WHAT IS THE SHEDDING SEASON?
Eyelash shedding season occurs twice a year in Spring and Autumn when temperatures begin to change. A similar way that animals lose their heavy coat for the hotter weather, so as humans, we also shed our hair (including our lashes) for the change in temperatures to come. Summer weather can cause some clients’ skin to sweat and produce more oils which will affect retention, and Winter weather with its lower humidity levels can cause lashes to become more brittle and fall out easier. 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. This is what’s referred to as ‘Lash Shedding Season’.
The loss of lashes often goes unnoticed for people without lash extensions as the natural lashes are so fine, but when you have individual lash extensions attached to your natural lashes, it can become more noticeable.
Let your lash artist know if you’d like to bring your infill appointments forward.
WHY DO LASHES SHED IN SPRING?
During spring, the growing heat may trigger more lash hairs to go into the resting phase, halting growth, and causing them to fall out. Additionally, changes in humidity can play a role in your lashes’ growth cycle.
HOW LONG IS THIS SEASON?
The shed usually lasts around 1-2 lash cycles (around 6 weeks) before things go back to normal. Don’t worry, even though there’s nothing that can be done to prevent this, we can manage it by needing infills a bit earlier than before to maintain your beautiful results.