She captioned the video: “My eyelash routine. YES I cut my eyelashes so that they grow longer (think of it as cutting the ends of your dead hair, keeps it healthy). It works for me. If you don’t like spidery looking lashes then oh whale [sic] this is how I do MY lashes and I love it. Remember I’m not telling you to go cut your lashes off this is simply what works for me, everyone is different.”
Since it was posted the video has been viewed 4.5 million times, and let’s just say, the comments section has been very busy. Instagram users are divided as to whether you should cut your eyelashes, if cutting the hair on your head even makes it grow faster, and some have even claimed that Lopez has faked the whole thing and is trimming fake eyelashes in the video. Oh the controversy.
“You really shouldn’t cut them but since you’re are trimming them it’s fine and your eyelashes don’t grow from the end, they grow from the roots so cutting the “dead” ends off doesn’t exist because the ends aren’t dead,” one frustrated user commented.