clean mascara brush for the application process. Lightly coat the eyelashes, starting from roots and move down to the ends. Repeat this process few times a week.
Eyebrows: Take a bit on your finger and gently massage it on your eyebrows for a minute.
While oil helps speed up the hair growth process, you can also make a few lifestyle changes. These changes can help reduce the amount of hair fall and thinning.
When it comes to your eyebrows:
– Avoid over-plucking your brows.
– Do not press too hard while using brow pencils.
– Brush your eyebrows with an eyebrow brush or spoolie daily.
When it comes to your lashes:
– Eat a well-balanced diet that consists of nutrients like iron, zinc, vitamins, fatty acids, biotin, and proteins.
– Cleanse your eyelashes and eyelids daily with a mild cleanser.
– Avoid makeup products with toxic ingredients.
– Always remove makeup before going to bed, especially mascara.
– Avoid any eye makeup that causes irritation.
– Keep the waterproof mascara only for a special occasion and not for daily wear.
– Limit the use of eyelash extensions and eyelash curlers.
Beauty is all about embracing who you are! If you are looking to grow your lashes and brows, before trying something risky, give these natural techniques a shot, first.