How Long Does It Take For Eyelashes To Grow Back?

For any women, eye-lashes are as important as beautiful eyes. Every fair sex desires long and luscious eyelashes which adds to the glory of her eyes and gives her self-confidence a boost. Though, many people do not realize the fact that hair of eye-lashes also falls and that has to be re-grown for having voluminous eye-lashes.

It is important to know whether eyelashes grow back and if it does, how?

How To Make Eyelashes Grow Back

how long does it take for eyelashes to grow back

  • The answer to this question is yes, it definitely does grow back.
  • The process an eye-lash goes through for its growth is similar to the hair.
  • So, it undergoes a growth phase and a resting phase where in a growth phase new eye-lashes takes birth and in resting phase, hair do not come on the eye-lids, it only falls off.
  • Normally, the rest phase lasts for few weeks and thus the new hair grows on your eye-lids at around four weeks to twelve weeks.

Basic Care Regime Of Eye-Lashes

There are various basic routines you should follow to keep your eye-lashes healthy and prevent it from losing more hair.

  • While washing your eyes, be very gentle to the eye-lashes and do not rub it very harshly.
  • Always remove your make-up on eyes before going to bed as well as if you are wearing your make-up for a long time make sure you remove it every 5 hours.
  • Do not use cheap eye make-up products and see that you do not use them post expiry.
  • You can opt for diet which is rich in various important nutrients for your lash growth. This includes Vitamin A, proteins and Vitamin D. Fish can be a good source of all of these.
  • Do not have a habit of touching your lashes too often. This enhances the hair-loss of eye-lids giving you empty eye-lids.

Knowing The Root Of Lash Loss

Before treating the loss of your lashes, it is a wise idea to know the cause of your problem.

  • Check whether you are a victim of an infection known as ‘Blepharitis’. This would cause growth of bacteria and various parasites on your face including eyes. It can be prevented by keeping your eyes and face clean, so do wash your face regularly with a cleanser or a mild face-wash.
  • ‘Trichotillomania’ is an obsessive compulsion disorder which forces an individual to pull their eye-lashes without any reason. Check whether you are a victim to such disorders.
  • Get yourself a routine checkup and tests to be sure about your thyroid levels. Increased thyroid can also lead to continuous falling of the hair.
  • Eye-lashes will not grow as usual in people having imbalance in hormone secretion. This can also be known by a test.
  • You can visit a doctor if you feel that the loss of lashes it too much as well as it is not only the hair of lashes which are falling but hair from your head also does.

How To Enhance The Eye-Lashes?

Let us see how we can increase the growth of eye-lashes    naturally.

1. Let Those Natural Oil Spread

  • Yes, the lids have natural oil which is responsible for the growth of your lashes.
  • Allow these oils to spread by brushing the lashes on your lid very gently.

2. Use Jelly

  • You can apply petroleum jelly on the eye-lid every night before going off to bed.
  • Remove your make-up before you apply it by washing your face and eyes with a mild face-wash.

3. Apply Oils

  • Massaging your eye-lid and eye-lashes with any of the oils from the list can enhance the growth.
  • Castor oil
  • Olive oil
  • Almond oil
  • Coconut oil

4. Specialized Serums

  • There are serums available in the market which is rich in various vitamins which helps in increasing the growth of lashes.
  • You can massage your lids before bed-time regularly and notice the difference.

5. Eat Your Super-Foods

  • Eating a healthy diet helps in achieving your goal. But what is that healthy diet?
  • You can eat protein rich food like sprouts, eggs, beans and legumes, soya or soya products as well as fish.

6. Give A Flavonoid Bath

  • Green tea is a rich source of flavonoid and flavonoids stimulate the hair growth.
  • You can take a green tea dissolve in water and use this mixture to spread on your eye-lids with the help of cotton ball.
  • This will open the base of your follicles and hence peak up the growth.

7. Pop Up A Pill

  • You can take a multi-vitamin pill which can provide you all the nourishment required for the growth.

Artificial Mean Of Enhancing Eye-Lashes

There is a technology called, ‘Eye-lash extension’ which helps an individual to fulfill the desire of getting long eye-lashes.

What Is Eye-Lash Extension?

It is an artificial means of giving you thick and long eye-lashes by applying synthetic lashes to your eye-lids. Various types of materials are used in such technique which includes silk, artificial hair or mink. There are different methods and procedures by which this extension can be fulfilled.

Facts Of Extension

  • This technique will not give you a permanent eye-lash. Eye-lash extended by this technique has a life of few days or weeks only.
  • Lashes will be required to be removed in case you want to make contact with water. As e.g. while taking shower, washing your face, going for a swim etc.
  • It is not advisable to use make-ups with oil base as this would decrease the life of the artificial lashes.
  • Make sure that the glue used to stick the lashes is approved by the concerned agency and is skin friendly.
  • You can opt for various lengths and shades when you opt for this technique. Choose the one which suits you best.
  • You would not be required to wear any mascara on your artificial lashes as they are already designed in such a way. Also, it is not even advisable to apply mascara over it.

Cost Of The Technique

The cost of this technique of course depends upon various parameters like the place, the experience of a beautician, material you opt for your lashes and the amount of artificial lashes you want. Considering all these factors, the cost of the technique ranges from $150 to $600.

It is always better to opt for natural means especially when it is related to our body. However, when you want to opt for any of the artificial means for glorifying any of your body-part, do learn all the pros and cons of it beforehand.