Q: I burnt half of my eyelashes off on one eye from getting too close to a lighter and now I’m wondering how long it will take to grow back to its normal length bcoz at the moment my eyelashes are half the size they were.
Will Eyelashes Grow Back After Being Burned? Expert’s Answer is Here
Much like almost any hair on your body, eyelashes have a lifecycle. Look here what experts are saying about eyelashes growth.

If this has happened to u or anyone u know pls can u tell me how long it took for yours to grow back your eyelashes?

Expert Answer

People burning off and singing their eyelashes is a pretty common occurrence, so there is no need to panic.

Just make sure that aside from your lashes you do not suffer from any burns on your sensitive eye area.

If you’ve cleared yourself from that, then it’s time to take a seat back and let nature take its course.

What most people don’t know is that our lashes naturally fall off now and then just grow back naturally.

It is a normal and natural 3 step process. Eyelashes grow back in three stages namely:

  • Anagen Phase or the Growth Phase: Lasts about 45 days, during this which the hair cells are dividing rapidly and adding to the hair shaft.
  • Catagen phase or the Declination Phase: This phase lasts about three weeks and signals the end of the active growth of hair. The hair, in the case the eyelash, undergoes a process of being cut off from its blood supply and from the cells that produce new hair.
  • Telogen Phase or the Sheading Phase: Is when the hair becomes fully keratinized and dead in a sense that no more new cells are added to it. This phase is characterized by the falling off of hair which begins the resting phase of the hair follicle.

Here are a few tips that will aid the regrowth and rehabilitation of your burned hair. These tips will not only heal the burned lashes but also encourage their growth.

Healthy Eating

Healthy Eating

A healthy diet is essential for good health and nutrition.

Admittedly there are tons of products and cosmetics out there that promise to improve the growth of your lashes instantly. However, a healthy diet will never replace these products.

Sure these products promise to provide a more obvious difference in your lashes do not forget however, that the inside situation of your body will greatly affect the way you look on the outside.

So take care of your health so you can enjoy the beauty of your body for longer.

A proper diet jam-packed with the vitamins and nutrients listed in the paragraph below will ensure not only healthy lashes but a healthy body as well.

Vitamins and Hydration

Vitamins C, D, E, and H are extremely helpful in keeping your eyelashes looking full and healthy.

Vitamin C is a normal daily supplement but can also be found in fruits such as kiwi, oranges, and watermelons.

Vitamin C aids your body in its absorption of iron which is good for normal hair growth and for overall healthy hair.

Vitamin D reduces hair loss by strengthening your hair follicle. It can be found in fish, cheeses and even in fortified cereals.

Vitamin E, on the other hand, is already highly popular with those that want to keep looking young and beautiful.

Apparently, it even boosts hair growth. Lastly, Vitamin H can be found in mushrooms and whole grains.

Expert Answer
Vitamin H helps rebuild hair that is already dry and splitting, it revives your eyelashes to its healthy fullness.

Keeping your body hydrated at all times will also keep your lashes moisturized and healthy.


Another trick to having 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.

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Donna Fisher

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