Myths, legends, and old wives’ tales have been told for centuries. We grew up with them. That’s why it’s shocking and almost unbelievable to learn that what we once held as truth – is just a myth. So, I have chosen to expose the eyelash tales and clear the air. Here are 3 surprising myths to grow longer eyelashes.Thrur
Myth #1 – Eyelashes don’t grow back. OK, I know how terrifying it is to lose eyelashes. There’s no reason to worry because eyelashes falling out is part of a normal process. Like all hairs on our body, lashes go through a cycle in which they grow and then eventually fall out. At any given time, you’re growing and losing lashes. On average, 40% of your eyelashes are growing at any moment. Next time you lose an eyelash, remember that many more are growing out. On a side note, if you’re worried that you’re losing too many eyelashes, see a doctor. It’s normal to lose 5 or 6 lashes some days, but it’s not normal to lose that many or more on a daily basis.
Myth #2 – Plucking helps to make eyelashes grow. This is not true. By plucking your eyelashes you’re only making them temporarily sparse. Eyelashes go through 3 phases in the growth cycle. The growing phase for eyelashes last about 30 – 45 days. Of coarse, this depends on factors like your genetics and health. After this phase, the lash stops growing and the follicle rests for a few weeks. In the last phase, the eyelash falls out and is replaced by a new one. Let’s say you pluck a lash while it’s in the second phase. The lash follicle will still have to complete that phase and move on to the next phases in the same amount of time, even without the eyelash. It could take weeks for a new lash to start to grow out again. Plucking is not the answer to grow longer eyelashes.
Myth #3 – A trim will make eyelashes grow longer. We all heard since we were kids that trimming your hair makes it grow faster. Well, that’s more of a misunderstanding than a myth. Technically, trimming hair doesn’t speed up the growth process. It allows hair to grow healthier by removing split ends that cause damage. Your hair may look longer, but that’s only because it’s healthier. Unless your eyelashes are over six inches long, you don’t have to worry about split ends. Trimming does nothing for eyelash growth.