Believe it or not, beautiful eyelashes are assets for women. It’s a pride moment to have that Eye-makeup look superb without applying false eyelashes.

We expect beauty from the eyelashes that are gifted by God to safeguard our eyes from dirt & dust. Well, with growing age or due to Hypotrichosis, both men & women can experience gradual fall of eyelashes. Sometimes, they become less voluminous (appear thinner) instead of falling out & that’s natural.

As we know, change is a constant process, you can’t look young forever but you can give-in your best to keep your eyelashes in healthier condition.

Let’s go!


What are the reasons that make eyelashes fall out, thin, or shorten?

There could be one or more reasons responsible for your falling eyelashes. Sometimes, it’s because of the hereditary factors while changing hormones, stress, aging, drying on the lids, and more can be responsible.

Besides this, the following reasons might cause eyelashes to get thin:

  • Not using high-quality makeup products
  • Rubbing eyelashes harshly
  • Not having a proper diet
  • Side-effects of some medicines
  • Allergic reactions
  • More frequent use of false eyelashes
  • Chemotherapy
  • Not maintaining healthy beauty hygiene

How to prevent eyelashes from thinning or falling out?

As discussed above, you’re now aware of the common responsible reasons for eyelashes to lose volume or fall out. Knowing the reasons isn’t enough; you must know the ways to prevent your eyelashes from getting this bad.

Here is what you may follow for healthier eyelashes:

  • Have a nutrition-rich diet that fulfills your bodily needs with vitamins, iron, zinc, proteins & fatty acids
  • Use a mild cleanser or eyelid shampoo to deep cleanse your eyelashes daily (Note: Use such products only after consulting the doctor)
  • Use branded & chemical-free beauty products that don’t harm your eyelashes
  • If you see any type of irritation or allergic reactions due to Mascara or any Eye-Makeup products then stop using them
  • Always adopt the habit of removing eye-makeup before going to bed
  • If possible, use eyelash curlers less often or stop using them at all
  • Use eyelash extensions/false eyelashes occasionally
  • Handle your eyelashes safely, don’t rub them abrasively
  • Stop touching your eyelashes or rub them frequently

9 Natural Remedies to Grow Longer, Thicker & Fuller Eyelashes

  1. Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is one of the most recommended oils for hair care, right? It infuses proteins & promotes hair growth. It leaves an oily film but is very effective for eyelashes growth.

How to use it?

Clean your eyelid before applying coconut oil. Use 1 teaspoon of cold-pressed coconut oil & apply using a cotton swab. Make sure that the oil does not enter your eyes. Just dip the cotton swab in the oil & apply it carefully on your upper & lower eyelashes before going to bed. Wash your eyes with plain water thoroughly in the morning.

  1. Castor Oil

Castor oil is very useful whether you want to prevent hair loss or maintain thicker eyelashes. The major component of castor oil is 90% presence of Ricinoleic acid. Overdosing castor oil may lead to the extreme dryness of eyelashes as well as hair matting. You better consult your dermatologist before trying this.

How to use it?

Clean your eyelid before applying castor oil. Use 1 teaspoon of cold-pressed castor oil & apply using a cotton swab. Make sure that the oil does not enter your eyes. Just dip the cotton swab in the oil & apply it carefully on your upper & lower eyelashes before going to bed. Wash your eyes with plain water thoroughly in the morning.

  1. Green Tea

Green Tea is enriched in EGCG polyphenol that promotes hair growth. Similarly, it can be a trusted source to promote eyelash growth too.

How to use it?

Dip one tea bag or 1 teaspoon green tea leaves in one cup of hot water. Let it sit for 5-10 minutes. You may either drink it warm or cool the tea & apply it on upper & lower eyelashes with a cotton swab. Drinking green tea twice a day is recommended.

  1. Vitamin E

Vitamin E is one of the most powerful antioxidants to reduce oxidative damage causing hair loss. Its major content is tocotrienol compounds that increase hair strands. Vitamin E is also available as tablets but you should not use it before consulting the doctor.

  1. Petroleum Jelly

Petroleum Jelly like Vaseline is a great moisturizer for the skin. Similarly, it works wonder for eyelash growth too.

How to use it?

Apply some Vaseline on a cotton swab. Roll the cotton swab gently on upper & lower eyelids. Apply it during the night & wash your eyes thoroughly in the morning.

  1. Shea Butter

Shea Butter has an abundance of Vitamin C, antioxidants & anti-inflammatory properties. It reduces radical damage & boosts collagen. It not only thickens your eyelashes but also enhances hair growth.

How to use it?

Take a small portion of Shea butter & rub it between your fingers until it melts. Apply it carefully to promote hair growth. Leave it overnight & wash in the morning.

  1. Olive Oil

Oleuropein, the phenolic compound of olive oil is the core ingredient that promotes hair growth. Most women apply a fine mixture of olive oil, avocado oil & coconut oil for longer & thicker hair. You can trust olive oil for eyelash growth too.

How to use it?

Apply 3-4 drops of olive oil on 1-2 cotton swabs & roll it gently on upper & lower eyelashes. Leave it applied for 5 to 10 minutes & wash your eyes thoroughly with lukewarm water.

  1. Eyelash Massage

The way, in which hair massage promotes hair growth, you can also massage your eyelashes for better hair growth. Gently massage your eyelashes with clean hands regularly.

  1. Biotin Supplement

Sometimes, biotin deficiency leads to hair loss, be it on scalp or eyelashes. Consult your doctor & get some biotin supplement prescribed.

Are Eyelash Growth Serums safer alternatives to natural remedies?

Needless to say, natural remedies are so far the best ways to treat eyelashes without harming them. Also, you cannot expect instant results from natural remedies but slow & gradual efforts will get you healthy & thicker eyelashes for sure.

Most people consult the doctor for eyelash growth serums to see faster results. It may pop a question in your mind – “Are such eyelash growth serums safe?” then let us make it clear for you.

Eyelash growth serums are safe to handle & use to grow eyelashes naturally in a few weeks only. You must do this only if you’ve consulted the doctor because dozens of eyelash growth serums with different active ingredients are available in the market.

The common active ingredient is Bimatoprost Ophthalmic Solution with 0.03% content. Careprost It is approved by the FDA. (Source: FDA)

Be careful while using eyelash serums because in rare cases, they might show minor to major side-effects. Also, you must carefully apply the eyelash growth solution to eyelashes & follow the instructions in the manual.

The Bottom Line

Please note that you’re still adorable with any kind of eyelash nature but it is always good to spend some time on self-care regime. And so, we would like you to pay attention to the little details before it is too late.