Some may consider eyelashes to be an underrated feature, but do you know that they have an important job of protecting the eyes from dust, dirt and debris? Yes, they're pretty awesome! One amazing fact about them is that they shed every 60-90 days. There's nothing to worry about! Eyelash shedding is common and sometimes, a person can lose up to twenty per cent of their lashes every two to three weeks. Read on to learn more about lash shedding.
These facts about lash shedding will blow your mind!
Did you know that every single eyelash that you have has a life expectancy of 2-3 months? Although they don't fall out together all at once, you will lose a few lashes every 60-90 days. In fact, each person has a unique lash growth cycle, and our lashes can shed anywhere between 1 to 5 lashes per day. Thankfully the process isn't painful, and most of the time, we don't even realise that we've lost them in the first place.
Once the old lashes shed, new ones grow back in its place soon. The transition takes up to 6 weeks. If notice evident gaps between your lashes, you may have to visit a lash technician and opt for lash extensions. A lash extension is basically a cosmetic procedure that helps to enhance your natural, pretty lashes.
Fidgeting and pulling your eyelashes can damage your natural lashes. If you're removing the mascara on these lashes, you've got to do it with care and patience. If your lashes don't naturally shed, but fall out because of external factors, it could take longer for the natural lash to grow back in its place.
If you don't want to opt for eyelash extensions to treat lash shedding, then try coating your natural lashes with eyelash serum, castor oil, Vitamin E oil, or olive oil. Use a disposable mascara wand to apply either of these oils on your natural lashes. To notice positive results, you would have to wait for 3-5 months.
It's true! Your upper lashline has about 200-300 lashes, while your lower lashline has about 100 lashes. The hair on your upper lashline grows faster and thicker, while the lashes on the lower lashline tend to grow slower and shorter. An interesting fact is that the middle lashes often grow longer than the side ones. In some cases, the upper lashes tend to shed faster than the lower ones.
Didn't we tell you that these lash shedding facts would amaze you?! We bet that will now pay closer attention to them than you did before.
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