Losing eyelashes was arguably more fun as a kid. You’d find one on your cheek, hold it between your fingers, and make a wish. As an adult? It’s not as fun. (Unfortunately).
There are many reasons as to why eyelashes fall out and it CAN be a cause for serious concern. Questions like “what causes it?” and “will it go back?” are common. Here’s what you need to know.
What are eyelashes?
Eyelashes are the little hairs that grow out of the edges of your inner eyelid. They protect your eyes against dust and other foreign particles. They are sensitive to touch, which provides a warning to the eye and closes instinctively whenever something is near.
Do eyelashes grow back if you pull them out?
Yes, your eyelashes will probably grow back. Eyelashes follow a natural cycle that will continue after your eyelashes are plucked out. The only situation where this will not happen is if the hair follicle has been seriously destroyed. One way to do this is through repeated pulling and plucking, so make sure to avoid doing so.
Do eyelashes grow back if cut?
Yes. If you accidentally cut a small piece of your eyelashes off, they WILL grow back.
Do eyelashes grow back if burnt?
Maybe. Whether your eyelashes grow back or not will depend on the severity and extent of the burn. If only your eyelash was harmed and the hair follicle remained unaffected, then it will absolutely grow back. If your hair follicle was damaged, then it may or may not grow back.
Do eyelashes grow back after lash extensions?
Your eyelashes will continue to grow like normal, UNLESS you are using products that are harming the overall health of your lashes. For example, using poor quality adhesives can cause long term negative effects. Your eyelashes may fall out permanently and never grow back. Harmful chemicals may also damage the lashes AND the follicles. These substances can also clog pores, cause irritation, and attract bacteria.
Eyelash loss can be getting eyelash treatments less often. It can also be prevented by avoiding the use of cheap products.
How long does it take for eyelashes to grow back?
Takes about 4-6 weeks to grow back, depending on your lifestyle and habits. Eyelashes have a life cycle that works in three phases: the anagen, catagen, and telogen phase. Anagen is the growth phase, with catagen is a degredation phase, and telogen is the resting phase. Telogen is also the phase where your eyelash falls out.
Why are my eyelashes falling off?
Your eyelashes could be falling off for many reasons. Unhealthy food habits, stress, rubbing, itching, and pulling are the most common offenders. Lashes can also fall off due to disease. Adhesives like those used in eyelash extensions can also cause them to fall off.
The most common diseases that cause eyelashes to fall off are:
- hyperthyroidism: an overactive thyroid
- hypothyroidism: an under-active thyroid
- alopecia areata: sudden hair loss when the immune system attacks hair follicles
- trichotillomania: the urge to pull out your hair
- allergic reactions: an adverse reaction to something that it usually wouldn’t
- blepharitis: eyelid inflammation
How do I help them grow back?
Luckily, there’s a lot of things that you can do to help your lashes grow back. They’re fragile, so remember to treat them with care!
- Remove eye makeup: Leaving your makeup on overnight can cause irritation and dry out your lashes. This is why I use this coconut oil by Viva Naturals to get rid of any makeup.
- Be careful with eyelash curlers: Eyelash curlers kind of look like a torture device. I once heard a story about a women who tripped and pulled out half her lashes with an eyelash curler. Be careful! Don’t press too hard and never tug on your lashes.
- Don’t rub your eyes: Rubbing your eyes can pull your lashes out, so try to avoid this if you’ve just woken up or if you have allergies.
- Use different makeup: Low quality makeup can irritate your eyes or cause your eyelashes to fall out. If this is the case, try to experiment with different makeup products until you find one that works for you.
- Keep your makeup products clean: Mascara, makeup brushes, and sponges can harbor a bunch of nasty germs. Try to clean your makeup as often as possible, at least once or twice a month.
- Carefully remove false eyelashes and extensions: These products stick to your eyelashes with medical-grade glue. Therefore, if you’re not careful, you can easily remove your eyelashes when you take off the glue. If you’re taking of your false lashes, make sure to use an oil-based cleanser or let them fall off naturally.
How can I prevent future eyelash loss?
- Eat healthy. Good nutrition is the best medicine for your eyelash growth. Make sure to eat healthy diet to ensure that you get all the nutrients that your body needs. What do you need for great eyelashes? You need a good source of protein, biotin, vitamins A & C, niacin, and iron.
- Avoid mascara & fake lashes. They’re the main cause of eyelash loss, so try to avoid using them if possible. Poor quality products can cause infection and allergies!
- Stop wearing makeup to bed. It can clog pores and hair follicles.
- Use an eyelash serums. These products are made with safe ingredients so that you can grow back your eyelashes in no time.
The Pronexa Hairgenics Lavish Lash serum boosts the length and thickness of lashes. It also makes them look beautiful by increasing their sheen and luster!
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