Why (Don’t) You Have to Trim Your Eyelashes

Why (Don’t) You Have to Trim Your Eyelashes

Can I cut my eyelashes?

Many of us love longer and thicker lashes because they make our eyes alluring and beautiful. However, as with anything else in life, too much of one thing can be bad.  

So… The answer is Yes! 😍 

But why should you cut your fake or natural eyelashes? 

You may want to shorten your eyelashes (natural or fake) for many reasons. 

We'll drop a few: 

  • You feel more comfortable with shorter lashes. 
  • You wear glasses or contact lenses, and long eyelashes may hamper your vision. 
  • Trimming your lashes a bit every 8 weeks, just like you would trim your hair 💇, will stimulate the lash follicles to grow longer, fuller, and faster. 
  • Cutting your new set of fake eyelashes will ensure that they fit your eyelids and eyeshape perfectly. Not only can you trim the length of your false lashes, but also their width. This prevents them from poking out from the sides. 

How to cut your Eyelashes? 

Cutting both your natural and fake eyelashes is a piece of cake. But, you'll need to take your time.  

When trimming your natural lashes, avoid distractions and pay attention to avoid hurting your eyes. Do it in a room with good lighting and sit in a position facing a mirror. You'll need just a pair of small scissors.

Now that you are prepared, let's walk you through this simple process. 

To trim natural eyelashes: 

  • Open your eyes, and carefully trim your lashes starting from the inside corner (close to the nose) to the outside corner. 
  • Repeat the same for the other eye, and use a mirror to see if both lengths are equal. 

Voilá! Your eyes are shining with well-trimmed lashes. 🤩🤩 

To trim fake eyelashes: 

  • Simply pick up your false lashes and place the tapered end against your lash line about a quarter of an inch from the corner of your eye.  
  • If they extend out further than your eyes, then you should give them a trim. 
  • Repeat the process for the other eye. 

Now your eyes are happy 😍 and your lashes are good to go! 💃 

Do Eyelashes Grow Back If Cut?

If you've accidentally cut your eyelashes, you may be wondering if they'll grow back. The good news is that eyelashes do grow back after they've been cut, but the process can take some time.

The eyelash growth cycle consists of three phases: the anagen (growth) phase, the catagen (transition) phase, and the telogen (resting) phase. During the anagen phase, new lashes grow from the hair follicles, while the catagen phase signals the end of growth and the telogen phase is when the lashes rest before they fall out.

When you cut your eyelashes, you're essentially trimming them during the anagen phase. While the trimmed lashes will continue to grow during the rest of the anagen phase, they may appear shorter than your other lashes. Additionally, the catagen and telogen phases may be slightly delayed, which means it may take longer for new lashes to grow back.

However, if you take good care of your lashes after cutting them, you can promote healthy growth and speed up the process. Here are some tips:

  • Use a lash serum to help strengthen and nourish your lashes. 
  • Be gentle with your lashes when applying makeup or removing eye makeup.
  • Be careful when using eyelash curlers and avoid tools that can pull or damage your lashes.
  • Get plenty of sleep and eat a healthy diet to promote overall lash health.

Troubleshooting Tips for Cutting Your Eyelashes

If you've cut your eyelashes and they don't look quite right, don't worry. Here are some common issues and how to fix them:

  • Uneven lashes: If your lashes look uneven after cutting, use small scissors to trim the longer lashes to match the shorter ones.
  • Spiky lashes: If your lashes appear spiky after cutting, use an eyelash comb to brush them out and make them look more natural.
  • Short lashes: If your lashes appear shorter than your other lashes, use mascara or false lashes to help them blend in until they grow back.


Cutting your eyelashes can be a tempting option if you want to achieve a certain look, but it's important to do it safely and with the right tools and techniques. Follow the tips and tricks outlined here, and you'll be able to safely and effectively cut your eyelashes without causing harm. Remember to take care of your lashes after cutting them to promote healthy growth and enhance their appearance.

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