Hair loss can effect your confidence in every way imaginable. You often think the worst of yourself, lose all hope and become paranoid about your appearance, causing a seemingly endless cycle of stress. Whether you have lost your hair through treatments, stress, alopecia, trichotillomania or another mean, it has often been said that there is little, if anything, that you can do to help the hairs grow through faster. It has always been a case of simply waiting for the hair to grow back in its own time. However, this is not necessarily the case. There are steps that you can take to help boost hair growth and strength, and RapidLash is a step I never hesitate to recommend.
Discovering the product a few years ago, not long after its launch in 2010, this revolutionary little serum was one of the first of its kind. It's jam-packed full of vitamins and minerals to help nourish the hair and improve its appearance, amino acids (the building blocks of protein which your hair is made up of) to help strengthen the hair and prevent breakage, and polypeptides (the chemical bonds which help form a protein); its essentially a load of goodness which is going to strengthen your hair's natural structures.
Sciency bit over, this serum comes in a few different forms, including brow and mascara wands and a pump version for their RapidHair range (for use on the scalp), but I always go for the classic applicator style of the Eyelash Enhancing Serum, seen in the photo below. The handy pen-type nib means that its perfect for those with hair loss as it can glide onto bare eyelids or brow bones; there is no need for hairs to grab onto, like the mascara wands demand. Therefore, you're almost getting a 2-in-1 product, as this will help boost your lashes and your brows- handy for someone who lacks both, such as myself!
RapidLash claim that using this product once or twice a day can increase your lash-length by up to 50%. I can honestly vouch for this, and have personally experienced the boost this gives your lashes. It's a clear formula that can be left on overnight. I tend not to use it in the mornings as it provides a transparent coat which can peel off or smudge your make-up; not great if you're trying to cover up the bald patches! Because of film, make sure you cleanse well or even use a gentle exfoliant in the morning before you apply your makeup. It may seem tricky remembering to apply it every night, but it's actually so easy to incorporate into your existing skincare routine- it'll become second-nature after a while!
While this product does work wonders, you do have to be patient. After 3 or 4 weeks use, you should start to see a real difference. It doesn't technically encourage growth outright (although I swear it does...maybe it's in my mind); instead it simply ensures that when the lashes do eventually come through, they will be stronger and less prone to breaking or falling out, giving them more of a chance to grow longer and fuller. Because of this, you will have to wait until your lashes/brows do come through until you see a huge change, but when they do, I have found my lashes are back to normal within 1-2 weeks. It's honestly that quick! Below is the difference it made to my eyebrows in 5 weeks (bearing in mind that I had pulled them out a bit within this time).
Instead of waiting around 8-10 weeks for your lashes to come through, by using RapidLash you could easily get this time down to 6 weeks. Just apply the serum religiously, try not to pull the hairs out, and I promise you will see a difference. It's nice knowing that there is something you can do about getting those hairs through faster and stronger, and if there's one product I would recommend to all hair loss sufferers, without a doubt it would be this RapidLash serum. You can find this product in Boots or online, and retails at £39.99 (but is much cheaper if you shop around on t'internet).
What tricks do you use to grow your hair faster? Are you a lover of RapidLash?