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How to Get the Long Lashes of Your Dreams

CEO Tinh Phung
I couldn't help but be captivated by my friend's long and beautiful eyelashes as we sat across from each other at brunch. Intrigued, I couldn't help but ask her secret. In a hushed tone, she...

I couldn't help but be captivated by my friend's long and beautiful eyelashes as we sat across from each other at brunch. Intrigued, I couldn't help but ask her secret. In a hushed tone, she whispered, "Latisse." Since its FDA approval in 2008, Latisse has been the go-to solution for women wondering how to grow longer, thicker, and darker lashes. But what about alternatives? How can we naturally boost eyelash growth? I reached out to board-certified dermatologist Dr. Hadley King to get all the answers, tips, and secrets. Let's dive in!

The Best Lash Growth Serums

When it comes to lash growth serums, Latisse remains the unbeatable option. However, if you're looking to try something over-the-counter, there are other brands that have received rave reviews. GrandeLASH and Dr. Lara Devgan's eyelash serums are among the top contenders. Our editors curate every product with care, and we always provide honest opinions, whether the products were gifted or purchased by ourselves. Please note that if you buy something through our links, we may earn a small commission at no cost to you.

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Another Over-the-Counter Lash Growth Option

Dr. King advises caution when it comes to over-the-counter cosmetics that claim to enhance lash length and fullness. The efficacy of these products has not been critically evaluated. However, if you do decide to use one, be sure to apply it to a completely cleansed lash line using a clean brush. Latisse provides disposable single-use applicator brushes to minimize the risk of bacterial or fungal contamination and infection. Keep in mind that while Rogaine may increase eyebrow growth and be comparable to Latisse, it can cause irritation and side effects when applied to the sensitive eye area.

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Go the All-Natural Route

If you prefer to avoid chemicals and the hassle of store-bought products, there are natural options that you can find right in your home. Aloe vera gels, olive oil, green tea, shea butter, and coconut oil are all vitamin-rich products that reportedly support strong and long eyelash growth while preventing breakage. Among these, castor oil is the most popular home remedy for stimulating eyelash growth. While there are no definitive studies proving its effectiveness, it's worth a try. Castor oil is not damaging to the hair and can provide conditioning benefits, improving the flexibility and luster of your lashes.

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Consider a Lash Lift or Perm

For those who desire the permanence of eyelash extensions without the damaging adhesives, a lash lift or perm may be the perfect choice. This trendy treatment minimizes the use of curling devices and provides long-lasting results. Many individuals, including Camille, are regulars at lash lift salons.

Protect Your Eyelashes

Ensuring the health of your lashes is just as important as promoting their growth. Here are some preventative measures you can take:

  • Remove mascara before bed to avoid lash breakage.
  • Use a silk pillowcase to reduce friction and preserve your lashes.
  • Limit the use of false eyelashes and extensions as the adhesives can weaken and break your natural lashes.
  • Regularly brush out your eyelashes to distribute natural oils.
  • Maintain a healthy diet rich in protein, iron, and biotin.
  • Consider a hair growth supplement like Nutrifol, which is nutritionist-approved and promotes growth not just for your lashes but also for your eyebrows.

With these tips and insights from Dr. Hadley King, you can take steps towards achieving the long lashes of your dreams. Remember, be patient and consistent in your efforts, and you'll soon be batting those beautiful lashes with confidence!