Growing out my eyelashes

Due to a mixture of stress and maybe a thyroid problem, in November- early December I’ve lost my eyelashes. It literally happened over night, one day i was fine the other, had nothing to put mascara on. Well not really nothing, still have some of my top ones but the bottom are gone.

Behold the evidence:


Now this is no stranger to me, since i was a child my hair, eyebrows and eyelashes fall out when im stressed – it is a condition called alopecia areata. Thankfully no one can notice, or so ive been told, when i have my makeup on. And no, fake eyelashes are not a solution for my everyday life.

Anyway, this is what ive bought to tackle the issue:

RapidLash Eyelash Enhancing Serum (€50)

A cult product for lash growth, been reading about it for ages on blogs and was amazed by the ‘before’ and ‘after’ pictures. Was a bit worried about the side-effects, apparently it can be irritant for some people, change the eye color (!?!) and promote a mild pigmentation on the lids. It should be used for approximately 8 weeks.

How to use: every night, apply RapidLash at the base of the eyelashes. Its very easy, just like applying liquid eyeliner (well minus the messy evidence)

So far i have been using it for 2 weeks and these are my preliminary thoughts:

a) no irritation, stinginess, redness or other nasty side-effects. Also my eyes are the same green/hazel they have ever been.

b) no growth whatsoever. Nope, my bottom lid is as bare as the dessert.

Talika Lipocils (€20)

The Lipocils was recommended by my eyebrow threading specialist, to grow my eyebrows. It is meant for lashes, but really cant see how this will work at all. The brush is so big and it appears drying, like there is nothing on it when you try to comb your lashes. When used on the eyebrows, i can tell that there is a gel-like texture on the wand.

Again i only used it for two weeks, only on my eyebrows. No massive difference yet.

Mavala Double Lash (€10)

This product i have been using all summer and im still using it daily in the morning time. To be honest i don’t even know why im using it still, no difference whatsoever on my lashes and this was in the times i had luscious, long lashes (ah…memories). Think its more a lash conditioner rather then ‘lash growth’ product. Im applying it in the morning before my mascara.

As a natural remedy, i have tried the castor oil every night on my lashes for a month or more (in Nov/December) but no luck. Usually this cure made the trick in the past, but this time nope.

Also ive started taking Perfectil and Silica supplements. Really cant do more then im doing, just pray for growth lol. Oh yeah, i could have a ZEN attitude!

Any lash growth remedies/products that i should now about? I would try anything!

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  1. Andreea
    January 29, 2012 / 1:44 pm

    Thank you, have to relax and have lots and lots of patience 🙂

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