In addition to the best serums, another tried and true DIY method is applying castor oil. "Castor oil is most commonly used as a natural treatment for thin or sparse eyelashes," says Dr. Joshua Zeichner, told InStyle.
"It is rich and fatty acid's and helps coat hair shaft themselves to enhance shine and make the hair itself look thicker. In addition, castor oil has antimicrobial properties. By reducing levels of east along the hair follicles, it can help reduce inflammation and subsequently allow hair follicles to function optimally."
To apply, soak a Q-tip in the oil and carefully apply it to your lash line and leave it for at least fifteen minutes if not overnight.
To compliment any natural DIY methods; you can layer on eyelash growth serum. Eyelash enhancing serums are popular because they’re pretty simple to apply. The best growth-boosting formulas are packed with conditioning peptides and fatty acids to stimulate and lash length. Here; we've rounded up the best serums that will help you get the long lashes of your dreams.
Talika Lipocils Platinum
This high-end serum combines a day and night formula for optimal lash regeneration. The night serum is designed to stimulate the lash’s active growth phase, multiplying lashes and strengthening them as they grow. While the day serum conditions your lashes and boasts anti-ageing properties. ($172.00; at mecca.com.au)
This serum is packed with botanical ingredients to help encourage eyelash growth, making your lashes fuller and stronger over time. ($36; at adroebeauty.com.au)
Shiseido Full Lash Serum
The potent formula uses a blend of nourishing peptides that won't irritate even the most sensitive skin types, and in just four weeks, all of your friends will be wondering whether your lashes are the real deal or Kardashian-esque extensions. ($60; at davidjones.com)
APOT.CARE Optilash Lash Enhancing Serum
This ophthalmologist-tested, non-irritating lash enhancing serum, uses a highly effective P226 polypeptide combined with a moisturising and nutriment-packed Optiwide complex to ensure rapid, even and lasting growth, deep conditioning and optimal protection of the lashes. ($68; at mecca.com.au)
Skin Physics Lash & Brow Magic Enhancing Treatment
Formulated with castor oil, organic clover and mung bean extracts for your optimum lash length. This multi-purpose serum can also be used on your eyebrows. ($60; at priceline.com.au)
Mirenesse 4D Secret Lash Evolution Serum
This serum boasts an increase in lash hair follicle lifespan by 50%. An anti-ageing lash growth serum that promotes healthy, full lashes and prevents breakage and fallout. ($120; at adorebeauty.com.au)
Revitalash Advanced Eyelash Conditioner
Revitalash Advanced is officially the Rolls Royce of lash conditioners. Not only does the serum grow ultra-lush length as it promises, but nourishing ingredients like green tea, ginseng, and biotin also shield your lashes from external irritants to keep them from breaking. (from $80; at nordstrom.com)
This article originally appeared on InStyle.