Eyelashes are three-layered hairs that grow along the edge of the eyelids. Eyelashes are critical to beauty because they protect the eye from sunlight, debris, dust, and small particles. They also serve as whiskers because they are very sensitive to touch and alert your eye when an object, such as an insect, is near the eye.
Although it may appear to be a silly question, many people are unsure of how many they have. I’ve heard estimates ranging from 20 to 500. It’s more complicated than counting the pedals on a flower, as you can imagine. The number of hair on our heads is determined by various factors, including genetics, nutrition, health, and personal care.
Upper eyelid: The upper eyelid has 90 to 160 lashes.
Lower eyelid lashes: The lower eyelid has 75 to 80 lashes.
The lower eyelid has 75 to 80 lashes, and the upper eyelid has 90 to 160 lashes in humans. Lash length varies from person to person; they do not grow beyond a certain length (usually less than 12 mm) before falling out on their own.’
The range of lashes found per eye varies greatly, which is where the factors come into play. For example, a teenager’s lashes are naturally longer and fuller than those of more mature adults. Their regenerative properties are more active, meaning their lashes grow and replace themselves more quickly and are healthier than those of an older person.
I always enjoy hearing a client’s reaction when we tell them how many eyelash extensions were applied, just thinking about how many lashes there are in each eye. An individual lash extension thickens and lengthens each individual lash. Hearing several lashes applied, such as ‘120,’ is eye-opening!
In a day, how many eyelashes do you lose?
On average, a person can lose up to 20% of their natural lashes every two weeks. Normally, eyelashes grow in and out in cycles that last anywhere from 60 to 90 days. A person can typically shed between 1 and 5 natural lashes per day, depending on their individual lash growth cycles.
Understanding the natural eyelash growth cycle is necessary to answer the question, “how many eyelashes do you lose in a day?”
First and foremost, it’s critical to recognize that lash loss is a normal part of the growth cycle. Lashes, like hair on our heads, grow (and fall out) in a cycle. Do you want to know how frequently your eyelashes fall out during this cycle? Natural lashes are shed daily, and losing 2-5 natural lashes is normal.
We’ve already discussed how natural lashes shed. But, daily, how many eyelash extensions fall out? The answer is straightforward.
Eyelash extensions are applied in such a way that the lash cycle is not disrupted. This means that as the extensions are applied, the natural lashes will shed. As a result, the shedding of lash extensions is similar to that of natural lash shedding.
To put it another way, if you normally lose 2-5 lashes daily, you’ll most likely lose the same amount of lash extensions daily. Eyelash extensions typically last 2-4 weeks because the growth process can take a few weeks.