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Home Remedies to Grow Thick and Long Eyelashes

Thick and long eyelashes are something we all desire. Some have scanty growth which makes them look bland. Mostly women have flair for thicker and longer eyelashes and use many ways and means to achieve them. There are various option available in the market such as false eyelashes which can be just glued onto the eyelids for a dramatic look.

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Factors Affecting Eyelash Growth

There may be number of factors that affect the growth of eyelashes. They are listed below,

  • Genetic
  • Aging
  • Medical conditions
  • Nutritional deficiency
  • Eye infection
  • Hormonal changes
  • Frequently rubbing the eyes
  • Not removing makeup before sleep

 

Since the hair of the eyelashes are delicate and easily falls off, one must take proper care to maintain them and avoid breakage. Following a proper skincare routine makes it healthier and promotes the growth of thicker eyelashes. However, the results may vary from person to person. It may take few weeks to several months to get the desired result.

Home Remedies for Growing Thick and Long Eyelashes

The following are the various home remedies for growing thicker and longer eyelashes.

1. Castor Oil

Using castor oil for growing eyelashes is one of the age old remedies followed by many. It yields lustrous and voluminous looking eyelashes. Also it has anti-bacterial properties that fight the infection causing organisms that stick to the lashes hampering the healthy growth.

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How to Use?

  • Use a clean brush or a cotton swab to apply castor oil on the lashes before going to bed
  • You can also add a few drops of vitamin E oil to the castor oil before applying
  • Leave it on overnight
  • Rinse it off with lukewarm water in the morning
  • Alternatively, mix together 2 tablespoons each of castor oil and fresh aloe vera gel
  • Apply it on your eyelashes using a cotton swab
  • Leave it on overnight, then rinse it off the next morning
  • Follow either of these remedies daily for 2 to 3 months
2. Olive Oil

Olive oil is also one of the popular ingredients used for growing thicker eyelashes. It is rich in vitamin E and oleic acid that nourishes the hairs of the eyelashes and also adds volume to it. It helps in maintain darker and fuller eyelashes.

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How to Use?

  • Dip a clean, old mascara stick or simply a cotton swab in warm olive oil
  • Before going to bed, apply the oil carefully on your lashes, just as mascara is applied
  • Leave it on overnight
  • Wash it off with lukewarm water in the morning
  • Repeat this remedy daily for a few months until you get the desired result
3. Massage

An eyelid massage is an excellent way to relax the nerves in the delicate area of eyes. It also promotes growth of eyelashes and gets rid of the dust and other dirt particles the clogs the pores of the eyelashes. It also encourages blood circulation to the eyelids and promotes reception of nutrients better. It prevents thinning and breakage of lashes.

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How to Use?

  • Wash your hands thoroughly before touching the eyes
  • Put a few drops of oil, petroleum jelly or shea butter on the eyelids
  • Using your fingertips, massage along your lids and lash line in small, circular motions
  • Massage for 5 to 7 minutes twice daily for a few months
4. Brushing

Brushing the eyelashes also helps in promoting growth of the hairs. It gets rid of the dust and dirt and encourages blood circulation to the eyelids.

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How to Use?

  • Put a few drops of vitamin E oil or petroleum jelly on a soft-bristled eyelash brush or comb
  • Use the brush to apply the oil or jelly directly on the lashes
  • Continue brushing the lashes gently using upward strokes
  • Start from the root of the lashes and slowly move upward to the tip
  • Brush for about 5 minutes twice daily until you see desired results
  • Make sure the brush is clean and free from dust
5. Aloe Vera

Aloe vera is an excellent remedy for growing thicker and longer lashes faster. It is rich in vitamin E and has anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. It is very helpful in preventing all sorts of eye infections and has cooling effects on the eyes. It nourishes and moisturizes the eyelids very well.

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How to Use?

  • Using a clean, old mascara wand for this remedy
  • Apply some fresh aloe vera gel on the lashes before going to bed
  • Make sure to remove the latex by rinsing the aloe vera gel thoroughly before applying
  • Leave it on overnight
  • Rinse it off with warm water the next morning
  • Alternatively, mix together 1 tablespoon each of aloe vera gel and jojoba oil along with 1 teaspoon of chamomile infusion
  • Apply this mixture on the lashes twice a day using a clean, old mascara wand
  • Wait 15 minutes, then rinse it off with warm water
  • Follow either of these remedies for several months for best results

The above home remedies are tried and tested and found to be very effective in growing thicker and longer eyelashes. You may use more than one remedy for achieving desired results in a short period of time.

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