Five Natural Ways to Grow Eyelashes

“The beauty of a woman must be seen through her eyes…” And, don’t we all go that extra mile to get that perfect look for our eyes? From getting rid of under-eye bags to giving the perfect curl to our eyelashes – we do it all. But, hey! Have you ever wished you could have longer, thicker eyelashes and add a little more prettiness to your eyes; and that too, naturally? While some have naturally thin eyelashes; in others, age, nutritional deficiency, genetics, hormonal imbalance, certain medical problems, eye infections, rubbing the eyes roughly, sleeping without removing eye makeup, etc.cause the eyelashes to fall off.

But, worry not! Here are some easy, natural methods that can help you grow your eyelashes, so that you can flaunt those beautiful eyes wherever you go.

Organic Shea Butter

Shea butter is rich in Vitamin A and Vitamin E and is known to improve skin and hair texture. Take some shea butter on your palm and run your fingers over it. Once it loses its thickness, apply the shea butter on your eyelashes and let it stay overnight. Try this method everyday, until you see the difference.

Petroleum Jelly

Winters are the time when you apply the maximum amount of petroleum jelly for your lips, elbows and other rough areas on your skin. And while you’re at that, apply some petroleum jelly on your eyelashes too. Do this twice a day and use a dry mascara wand to curl your eyebrows.

Aloe Vera

Aloe vera is nature’s nourishing ingredient for everything. The several vitamins and nutrients. In Aloe Vera make it a perfect fix for everything. To get long, thick eyelashes using aloe vera, apply some fresh aloe vera gel on your eyelashes. Let it stay overnight and rinse it off with warm water in the morning. Follow this for a a month or so to get results.

Lemon Peels

Okay, so, this one needs some preparation. Vitamin B and C in Lemon Peels facilitate the growth of thick eyelashes. Take a tablespoon of dry lemon peels in a container and add castor or olive as per proportion to the container. Allow this solution to sit for a couple of weeks. Apply every night and then wash it off with warm water. Follow this routine for a few months to get excellent results.

Coconut Oil

This one comes straight out of nani ka nuska! Dab a cotton swab in coconut oil, apply it gently to your eyelashes, and let it stay for a few hours. Make sure that you do not apply too much oil on your lashes. Wash your face with water after a few hours. Repeat this process regularly and see the difference for yourself.

These are some really easy, easy ways to grow thicker eyelashes. There are some DIY recipes, too, that you can help you get thicker eyelashes. But until we cover that, keep following this space know how you can enhance your life with the burst of natural-ness!

DIY Hibiscus Hair Conditioner

Hibiscus, also known as China rose or shoe flower is a common bushy shrub usually adorning our gardens and sidewalks. The large, rather flamboyant flowers are usually ruby red, but they can also be found in other colors like orange, yellow, peach and white. Its leave and flowers are mucilaginous, that is, when crushed, they release a mucus like sap which finds use as a topical emollient. Hibiscus contains various nutrients like calcium, phosphorus, vitamin C, carotene and riboflavin, all of which are exceptionally good for scalp and hair. Therefore, hibiscus leaves and flowers are used in various hair treatment applications in the form of shampoo, hair oil, hair masks and conditioner, by themselves or in combination with other herbs like amla and curry leaves. They are especially helpful in preventing premature graying of hair, premature hair fall and dandruff, thus making hibiscus an all in one hair care expert.

Apart from hair care applications, hibiscus is also popular worldwide as a beverage, and hibiscus tea, also known as sour tea, largely due to its tart taste is traditionally used in many countries as a cure for high blood pressure and blood cholesterol. It has many plant acids and anthocyanins which impart various medicinal properties to hibiscus, making it an excellent anti inflammatory, anti bacterial, anti oxidant and anti depressant herbal remedy which can cure sleep related problems and protect liver. It is also used in treating cancer. Hibiscus is believed to help alleviate menstrual cramps and pain, aid digestion and satiate thirst. It helps in weight loss, and has a host of other beneficial medicinal uses.

Coming back to the slippery mucilaginous sap, which is not only used as an emollient, it can be used as a hair conditioner too, keeping hair manageable and bouncier. It is also helpful in countering the ill effects of chemicals used in various hair products, thus replenishing the natural shine and strength of hair. Find out the method to prepare and use hibiscus hair conditioner in this tried and verified, easy to prepare and use recipe.

Requirements:

10-15 hibiscus leaves, 1 hibiscus flower, 1 cup water

Preparation and use:

Blend the leaves and flower in a blender or mash them using a pestle and mortar to make a fine paste. Keep adding water. After crushing or blending thoroughly, the leaves and flower release a sticky, mucous sap. Strain the mixture and apply the extract to hair and scalp after shampoo. Leave on for 5 minutes and rinse with cold water. The sticky sap works a magical shine in your hair.

 

 

 

Trying this recipe is a must. One would never want to go back to a chemical conditioner after witnessing such great results as from this natural remedy. Healthy and happy hair guaranteed!