Having long eyelashes are a blessing for those who have it, and a struggle for those who were not born with thick long lashes. If you've been looking for a way to grow out your eyelashes to make them longer, thicker, and fuller, the good news is there is hope.
Eyelashes are hard to grow and easy to lose. Actually being able to make your eyelashes grow can take a lot of time, care, but most importantly, the right product to do so.
The first step in growing your lashes is to identify what nutrients work to stimulate lash growth from inside your body, just like the hairs on your head. This is where collagen supplements come in.
How Collagen Helps With Hair & Lash Growth
Collagen contains seven of the eight amino acids required for healthy hair and hair regrowth. These amino acids can only be achieved through your diet with collagen-rich dishes or collagen supplements.
Amino acids are the main building blocks of keratin, which is a protein that makes up the hair on your body and supports the natural growth cycle of your hair. Taking collagen supplements gives your hair, including your eyelashes, the essential amino acids they need to grow.
What About Eyelash Hair Growth Serums?
In addition to collagen supplements, you can use a lash serum to aid topically while the collagen supplements are doing all the work underneath the surface. Other ways to improve lash growth is to consume a diet that is rich in protein and vitamins, however, this may not be enough to achieve eyelash or hair growth for some people.
Hair Growth Doesn't Happen Overnight
It's important to remember that eyelash growth doesn't happen overnight.
The natural eyelash growth cycle is about 8 weeks long and with this in mind, it can take anywhere from 2 to 12 months to develop full, luxurious, and thick looking lashes.
Another factor to keep in mind is that collagen supplements and lash serums cannot increase the number of eyelash follicles your eyelids contain. Instead, they can promote healthier skin where your hair follicles grow to stimulate stronger and thicker hair regrowth.
Other Eyelash Growth Tips
Remember to always remove your eye makeup and mascara – and be sure to do this gently. Rough eye makeup removal can damage eyelashes and further cause wrinkles around the eyes and make your lashes fall out. Using too much force can also damage the hair follicles and cause them to go into a non-growth or latent phase. Also be sure to avoid eye make-up remover with an alcohol base as this is too harsh for your hair and skin.
Another tip is to change your mascara every 3 months, even if it is not completely finished. Old mascara can cause eyelashes to dry out or transfer bacteria.
As a last result, if you are still not happy with what what Mother Nature provided you with, you can explore getting eyelash extensions. While many people say that eyelash extensions can damage your own lashes, you should be good as long as they are applied correctly and safely by a trained professional.