Do Eyelashes Grow Back After They Fall Out?


Q: I have just removed some fake eyelashes that were adhered directly to my own eyelashes. With them came a lot of my own. Heard lot about eyelash growth products, enhancers, conditioners, so would they help to grow eyelashes back?
Expert Answer

According to Dr. Susan Blakeney, a clinical advisor to the College of Optometrists, “Much like other hair, eyelashes naturally fall out once they have finished their own life cycle,” Hence the main reason that your lashes fall out is because your body is making way for newer and healthier lashes. Now this may seem like alarming information but it is completely natural. Falling eyelashes are just a sign of your body doing what it does naturally.

How Soon Do Eyelashes Grow Back?

Do Eyelashes Grow Back After They Fall Out?

If you notice a couple of lashes on your cheeks, there is absolutely no need to panic. This is all part of the natural growth process that your lashes go through. Your lashes, though it isn’t obvious, replaces itself with brand new healthy lashes through a three phase cycle. The first cycle is the Anagen phase and it is also called the growth phase. Next comes the Catagen or the transition phase. Lastly the process of Telogen takes place. This is also aptly called the resting phase because this is the part where your lashes will naturally start to fall out.

Do Eyelashes Grow Back With an Eyelash Enhancer?

Eyelash enhancers do admittedly have their side effects but if you make informed decisions in picking out the eyelash enhancer for you then it may just work. Eyelash enhancers are over the counter beauty products that come in a cream, gel or serum form. They usually come in small tubes and are applied to the eyelashes twice a day in order to promote growth in the lashes making them full and long. These products have components and vitamins that keep the eyelashes healthy. Pro-vitamin B5 and humectants are examples of these components. Dr. David Colbert, a dermatologist with a practice in the Flatiron district has been quoted to say that “It’s really about conditioning and giving the lash T.L.C.,” Dr. Colbert said. “If you moisturize anything, it’s going to look better.”

Are Fake Eyelashes Worth it?

False eyelashes are basically artificial lashes made out of human or synthetic hair that are glued to the eyelash area. Women use fake lashes to have fuller and thicker eyelashes. Eyelashes are used to have the look of thicker eyelashes instantly without the hassle of applying serums every day. There are a lot of different kinds of false eyelashes. The most basic and the most common kinds are Individual Eyelashes or Flared Eyelashes and Strip Fake Eyelashes.

Fake eyelashes are extremely advisable to women who have incredibly short lashes. The negative side effects could include an allergic reaction to the glue used to attach the lashes and also, in case of eyelash extensions, when the lashes are applied incorrectly. But as long as you do the proper patch tests and ensure that you only have a licensed esthetician perform this procedure on you, then you’ll be home free.

Usabality of Eyelash Conditioners or Eyelash Enhancers

As was already discussed, eyelash enhancers could very well work to your advantage as long as you ensure that you make informed decisions in picking out the product. Reading reviews and reading up on ingredients will be of help.

Another trick to have full lashes would be to apply castor oil, coconut oil or petroleum jelly to your eye lashes before sleeping and just rinsing the conditioning treatment in the morning. You have the option of either applying it using a clean mascara wand or a cotton ball, either one works as well as the other. Results will start to show in two to three months.

It is a sad and kind of scary reality that our lashes grow out and fall off one by one. However this doesn’t mean we can’t do absolutely anything about it. With the technology nowadays, our options are endless!

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Published Date
November 01, 2013
Last Updated
December 6, 2013

About Andrea Moore
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Andrea Moore, a post-graduate in English literature, is a writer and beauty researcher. She is specialized in eye and lip care. She is contributing to ConsumerHealthDigest.com since Jun 2011.

2 comments

  • Yes, all hair grows back and replaces itself, the only thing you should keep in mind is that never go for laser surgery where they zap and scar the place it grows from, that is why hair normally will not grow on a scar… It’s just like if you burned your eyelashes it takes about a month and a half tops for it to be full length again. If plucking out the lash was enough to stop it from growing back, women wouldn’t have to pluck and wax they’re eyebrows, lips, etc. over and over.

  • Yes, they will grow back eventually, but it takes some time. So, when you are taking off your makeup, try to be gentle because it might help to keep your eyelashes stay in place. I’d also recommended using different eyelash conditioners or even olive oil on your eyelashes every night after taking off your makeup to strengthen them and prevent them from falling out.