the lash cycle
Every hair on our body follows a natural growth cycle. The hair on our head goes through shedding cycles, and so do our lashes. The lash cycle will continue with eyelash extensions because they are applied to one individual eyelash. It is important to know exactly what the lash shedding cycle is, why it happens and how it affects lash extensions.
Each individual lash will reach a certain length, fall out, and then re-grow (Anagen Catagen Telogen ) When a natural lash matures and falls out, a new lash has already begun growing and quickly replaces the fallen lash. A lash artist will be able to see the baby hair visually whereas the average person won't be able to notice this process.
The average person losses up to 20% of their natural lashes every two weeks and new hair growth is constant. Lash cycles occur 2-3 months. As you start seeing your lash artist regularly, by your third or fourth fill you may noticeably have fewer lashes because you are nearing the end of your lash cycle.
Our hair goes through "seasonal molting" which is seasonal shedding of hair. You may notice more hair loss in fall. With the new season, comes temperature changes and you may notice your extensions shedding at a faster rate than usual.