Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Eyelash Conditioning Experiment w/ Petroleum Jelly (Vaseline)

For about a month now I've been putting Petroleum Jelly (Vaseline) on my eyelashes before going to bed in hopes that it would help condition them, thus preventing eyelash loss and promoting eyelash growth. Numerous blogs I've been reading have said they do this to get their lashes to look as good as they do and I wanted to test this out for myself. After a couple weeks I thought I noticed a difference in how my lashes were looking. However, looking at before and after pictures there really isn't that much of a noticeable difference that would convince me to continue this nightly ritual.
Please disregard the residue makeup in the above pic

All-in-all I do believe my eyelashes are microscopically longer, but not fuller or thicker...yet. I think I see some baby lashes starting to grow so I might just have to continue this for a bit longer (though I don't have high hopes that this will make enough of a difference to matter to me). Additionally, I have not seen as many lashes falling out as I did prior to Vaseline use. I'm implore you all to give this a try and see if it works for you. I think its a good idea, but not something I'd recommend if you want dramatic results.

31 comments:

  1. i think they do look alot healthier, but i wish it made them longer and thicker quickly :( lol x

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  2. i put vaseline on my lashes last night!
    i do see a difference in your lashes, i think they look more feathery and healthier !

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  3. I think I can see a difference in your photos. I keep meaning to try this trick. Must start tonight and see if I see a change.

    Ex

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  4. they do look healthier..it looks like u have more lashes than before...i might try this on my lashes too =)

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  5. I see a difference!!! You know I use baby oil gel as an eye makeup remover before I wash my face (it works better than MAC rinse off oil for the liquidlast liner) and I noticed a difference in my lashes so I def believe that the Vaseline is working. you have gorgeous color eyes!!!

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  6. I do think they look alot healthier and fluttery in the after photograph. xx

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  7. How wonderflu itd be if this did work well!! Vaseline is like $3 for a tub and I paid close to $50 for some eyelash serum and it didnt work!! All that wasted money!! :P Thanks for this review though x

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    1. jees!!! almost $47 wasted!

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  8. MUAer suggestion--Try using something else to condition your lashes b/c petroleum jelly isn't known for helping hair/lash growth at all...I suggest something as cheap as castor oil or a teeny bit more expensive oil like coconut/jojoba/olive oils! All of these oils are known to condition and yet encourage hair growth while vaseline's mineral oil molecules are just coating your lashes, but not really hydrating them well!So try this experiment w/a diff oil and I'm sure you'll see results! I hope this helps and you have a stunning eye color!

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  9. When I was younger (13 or so) my nan told me about doing this, I put it on every night for quite a while and I swear that's why my lashes are really thick and long today, even if they do fall out regularly, I still like to believe this was the reason. :) I think if you keep it up, you'll notice a difference.

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  10. vaseline?....I don't think so,but you never know.i really think it just coats and protects but won't do much more than that....Try some oil- almont,olive...whatever....The only thing i don't like about oils is that it gets in your eyes no matter how you apply it.That can mess with my contacts!!!! BAD!
    But, i've noticed my eye balm helps my lashes A LOT! i didnt even expect it...I apply the balm (Medobalm) all over my eye,lashes,everywhere and it helps....

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  11. @Anonymous and Katya - Thank you for your suggestions! I'll have to check them out. I appreciate you taking the time and leaving me your comments! I really want fuller lashes...not longer though, so as long as I have something to prevent them from falling out as much I think that would be the most helpful.

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  12. Cheryl--I can't believe you put Vaseline on your eyes!!! It's a petroleum-based product and not good for your skin to absorb! I use Revitalash and got longer, even curlier lashes in about 8-9 weeks. If you want long lashes, you need to use a product that'll encourage lash-growth and prevent lashes from falling out. That's exacatly what Revitalash does. I've turned so mnay friends on to this product and now they all have stunning lashes!!! Give it a try--and let us know how you like it.

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  13. @Alexandra - I was testing out a rumor/myth I heard that people have been raving about Vaseline on the lashes. And it didn't really work for me so I wanted to show that. I'll definitely have to pick up Revitalash and show my readers something that REALLY works! I've heard good things about it

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  14. Here is what i can share. Hope this helps. At first I really noticed how my bestfriend's eyelashes enhanced naturally. I really wondered why her lashes were becoming fuller and thicker. I kept asking her what she did on her lashes and always answers me "secret". I was asking her almost everyday and one day finally told me the she has been using revitalash eyelash conditioner. I drag her to the mall and bought one for myself. One thing I can say is, it's amazing. I'm sticking to this brand forever.

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  15. WOw! it seems many of us are using and have been noticing how amazing revitalash is. Just like alexandra I'm using their eyelash conditioner. I've been applying it to my lashes for about year now. Since then, I got compliments all the time. It really made a big noticeable difference to my face. I'm definitely not switching to a different brand

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  16. I only tried Revitalash for my eyelashes, never had regrets since the 1st day. I noticed how my lashes enhanced naturally. Looking fuller and darker after 5-6 weeks of use. One thing, I never felt any itchiness and irritations. So, I don't have plans to switch to another brand. I am loving Revitalash.

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  17. I too am using Revitalash!! I'm on my 5th month now! and I'm only using it for maintenance. And I have fuller, thicker lashes from almost nothing! Revitalash is really amazing!!!

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  18. I agree with you Naomi!!! Revitalash is really amazing! The changes it made to my lashes are awesome! And none of those nasty side effects!!

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  19. I am with you guys on Revitalash!!! It really is amazing how it make our lashes look fabulous!! I can't ask for anything more.

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  20. I have been using Revitalash for 3 weeks now and i have seen the results. My eyelashes are longer, curly in the end and darker. I don't need to put on mascara anymore.

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  21. I have been using Revitalash for 3 weeks now and i have seen the results. My eyelashes are longer, curly in the end and darker. I don't need to put on mascara anymore.

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  22. Happy with my lashes now, they are longer, darker and fuller! I just love them.

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  23. I use Revitalash everyday and I am happy with the results. I won't stop using it until I get my desired eyelash length.

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  24. Revitalash totally rocks! It works for me and my mom, so I really recommend to all of you.

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  25. My family has been using Revitalah for a long time now, and all 3 of us are very happy with the results that we are getting.

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  26. Maximumlash really works, I have been using it for only 3 weeks and I have seen wonderful results already.

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  27. Amazingly I used Maximumlash for only 2 weeks and my eye lashes are longer and darker and I love it.

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  28. my mother used maximumlash and I really saw how her eyelashes grew longer, so I tried it myself and now im in my first month of using Maximumlash and I am pretty happy with the results.

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  29. Hi there, just bought maximumlash at wallgreen.com and was very happy to know for the pomo they had. I was able to get a $10 rebate check. As instructed, I faxed to them my receipt. oh by the way fax no. is
    866-466-7909.

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  30. Vaseline only moisturize your eyelashes and it helps your eyelashes pretty indirectly. Use LATISSE.. this is the only FDA approved stuff tht grows your lashes.. and it really works... -skipper squadra

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