Let’s face it. Women want fuller, longer lashes. But how do we get them without having to spend a ton of money on extensions and serum conditioners?
Understanding the life cycle of the hair is a great start. The first bit of knowledge is – Eyelashes go through 3 stages. The three stages are anagen, catagen and telogen.
According to Livestrong.com:
Anagen (Growth) Phase
The anagen phase is also called the growth phase. This is the phase when lashes are actively growing, and it lasts between 30 and 45 days. Only about 40 percent of the upper lashes and 15 percent of the lower lashes are in the anagen phase at any one time. Each lash will grow to a specific length and then stop.
Catagen (Transition) Phase
The catagen phase is also known as the transition phase. During this phase, the lash stops growing and the hair follicle shrinks. If an eyelash falls out or is plucked out during this phase, it won’t grow back right away because the follicle needs to complete the catagen phase before it can move on to the next one. This phase lasts between two and three weeks.
Telogen (Resting) Phase
The telogen phase is also referred to as the resting phase. This phase can last more than 100 days before the eyelash falls out and a new one begins to grow. Because each individual lash is in its own phase of the growing cycle, it’s normal for a few lashes to fall out most days. It typically takes between four and eight weeks to fully replace an eyelash.
Keeping your lashes moist is important. I suggest some olive oil or Vitamin E oil to keep them healthy.
Words By: Jessica Vivar