My Step-Daughter cut her Eyelashes!

@jennybianca (12919)
Australia
June 7, 2007 10:21pm CST
I picked up my 9 year old step daughter after school yesterday, & discovered that she had cut her eye lashes. She did this at her Mum's home, not our place, thank gooness, so I don't have to feel guilty. But what a silly thing to do. It isn't all her eyelashes,but about one third. You can't tell from a distance, but you can notice this when up close to her. We asked what on earth possessed her to do such a stupid act,& at first, she said it was accident, which we know isn't true. Then she said she doesn't know why she did it? Anyway, my sep son said it takes years for eyelashes to grow back. Does anyone from My Lot know if that is true?
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@Jemina (5784)
8 Jun 07
Actually, it will grow back soon. I'm surprised how a little 9 year old can manage to cut her eyelashes by herself because as an adult I can't do it. Not that I'm scared but it's just almost impossible because I would have to close my eyes to do that. Well, I don't really mean to imply anything. Interestingly, there's this belief in the Philippines that if you cut your eyelashes they will grow back longer. My sister's first baby had a very little eyelashes so she cut her them the baby was just a few months old. It grew back longer indeed and a little thicker. So, don't be stressed about it. It will grow back more beautiful than ever. :) However, you should tell your step daughter that if she wants to do it again, you can help her so she can avoid accident just in case.
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@jennybianca (12919)
• Australia
8 Jun 07
I will tell her this. She will be pleased to know that eyelashes will grow back quickly, & maybe even thicker.
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@crazynurse (7511)
• United States
8 Jun 07
What I was taught in nursing school is that eyelashes take 4-8 weeks to grow back. If one continually pulls eyelashes out ( there is actually a disorder whereby people do this) then eventually the hair follicle will be damaged and the eyelash won't grow back. (this is true with any hair follicle). As for growing back thicker, that is an old wives tale, one can only have a hair where there is a hair follicle. To cut the hair ...one will only grow that hair back..there is no increase in follicle count!
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@jennybianca (12919)
• Australia
8 Jun 07
I had a feeling it was an old wives tale!
• United States
8 Jun 07
My aunt did this when she was a teenager. She said she did it because some friends told her that they'd grow back longer and thicker. She said it didn't work and that it took forever for them to grow back. Turns out that her "friends" lied to her because they were jealous of her long lashes. I'm not implying that's what happened with your stepdaughter, though. Who knows what was going through that head of hers! I guess hair growth depends on the person. Hopefully your stepdaughter is lucky enough to have them grow back quickly.
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@jennybianca (12919)
• Australia
8 Jun 07
What nasty, jealous friends!
• United States
8 Jun 07
Nope. Shaving or cutting hair does not affect its growth in any way. Snopes will explain that cuttung any ahir will not affect the rate of growth, or thickness. http://www.snopes.com/oldwives/hairgrow.asp
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@eaforeman6 (8983)
• United States
8 Jun 07
My son used to try and cut his hair. He cut his bangs all crooked once and he snuck into the bathroom and whacked his hair into a mess....He learned a lesson when he had to wait for it to grow back out..
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@sunshine4 (8712)
• United States
8 Jun 07
Do you think that she did this as a way to get attention? I can't understand why a 9 yr old would do such a thing, unless she was told what others say that they would grow back thicker. I wouldn't worry about them growing back, I would worry what posessed her to do this.
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@palimole (42)
• United States
8 Jun 07
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• Canada
8 Jun 07
No this is definitely not true they will grow back in a few weeks . My eldest daughter cut her eye lashes by mistake a few weeks ago when she was using a eye lash curler and it ended up cutting half of them off on her and they have already grown back . Another one of my daughters had her eye lashes ripped out when she was only about two when an older cousin was playing with her and ended up dropping her , when she did she fell between the frame of the bed and the matteress somehow and it ripped out half of her eye lashes on one eye . They grew back as well but when they grew back , they grew back longer then all the rest . She cuts them now herself as they always grow longer then the rest of her lashes and she doesn't like it so she trims them lol . It was a strange things to do but you have no fears in that they won't grow back . Check her again in a couple of weeks and you will notice the difference already if they have not grown back fully yet . Take Care :)
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@Willowlady (10666)
• United States
8 Jun 07
Actually they should regrow in about 4 months from what I could find googling it. She has to know why she did it and so myself would not let it go until she told me. Pretty much I have taught my daughter all along that if I ask her she better have an answer since there is a reason for why any of us doing any one or more things. Good luck with this. I would take pictures of it myself.
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• United States
8 Jun 07
I wish I could help you on this one. I don't know how eye lashes work but I dont' see why they would take years to grow back. The things that kids do ,lol.
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@Tanika (633)
• Australia
8 Jun 07
Heya, Who really knows what possessed her to do that.. When I was about that age I cut a big chunk out of one eyebrow, it was so embarrassing and I had to wear eye brow pencil because it was so noticeable. To this day, I do not really know why I did it, maybe just because the scissors were there and I was bored. I am sure they will grow back before she knows it. Tanika.
@shambuca (2560)
• United States
8 Jun 07
LOL-- Bill Cosby does a whole bit on kids and why they do stupid things and their andswer is "I DON"T KNOW" he says they are brain damaged....lol.. i think I was - i did stupid stuff too, like putting peroxide on just the bottom of my hair (that had to be cut off) lol.
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• United States
8 Jun 07
i did this once when i was younger-i had cut them because they were irritating my eye (i have very long lashes)..i don't remember how long it took for them to grow back,but i think it was only a couple of months in my case.
@nejnej (148)
• United States
8 Jun 07
i was told that cutting eyelashes as a kid would make it grow long ang will give you flapping eyelash as you grow old. my mom did that to my older sister, ang it worked.
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• India
8 Jun 07
It will grow soon as it is the part of the body and its really bad that for no reason she did this thing.so no need to worry about it. Well there was a girl in my tution who did the same thing but after some time the eye lashes grew and was appearing normal.
• China
8 Jun 07
My mom told me that after cutting the eyelashes, they will grow longer, especially when you are young. It will grow very soon, so don't worry about it. Mom also said she should have cut my eyelashes when i was young. If she did, maybe my eyelashes is much longer now.
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• India
8 Jun 07
First I would like to clear your doubt that it does not take years to grow eyelashes. It will take only months. At my place this has happened once. One girl studying in class-5 had did the same. She had saved the eyelashes with blad, you know. It took only 2-3 months only to come in normal position. I am a witness. Though it is slow process, but you need not to worry much on this. You will receive many comments on this topic from experienced friends. It is good that she did that at her mother's home not at yours. Otherwise step mothers are always blamed on this and that. No matter how good you take care of such child.
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• Indonesia
8 Jun 07
maybe it was an accident
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