Now that you’ve picked a date, found your dream lehenga and almost finalised your bridal look, let’s talk about your eyebrows and those lashes. Well, there is a lot of truth in the cliché, that your brows frame and define the rest of your face. So on your wedding day, it’s normal to want your brows (and the rest of your makeup) to look the best. And as for the lashes, thick, fluttery, and long is one thing that every bride would want on her D-day. Why else is mascara such a must for all of us?
That being said, yes, you can fill in your eyebrows with makeup and use false lashes. But let’s face it, the charm of having naturally long lashes and fuller brows is undeniable. Period. And hence, we’ve curated a list of some home remedies that every bride-to-be must incorporate into her daily skincare regime. They will work wonders, if you do these consistently, trust us!
Yes ladies, you needn’t spend your money on expensive hair growth serums and treatments. All you gotta do is follow these home remedies and say hello to thicker eyebrows!
But before you do that, you have to take care of certain things. Make sure you leave your brows to grow out and only pluck, thread or wax them when you really need it. Steer clear of too many creams as chemicals can harm your brow hair. Keeping yourself hydrated and eating right is something that’s essential too. So, let’s get started!
As easy as it may sound, massaging your eyebrows with coconut oil, castor oil or almond oil is one of the best-known remedies to get fuller eyebrows. Massaging with oil in circular motions will improve your blood circulation, which also increases your hair growth.
Method: Take a few drops of any of the mentioned oils on your fingertip and massage your eyebrows in a circular motion. Keep it overnight and rinse it off in the morning. Include this in your nighttime skincare routine till you’re ready to say ‘I do’ and voila!
Rich in sulfur, antioxidants and minerals, onion juice strengthens your hair follicles, which ultimately aid your hair growth.
Method: Chop onion, put it in the blender and make a paste out of it. Now strain the paste to get the juice. Then use a Q-tip to apply it on the eyebrows. Wipe it with a cotton ball soaked in lemon juice an hour later. Do this treatment every alternate day in the run-up to your wedding for the best results.
Fenugreek is known to make your hair stronger and healthier in general. Rich in proteins and Vitamin B3, fenugreek seeds help in rebuilding hair follicles and also work efficiently in treating problems related to sensitive scalp.
Method: Soak some fenugreek seeds in water overnight, and grind them into a fine paste. Apply that paste to your eyebrows. Rinse it off with warm water after 30-45 minutes. Repeat this one twice or thrice a week for great results.
Egg yolks are infused with the goodness of proteins, which makes it an obvious home remedy for thicker eyebrows.
Method: Separate the egg yolk from the white and beat the yolk till the consistency is smooth. Now, apply it on your brows using a Q-tip or a brush. Keep it on for 20 minutes and rinse it off with water. Do this twice a week to get the eyebrows of your dreams on your D-day!
Believe it or not, petroleum jelly will work like magic on your brows. It will condition your brow area and help keep your skin moisturised.
Method: Just apply the petroleum jelly on your eyebrows and leave it overnight. Rinse it with tepid water in the morning. You can use it daily, however, avoid if your skin is prone to acne as the petroleum jelly is high in oil content. ‘Coz you wouldn’t wanna take any chances before your special day, right!?
The benefits of fresh aloe vera gel aren’t unknown, right!? It will open up the follicular pores, thus encouraging the growth of your eyebrow hair.
Method: Peel off the outer leaf of the aloe vera plant and scoop the gel out. Massage it on your brows until it gets absorbed. You can do this treatment daily as it’s non-sticky and won’t harm your skin.
What better than flaunting those natural fluttery lashes on your wedding day. Try these fuss-free home remedies and tada, you have yourself envy-worthy lashes.
Shea butter contains Vitamin A and E, and it enhances the growth of your eyelashes by nourishing the hair follicles.
Method: Apply shea butter on your fingertips and massage it gently on to the lashes before going to bed. Rinse off your eyes in the morning. Do it daily and trust us, your lashes will grow stronger and thicker.
If you thought that green tea is just beneficial for weight loss, think again. It is loaded with antioxidants that restore the growth of lash hair, making them dense and long.
Method: Simply brew your green tea and leave some of it to cool down. Apply it on your eyelashes with a cotton pad or a Q-tip. Leave it for 15-20 minutes and rinse it off. Repeat it daily for a month and see the difference yourself!
Vitamin E is known to stimulate hair growth and improve blood circulation, which results in reviving weak lashes and aid in the growth of new ones.
Method: Take a Vitamin E capsule and puncture it. Apply the oil using a Q-tip on your lashes. Leave this on overnight and wash it off the next morning. You can do this one daily.
Another hair growth stimulant, castor oil is naturally rich in fatty acids and help nourish your hair.
Method: Apply castor oil carefully onto your lash line (keeping away from the eyes) with a Q-tip and a clean mascara wand. Apply it daily before going to bed and rinse it off the next morning. Follow this ritual daily and notice a dramatic change in the volume of your lashes in just a few weeks.
Yep, you read that right! Brushing your eyelids off with an eyelash brush is one of the most important and easiest home remedies to get longer lashes. Brushing them helps you get rid of the dirt in your lashes and also distribute the natural oils along the length which makes them strong.
Method: Take an eyelash brush and brush off your lashes starting from the root in an upward stroke. Do it every night before you go to sleep or even twice a day.
So brides-to-be, which one are you trying first?
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