How To Grow Lashes Back After Extensions — (Speed Up Lash Regrowth)

how to grow lashes back after extensions and speed up lash regrowth during damaged eyelash periods

In the past few years, eyelash extensions have become very popular worldwide, with many females wanting longer and thicker eyelashes. While they can be significant and incredibly time-saving, eyelash extensions can do a number on our natural eyelashes. 

Our team of researchers at FinditHealth found that most people experienced natural eyelash loss and lack of growth after wearing eyelash extensions for long periods. This article will explain the growth process and things you can do to help grow your lashes back after eyelash extensions.

how to grow lashes back after extensions and speed up lash regrowth during damaged eyelash periods

How To Grow Lashes Back Fast and Speed Up Lash Regrowth

To speed up lash regrowth, it is recommended to stop getting eyelash extensions for a while. Best to give your natural eyelashes a break! Next, going mascara free or switching to natural mascara can also speed up the healing process. This also goes for eyeliner as, well, if this is something you use.

A natural eyeliner and mascara will keep your eyelashes hydrated and nourished during the day. 

Last, we would recommend seeking a hydrating lash-enhancing serum that you put on before sleep every evening. Many available on the market have great ingredients that will hydrate and coat your natural eyelash with ingredients to spend healing and growth. Just be careful because there is a risk of these serums causing irritation and even darkening the color of your iris. We would encourage you to seek out and consult your doctors with questions and concerns

Before we begin discussing alternative remedies, it’s essential to understand the lifespan of a natural eyelash. The lifespan of an eyelash can vary from 4 months to as long as 11 months and includes three phases.

  • Growth phase. This is also known as the anagen phase, and it lasts between four and ten weeks. A typical eyelash grows between 0.12 and 0.14 millimeters per day.
  • Degradation phase. This could also be called the catagen phase, and this occurs when your eyelash stops growing. This is due to the hair follicle shrinking. 
  • Resting phase. Or it is called the telogen phase and is the final phase. This is the end when the actual eyelash falls out.

Generally speaking, eyelash growth is shorter than hair growth on your head. Experts suggest that may be because the anagen phase is more extended for the hair that grows out of your scalp. The anagen phase for the hair on your head tends to last between 2 and 4 years.

What are eyelash extensions?

Eyelash extensions, made of silk, mink, or synthetic fibers, can give you a glamorous look. They are great for big events, parties, or anytime you want to feel like you are wearing makeup without the effort. But one of the big cons with eyelash extensions is they can cause you to lose natural eyelashes especially when you have to remove them. As soon as this happens, you are left with short, stubby eyelashes and fewer eyelashes overall. 

In some instances, eyelash extensions or the glue attached to your eyelids can cause severe damage. This is because it injures your eyelash follicle and prevents growth in your natural eyelash. However, this is a rare risk, and generally, there is no permanent damage to your natural eyelashes after eyelash extensions. Any lashes that fell out with the extensions should grow back in six to eight weeks. If you are experiencing a big loss of natural eyelashes, we recommend taking a break from eyelash extensions to let your natural eyelashes recover.

Damaged Eyelashes After Extensions

After wearing eyelash extensions, you can have short, stubby, and even severely damaged natural eyelashes. But don’t fear. You can do many things to start the healing and growth process.

First, eat a healthy diet rich in protein, biotin, vitamins A and C, niacin, and iron.

Some foods with these ingredients include nuts, whole grains, berries, avocados, fish, and dark, leafy greens such as spinach. You can also take supplements like biotin to speed up hair growth. Biotin is also known as vitamin H and helps convert nutrients into energy and promotes hair, skin, and nail growth. 

Use natural mascara and eyeliner after eyelash extensions and permanently remove your makeup at night and clear your eyelashes thoroughly with eye makeup remover. After eyelash extensions, your lashes will still have glue traces on them, which can take a few washes to get fully out. It’s also vital to have clean, bare eyelashes in the evening as you prepare for bed. This will also help you with the following recommendation: a lash growth serum used in the evening before you go to bed. 

Will My Eyelashes Be Ruined After Extensions?

Lash extensions will not completely ruin your natural lashes, but they can cause damage. It’s common to find your natural lashes short and sparse after the extensions are removed.

If you follow the advice in this article:

You should be able to grow your eyelashes back after extensions. Still, we always encourage you to contact your doctor with concerns. 

What To Do After Taking Off Lash Extensions?

We would advise getting your eyelash extensions professionally removed instead of just letting them fall out over time. By getting them professionally removed, it’s easier to remove them from the last they were attached to so you do not lose the natural eyelash in the process.

Suppose you are letting them fall out over time:

In that case, this is where your natural eyelash typically falls out with the extension because of the weight of the extension. In addition, it is advised to add the below practices into your daily life as methods of aftercare for removing lash extensions. 

Eating a healthy diet

Add eggs to your diet since they’re high in protein and biotin and will promote hair growth. You can also increase your iron intake because iron deficiency is linked to hair loss. 

Applying castor oil

This has been a natural remedy used around the world for many years to stimulate natural eyelash growth. A predominant chemical in castor oil may inhibit the production of a protein that keeps hair from growing back. While further research needs to be done, many people have successfully used castor oil to promote eyelash growth. The best way to do it is to clean your face and eyes before bed and then coat your lashes in castor oil. Then keep the oil on overnight as you sleep and remove it in the morning.

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Be as gentle with your eyelashes as possible so you don’t accidentally cause any damage or additional loss. And if you start to notice that you’re losing a lot of eyelashes, take a break from lash extensions for a while. 

Our team of researchers at FinditHealth found that by spacing your eyelash extensions apart and having them professionally removed and following the aftercare, you can keep your natural eyelashes healthy and long. If you have serious concerns, always reach out to your doctor. 

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