Do Eyelashes Grow Back After Plucking

by Shelby Winchell

The area where eyelash hair follicles grow is very delicate. If you pluck your eyelashes, you could be damaging the follicle. Too many plucks could result in permanent damage and prevent future growth. This varies case by case.

Do Eyelashes Grow Back?

If you pluck your eyelashes once, there's a good chance they will grow back. According to Eyelash Growth, your eyelids should be moisturized regularly to promote new root growth.

Eyelashes Are Slow Growing

Your eyelashes take a long time to grow back. They could take a month or even eight weeks to grow back completely after being plucked. Your eyelashes are the slowest-growing hair follicles, according to Steady Health.

Brittle Eyelashes

Once you pluck your eyelashes once, the hair that grows back may be more brittle than before. This brittle condition, according to Steady Health, can cause your eyelashes to fall out on their own.

When Do Eyelashes Grow?

Your eyelashes grow at all times of the day, even when you're sleeping. To promote growth, keep your eyelids clean and dry.

Growing Fuller, Thicker, Longer Eyelashes

There's an over-the-counter topical solution called LiLash that will help your lashes grown back fuller, thicker and longer. According to Eyelash Growth, you have to use the solution for three weeks to notice a difference. Check with your doctor or pharmacist before using.

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About the Author

Shelby Winchell has worked as a journalist for more than seven years, covering the economy, political figures and celebrities for various websites. She has a bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism.