Do eyelashes grow back if cut?

Do eyelashes grow back if cut?
Do eyelashes grow back if cut?
Do eyelashes grow back if cut?

Losing your eyelashes accidentally can be frightening, especially for those of us who are unfamiliar with how they grow naturally. When you realize you’ve made a mistake, it’s natural to feel panicked.

I recall an eyelash curler incident ripping out half of my friend’s lashes on one eye…just let’s say, don’t sneeze while curling your lashes! She wore synthetic eyelashes for a long time while her natural lashes grew back. 

So, If you’ve chopped your eyelashes off by accident and you are wondering if it would grow back, here is your answer: Yes, your eyelashes will most definitely grow back, but to the original size, and no longer.

In this article, I have included all the information you’ll need regarding the growth of your eyelashes and the solutions to all eyelash situations. Continue reading if you want to know more.

How long will it take to grow back your eyelashes?

Eyelashes grow naturally after six weeks, just like the hair on different parts of your body. But for some, it may take ten weeks or several months for eyelashes to grow. 

If you mistakenly cut or pulled it out, it may grow after six weeks. But if your hair follicle or eyelid got damaged in the pullout process, it may take years to grow, or it may not grow back.

Will my eyelashes grow longer after cutting them?

This makes sense to most people — it’s similar to how cutting your hair’s dead ends encourages it to grow faster because it’s healthier. Eyelashes, on the other hand, are a little different, and you might not like the results.

According to the studies on eyelash growth, cutting your eyelashes doesn’t usually result in them growing back longer.

Furthermore, cutting your eyelashes on a regular basis is more likely to weaken them over time. Normally, the average person loses three to four eyelashes every day. Your lashes may become harmed if you cut them, leading them to fall out or break more easily.

Can you shave your eyelashes?

It would be best if you didn’t shave your eyelashes. In the process of shaving your eyelashes, you may mistakenly cut your eyelid, scratch the eyelid or the surface of the eye. You may end up suffering eye irritation from shaving your eyelashes. It may even be as worse as going blind. 

Can you wear eyelash extensions if you don’t have your natural eyelash?

I am afraid not! It is impossible because eyelash extensions are attached to your natural eyelashes regardless of how short they may be. So, to apply extensions to your eyelashes, there is a need for your natural eyelash to secure the extension.

Furthermore, you shouldn’t wear lashes if you suffer from eyelid dermatitis, alopecia areata, blepharitis, trichotillomania. Also, do not use eyelash extensions if you have broken skin around your lashes.

How to grow your eyelashes back?

You can grow your eyelashes back using the following methods:

  1. Oil
  2. Hydration
  3. Balanced Diet
  4. Make-up break
  5. Prenatal vitamins
  6. Latisse
  7. Serum
  8. Various organic products
  9. Supplementing with vitamins
  10. Lemon peel
  11. Petroleum jelly


After purchasing your oil, either coconut or castor, dip your mascara wand into the oil, remove excess if it is dripping, and then apply it to your eyelashes. These oils contain vitamins and hydration that help your lashes grow faster and healthier.


Please find a way of always remaining hydrated as it boosts the health of your eyelashes. Hydration is a vital part of healthy hair, skin, and nails.

Balanced Diet

You may be wondering what a balanced diet has to do with growing back your eyelashes, but it has a lot to do with it. You need to eat healthy food and maintain a well-balanced diet. Eating well and staying healthy keeps your skin healthy and nurtures the rapid growth of hair in all parts of your body, which includes eyelashes. It is one of the quickest ways to grow your eyelashes back.

I recommend that you eat eggs. They are high in both protein and biotin and will help with the growth of your eyelashes. I also recommend that you eat iron-rich foods like spinach to speed up the growth of your eyelashes. You can consume foods like fatty fish, sweet potatoes, and nuts.

Make-up break

If you are the type that is used to make-up and can hardly step out without using heavy or light cosmetics, you have to try your best to stay away from your make-up for a while. Take a break, especially from heavy make-up and make-up around the eyelashes. If you keep wearing your make-up, especially around your eyelashes, it may further damage your eyelashes and irritate your skin. It will certainly make your eyelash growth slow.

Prenatal vitamins

Although expectant mothers or pregnant women often use prenatal vitamins to give their bodies the vitamins and minerals needed for a healthy pregnancy. It is okay for you to use it as well, even though you are not pregnant. Prenatal vitamins are full of nutrients. It makes hair grow faster and thicker. It also makes nails grow stronger.

However, please don’t take too much of it. Research has it that high consumption of certain nutrients over a long period by non-pregnant women, and women not planning to be pregnant, may turn out harmful rather than helpful.


Latisse treatment is a quick method to improve and increase eyelash growth. The treatment is approved by FDA (Food, Drug, and Administration). It has over time shown consistent eyelash growth. 

However, long-term use of this treatment is risky. It may cause eyelid irritation, ocular trauma, pigmentation of the skin, and turning a blue eye to brown eye.


You can buy lash growth serum. A serum will deliver powerful ingredients straight into your skin. It has molecules that can enter deeply into the skin and deliver a very high concentration of active ingredients. It is a great skincare product helpful in eyelash growth, wrinkles, aging, and so many other skincare concerns.

Note that over-the-counter lash serums may cause sensitivity or may harm you. First, check with your ophthalmologist to know if it is okay for you to use it.

Various organic products

You can use organic products like cookies, sodas, meat substitutes, and so on to speed up the growth of your eyelashes.

