Bride-to-be, 26, left distraught after a clump of her eyelashes was ripped out in a freak accident just months before her wedding

A BRIDE-to-be has been left distraught after a clump of her eyelashes were ripped out during a freak accident just months before her wedding.

Rebekkah Fahy, from Canberra, Australia, was doing her laundry when the accident happened.

The 26-year-old mum, who is due to marry fiancé Jamie Aptton in six months, had been collecting clothes from her laundry basket when the lid caught the corner of her eye.

Admitting she was in “quite a bit of pain” Rebekkah covered her eye, and when she removed it found a “clump” of her eyelashes.

Rebekkah told the MailOnline that she "freaked out" before uploading a photo of the damage to a Facebook group to seek some “reassurance.”

And many came forward with same advice, urging the mum to apply castor oil to the area.

“I swear by castor oil. I work in a night club and was wearing fake eyelashes so much the glue was sticking to my real lashes and made them fall out” suggested one.

She added: “I've been applying castor oil religiously and avoiding mascara unless I have to and they have grown so thick and long in just three weeks! I'm amazed.”

Agreeing a second added: “'They will grow back in a few weeks just apply castor oil from Priceline.”

Castor oil is a popular method of encouraging eyelash growth.

While there are no scientific studies that support the theory there is evidence that ricinoleic acid, a chemical compound that makes up almost 90 per cent of castor oil, might help reverse hair loss according to Healthline.

Most were eager to reassure Rebekkah that she can expect full regrowth within three months.

The mum told the MailOnline that she is using castor oil as advised, and says that she will wear falsies on her wedding day.

Elsewhere in wedding news, we revealed how a bride wants to swap her Tiffany wedding band for a Costco one.

And a mother of the groom has sparked outrage after wearing a white fish-tail gown to her son’s wedding.

We also told you about a bride who plans to have an open casket of her aunt on display during her ceremony.

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