Why Eyelashes Fall Out – and How to Stop it

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For many, eyelashes are an important part of their overall beauty regime. People have many concerns when it comes to their lashes and wants them to be as thick, long and luscious as possible.

There are many questions raised on the internet every day about how to best take care of your lashes? What will happen if I pull out a lash from the root? How can I make my lashes grow faster and thicker? And do lashes that have come out grow back?

Keeping your lashes in tip-top condition is easier than you may think and many of the questions of concern are simple enough to answer. So read on to discover everything you need to know about your eyelashes and how you can take the best care of them in no time at all.


Do eyelashes grow back if pulled out from root?

This is possibly the biggest concern of every beauty conscious woman (and man.) When using false lashes, the root can easily be pulled out at the root when removing them. The good news is that your lashes will grow back just fine. The bad news is that it can take months for a forcibly removed hair follicle to resume growing.

If a lash is pulled out at the root too often, it can cause the hair to stop growing completely. This can be seen with overplucked eyebrows. For the first 5 or 6 plucking sessions, the hairs will grow back quickly and in their original condition. However, chronic plucking leads to the hairs miniaturizing and eventually turning dormant permanently.

How Fast Do Eyelashes Grow Back?

The speed at which your lashes will return all depends on your genetic makeup, diet and nutrition and hormone levels. The average lash will grow back from anywhere between 1 to 6 months. The average starting phase is at 6 weeks, while 99% of people will see growth by the 8th week.

It is important to remember that hair grows in cycles going from a dormant, or resting phase to an active growth phase. Once a hair has reached maturity and the cycle is complete the lash will fall out and the follicle will reset. This is true for all body hair and is why it’s perfectly normal to see hairs in your hairbrush.

How to Grow Eyelashes Back Faster.

If you are looking to increase the speed of growth for your lashes, there are a few things you can do. Diet and nutrition are key when it comes to hair growth. Ensuring you are getting all the correct amino acids, proteins and vitamins can help your lashes grow thick and strong.

Over the counter conditioning treatments can help prevent your lashes from becoming weak and brittle thus allowing them to grow faster and without damage.

If you have tried these and they do not work for you, you can go to your doctor and be prescribed with Latisse. Latisse is the first and only FDA-approved lash treatment to help with growth. It is especially good for thin or sparse lashes and helps increase length too. It is important to note that this a prescription only treatment and there are potential side effects such as darkening of the colored part of the eye.

How to Take Care of your lashes.

Just like the hair on your head, for best results, you should treat your lashes with care. For women, you should always make sure you remove eyeliner and mascara before sleeping. To remove makeup for the lash line use a gentle, PH balanced cleanser and avoid rubbing the lash area too much.

It is also a good idea to use a lash conditioner which is applied with the same kind of wand found in mascara.

Condition your lashes 2 to 3 times a week and ensure you cleanse your lash line properly to avoid sebum and oil build up. Only use heated curling tongs on your lashes occasionally, as over time the heat breaks down the keratin bonds inside the hair shaft.

Lastly, ensure you take a multivitamin specifically formulated for hair, skin, and nails to provide your body with all the building blocks it needs for thick, luxurious lashes.

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