Lash shedding is part of the natural cycle of hair loss, re-growth, and regeneration. While it’s nothing to worry about, it can be quite annoying when you’re trying to keep your lashes on fleek! To get the most out of lash extensions, it’s important that you fully understand the process and implications of lash shedding and may mean you need regular infill a bit earlier than before.
Here’s a bit of what you need to know…..
In a regular lash shed cycle, we can lose up to 5-7 natural lashes per day, however this can increase dramatically in Spring and Autumn in preparation for the temperature changes.
On average, every person loses one to five lashes per day, and each week you lose about 20% of your entire set of eyelashes. All the fallen lashes are immediately replaced by new “baby lashes” that have already started growing in their place, even before they were finally pushed out.
The growth cycle of one individual eye lash lasts anywhere between 60 to 90 days, depending on the person. On top of that, lash shedding, just like all hair shedding, is seasonal. Generally, we lose most hair in the fall, and this is referred to as “seasonal molting”, or “the shedding season”
HOW DOES LASH SHEDDING AFFECT EYELASH EXTENSIONS?
Being aware of lash shedding is very important when it comes to eyelash extensions. Lash extensions are glued to the already existing lashes which are mid-growth, in the catagen stage of the lash growth cycle. This is the best stage for the attachment of lash extensions because the natural lashes are long enough to amplify the effect, but young enough to keep the look fresh for a longer period of time – while your lashes may look longer if the extensions were attached to the lashes in the telogen stage of their growth cycle, those lashes would shed very quickly, and the extensions would be lost sooner.
HOW LONG DO LASH EXTENSIONS LAST?
Eyelash extensions can last only as long as the growth cycle of the natural lashes. Extensions are not immune to lash shedding, as they are attached to the natural lashes and fall out with them.