IF you’re looking to have flutter-ready eyelashes this Valentine’s Day, without needing expensive extensions or fiddly falsies, then we have the answers.
Beauty experts at Hairtrade.com have given us the lowdown on how to get gorgeous eyelashes, using natural methods and ingredients.
Remove eye make-up
We’re all guilty of sometimes falling asleep with our make up on, but this is actually the main cause of eyelash loss – and even reduces your eyelid’s ability to regrow lashes.
Taking the extra few minutes every evening to gently remove any remaining make-up will ensure that nothing is clogging their ability to grow.
Check your diet
Protein rich foods like fish, eggs and beans are vital in hair growth, so incorporate them into your meals as much as possible.
Salmon, for example, is packed full of omega 3 fatty acids, which are crucial in strong hairs, shiny hair, and long eyelashes.
Avoid excessive eye rubbing
Rubbing your eyelids may be a habit you need to kick – it can loosen your lashes and cause them to fall out.
Also, it spreads dust and dirt onto the lashes, clogging follicles, and stunting growth.
Apply oils to your lashes
You may be used to adding serums and oils to your hair already, but it turns out that it’s just as useful to apply it directly to your eyelashes.
By applying a small amount of olive, castor, or coconut oil before bed, your lashes will grow longer and thicker.
Trim your eyelashes
Don’t be afraid of this one – just as you would trim your hair every 6-8 weeks, giving your lashes a tiny trim every few months can stimulate the follicles, making them grow faster.
But be warned: don’t attempt this yourself without a specialist’s supervision.
It might sound weird, but gently massaging your eyelids will boost blood flow and improve circulation, which will help encourage your lashes to grow.