Do Eyelashes Fall Out: How Long Does It Take to Grow Back?

Long and strong Eyelashes can make you look prettier and boost your appearance.

Besides that eyelashes also protect our eyes from getting exposed to chemicals, dust, and dirt. Thick and long eyelashes can complement your eyes as well.

So, when you find your eyelashes to be falling out it makes you feel frantic.

In this article we will share with you how long does it take for eyelashes to grow back and why do the eyelashes fall out?

Causes of Falling Eyelashes

You might not notice but your eyelashes fall out regularly. They are like your hair and meant to fall out.

Due to several reasons like illness, beauty trends, injuries, and stress your eyelashes can be damaged and fall out.

Besides, there might be some other causes due to which you can lose your eyelashes more than normal. So, let us find out some causes behind the falling out of the eyelashes.

Allergy  Your eyelashes can fall out if you have any kind of allergic reaction around the eyes.
Alopecia Alopecia is an autoimmune disease that can make the hair from your scalp, eyelashes, and eyebrows fall out.
Eyelash extension using adhesive The glue used during the eyelash extension can damage your eyelashes and make them fall out.
Thyroid Hair loss can be caused by both underactive and overactive thyroid.
Chemotherapy Hair loss can be seen all over the body including your eyelashes with the use of this drug.
Trichotillomania In this condition, a person tends to pull out eyelashes. This is a psychological condition.

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Is It Possible to Grow Back Eyelashes?

The main thing you might be wondering about is do eyelashes grow back?  The answer is YES.


As we discuss earlier eyelashes are similar to our hair and follow the natural growth cycle i.e. the old hairs fall out and the new hairs grow in.

So even though your eyelashes fall out due to several reasons you will get them back. But it can take some time for the eyelashes to grow back.

How Long Does It Take for Eyelashes to Grow Back?

The growth of the eyelashes depends on the natural growth cycle of your eyelashes. The growth of eyelashes consists of three main stages.


The maximum time of growing eyelashes takes place in the anagen. The eyelashes stay a maximum of 45days in this growth phase.

At the same time, 40% of the upper eyelashes and 15% of the lower eyelashes stays in the anagen phase.


Is the catagen phase the growth of the eyelashes stops but it is not in the resting position yet.

In the catagen phase, the eyelashes stay for about 2 to 3 weeks. The follicle of your hair starts reducing in this phase.

So, if you pluck out your eyelashes forcefully during this time then, it will take longer for eyelashes to grow back completely.


The telogen is the resting phase where the hair follicle has completely shrunk.

Before falling out the eyelashes can stay up to 30 days in the resting phase if you are healthy and take proper care.

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Some Tips to Prevent Eyelashes From Falling Out

Though the natural growth cycle of the eyelashes cannot be stopped, you can try out a few things to prevent them from falling out.

Do not forget to remove eye makeup before bed to prevent the eyelashes from falling out.

Eye makeup kept overnight can make your eyelashes dry and brittle which can lead to break out of the lashes.

Keep Your Makeup Accessories Clean

Clean your makeup accessories for a couple of times in a month that is used around your eyes.

Any bacteria left on your sponges and brushes can make your eyelashes fall out and also irritate your eyes.

Do Not Rub Your Eyes

To prevent the breakout of the eyelashes avoid rubbing your eyes. Eyelashes can be pulled out due to constant eye rubbing. You might also like: Eye Lift: 7 Ways to Get Rid of Hooded Eyelids Without Surgery

Avoid Eyelash Curlers

To prevent falling out of eyelashes avoid using eyelash curlers. Instead, use a lash serum to strengthen and lift your lashes.

So these are some of the tips to let you know how long eyelashes take to grow back.

The most important thing is the growth of the eyelashes is different for every individual and depends on the growth cycle.

So, though it might take longer for the eyelashes to grow back you will get them back after some point of time.

But if the condition is serious and the growth does not take place even after 6 months then you should consult your dermatologist.

So stay healthy and take proper care of your eyelashes to prevent a premature breakout.

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