Will Your Natural Eyelashes Grow Back After Extensions?
This is where things get a bit hairy. Lash extensions alone will not ruin your lashes. “Damage to the natural lashes is the result of improper application, or the stylist not selecting the correct type of lash for an existing natural lash. There are a few main factors that contribute to this problem: Applying extensions that are too heavy for the natural lash will result in premature shedding, [while] rubbing your eyes will also result in immediate breakage.”
That’s why visiting a properly licensed esthetician is crucial when it comes to lash extensions. But with that being said, you can do everything right and still find that eyelash extensions cause breakage to your natural eyelashes. Factors that you have no control over (like if you rub your eyes in your sleep or you genetically have a faster lash cycle than what’s considered normal) can compromise your natural lashes—including causing them to fall out or break off.
Keep in mind though, eyelashes are hair—and unless you have a pre-existing condition or circumstance, hair grows back. Which means your eyelashes will grow back. While damage to your natural eyelashes is certainly not ideal (nor is it sustainable over time), any breakage or fallout should resolve itself in one to three months, as part of a typical lash growth cycle