DIY Longer Lashes & Hair

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Every girl wants OMG lashes, you know the kind; fluttery, flirty and never-ending. So what’s a girl to do when she’s only been blessed with short and stubbies?
 If you’re craving commercial-worthy lashes I don’t blame you. Me too! Longer eyelashes can add that extra dose of pretty to your face, can open up your eye area and can even make your eyes look bigger. No wonder longer lashes are at the top of every girl’s beauty wish list. When eyelashes are intensified it makes a big difference! Sexy lashes add depth to yours eyes and can glamorize any makeup look.

Sometime last year, in the fall or so, I started experimenting with using different methods to grow longer eyelashes naturally! So, I wanted to share an update with the ones I’ve been experimenting with and how they’ve been working!

I’ve been using a combination of 3 ways to grow longer eyelashes, using castor oil, a homemade eyelash boosting mixture, and massage!

Here Are The 3 Ways To Grow Longer Eyelashes Naturally:

1. Castor Oil

I think using castor oil has worked wonders for helping to grow my eyelashes naturally! Castor oil is used not only for increasing growth of eyelashes, but also for growing the hair on your head and eyebrows too! It contains beneficial antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, which in combination with a rich source of nutrients aids in encouraging hair growth.

How To Use It:

Make sure to use a natural and hexane-free brand of castor oil.  To use it, just wash your eye area until it is clean of any makeup or products. Then, use either your finger or a cotton swab to lightly apply the castor oil from the roots of the eyelashes to the ends of the lashes. You only need a drop or two to cover the lashes for each eye, a little goes a long way. Apply the castor oil at least a few times a week.

2. DIY Eyelash Growth Boosting Recipe (Using Coconut Oil And Lavender Essential Oil)

I was reading about the benefits of using lavender essential oil and how it can increase eyelash growth so, I made this quick DIY recipe to use on my eyelashes. Lavender essential oil helps get rid of harmful free radicals and has been shown to help significantly increase hair growth. One study found that in 75 patients who use lavender to treat hair loss, over 44% saw significant hair growth. Coconut oil is a perfect carrier oil to mix it with because it is soothing and nutrient rich, plus it’s antibacterial and antimicrobial.

What You Need:

  • 1/2 teaspoon coconut oil
  • 2-4 drops lavender essential oil

How To Use It:

Mix the coconut oil and lavender together and use your finger or a cotton swab to apply it along your eyelash roots down to the ends of your eyelashes.

3. Massage Eyelids

Massaging the eyelid area and near the lashes helps increase blood flow and circulation, which encourages your lashes to grow! This made perfect sense to me when I found this tip as I also do it for my hair! Every night I massage my scalp to help increase hair growth.

How To Do It:

Just use your fingers (be sure to wash your hands first) to gently massage the eyelid area along the lashes. Preferably, do it once a day or at least a few times a week.

My Results:

I’ve been using each one of these methods 2 to 3 times a week for almost a year. Once in a while being my forgetful self,  I would forget to do it, but for the most part, I tried to do each one at least 2 times a week. I’m very happy with my results! My eyelashes have definitely grown noticeably longer.

How Long Does It Take To See Results?

It’s been almost a year since I started using these natural ways to grow longer eyelashes. But, you don’t need to wait that long to see results. I think within a few months you will notice longer lashes!

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