There are many different reasons for fragile eyelash hairs to thin, break or fall out. Some of these causes are unavoidable, however there are several things that you can do to help ease the frustration of losing your eyelashes.
Aging and the Natural Hair Cycle:
Eyelashes are subject to your natural hair cycle, just like the hair on your head. Over time, your lashes will naturally fall out and grow back in over and over again. With time and age however, the lashes may appear thinner than they once were.
Natural wear and tear causes eyelashes to thin over time. Rubbing and tugging can cause breakage that can be easily hidden by makeup. However, misusing mascara, eyeliner, or other eye makeup can cause further damage to your lashes. To decrease lash damage, avoid leaving eye makeup on overnight or combing through dried mascara clumps. Always remove makeup with a gentle cleanser and avoid rubbing.
Hormones, Vitamin Deficiencies and Infections:
Some people experience thinning lashes due to vitamin deficiencies, hormone imbalances, or common eye infections such as pink eye. Medical conditions such as hyperthyroidism or HIV/AIDS can also contribute to eyelash thinning or eyelash loss over time. Your doctor can help determine proper treatment of these issues, which may help decrease the thinning, or stop it altogether.
While undergoing chemotherapy treatment, many people lose their hair. This can include the eyelashes. Eyelashes will often grow back with time as new hair cycles occur after treatment has ended.
If eyelashes do not regenerate, there are a myriad of options for natural looking eyelash replacement. False eyelashes can be an easy and natural looking option to help disguise eyelash loss. The eyelashes can be applied in an entire strip across the lash line, or individually. Strip eyelashes are the easiest to apply, as they simply attach at the lash line with a single placement.
Natural looking false eyelashes are often the best option. You can find a large variety of natural looking eyelashes here. Here are some of our favorite products for making your lashes look naturally full.
Cardani #100 Eyelashes are popular for a natural look and easy application. Varying thicknesses of the lashes create a natural look that mimics growth from the lash line.
Cardani #103 Lashes look great on both women and men and come in several shades that are perfect for matching various skin tones.
Cardani Secure Hold Adhesive for Eyebrows and Eyelashes is our favorite adhesive for false eyelashes. This latex free adhesive creates a strong bond and dries clear for an invisible strength that is unmatched. It is also gluten free, sulfate free, latex free, cruelty free, vegan and BPA free.
Eyelash Applicators are great tool to use to help apply eyelashes evenly and securely. These tools are curved to fit the lash line and are used to apply pressure to the top of the false lashes in order to secure the adhesive attachment in place.
Our resource page offers easy to follow, step by step instructions for eyelash application.
For more tips and detailed information about eyelash buying, see our False Eyelash Buying Guide.