Supplementing with vitamins

Vitamins are essential nutrients in the body. They boost your immune system and repair cellular damage. You can use Vitamins B and H. They aid hair growth.

Lemon peel

Lemon oil helps eyelash mites treatment and encourages faster hair growth. 

Petroleum jelly

When applied to the lids, Vaseline petroleum jelly hydrates the lash lines, softens the zone, and aids the growth of your lash hair. Use a clean mascara wand to apply it.

What is the growth phase of your eyelash?

  • Anagen phase
  • Degradation phase
  • Resting phase

Anagen Phase

This phase is also known as the growth phase. Growth in this phase may last between 4 and 10 weeks. An eyelash grows between 012 and 0.14 millimeters every day.

Degradation phase

This phase is also known as the catagen phase. It arises when your eyelashes stop growing. The hair follicle starts to shrink.

Resting phase

It is also known as the telogen phase. It is the final phase. At the end of this phase, the eyelash falls out.

What affects the regrowth of your eyelash?

  • Medication
  • Damage to the hair follicle
  • Trauma
  • Hormone imbalance
  • Nutritional Deficiency


Your loss of hair may be because of a particular medication you are on. Your eyelashes may not grow until you stop taking the drug. If your thin or meagre eyelashes are caused by chemotherapy medication, you should wait until you are done with your medication.

Damage to the hair follicle

It is nearly impossible for your eyelashes to grow back if your eyelash follicles have been destroyed.


If you are in any trauma, especially physical trauma, it may impede or make the regrowth of your eyelashes slow.

Hormone Imbalance

Hormones are the chemicals produced by glands in the endocrine system. Too much or too little of a hormone in the bloodstream may make your eyelashes’ regrowth slow or even hinder the growth.

Nutritional Deficiency

If you are not eating a healthy diet, it will slow down the regrowth of your eyelashes.

What can cause the loss of your eyelashes?

  • Inability to use certain cosmetic tools properly.
  • Irritation from cosmetics
  • You are leaving make-up on your face for too long.
  • Improper application of eyelash extensions.
  • You are removing your lash extensions harshly.
  • You are not properly using the scissors to trim your eyelash extensions. So, you mistakenly shave your natural eyelashes when trimming your long eyelash extensions.
  • Tugging your eyelashes in a bid to remove your eyelash extension can damage your natural eyelashes.
  • You may experience irritation from making use of eyelash curlers. An eyelash curler is hand-operated mechanical hair equipment used to pinch the upper eyelashes to curl upwards.
  • The glue used to apply your eyelash extension can injure your eyelash follicle and cause temporary or even permanent damage.
  • Mascara allergy.
  • Itchy or burning eyelids
  • You have swelling or redness of the eyelids.
  • You are pulling out your eyelashes constantly due to distress.
  • Skin cancer, especially on the eyelid.
  • You have bacteria or fungal infections in one or both eyes.
  • Hereditary; you may suffer the loss of eyelashes if your parents or grandparents are also suffering from this.
  • Alopecia; your loss of eyelashes may be because your immune system attacks your hair follicles.
  • Blepharitis; if you have an inflammation that makes you rub your eyes repeatedly, you may experience eyelash loss.

Can you shave your eyelash extension after putting on your eyes?

No, please, If your eyelash extensions are too long and you want to trim, kindly trim them first before putting them on your eyes. 

To trim your eyelash extension, you need to have the following:

  • A pair of eyelashes that you want to trim
  • Tweezers to help in plucking out or picking up the eyelashes
  • A pair of lash scissors for trimming your eyelashes

What are the steps required to trim your eyelash extension?

Step 1:

 Use the eyelash extension to measure your eye, ensure that your extensions are clean. To make it match your natural lash, lay the eyelash extension over your upper lash line. Use your fingers and tweezers to lay the eyelash extension. Ensure you place the lash properly so that the inner corner of the lash (shortest hairs) start where your existing lashes start. Don’t cut the inner side of the lashes; cut the outside edge (end with the longest lashes).

Step 2: 

Trim the eyelash extensions where you made a mark with the tweezers; cut from the outside edge. For you not to over trim the lashes, cut little by little. Lay your eyelash extension across the tops of your natural lashes to be certain that the lashes match.

Note that you are expected to close your eyelids before shaving your eyelash.

How do you prevent eyelash loss?

  • Scrub your face and eyelids every day with a bar of mild soap and clean water. 
  • If your eyelashes are extremely dry, grease them with your lotion or conditioner. But, glands in the eyelid naturally lubricate lashes.
  • It would be best to eat a healthy diet containing fruits, vegetables, proteins and enough iron. Those, as mentioned earlier, will help with the health and maintenance of long and full eyelashes.

Are there permanent eyelashes?

Yes, there are. You can enhance your eyelashes with eyelash transplant surgery. During this surgery, hair is transferred from one part of your body to the eyelash zone, precisely along the upper lash line. The surgery improves sparse lashes. Lash lifts and eyelash extensions can’t compare to this eyelash transplant because eyelash transplant surgery offers more permanent results if executed correctly by a board-certified surgeon. It looks more solid than the lash lift and extensions.


How many are your lashes? About 90-160 eyelashes along your upper eyelid and 75 to 80 eyelashes along the lower eyelid. 

What does an eyelash do? An eyelash protects your eyes from dust and debris, which may block your vision or cause infection and injury.




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