Lash Shedding...seriously?! Did you know your eyelashes replenish and regrow every 60-90 days? Yep, it's true and totally normal. Our lashes also fall out in cycles and that's totally normal too. It's all a part of healthy hair growth. On average, we lose up to 20% of our natural lashes every two weeks and, depending on our individual hair-growth, we can shed between 1 and 5 natural eyelashes per day.
The cool thing is that right at this very moment you have new eyelashes growing in to replace lashes that fell out and, for the majority of us, this is a process that we hardly notice.
WELCOME FALL AND THE FALL LASH CYCLE
As fall approaches and the seasons and temperatures begin to change, so does the humidity. This change is what can alter our lash growth cycle and can be the reason we notice a few fallen lashes here and there.
During this time, our bodies are increasing oil production to keep not only our hair, but also our skin from getting dehydrated. Just like it’s not uncommon for us to notice additional shedding with the hair on our head this time of year, it’s the same with our lashes.
HOW DOES LASH SHEDDING AFFECT EYELASH EXTENSIONS?
Here’s the deal: Lash shedding does not magically stop when you have extensions. It’s important to know that when you have a natural eyelash that sheds, your extension will go with it. For all of us, each individual eyelash is programmed to reach a certain length, fall out, then regrow, taking the extension along for the ride.
But, there’s good news! As long as you keep up with your lash refill appointment every 2–3 weeks, your lash line will stay full and gorgeous!
EYELASH EXTENSION CARE DURING THE SHEDDING CYCLE
Keep Your Lashes Clean
When you notice your lashes are shedding, one important thing to do is to keep your extensions clean. And, this is something you should be doing anyway. Why? During a seasonal change, additional buildup can accumulate along your lash line. To prevent this, use a lash extension-safe cleanser like our special eyelash foaming cleanser that will keep your lashes clean.
Another quick tip: Brush your lashes daily with a clean lash wand. This will keep your lashes in place and help to brush away any residue that may have landed along your lash line.
Never forget we’re here for you! If you have lash extensions and have some concerns about how many lashes you’re shedding, send us a PM or give us a call or text. We are your certified and trained eyelash experts when it comes to all things lashes and we are
here to help and offer tips along every step of your lash journey!