Not all nature has endowed with luxurious lush eyelashes, and in fact they make the eyes more expressive and beautiful. Today, there are many drugs that can increase their length and thickness, but not all of them are safe. Therefore, based on the reviews of women who have tried various means for the growth of eyelashes, let's consider what you can use, and from what it is better to refrain.
Little about physiology
The life cycle of eyelashes lasts about 100-150 days and is divided into several phases. First, the eyelash grows (about 2-3 weeks). During the next phase, it remains at rest (about 4-7 weeks), and then disappears when the root of the new eyelash breaks into the place of the old one.
In 10 days they grow by about 1 mm. Of course, if the eyelashes are healthy, we do not even notice how they replace each other. But as soon as the growth phase is delayed, and during the final phase, the hairs fall out more than necessary, it is already striking and begins to cause concern.
Why nourish eyelashes?
Eyelashes - this is the same hair, they also have a bulb, in which the processes of feeding the entire hair. You do care for the health of your hair, make different masks, take vitamins? The same attention should be paid to the eyelashes. It is best to use folk remedies for the growth of eyelashes. They are more secure and time-tested, although they are not satisfied with many, since they do not give an instant effect.
Folk remedies for the growth of eyelashes
Castor oil and other oils
Best for the growth of eyelashes fit castor oil. What to do with him?
- Dip a cotton swab in castor oil and apply over clean and dry eyelashes along the entire length.
- Try to keep the product out of the eye itself.
- After half an hour, wash off the remnants of warm water.
Instead of castor can be used burdock, sea buckthorn, apricot, almond. Alternate the oil, and make mixtures of them. And if you add a few drops of vitamin E (also sold in a pharmacy), the result will be even better. Make such masks every day for at least a month.
Nettle, as you know, strengthens the hair and makes it stronger. It is quite simple to prepare and use a decoction:
- 2-3 shoots of fresh nettle or 1 bag of dry nettle from a pack pour 100 ml of boiling water.
- Leave to infuse for 30 minutes.
- Dip cotton pads into the decoction and place them on the eyelashes.
- Soak for 15-20 minutes.
There are other folk remedies for the growth of eyelashes. For example, if you have aloe growing on your windowsill, tear off a couple of leaves of this medicinal plant. Attach them, making a light massage of the eyelids, and lie down with your eyes closed for 15-20 minutes.
Special products (reviews)
The Internet is replete with proposals that promise to make lashes thick and long in an absolutely safe way. But is it? Before checking the miracle tools for yourself, it is better to first read the comments of those who have already tried. So let's see what these drugs are.
Serum Xlash is a cosmetic for the growth of eyelashes, which contains natural ingredients.
The manufacturer promises a visible result after 4 weeks of use, and the maximum effect - after 3 months. So whether it is - will help to know the reviews about this tool. The positive and even enthusiastic turned out to be the majority. The main thing - do not stumble on a fake. In negative reviews, Xlash is criticized mainly for the manifestation of allergic reactions, eye redness.
However, not everything is so cloudless. If you use this tool all the time, the eyelashes can start falling out again, because the composition is very irritating to the hair bulbs. Another significant drawback - with the abolition of the drug, everything returns to normal.
Conclusion: it is worth to use Xlash serum for several months, and then switch to popular recipes.
Indian remedy Kareprost
Surely, many women who dream of getting beautiful long eyelashes, have heard of the preparation Kareprost (Bimatoprost Ophthalmic Solution Careprost).
The active ingredient of this Indian remedy is bimatoprost, it is referred to as the hormone prostaglandin. That it contributes to the growth of eyelashes. This was accidentally discovered in the first half of the twentieth century, when, after using the drug based on bimatoprost, intended for patients with glaucoma, patients showed a significant growth of eyelashes. Representatives of the cosmetology sphere did not fail to take advantage of this, and subsequently means with a hormone (including Kareprost) began to be produced for the fair sex. Thus, it is a drug, in which the growth of eyelashes has become only an accidental side effect. If this does not bother you, you can try Kareprost on yourself.
Compared with analogues, it contains bimatoprost in greater concentration - hence its amazing effect, which is promised already after 4-6 weeks with regular daily use (maximum effect - after 4 months).
On the official website of the online store you will not find any bad reviews. In general, about 80% of women noted an amazing effect: their eyelashes became really longer, thicker and darker. However, first of all, it is necessary to treat this critically: reviews are left mostly at the initial stage of use, as soon as the first results appear. Secondly, negative reviews, even if they are less, overlap all the good things that have been expressed about Kareprost.
Women who have tried this remedy noted:
- blurred vision;
- redness of the eyelids;
- increased intraocular pressure;
Since the drug is hormonal, it is not surprising that after the cessation of its use, the effect disappears. In addition, many say that eyelashes fall even more than before.
Conclusion: if an allergy has passed you, then Kareprost will, indeed, be guaranteed to give you long and thick eyelashes, but there is a risk of sacrificing health.
Thus, everyone who wants to improve the condition of the eyelashes needs to understand that it is unlikely to do this simultaneously quickly and safely. And to risk or be patient - you decide. And yet, think ten times so as not to lose the most important thing in the pursuit of beauty.