Recently life got busy, and everything went to pot. My hair looked like some sort of a skunk, my brows like an ape at Taronga Zoo and my Lovely Lashes were gone.
My monthly maintenance came and went. Day-by-day I started to fall apart. I started to resemble an extra from Planet of the Apes. This time of the year is all shades of crazy and once I tamed my hair and brows it was time to get my lashes back. While I waited for an appointment with the Lash Angel, Tanya I ran into many friends who all commented on how tired I was.
Was I looking after myself?
Was I getting enough sleep?
The questions continued and while I felt tired I was getting my usual amount of sleep and that’s when it hit me…. It was the lashes! I’d been wearing them now for close to a year and without them my eyes no longer popped and although no one could quite put their finger on it, something was different.
I cheerily buzzed into my appointment with Tanya who was quietly horrified by the state of my lashes and wondered if I’d had a trip in a cement mixer! She took to work and quickly started her transformation and started applying my beloved standard lashes again. Tanya is absolutely amazing at what she does and the care she takes when applying never fails to impress me, she’s not called the Lash Angel for nothing!
Within an hour Tanya had waved her Angel wand and BOOM I was back in business baby, my eyes were a popping and I felt like me again. Tanya had taken me from feeling frumpy to fab and I was ready to take on the world again.
The next day I enjoyed wearing very little makeup because my lashes did such a good job of making me look fresh without needing any eye makeup at all.
Good Luck x
Every day I get asked do extensions damage natural eyelashes? The answer is NO! Not if they are applied and cared for correctly! Unfortunately I get to see the results of poorly applied extensions quite regularly.. I also see natural lashes damaged by the wearer picking at them rather than caring for them properly..
Let’s start with understanding the natural lashes cycle?
Our eyelashes are one of the most loved & desired features of our face, so when we see one or two lashes fall out on our cheek it can be little unsettling. But it is important to understand that it is perfectly normal for eyelash hairs to shed, just like any other hair on our body. Eyelashes go through a natural growth cycle and replace themselves during a period of between 90 to 120 days, these hairs go through a 3 stage growth cycle and eventually will fall our so a new one can grow. One thing to keep in mind, in our bundle of lovely eyelashes we have a mixture of all three stages happening at one time and we refer to these as the ‘baby lashes, medium grown lashes and adult lashes’ for simpler understanding terms.
Phase One – The Anagen Phase (Baby Lashes)
Also know as the ‘growth’ stage, this is generally where the lashes are actively growing and last between 30 to 45 days. This the time period where lashes grow out to various lengths based on individual genetics.
Phase Two – The Catagen Phase (Medium Lashes)
This is know as the ‘testing’ stage where the eyelash hairs have stopped growing and have reached its desired length and is now settling to being a prefect gorgeous eyelash. During this phase, the hair follicle slowly starts to shrink towards the surface of the skin. This phase generally last between 14 to 21 days .
Phase Three – The Telogen Phase (Adult Lashes)
Now is the ‘shedding’ phase. This is generally where the eyelash hair lives the longest, lasting up to 90 days before it naturally falls out. During this period, a new hair will grown from the follicle underneath and naturally push out the existing when the time comes.
Yes, eyelashes will always grow back as long as there is no permanent damage to the follicle. Keep in mind that depending where the lash is in the cycle, it can take up two months for a lash to re-grow.
This is why it’s so important to not pick at your lashes, lashes that are plucked out will take a different amount of time to grow back. Damaged hair follicles may result in permanent loss of eyelash hair growth.
Tanya Young the Lash Angel
0499 995 116 www.lovelylashes.com.au