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What Are the Best Tips for Eyelash Repair?

By T. Carrier
Updated May 21, 2024
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Many misfortunes can befall the eyelash. The tiny hairs may be frayed, discolored, or even snatched away from their eyelid home. Moisture and minerals can become heroes in these cases. Gentle maintenance with specialty eyelash products is also helpful. In more severe cases of eyelash loss, eyelash transplants or artificial eyelashes may be needed.

Individuals may desire long and thick eyelashes for aesthetic reasons, but these small hairs play an important protective role as well. Eyelashes can filter out harmful particles that come near the eye. They also instigate eyelid closure when they are touched, which provides further eye protection. On the negative side, eyelids are fragile. Further, eyelash damage leads to slow regrowth.

An abundance of eyelash ailments are due to dryness. To combat this problem, many use mineral oils for eyelash repair. These boosting nutrients can alleviate damage caused by careless curling or rough makeup applications as well. Multivitamin supplements can provide even more nutritional foundation for eyelash growth. Abundant water intake will also aid moisture issues.

Many products are aimed at eyelash repair. Such substances typically come in the form of gels. They can typically be found in beauty aid sections of retail outlets or in pharmacies. Another popularly recommended substance for eyelashes that may be purchased is castor oil. In the absence of a provided gentle applicator for these substances, individuals should use soft substances like cotton balls.

Excessive cosmetic procedures can cause great damage to eyelashes. Harsh, thick mascaras can weigh down and break sensitive and brittle lashes. Curling lashes can prove particularly counterproductive. As such, scaling back or eliminating these activities may serve as the best form of eyelash repair.

In some cases, eyelash loss may be beyond the individual's control. Some medical ailments can cause eyelashes to fall out, including inflammatory conditions and endocrine or skin disorders. For these instances, diagnosis and treatment of the underlying condition is the best means of preventing further eyelash damage. In addition, eliminating adverse ailments may foster conditions for eyelash repair and regrowth.

When eyelash loss is permanent, replacement may take the place of eyelash repair. Two general options exist: eyelash transplants or fake eyelashes. The former occurs when physicians take small hairs from areas like the neck nape and surgically transplant them to the eyelid. These procedures may be costly and complex, however, perhaps making artificial eyelashes a more attractive alternative. Such eyelash simulations are made from synthetic substances, and they may be manually applied to the eyelid.

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Discussion Comments

By fify — On Jun 19, 2013

@ankara-- I had a similar accident sometime back. There is an eyelash repair gel at the pharmacy that actually helps eyelashes grow back. It doesn't cost much at all but you have to be consistent with it and give it several months.

It used it every night for about two months before I saw new eyelashes, but it was worth it. I think you should give it a try.

By candyquilt — On Jun 18, 2013

@ankara-- Did you use the eyelash curler after you applied mascara? That can cause eyelashes to get damaged, fall and lose their shape. Eyelash curlers are to be used before mascara and they require very little pressure to work. You have to remember to be very gentle with eyelashes.

At this point, the best thing to do is to avoid all eyelash products for a while until your eyelashes go back to normal. You can apply a drop or two of castor oil or almond oil to nourish them and encourage them to reshape.

Whatever you do, don't play with your eyelashes, don't scrub them and don't pull on them. They will repair themselves with time.

By bluedolphin — On Jun 18, 2013

I bought a new eyelash curler last week and it ruined my lashes! I used it only twice and it not only made me lose several eyelashes on each eye, but it curled my lashes too harshly. They won't go back to their regular shape. I feel like I ruined them! What should I do?

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