How I Grew Longer Eyelashes In 30 Seconds Each Day
Updated: Oct 10, 2022
Are you one dramatic eyelash experience away from absolutely losing your mind?
No? Well, I am! After struggling for 30 minutes to get a fake eyelash on—completing the look with black eyelash glue all over my face—just for it to poke me in the eye all night and fall off in front of everyone...I officially threw in the towel.
Just...not for me.
Plus, with my athletic lifestyle, it's not super easy to throw on eyelashes before workouts and such. And I want my eyelashes to look good even when I'm sweating on the track, ya know?
After trying fakes a few times, I rushed to the Internet with a quickness and frantically searched how to grow eyelashes longer and thicker at home. I found a quick and easy solution—bonus: it's for active girlies—and I never looked back.
In this post, I'm going to give you 4 simple ways to grow your eyelashes fast and naturally (for the most part) and let you in on how I do it with a quick Athia skin care review. (update: Athia products are being discontinued, all other tips are relevant but links to this specific product have been removed.)
Let's get into it!
Why Avoid Fake Eyelashes?
You might be thinking: why go to all this trouble with magical at-home treatments for growing my own eyelashes, when they sell some amazing ones literally everywhere. That you can pop on quickly.
First of all, not all of us can pop fake eyelashes on quickly.
I know, I know. I could practice.
But I don't really want to, especially after my last experience when the fake eyelash poked me in my eye every time I blinked, definitely didn't look normal (how polite that no one called me out on it), and literally fell off in public.
Major yikes, but that's not it.
Fake eyelashes can cause damage to your natural eyelashes, making them thinner and weaker.
If you're always wearing fakes, I guess this isn't really a problem. But if you're not, or want your regular eyelashes to stay healthy just cause, then finding alternatives to glue on ones is a smart idea.
Gluing lashes on is a hassle (especially when you're not good at it), and extensions can be pricey and damaging.
While natural lashes might never look quite like some fake lashes, you can most certainly learn how to grow eyelashes longer and thicker right at home.
If you're going for a more natural look and hoping to rely only on the good ol' natural hair growing from your gorgeous face, these tips are for you.
4 Natural And Gentle Ways To Grow Your Eyelashes
1. Olive Oil and Coconut Oil
Many oils are known for their ability to help the hair on your head maintain moisture and stay silky.
By keeping it hydrated and silky, the oils are actually helping your hair grow because it's getting good nutrients and not breaking off as frequently.
Gently brush some olive or coconut oil onto your lashes using a spoolie or q-tip before bed and rinse it off the next morning.
Many people also swear by using Vaseline to grow their eyelashes as well.
The concept is the same, apply Vaseline nightly to your lashes for extra hydration and growth.
Make sure you don't use too much, as you don't want it getting into your eyes!
It literally only takes 30 seconds (maybe less!) of your time and can be really effective.
2. Be Nice to Them
Almost ironically, one of the best ways to improve your eyelash growth is to leave them alone!
This is a fantastic tip for growing your eyelashes quickly because it takes no time at all.
Other ways to be nice to your eyelashes to help them grow:
Try using gentle makeup removers
Rub your eyes less often.
Avoid touching your eyelashes during the day at all to prevent any from breaking off.
Avoid glued-on eyelashes and getting extensions because these can limit any growth you'd be seeing if you we're refraining from either of these options.
Also, remember the effect that stress has on the body.
Practicing de-stressing techniques can put you in a better space mentally, but also allow the body to heal and grow to its best potential.
3. Use a Growth Serum
From personal experience, I have to say that a growth serum is a wonderful way to grow eyelashes longer in literally a week.
There are many serums out there, so start by doing research and asking around. You don't want to spend a lot of money on something that doesn't work or worse, damages your eyes.
Truly, with so many different ingredients and skin types out there, you have to be careful.
Tips for Picking Out New Products:
Focus on choosing skin care products that are right for you
Consult informative resources, such as EWG Skin Deep
Find cheaper options for popular skin care products so you can spend your money where it's needed
Oh look, a review right now so you can start your research!
On a serious note, I did want to give a quick Athia skin care review because I tried out their eyelash serum and am definitely a fan.
I'm blown away by how fast it seems to grow my eyelashes, even when I don't use it religiously. I kinda thought it was a bunch of lies before I gave it a go, but I was really interested in it so I'm glad I bought it and gave it a try.
Athia Skin is a skincare product line made for women living active lifestyles. That means they choose ingredients that work well for skin that sweats a lot and is often exposed to the dirt and sun.
If this sounds like you, their Lash & Brow serum might be for you!
Athia Skincare Review: Why Athia?
I was first drawn to Athia when I saw that their goal is to create products that help prevent skin issues associated with high levels of activity.
This brand is targeted for someone like me, and presumably you, my reader, who has a frequent workout routine.
Athia describes the causes of skin issues as a result of sweating, such as breakouts, dehydration, UV and weather damage, and redness and dullness.
Secondly, Athia uses a portion of sale proceeds in a partnership with an organization called Shes the First, supporting scholarships for girls all over the world!
We love that.
With a price point of $96, this serum is cheaper than popular brands like Rhodan + Fields, but not so much cheaper that you feel nervous about the quality.
I don't use a daily serum religiously, both because I don't want to overdo it and because I forget. (ha).
But when I do use it, the results are fast. It takes less than 30 seconds to wipe some of the eyelash growth serum on my eyelashes, and in a matter of days I'm seeing thicker and longer lashes.
The above photo shows progress between November 25 and January 22.
The instructions are simple: apply overnight for 6-8 weeks. After washing and moisturizing my face, I apply to the base of my lashes and up (from root to tip), and finish with a quick comb with a spoolie.
I did not use the eyelash serum nightly for these 6-8 weeks and still had good results.
In this photo on March 26th, I had been NOT using the serum consistently, rather here and there for a week. (After first using it consistently the previous November-January)
I love love love my results and if you want to try it too, head over to the website and check it out. You can save 20% with code "BBASMADKOP".
4. Green Tea
When you think of natural health remedies, green tea often comes to mind.
It's rich in antioxidants, making it a common beverage choice when we're sick. It's also common to find in various products because it may help with hair growth and is used by people dealing with hair loss.
Green tea extract is found in some shampoos and conditioners, but you can also steep your own and put it on your hair as a mask.
Try dabbing some on your eyelashes (after it cools!) with a cotton ball or q-tip to promote growth.
And maybe make yourself a cup of tea while you're at it, it's got great benefits.
Growing Your Eyelashes At Home
I'm not going to tell you to stop using fake eyelashes if you love them. There's certainly an appeal because a lot of them give you eyelashes that growing your own won't.
No matter how many at-home eyelash growth treatments you do, they won't be like 3 inches long, unfortunately.
But growing your natural eyelashes has its benefits whether you put on fakes or you flaunt your own every day.
I feel way more confident about my natural eyelashes ever since I started trying these methods of hydrating my eyelashes with the right nutrients and adding Athia's Lash & Brow serum into my skincare routine.
What do you do to keep your eyelashes popping? Leave a comment below to let us all in on your best-kept secret. Or let us know if you tried one of these and it did or didn't work for you. I'd love to hear it!