How many eyelashes do you lose a day?

January 06, 2022 1 min read

How many eyelashes do you lose a day?

On average, a person will shed between 1-5 lashes each day. Does that mean you will eventually run out of lashes and end up with a completely bare eyelid? No!

Why do we lose lashes?

Don’t worry, it’s natural! Even though our lashes do fall out regularly, it’s part of a very clever system that our bodies have developed. You see, your lashes are in a state of constant flux, moving through a growth cycle which takes them from a tiny root into a full-grown lash and back again, over and over. One full cycle can last up to six months and on any given day your lashes will all be at different individual stages on this journey.

So, when shedding happens, it’s not a bad thing, it’s actually just a sign that your lash line is naturally replenishing itself.

Lash Growth Cycle

1) Growth Phase

2) Transition Phase

3) Resting Phase

4) Shedding

5) It all starts again!

What else can cause lash loss?

Not all lash loss is natural. The build-up of bacteria, using things like curlers too aggressively or even poor diet can all lead to additional lash loss.

If you want to find out more about maintaining naturally long lashes, check out our dedicated blog.

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