Lash loss is a natural process that takes up a significant amount of time, usually around six weeks or one to two eyelash cycles. During this period, an individual can expect to lose around 35 lashes, which is approximately 20% of the eyelash extensions in a set. This is considered normal and healthy. The growth cycle of an eyelash can last anywhere between 60 and 90 days, depending on the person.
In addition to this, eyelash loss is seasonal, with most hair being shed in the fall. If you notice small hairs falling out from your eyelashes, don't be alarmed as this is quite common. Eyelashes have a hair cycle similar to that of the scalp, with new hairs growing in place of the old ones every six to ten weeks. On average, we lose eyelash hair on a daily basis, but it's usually too small to be noticed.
It's important for customers to understand that lash loss is a natural process and that it takes time for everything to return to normal. As technicians, our job is to make sure they are aware of this so that they don't complain about poor retention when it's not the cause.