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How long does it take for eyelashes to grow back? [ANSWERED]

How long does it take for eyelashes to grow back? [ANSWERED]


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So, your eyelashes have fallen out and now you are wondering how long does it take for eyelashes to grow back? Well, have you ever heard of the eyelash growth cycle?

According to Dr. Caroline Chang, M.D. - eyelashes grow and shed normally about every 6-10 weeks.

Additionally, scientific research on eyelashes has shown that the anagen phase of the eyelash growth cycle lasts 1-2 months.

So, in most cases, you should have your lashes back with a bit of patience!

However, there are some causes of lash loss that if left untreated will prevent your lashes from ever coming back.

Read on to find out what those are.

What helps eyelashes grow back?

If waiting 2 months for your lashes to regrow does not sound appealing to you, we've got a few ideas to help speed up your lash growth.

Your primary concern should be addressing any health issues like a poor diet or trichotillomania before using any products. 

Top 5 eyelash growth tips

  1. Try applying castor oil
  2. Use a high quality eyelash serum
  3. Eat lots of foods that are good for hair growth
  4. Ask your doctor about biotin supplements
  5. Avoid all eye makeup for 2 weeks

First, focus on the health of your eyelashes and avoid anything that might irritate them like mascara, eyeliner, eyelash extensions, a lash lift or harsh cleansers.

Second, make sure you avoid rubbing your eyes or sleeping on your face.

Third, try introducing a natural and irritation-free product to your eyelashes. Keeping your eyelashes moisturized is very important!

How can I get my eyelashes to grow back after pulling them out?

First - stop pulling your eyelashes out!!!

OK, we get it, easier said than done. In fact, we have a few friends who pull their eyelashes or hair when they are stressed.

Stress management is the first step in preventing lash loss from too much contact with your eyelashes.

You should do everything in your power to change this habit because you can damage your eyelash follicle from too much trauma and then your lashes will never grow back.

Why are my lashes so short after extensions?

Eyelash extensions are one of the leading causes of eyelash damage. If extensions are applied by a professional, you limit the risk of damage however, the glue from lash extensions and the extra weight of the fake lashes can still cause harm to your natural eyelash.

We always recommend using a lash serum for extensions in order to keep your lashes healthy. Make sure the serum that you choose does not contain any oil as oils will weaken the glue used to keep your lash extensions on. 

How to get eyelash extensions off

Here is the best way to remove lash extensions at home safely:

  • Remove all makeup and wash your face with warm water
  • Turn up the temperature of the water in your sink and loosen your lash extensions with steam
  • Get a natural oil like coconut oil or olive oil and use a cotton ball to gently apply the oil to your lash extensions
  • Avoid getting any oil in your eyes and let the oil sit for 5-10 minutes
  • Use warm water to gently rinse your eyes
  • Use a lash wand or brush to gently brush your lashes
  • Lash extensions should fall of without much pressure
  • Repeat these steps to get any stubborn extensions off your face

Make sure that you are gently on your lashes while taking off your lash extensions because you can damage your natural lashes if you are too rough!

Why won't my eyelashes grow back?

If you damage your lash follicles they will be unable to grow new eyelashes. This can happen if you pick your lashes out too often or if you wear eyelash extensions too often.

Additionally, many women experience lash loss with age. This is quite common and affects all of the hair on our bodies as we get older. 

Eyelash loss can also be caused by the following health problems:

Talk to your doctor if you think you have an underlying condition which is affecting your eyelashes or hair growth.

What is the best serum for growing eyelashes?

The best serum for growing lashes contains the following ingredients:

  • peptides
  • biotin
  • panthenol
  • moisturizing plant extracts

Some lash serums use prostaglandin analogs like bimatoprost to boost lash growth but we caution the use of such products. Additionally, cosmetics with these types of ingredients are banned from use in countries like Canada.

The LashLuxury daily lash serum was formulated to be gentle on the eyes while extremely effective in providing a lash boost in as little as 3 weeks. 

You can learn more here:

Daily Eyelash Serum | LashLuxury

Daily Eyelash Serum | LashLuxury

120.00

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How do you get longer eyelashes naturally?

The best way to get longer natural lashes is going to be from a healthy diet and exercise. Also, avoid rubbing your eyes and sleeping on your face.

If you keep your lashes healthy and moisturized, they won't get brittle and fall out.

Also, you can try a natural lash serum to strengthen your eyelashes and extend your eyelash growth cycle.

Eyelash Growth Summary

Everybody knows that long and beautiful eyelashes are a great feature. If you take good care of your eyelashes you'll ensure they grow as long as they can.

Try a lash serum for a supplemental lash boost and see just how long your eyelashes can get!

Daily Eyelash Serum | LashLuxury

Daily Eyelash Serum | LashLuxury

120.00

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ "Yes, these are my natural lashes." Imagine waking up to perfectly full, long, and luscious lashes every day without the need for a high-maintenance beauty routine. Our natural eyelash serum was formulated using clinically tested peptides that help boost your eyelash growth cycle and… Read More

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