Facts About Eyelash Shedding

The cycle of shedding is a healthy aspect of the eyelash growth process and shouldn’t cause you any alarm. Even if you consistently get eyelash extensions, the cycle still goes on. It is important that you know the key stages in the eyelash shedding cycle, why shedding occurs, and how it’ll affect natural eyelashes and eyelash extensions.

 Growth Phase

Also called anagen, the growth phase is the first lash cycle stage. How long anagen will last is genetically determined and will vary between the sexes and from person to person. Usually, it lasts from 30 to 45 days.

Transition Phase

Also known as catagen, the growth stage is followed up by this brief transition stage. Once eyelashes in the growth stage reach their designated length, they’ll stop growing, your hair follicle shrinks, and they’ll move on to this transition stage. This stage lasts from 2 to 3 weeks (14 to 21 days).

Shedding/Resting Phase

The shedding/resting phase is additionally known as telogen. This stage lasts from 3 to 4 months. In this time, a new hair starts to grow from your hair follicle. When it grows upwards, the old hair naturally will shed or might be pulled out. Shedding is a portion of the normal process of the replacement of old lashes with new ones. The new eyelash emerges from the exact same opening at the skin’s surface as the old one then the eyelash cycle starts again.

Each hair on the body follows a certain growth cycle, which includes our lashes. Eyelash shedding is a healthy aspect of the process of hair growth and shouldn’t cause any alarm – even with eyelash extensions, which is the reason why we are sharing ten facts about eyelash shedding.

  1. On average, an individual will lose up to 20 percent of their natural eyelashes every 2 weeks.
  1. Natural lashes fall out and grow in within cycles, which happens every 60 – 90 days.
  1. All hairs, which includes lashes, replace themselves every couple of years.
  1. Depending upon their individual growth cycles, an individual typically can shed between 1 to 5 natural eyelashes each day.
  1. As a natural eyelash matures then falls out, a new eyelash already has been growing and rapidly replaces the fallen eyelash. For most of us, this process isn’t noticed.
  1. When lashes are extended with high-quality extensions, it’ll be more visible when these eyelashes shed because they’re darker and longer than your natural eyelashes.
  1. As an experienced stylist applies an eyelash extension set, one synthetic eyelash is connected with one natural eyelash. You’ll see that when the natural eyelash sheds – so will the eyelash extension.
  1. If you’ve ever seen how the hair sheds more during specific seasons, you’ve likely noticed your eyelashes shedding in the same seasons, as well. It’s referred to as ‘seasonal molting’.
  1. Without or with extensions, the process of shedding is perfectly normal.

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