Thick, long, fluttering lashes have become the latest beauty accessory — one we can certainly get behind here at Caroline’s Lash Boutique! However, eyelashes are so much more than the finishing touch to your flirty look. They serve a critical everyday purpose: to protect our eyes from anything that could cause damage, especially airborne particles such as dust or sand. For this reason, above all, it’s important to keep your natural set both beautiful and healthy!

Your Eyelash Life Cycle

Like any other hair follicle on your body, lashes operate on a natural growth cycle. This means that when your lashes complete all three growth stages, they will naturally fall out as fresh lashes grow in. While this may sound like cause for alarm, fret not! All human lashes cycle through this replacement process, so there’s no need to worry when you notice a loose natural lash or two on your pillowcase after sleeping or on your towel after washing your face.

The eyelash growth cycle consists of three parts:

1. Anagen Phase: This is the phase in which your lashes are actively growing. The lashes will grow to a specific length, then stop. This process lasts anywhere between 30 to 45 days.

2. Catagen Phase: Also known as the transition phase, this occurs when the lash has stopped growing and the hair follicle begins to shrink. This means that if the lash were to be plucked out during this time, it would take longer to grow back, as the follicle still needs to complete the full cycle. This phase lasts 2-3 weeks.

3. Telogen Phase: The final phase is also known as the “resting phase.” It’s the longest cycle by a significant amount, typically lasting more than 100 days. Eventually, during this resting phase, the eyelash will fall out. It will then be 4-8 weeks before a new one starts growing in.

Eyelash Extensions

Eyelash extensions give your natural set some extra length and volume, so they not only look healthy, they also look glamorous. It’s best to apply lashes in the middle of the growth cycle to help them last longer; this way, you should only need a touch up every four weeks or so.

During your appointment at Caroline’s Lash Boutique, you’ll also have the option to pick your desired length and thickness, so your eyelashes can go anywhere from a slight upgrade to a dramatic makeover.

Regardless of your choice, our beauty experts will give you long lasting, natural looking lashes to help your look go the extra mile!