If someone trying to grow longer eyelashes lashes naturally, there are some science-backed home remedies that may work for you.Castor Oil
Ricinoleic acid is the major component of castor oil and makes up about 90% of it. This acid has shown potential in helping with hair loss. Thus, it may also be an alternative option for maintaining the thickness of your lashes.
How to apply
You will need 1 teaspoon of cold-pressed castor oil and a few cotton swabs. Before applying castor oil, cleanse your eyelashes thoroughly with water and pat them dry with a mild cleanser.
Dip the cotton swab in cold-pressed castor oil and apply it along your upper and lower lash lines. Avoid getting the oil into your eyes. Keep the oil on overnight and wash it off the next morning.Coconut Oil
Coconut oil is used for hair care due to its penetrating effect, which helps prevent the loss of hair proteins. Hence, it may also be used to treat thinning and damaged eyelashes and aid their regrowth.
However, be careful while using coconut oil as it may leave an oily film on your lashes that weighs them down.
How to apply
You will need 1 teaspoon of cold-pressed coconut oil and a bunch of cotton swabs. Before applying the oil, cleanse your lashes with mild soap and water before patting them dry.
Dip a cotton swab in coconut oil and apply it along your upper and lower lash lines. Avoid getting the oil into your eyes. Leave the oil on overnight. Rinse it off the following morning.Green Tea
Green tea is a rich source of a polyphenol called epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), which can help promote hair growth. Hence, it may also help in aiding the growth of your lashes.
You will need 1 teaspoon of green tea leaves (or 1 tea bag) and 1 cup of hot water. Mix the two ingredients and steep for 5-10 minutes. Strain the liquid and drink it warm.
You can also cool the tea and apply it topically to your upper and lower lash lines using a cotton swab. Drink the tea twice a day and use it topically once daily.