Eyelashes go through three distinct phases in their growth cycle: Anagen (active growth), Catagen (transition), and Telogen (resting). The complete cycle can take anywhere from four to eleven months to complete.
ANAGEN (ACTIVE GROWTH) PHASE - In this phase, the hair is attached to the blood supply which ‘feeds’ the lash and helps it grow. Keep in mind, only 40% of your lashes may be in this phase at one time, so when you start our lash serum, you’ll likely see increased length/new lashes on a portion of your lashes.
CATAGEN (TRANSITION) PHASE - In this phase, the hair follicle shrinks, detaches from the blood supply, and the eyelash stops growing. This stage lasts for 2 – 3 weeks. It’s essential to keep lashes strong and healthy so that they don’t fall out during this stage and leave gaping holes in the lash line. Our serum creates supple, non-brittle, nourished lashes that won’t easily break or fall out. This means you have more lashes in place at any one time, creating a fuller lash line.
TELOGEN (RESTING & SHEDDING) PHASE- In this phase, lashes sit dormant and rest while a new baby hair begins to grow inside the follicle and the old lash sheds naturally. This stage lasts for 3 to 4 months before the eyelash falls out and re-enters the active growth phase. Our lash serum works to speed up the Telogen phase so lashes can return to the growth phase sooner.
IT ALL STARTS FROM WITHIN
Hair growth, just like beauty, starts from within. There are a variety of reasons that you may have seen your eyelash growth decrease over time. Hormonal changes and body changes as you age could result in decreased eyelash growth. Changes in the eyelashes when you get older are completely natural since your eyelash follicle slows down the process of growing new eyelashes. Mascaras, especially those of the water proof variety, because of the chemicals in them, can trigger an allergic reaction that can cause damage to the eyelashes which in turn causes them to fall off. Nutrient deficiency may also cause eyelash loss. When you’re missing out on Vitamins H, C, E and B6, then it is highly possible that your lashes will become dry and brittle which sooner or later will lead to hair loss.
WHY DOES THE SERUM WORK QUICKER FOR SOME PEOPLE?
As stated above, there are many health factors to take into account when talking about hair growth. While our serum helps address many of these concerns, these internal factors can affect the growth rate of your eyelashes regardless of external treatments. Therefore, individual results may vary. The progress you see may also be affected by where your lashes are in the lash growth cycle when you start the serum. While 35 - 40% of your lashes may be in the growth phase (which is being extended by the serum), the other 60% need time to move through the cycle before returning to the growth phase. It also depends on whether your lashes are at the beginning, middle, or end of each phase when you start.
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