eyelashesLong gorgeous lashes have been coveted by women for centuries. Along with long, cascading tresses, it is the ultimate symbol of femininity. Women have tried everything to get those long, curly, sexy lashes; including buying and wearing fake lashes. Long, beautiful lashes give definition to the shape and color of the eyes. For those of us who are not born with sexy, long lashes; you can get them naturally buy doing certain things. Your eyelashes should be given the same attention as your skin and your hair. With the right attention, you too, will soon have those long, sexy lashes you covet.

Things You Will Need

Olive oil

Walnut oil


Vitamin E

Rosehip seed oil

Plant-based mascara

Step 1

Make sure you don't have a medical condition that prevents you from growing eyelashes. Talk to you primary care doctor or dermatologist to make sure you do not fall into this category. Some sicknesses such as leukemia can cause hair to fall out or prevent it from growing. Other ailments like alopecia, and allergies can make it difficult for you to grow those beautiful long lashes, but not impossible. You many need the help of a prescription eyelash growth formula to help you. Contraceptives which affect your hormonal balance can also have an effect on natural eyelash growth.

Step 2

Eat a well balanced diet. Make sure your protein intake is balanced. Don't eat too much protein. Make sure you get enough from each food group. Also, eat foods that are high in copper. Copper deficiency can cause hair loss. Beans, grains and lean meats usually have a high copper content.

Step 3

Do not use regular mascara. Wearing regular mascara is counterproductive to eyelash growth. There are too many chemicals in mascara that will weaken your beautiful lashes and cause them to fall out instead of growth long and luxurious. Do not use eyeliners with chemicals; they can cause infections that cause the lashes to fall out. While you are trying to grow your lashes, use as many natural products as possible. If you must wear mascara, make sure you replace it every six month to prevent infection. Liquid eyeliner will also clog the hair follicles and prevent eye lash growth.

Step 4

Use natural oils on your lashes. Oils that are high in omega fatty acids will naturally condition your lashes and make them stronger. Olive oil, almond oil, jojoba oil, argan, walnut oil, rosehip seed oil, vitamin E and carrot seed oil are good conditioning oils for your lashes. Camellia oil is nourishing oil used by Japanese women to promote hair and eye lash growth.

Step 5

Try using Vaseline. Many women swear by this product for conditioning both the skin and the hair. It locks in the natural moisture, causing natural conditioning.

Step 6

Add your eye care to your daily skin care regimen. Do not go to bed with eye makeup on. Do not pull at your eyelashes. Wash, moisturize and lightly brush your lashes every night before you go to bed. Use a tissue or cloth to sooth itchy lashes.

Step 7

Use a plant-based eyelash conditioner. LashMantra and LashFood are natural plant-based mascaras that will help the lashes grow longer. LashFood has gone through clinical trials that show positive eyelash growth in a matter of weeks. If all else fails, you can try a prescription formula such as Latisse. Array

Tips & Warnings

Your lashes have their own hair growth cycle. It will grow and then fall out naturally. By knowing your hair growth cycle, you will know when it's time for your lashes to naturally fall.