Grab a cup of tea and receive these tips for longer lashes and fuller brows.
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Most of us see a woman who has long lashes and thick eyebrows and think, she's blessed.

I have naturally thin eyebrows, but since starting my new vegetarian lifestyle, I am happy to see that my lashes are growing longer and my brows are thicker than ever. You too, can achieve these results - without the eyebrow pencil and lash extensions.

1. Replace your pro-growth mascara

While many of us pay close attention to our hair products, some of us have no clue what is actually in our mascara. We tend to want to buy expensive cosmetics because they convince us that they can get the job done, but do not let marketing claims fool you. Replace your growth serums with 100% pure castor oil. To apply the castor oil, soak a cotton swab in the oil and apply it to a freshly cleansed face. You may also dip a clean mascara brush into the castor oil and apply it to your lashes and brows that way. The next morning, remove the oil with a makeup remover, wash your face and apply makeup as usual.

2. Eat your fruits and vegetables

Ever since I became vegetarian, I noticed my lashes growing fuller, my brows becoming thicker and my hair gaining more shine and growth. This is because I am eating larger quantities of raw vegetables and fruits. Unfortunately, these days some fruits and vegetables do not contain as many natural vitamins as they once did because most farmers are harvesting produce more quickly so that they look good on supermarket shelves. It is important to purchase local fruits and vegetables from or take supplements to ensure you are reaching your daily nutrition.

3.  Try onion juice

Yes, onions smell terrible and make us cry. But did you know that they are amazingly beneficial in supporting the growth of brows and hair? Onion juice contains catalase, which can work to reduce the buildup of hydrogen peroxide in our hair. Hydrogen peroxide can cause hair loss as well as graying. Throw one onion into your blender until it becomes a fine juice consistency and use a cotton ball to apply the juice onto your brows every night before bed. Note: do not apply onion juice it to your lashes as this can result in a burning sensation in your eyes.

4. Just let the eyebrows grow

Getting your eyebrows threaded too much damages the hair follicles over time. Therefore, it makes it more difficult for us to increase the volume of our eyebrows. This is why I did not really experience much growth on my brows. Use a makeup remover every night to completely get rid of any leftover residue after washing your face. This will ensure the follicles in your brow area are not clogged, improving room for growth.

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