Contrary to popular belief, applying Vaseline petroleum jelly to your eyelashes won't help them grow faster, nor will it help you get thicker lashes. However, applying Vaseline to your lashes and lash line may have some benefits.
What is Vaseline?
Vaseline is a brand of petroleum jelly, usually used directly on the skin to help moisturize and heal. It's an excellent product for sensitive skin, as it generally doesn't cause any skin problems.
Although predominately used for things like dry skin care, petroleum jelly is now used for various other reasons, including on lashes.
Benefits of using petroleum jelly on eyelashes
Although putting petroleum jelly on your eyelashes won't promote hair growth directly, it may help to keep your eyelashes looking healthier. This is because the Vaseline applied to the lashes will lock in moisture and prevent breakage. It's a great option if you have brittle lashes from using lash extensions or false lashes.
Many people think that leaving petroleum jelly on your lashes overnight will give you longer lashes or promote lash growth, but in most cases, it's simply stopping your lashes from breaking or giving you the illusion of thicker lashes.
How should you apply Vaseline on your eyelashes?
If you want to use Vaseline on your eyelashes to protect them, you can use a cotton swab to apply it to your hair follicles and lash line gently.
You can also use a clean mascara wand to apply the Vaseline evenly and not so thickly.
Cons of using Vaseline on your eyelashes
Firstly, Vaseline doesn't help your eyelashes grow. So, if this is why you're applying it to your lashes, you're wasting your time. You should use a lash serum instead.
Vaseline can also be difficult to apply uniformly. Since it's pretty thick, you may end up with clumps of it on your lashes, making it uncomfortable and noticeable whenever you blink.
How to get longer lashes
If you want an eyelash growth solution, a lash serum designed for this is your best bet. BeautyGARDE's Damage Control Lash & Brow Fortifier helps to lengthen and promote more dense growth at your lash line.
Not only will your lashes grow longer, but they'll be thicker. Longer and thicker eyelashes mean you no longer need to use damaging extensions and can rock your natural lashes.
Inexpensive eyelash grooming by BeautyGARDE
BeautyGARDE offers products to help your eyelashes grow longer and healthier.
Lash & Brow Shampoo: This makeup remover removes even the heaviest eye makeup delicately and helps prevent lashes from falling out whenever you need to remove your mascara.
Damage Control Lash & Brow Fortifier: This serum helps to lengthen your eyelashes and encourage more dense growth at the lash line. You can also use it on your eyebrows!
Launch Vitamin Tincture: For that extra boost of vitamins to encourage healthier hair growth, take this tincture once a day to get a nice dose of biotin, collagen, and horsetail.
Why do eyelashes get damaged?
There are several reasons why you may notice lash breakage or your eyelashes fall out, including:
Sleeping with your makeup on
Rubbing your eyes too vigorously
Using eyelash extensions or false eyelashes
Curling your lashes after putting mascara on
Using expired makeup
Using heated eyelash curlers
Tinting your eyelashes
Wearing waterproof mascara every day
Using someone else's mascara
Tips on how to grow eyelashes naturally at home
To help your eyelashes grow longer and fuller naturally, here are a few tips:
Use an eyelash growth serum and apply it to both your upper lashes and lower lash line. Many serums not only encourage growth but also help strengthen lashes.
Don't use fake eyelashes or lash extensions—these are some of the biggest culprits of eyelash damage and can even cause permanent damage.
Curl your lashes before putting mascara on. Eyelash curlers can get stuck to the mascara, resulting in some lashes being pulled out.
Don't use any heat on your lashes. It's no secret that heat severely damages hair, so avoid this at all costs.
Take a break from using too much eye makeup, especially mascara. The more you leave your lashes alone, the more time they'll have to grow back healthier and fuller.
Always remove your mascara before going to bed. If you sleep with mascara on, your eyelashes will be stiff and can easily break while you're sleeping and rolling around in bed.
Do eyelashes grow back?
Yes, eyelashes grow back unless you've permanently damaged the hair follicles on your lash line. It's natural for your lashes to fall out now and again—just like the hair on your head.
How long does it take for eyelashes to grow back?
It depends on how the lash fell out. The lash may take around six weeks to grow fully if it naturally came out. However, if the lashes were pulled out (whether on purpose or by accident), they would take much longer to complete the growth phase.
Does castor oil grow eyelashes?
No evidence exists that castor oil helps your eyelashes grow longer or fuller. However, applying castor oil to your lashes may give the illusion that they're thicker and darker.