4 Facts About Lash Shedding

closeup of lash extensions on brown eyed woman

Every hair on our body follows a specific growth cycle, including our eyelashes. Lash shedding is a healthy part of the hair growth process and should not be cause for alarm—yes, even with lash extensions! Today, we’re sharing 4 facts about lash shedding and the natural cycle.

The Natural Lash Shedding Cycle

Did you know?

  1. On average, a person loses about 20% of their natural lashes every two weeks.
  2. Natural eyelashes grow in and fall out in cycles, which occurs every 60 to 90 days.
  3. Depending on their individual lash growth cycles, a person can typically shed between 1 and 5 natural lashes every day.
  4. A new eyelash has already been growing to replace the lash that falls out and for most of us, we don’t even notice.

If you have ever noticed how your hair sheds more during certain seasons, you’re not alone! This is called “seasonal molting” and it’s completely natural. You can read more about it here.

Your Natural Lashes + Lash Extensions

When eyelashes are extended with quality semi-permanent extensions (like we use here at The Lash Lounge), it will be more noticeable when these lashes shed because they are longer and darker than your natural lashes. But, don’t worry, lash extensions should only shed when your natural lash has reached the end of its cycle, so no damage to your natural lashes here!

How does it work?

When a trained stylist applies a set of classic lash extensions, one lash extension is attached to your natural eyelash. In volume, we attach an ultra-light fan of 2–6 lash extensions to your natural eyelash. In hybrid, it’s a combo of the two. In mega volume, we attach a fan of 7–20 of our lightest lashes to your natural eyelash. You’ll notice that when your natural lash sheds, so goes the lash extensions(s)!

FUN FACT…WHO KNEW? All hairs, including eyelashes, replace themselves every few years.