eyelash cycle explained
there are 3 stages within the natural eyelash cycle
The growth phase
This phase can last from 4-10 weeks.
This is the stage where eyelashes begin to grow.
There are only a small amount of the lashes that will be in this phase at a time!
Your natural lashes are using your blood supply to fuel their growth during this stage to give your lashes the chance to grow to a certain length!
The transition phase
This phase can last from 2-3 weeks.
Your hair follicle shrinks and then detaches from your blood supply and then the natural lash stops growing.
This happens when the natural eyelashes have reached their designated lengths.
If an eyelash is disrupted during the catagen phase then it’ll take even longer to grow back, and in some cases, can cause permanent damage.
The resting phase
The final lash stage, which can last for up to 3 months.
The hair has stoppedgrowing and is preparing to shed and restart its cycle.
It is estimated around 50% of your lashes are in this phase at once, a baby hair grows inside the follicle and the natural lash rests until pushed out.