They say the eyes are the windows to the soul. Whether that’s true or not, its undeniable that women love to enhance them (their eyelashes in particular) with a range of things from mascara through to false lashes. But what about having something more permanent? From tinting and curling to full on fakery, the options out there for achieving longer and thicker lashes are endless.

Before we launch into the best treatments and products for your lashes available in Cayman, let’s look at a few eyelash dos and don’ts:

Don’t go to bed with mascara on. Apart from the mess it’ll make, leaving it on can make your lashes become brittle.

Do moisturize your lashes. You can buy eyelash conditioners or use an oil like olive or sweet almond.

Don’t rub your eyes. This can cause infections from bacteria on your fingers, plus it might cause eyelashes to weaken and fall out.

Do buy good quality mascara. Mascara, especially waterproof, can dry out your lashes so it’s important to invest in one that’s moisturizing.

Eyelash tinting

Unfortunately, not all of us are blessed with thick black lashes. While a dark mascara is usually the go-to product, why not take some of the hassle out of your morning routine by having your eyelashes tinted instead? Many salons across Cayman offer this service which involves permanently dying the lashes a darker shade, making them appear fuller and longer.

Eyelash perming

Achieving curved lashes is usually a case of reaching for the eyelash curlers every morning. However, curlers can be very damaging to your lashes and weaken them over time. As an alternative, consider eyelash perming. This simple treatment involves a perming solution and micro curlers, with the effects lasting for several weeks. If you want to try it out, make sure you choose a professional company such as Eclipzse Hair and Beauty.

Eyelash Extensions

Eyelash extensions are one of the most popular treatments out there. Typically made from silk or synthetic hair, the extensions are attached along your lash line to make your natural lashes appear fuller and longer. From The Lash Bar to Rock Gorgeous Hair, there are plenty of places to try them out in Cayman.

False Eyelashes

If you’re not blessed with long lashes that make your eyes pop, a pair of false ones might just do the trick instead. The Velour Lashes range available at Le Visage in Camana Bay are widely touted as some of the best falsies you can buy. They’re made of ethically sourced mink hair and can be reused up to 25 times, making their $30 price tag a real bargain. There are many other fake lashes on the market too, including single lashes which add extra thickness to your natural ones. As tempting as it is to have fluttery eyelashes every day though, it’s best to only use false eyelashes for special occasions as they can damage the hair follicles over time.