Ugg The Torture !
ITS SPRING LASH SHED SEASON!!
Are your lashes falling out? Do they seem more sparce? Did you get them because you were going down south and the retention was absolutely terrible??
This post is for you!
Please share to anyone who may not be aware they are going through this or that it is such a thing. Many people unfortunately just don’t know and it’s my utmost priority and commitment to each of you that you know about it!
Spring is the first round of seasonal hair loss in the year, coming before Fall – YES, we shed in the fall too! The bain of every lash techs existence!
Unfortunately it usually is at its WORST in the Spring as our bodies prepare for the warm summer months and lack of humidity. The increase in hair loss doesn’t just happen to our eye lashes, but the hairs on our head as well. Our bodies will also begin to increase its oil production to prepare for the seasonal change to keep the hair and skin hydrated. If you notice that your lash retention is suffering more than usual, this might be due to the seasonal shedding season. There isn’t a much you or your technician can do other than wait it out, and schedule more frequent fills.
So what can YOU do to help yourself?!
CLEANSE, CLEANSE, CLEANSE!!
I go above and beyond in expressing the importance of cleansing the lashes during this change. (Clients should always be cleansing their lashes, but right now it’s especially important not to forget or skip any days). Allergies are on the increase during this time of year which can cause buildup in the lashes. This buildup plus excess oil production is a surefire way straight to clogged hair follicles adding even more stress to the lashes. You may see more lashes shedding while you cleanse, this is completely normal, although heartbreaking, I know I feel for ya girl!
As a client in my studio, upon booking you’ll notice there is a confirmation email that states that you understand that while being my client, it is a requirement that you purchase a lash cleanser. This is due diligence for me and my client. So that I know you have been given all of the possible tools for successful lash wear and longevity of your lash extensions. Bacteria does in fact grow within the lash extensions and we absolutely want to keep them clean.
Give yourself extra time for fills. Because there may be more lashes gone, make sure you book for a longer fill, OR most clients who come every three will need to come every 2 weeks and my regular two-week clients will find themselves leaving to come a little more frequently too!
Just breathe. It will be over soon and summer will be upon us!