Do eyelashes grow back? The answer is yes, no, sometimes and maybe. Like all hair, eyelashes are constantly growing, breaking, shedding and re-growing. It's an endless cycle. Under normal circumstances, eyelashes are always growing back. However, if they sustain enough trauma, your eyelashes may be gone for good.
There are many different types of trauma a poor eyelash may have to endure: rubbing, breaking, pulling, lacquering, curling and cleaning. Eyelashes can be burned by heat or chemicals. They can be susceptible to cold and wind. Over all, eyelashes have to put up with a lot for such delicate hair.
Most eyelash trauma is temporary and the eyelashes will eventually grow back. However, if you repeatedly pluck, cut or burn your eyelashes over a long period of time, they may be gone forever. There are also different genetic disorders, illnesses and medical treatments that may cause you're eyelash to be gone for good.
The key to getting your eyelashes to grow back is proper eyelash care. The lash needs to be nurtured and taken care of to grow to its full potential. Just like any hair, an eyelash needs to remain moisturized and hydrated to stay healthy. It needs to be properly cleaned and treated gently to stay healthy as well.
False eyelashes are still the go-to for dramatically fuller lashes and you'll get the best results from learning proper application techniques (and putting in some practice). If faux lashes aren't for you, consider changing up your mascara routine, talking to an aesthetician about lash tinting or rely on the illusion eyeliner creates.