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How to strengthen your natural lashes

How to strengthen your natural lashes

Do you want incredible lashes? Of course, you do! We’re in the midst of a lash revolution, and everyone wants in. Thank goodness the spider-lash trend is over, but today’s lashes are still thick, full, and, best of all, they’re natural-looking. 

If naturally gorgeous lashes were a goal you’d all but given up on, it’s time to have hope again. There are ways you can boost the health of your lashes so they can naturally grow longer, stronger, and fuller. There are also a few tips that you can use to stop damaging your lashes.  

Tips for growing great natural eyelashes

Your lashes were meant for great things, and maybe they’re ready to achieve them. Use the following tips, and you can improve their health, and maybe, just maybe, they’ll show you their full potential.

What do you put on your lashes?

Part of the reason your lashes could be letting you down is you’re stressing them out.  Dried out lashes are really just dry hair. Think about your hair when it’s dry–it gets brittle, breaks, and doesn’t grow well. That’s what’s happening to your eyelashes. Mascara, makeup remover, and medicated eye drops can all dry out your lashes.

Moisturize your eyelashes

Cutting back on products that dry out your lashes is the first step; the second step is to add some moisture back. It’s the old one-two punch of effective hydration. 

Olive oil and coconut oil are popular DIY moisturizers for your lashes and lids. Applying a little to your lid, right above your lashes, and then using an eyelash brush or comb to work it to the tips works well. A 2015 study of olive oil on mice showed that the rich antioxidant and antibacterial properties could possibly prompt hair growth. That’s a pretty significant bonus!

Are you shortcutting your lashes?

Are you trying to have the look of fabulous natural lashes in a synthetic way? Lash extensions, lash lifting, lash dyeing, falsies, and even mascara without a primer can stunt the growth of your precious little lashes. If you can take a couple of weeks off and let your lashes adjust back to normal, then begin a regimen of routine care, they’ll reward you with impressive growth.

Use a lash primer

If you can’t imagine life without mascara, then you need to prime your lashes for the mascara of your choice. Lash primers protect your lashes from drying mascaras–which is fantastic. But they also add thickness and length to your lashes, so your mascara slides on over that, and you instantly look like you’ve had lash extensions. 

There is a little trick for the best results–apply your primer and then immediately apply the mascara, don’t let the primer dry. This means it’s best to do one eye, primer and mascara, before turning to the other one.

Change your diet

The truth behind a lot of today’s beauty hacks lies in nutrition. When you fuel your body correctly, then it rewards you in oh-so-many ways. Your eyelashes are a prime example of how your beauty can be enhanced when you focus on eating a healthy diet rich in vitamins and minerals from fresh fruits and vegetables.

Add keratin and biotin to the shopping list

Keratin is a structural protein that makes up a lot of your hair, nails, and skin. It’s a key element in the best-looking hair and lashes around. Biotin is a B vitamin that converts food into energy and supports healthy hair and skin. 

You can add keratin and biotin to your life in a couple of ways. First, you can focus on foods that have a lot of keratin and biotin, like eggs, sweet potatoes, and sunflower seeds. Secondly, you can look for products that have keratin and biotin in them. Don’t be afraid to use shampoo and conditioner on your eyelashes.

Final thoughts

At Hair La Vie, we know having great hair is important. Your hair is a sign of your health, and it radiates with beauty when you take the time to treat your body right. This goes beyond the hair on your head and includes your gorgeous eyelashes as well. The good news is some of the very things that can make your hair look phenomenal also help your lashes get attention.

Proper nutrition, hydration, and avoiding harsh chemicals or synthetic solutions are the first steps toward the lashes you dream of. Then, to really make an impression, try using a primer to protect your lashes from the drying effects of mascara. Imagine lashes that are already naturally lush and thick, and now you can safely and confidently wear mascara to show them off even more.

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