I've been experimenting for a while now on how to get my lashes to grow thicker and longer. And now that I've finally gotten them to epic proportions, I wanted to share with the ladies (and guys who care, heyyy) how to do it. Bascially, take around 1000mg of MSM daily, drink 3 litres minimum of water, and moisturize your lashes with coconut oil every night before bed!
I was taking the MSM for a while, and noticing that my lashes got thicker. But they never really got longer until I started moisturizing them with coconut oil. Now, they are borderline ridiculous!
Coconut oil is what I use every night to take off my waterproof eye make-up.....it's so much easier on your skin than the harse chemical stuff.
Coconut oil is also really good to keep hair conditioned. The night before I need to wash my hair, I massage a bunch of coconut oil into my scalp and the ends of my hair.
If you have light eye lashes but don't want to wear mascara on a regular basis you can use eyelash dye on them!
I think vitamin B3 (niacin) has been linked to hair growth :)
How about organic extra virgin olive oil? I can't find organic coconut oil (or regular!) easily.
I've always mositurised my eyelashes from a young age. I don't know if mine are naturally thick and long or it's because of this. I used to get people laughing at me for it but hey it works for me.
I'm glad it's worked for you.
Question: What is MSM? Thanks. : )
That is good to know, I will have to get some MSM, I use coconut oil to take off my mascara but I don't use makeup very often I will have to start doing the oil everyday instead of just waiting for make up day!!
btw, how long were you using the MSM when you noticed anything different? I used it for a while for my nails but did not ever see any changes, maybe I had a bad kind or was not taking enough OR just to impatient.
It took about 3 weeks for me to be like "wow, this is really working" but then I always say give a supplement 30 days to work before you judge its worth!
what brand do you use? cause I think mine was just bad.
this may be a silly question but exactly how do you put the oil on your eyelashes? I'd be afraid of getting it in my eye . . .
eye lash brush?
I just put some on my finger and rub, yes I get some in my eyes but is just fine, and I don't have the "oily eye" going on afterwards either.
I put some on all of my fingers on one hand and rub gently. Use a tissue to get any oil left.
I like NOW brand MSM; it's really economical and seems to work. I might recommend just using more MSM if you haven't noticed effects in the past; I haven't noticed too much variation in the brands. But I also don't have "epic" lashes--I'll have to try the coconut oil.
I use now msm, too. And for the coconut oil, sometimes i smear it on with a cotton pad over my whole eye area and sometimes I just use my fingers to rub it onto my lashes. It's easy... just close your eyes... and it doesn't burn if you do get a little oil in them.
I started putting coconut oil on my eye area to moisturize my skin and I thought my lashes were longer and thicker but I thought maybe it was my imagination... I'm so glad to hear that others have had the same results! I'm not crazy :). I stopped doing it for awhile so I'm going to start again... Today!
Coconut Oil (extra virgin and organic). Coconut oil is $10 and found at any healthfood/vitamin store. Keep in the fridge once opened. It melts to a liquid at 76F.
Coconut oil is the best treatment for eyelash growth and to prevent breakage. Coconut oil is one of the few oils that can be absorbed by skin and hair. Its properties are also slower and therefore, longer lasting in your system; lasting long enough to have an effect.
Will it grow your eyelashes and eyebrows? Most likely, yes. If you suffer from losing eyelashes that are not regrowing, there's reason to believe that 'something' is preventing this growth. Coconut oil is very effective in driving out toxins from your body and breaking down plaques of various kinds.
Its easier/more pleasant to use than applying another oil (and more effective). Use a cleaned mascara brush. You will notice that you might get some in your eye but, its not nearly as likely (or as stinging) as getting olive oil in your eyes. Niether oil will hurt your eyes. In fact, these oils are good for your eyes.
There is a very good chance that your vunerable eyelash area has some type of subcutaneous build up that is preventing your eyelashes from growing in. Coat your eyelashes with coconut oil every night and you will notice a significant improvement in 8 weeks.
I've always heard that castor oil makes eyelashes grow. Which is better for longer/thicker lashes, castor oil or coconut oil?
yes! I use coconut oil too and my eyelashes are STUNNING! which is awesome because I have always hated mascara (it seemed to be a mutual relationship as well).