There are several reasons why your eyelashes fall off, from the natural growth cycle to rubbing your eyes too hard to using fake eyelashes. When one or two fall off, it's not really noticeable or a big deal, but if several fall off because of fake lashes or extensions, it may be a big concern. But don't worry. In time, your natural eyelashes will grow back.

What is the eyelash growth cycle?

There are three stages of the eyelash growth cycle:

  1. Anagen phase: In this active growth phase, your eyelashes continually grow for about 30-45 days. Almost half of your upper eyelashes at any given time are in this stage. While only about 15% of your lower lashes are in this stage.

  2. Catagen phase: This is the transition phase, where your lashes are no longer actively growing, and the hair follicles start getting smaller. This phase lasts around 2-3 weeks. If your lashes are pulled out during this stage, your hair follicles will remain empty until the next growth cycle phase.

  3. Telogen phase: This is the shedding or resting phase of the eyelash growth cycle. Any lashes still in the follicles remain while new lashes grow, eventually pushing them out. This is a relatively long cycle lasting anywhere from 3 to 4 months.

At what age do eyelashes stop growing?

There's no set age that eyelashes stop growing. Several factors may limit the growth and regrowth process, including:

  • Stress levels

  • Hormones

  • Menopause

  • Lack of sleep

  • Certain medications

  • The use of eyelash extensions or fake eyelashes

  • Damage to the hair follicles (from excess rubbing, etc.)

How do I make my eyelashes grow back faster?

There are a few key things to do that will help encourage faster hair growth when it comes to your lash follicles:

  • Avoid using eyelash extensions or other products that may damage hair follicles (including using eyelash curlers after putting mascara on).

  • Ensure you remove all eye makeup (especially mascara) before bed each night. Use our Lash & Brow Shampoo to prevent eyelash loss and encourage lash growth.

  • Use an eyelash growth serum to help your natural lashes grow and prevent hair loss.

  • Take vitamins that encourage eyelash regrowth, such as vitamin A, zinc, B vitamins, and niacin.

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How long do eyelashes last?

Generally, each eyelash lasts about 5-6 months before naturally falling out. Of course, if you use things like eyelash extensions or other products on your eyelashes, they may fall out faster, and you'll need to wait until the start of the next growth cycle before a new lash comes out.

How should you take care of your eyelashes and prevent eyelash loss?

Take care of your eyelashes by following these simple tips:

  • Use an eyelash growth serum (Buy Now)

  • Remove all makeup from your eyelashes before going to bed

  • Avoid using lash extensions or any product that requires glue or adhesive on your lashes

  • Avoid rubbing your eyes

  • Take vitamins that encourage a healthy lash line