• MK

How I Grew Longer Eyelashes In 30 Seconds Each Day

Updated: Aug 3

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

athia eyelash serum for growing eyelashes quickly at home

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.

Coconut oil helps hair retain proteins, preventing hair from falling out/breaking when combed. Some beauty experts suggest trying products with olive oil for more moisture.

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.