Sadly, most of us are born with less than what we would ideally want – the list includes the desire for long sweeping eyelashes. Thankfully, there are now inexpensive ways to get longer eyelashes. You can choose natural growth serums, false eyelashes, extensions or implants, although the latter option is not for the faint hearted and does tend to be much more costly.
Top Tips On How To Get Longer Eyelashes
Eyelash implants are basically a cosmetic procedure whereby natural lashes are implanted alongside your own. This procedure is not fast, nor is it cheap, but it does give very good results. Always ensure you use a qualified professional to carry out this procedure.
Eyelash extensions on the other hand are easier and quicker to apply. Synthetic lashes are attached to your own but will grow out as your natural lashes grow. The extensions will then need to be stripped back and new ones applied regularly. Therefore, this is not a one-off procedure and should be performed by qualified professionals.
Semi permanent false eyelashes are usually synthetic or natural lashes (often from animals) that are applied with specialist glue along the lashline. They come in full strips, clumps or single lashes and are probably the cheapest way to get great looking eyes. Care must be exercised when removing the strips, or natural lashes can be pulled out at the same time.
Using an eyelash growth serum is becoming progressively more popular, so this may well be a good choice. Their popularity is likely due to some pretty good reported results. As always, exercise caution when interpreting any reported results. The serums are easy to use and you only apply them once daily, usually at night, and in just the same way as you would apply an eye liner. Results can be seen in as little as 2 to 4 weeks but to maintain the look, you will need to keep using it or the growth will revert to normal.
In addition to the above, you can get a LashDip™. LashDip is quite a new procedure and will add volume and increase length to an extent. Unlike mascara, it won’t get smudged or wash off for weeks.
In conclusion, you don’t need to live with short, thin eyelashes if you don’t want to, you can get longer eyelashes if you want them. Options are available to suit all pockets. These will include eyelash implants, eyelash extensions, semi permanent false eyelashes or an eyelash growth serum – all you want is the right information so you know your options before you buy.
How to Grow Long Eyelashes and Keep Them Healthy
It seems like everyone is jumping on the bandwagon when it comes to offering new products to help you grow longer, more lush and full eyelashes. Many products even claim they can help you grow darker lashes as well, and indeed some of them can.
However, there are some tips and tricks that you can use in your life that also add to the fullness, length and overall health and staying power of your lashes, you just have to know what they are to put them into practice.
Long and full eyelashes really add a WOW factor to your eyes. The old adage of batting them to get a man’s attention was created for a reason. Sexy, dark, alluring eyes are almost always offset by the component of long dark lashes. Naturally long and dark lashes frame your eyes like nothing else. The better your lash health, the more your eyes pop, which is why these growth products are exploding in popularity. Not all of us were born with naturally abundant lashes!
The first thing you want to examine in your life is your diet and your supplements. Are they conducive to growing and maintaining healthy, fast growing hair? Chances are if your hair is in tip top shape and grows fast, your lashes are also doing this. Some supplements that I like to help achieve this are biotin, silica, folic acid and flaxseed oil.
There are many other vitamin components of healthy hair, but these are some of the most potent in promoting the proteins that go into making healthy hair, lashes and follicles. One of the foods that I like to include in my diet on a near-daily basis that I feel also boost my hair and lashes health is one called quinoa (pronounced keen-wah).
Quinoa is actually a seed that cooks up like a grain. It looks like tiny circles of pasts, with a white ring around it. It is the only grain-type food that contains complete amino acids, and for that reason it is a favorite of vegans as a complete protein source.
Other foods that you want to try to include often in your diet are walnuts, almonds, brazil nuts and raw macademia nuts, which are rich in omega 3 fats, polyphenols (an antioxidant which helps protect skin and hair cells form premature death), and l-arginine, which is an essential amino acid.
Now, there are also several topical lash conditioners you can apply daily and nightly to help along your lash growth. Some of them can even help them fill in and look darker as well, adding to the pop factor. You can choose from a simple eyelash conditioner, which you can buy at your local drugstore, or you can get a bit more sophisticated with a higher grade growth promoting formula.
You will, of course, pay more for one that actually clinically has shown to improve lash growth, but these formulas are well worth it as long as they are safe and easy to apply without causing discomfort.
You absolutely do not ever want to go to bed with mascara on, or cause trauma to your lashes when you have mascara on them. Mascara makes you lashes hard and brittle when it is on, causing breakage if they are physically upset in any way.
Even when you are washing off your mascara with soap and water at night, make sure you are very gentle in handling them, gently rubbing them between your fingers with a gentle soap to get the mascara off completely.
When you take good care of your eyelashes, and if you choose to enhance them by using a growth promoting product, you will notice a huge difference in their appearance.