Fashionable Women want striking eyes which is achieved with beautiful eyelashes. Some women born with scanty eyelashes create the sweeping eyelash look with extensions.
Also, beauty queens and models use fake eyelashes and eyelash extensions to enhance their natural beauty.
Fixing of eyelashes has become an increasing popular trend that fashion forward ladies adopt to put final touches to a perfect red carpet look. Brides also adorn eyelash extensions on their wedding day to enhance their makeup and bring more drama to their looks. If you have short, stubby eyelashes or thinning eyelashes, eyelash extensions can make your lashes appear fuller and more dramatic.
The problem is that fixing extensions on the eyelash has certain side effects. The adhesive used in attaching the extension causes allergies like swelling of eyelids, leading to redness of the eyes.
According to health experts, false eyelashes are considerable hygiene risk because they trap dirt and bacteria. Natural eyelashes protect the eyes from dust, sweat and other impurities while low-quality and unhygienic false eyelashes cause irritation and infection.
Equally, studies show that repeated use of eyelash extensions can cause Traction Alopecia, a condition where the hair falls out due to excessive tension placed on the hair shaft. As a result, this can damage the hair follicle and your natural eyelashes. Some people can even have permanent hair loss due to this condition.
For women who still want more definition without fake eyelashes, you can grow your lashes naturally and accomplish the desired look using eye shadows and mascara.
Ditch Fake Lashes, Grow Yours Naturally
Here are a few tips that will help in giving you the sweeping eyelash without using extensions:
1. Groom Your Lashes As You Do Your Hair
Brush your lashes twice a day with an eyelash brush or a clean mascara brush. Add a few drops of Vitamin E oil to the brush, or apply directly onto the lashes. Vitamin E oil helps prevent lashes from shedding. Vaseline is a good substitute for oil. Just add it to your lash brush and brush through the lashes. For best results, condition at night, then rinse the product off in the morning.
2. Apply Olive To Your Lashes
Olive oil is widely used to strengthen hair and stimulate hair growth. Apply a few drops on a cotton ball and dab on eyelashes. Leave it on for five minutes then rinsed off with tepid water. Repeat often for about four weeks or until you get desired results.
3. Eat A Healthy Diet
Choose foods that are high in protein and essential fatty acids. Eggs, Nuts, Lean beef, Chicken, Turkey, Beans And Tuna are all good choices for foods high in protein or essential fatty acids. If it’s okay with your doctor, consider taking a daily vitamin or Omega-3 supplement to help your lashes grow.
Keep your lashes healthy by removing all eye makeup before going to bed for the night. The stronger and healthier your lashes, the greater chance you have of them growing.