Real or Falsies – 10 Lash Facts You Need To Know

At Glow For It, we’re all about keeping it real which is why this month we’re going to bust some myths and reveal eye-opening truths about everything to do with lashes.

1.You can’t use lash serum with contact lenses.

FALSE! This myth may have stemmed from the fact that contacts can absorb lash serum. This can then prevent the product from fully absorbing at the lash root and would ultimately affect your lash growth results. However, this does not mean that people who wear contacts cannot use lash serum. As long as you remove your contacts before, you can still apply our serum and see amazing results.

2. You will only see results if you already have long lashes.

FALSE! What would be the point in that? At Glow For It, our goal is to help as many people grow their lashes and confidence so that they can look and feel good. In fact, we have now helped over 30,000 customers to grow their dream lashes!

We love hearing about your growth journeys and have been touched and overjoyed to hear that we have helped some incredible people who are recovering from chemo to grow their lashes after losing them due to this treatment. We have also had customers who suffer from trichotillomania [READ MORE: Our customers trichotillomania journey] contact us to let us know that our lash serum has helped to grow their lashes back where they previously had bald patches.

This just goes to show that it doesn’t matter whether you have long lashes, short lashes or no lashes – as long as the hair follicle is still alive, Glow For It Lash Serum can reactivate the follicle and stimulate growth for longer, fuller, thicker eyelashes.

3. Glow For It Lash Serum uses natural ingredients and not harmful chemicals.

TRUE! We can’t speak for all lash serums, but our Glow For It Lash Growth Serum is packed full of nutritious, natural ingredients such as…

  • Pumpkin Seed Extract: Pumpkin Seeds are a superfood with many health benefits. They are packed with fatty acids, antioxidants, iron, zinc, magnesium and vitamin B2. 
  • Panax Ginseng: Ginseng contains two significant compounds: ginsenosides and gintonin. These compounds complement one another to provide strengthening qualities. 
  • Swertia Japonica Extract: Extracted from the Swertia Japonica plant, it contains high concentrations of natural flavonoids and antioxidants. 
  • Acorus Calamus Root: Calamus Root is widely known for its ability to strengthen hair follicles, and condition the follicle roots. 

 

4. You have to use lash serum every day.

TRUE! In order to see results, you should use Glow For It Lash Serum every day. Then, once you are happy with your new long, luscious lash length, you can begin to reduce how often you use lash serum to 2-3 times a week. This will ensure your lashes keep getting the nutrients they need to remain lovely and long.

5. Lash serum will cause eyesight damage.

FALSE! Or at least it’s false for Glow For It Lash Serum! Many other lash serums on the market contain a drug which was originally used to cure glaucoma. This drug is called prostaglandin analogues. When using this drug to treat glaucoma, it had the side effect of lash growth. But…this was not the only side effect! This drug was later found to cause orbital fat loss, pigmentation, discolouration and eyesight damage. This is why, at Glow For It, we do not use any prostaglandin analogues in our formula, and instead we use natural ingredients.

Top Tip: Make sure to always read the label on any growth serum to check for prostaglandin analogues in any form.

6. If you stop using lash serum your eyelashes will fall out.

FALSE! Whoever, told you that doesn’t want you to have gorgeous, luscious lashes… 

Each eyelash goes through a lifecycle (which you can read more about here: [Lash Growth Cycle]). The full cycle can take anywhere from three to 11 months to complete. Glow For It Lash Serum works by providing your lashes with the nutrients to stay in the growth and resting phases of the cycle for longer, which helps present the transition phase (also known as the fall out stage!). 

If you stop using our lash serum your lashes won’t suddenly all fall out! They will simply return to their natural lash lifecycle. Lash loss is inevitable, and you naturally lose 1-5 eyelashes a day. This is not increased if you stop using our lash serum. 

However, if you stop using Glow For It Lash Serum, your eyelashes will no longer be receiving the great nutrients and vitamins contained in our formula. Similarly to if you stopped washing your hair with conditioner - if you stop using lash serum then your eyelashes will no longer be as moisturised and look as luscious as when you were using the serum. This does not mean your hair will instantly fall out!

7. Lash serum is a big commitment and a hassle to apply.

TRUE/FALSE… Using lash serum does require commitment as, in order to see results, you need to be using the serum daily for a minimum of twelve weeks. But it is not a hassle to apply, as it is as simple as a swipe which only takes five seconds.

Top Tip: Apply Glow For It Lash Serum as part of your night-time routine so you never forget to put it on.

8. Lash serum can cure trichotillomania.

FALSE. Although we wish we could, we cannot cure trichotillomania as this is a mental health condition which requires professional help. However, Glow For It Lash Serum can help people who suffer from trichotillomania that are trying to grow their natural lashes back.

9. You can use Glow For It Lash Serum with eyelash extensions.

TRUE! Yes, you read that right. You can use Glow For It Lash Serum while you have lash extensions. But, always check with your lash technician first! 

Many of our customers use our serum while wearing extensions to help repair and regrow damaged lashes. Using Glow For It Lash Serum can also help lash extensions to last longer as it strengthens your natural lashes so that you won’t see as much breakage. 

Almost all eyelash extensions use cyanoacrylate-based adhesives, which can have a drying effect on your natural lashes leading to healthy growth becoming inhibited. This is why many lash artists recommend using Glow For It Lash Serum with your eyelash extensions to help restore moisture and keep your own lashes healthy.

So, the simple answer is YES! However, you must always check with your lash technician first to ensure the serum is compatible with the adhesive they use. 

 

10. You will see results quickly.

TRUE/FALSE… Many of our customers see results in as little as 14 days! However, like all hair growth, it takes time and patience. We also have customers who don’t begin to see results until the second month of their lash growth journey, and some can take even longer. It all depends on what stage of the lash lifecycle your eyelashes were in when you began using the serum. This is why we recommend you use our Glow For It Lash Serum for at least 12 weeks in order to see noticeable results.

Top Tip: Stick with it! A habit becomes a routine which becomes a change for a lifetime. When you start to see results it will all be worth it. We believe in you - Just Glow For It!

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