Remember that it is very normal for eyelashes to fall out and for extensions to fall out with them, especially during the eyelash loss season. With the colder months just around the corner, take care of your eyelash extensions and follow your technician's advice. On average, we lose about five natural lashes every day. In a week, that adds up to 35 lashes (i.e., approximately 20% of the eyelash extensions in a set).
This is considered normal, healthy eyelash loss. What exactly is eyelash loss season? During a seasonal eyelash loss, there is a noticeable increase in the number of eyelashes that fall out. But why does it happen? Well, we're animals, right? And just like other animals shed unnecessary hair when the weather starts to warm up, humans lose eyelashes with the arrival of spring. This completely natural cycle is repeated later in the year, as summer gives way to a cooler fall and your eyes are ready once again for new lashes.
Every hair on our body follows a natural growth cycle. The hair on our heads goes through cycles of loss, just like our eyelashes. The eyelash cycle will continue even with eyelash extensions, since they are applied to an individual eyelash. It is important to know exactly what the eyelash loss cycle is, why it occurs and how it affects eyelash extensions.
The fall occurs when the tab has completed its life cycle. Many times, several lashes reach the final stage at the same time and they all fall as a group. This is known as the detachment phase. If you come in contact with the extensions, they will stay in and around the eyelashes and may cause them to come out.
The general reasoning for this filling frequency may be that it takes a lot of commitment to maintain a look with eyelash extensions. Stay calm and take a deep breath, as falling out eyelash extensions may not be a sign of pessimism. If an eyelash is torn off, it will eventually grow back; however, a few months may pass, especially if there has been a break in the growth cycle and the eyelash needs to return to the resting telogen phase. When mascara is applied to eyelash extensions, the ingredients can compromise the adhesive and weaken the bond, causing the extensions to detach from the eyelashes and peel off.
And, if you want to improve your technique, perhaps to better manage eyelash extension applications or fillers during sheds, The Lash Professional has online and live eyelash extension courses that you can attend according to your own schedule. You should avoid placing synthetic eyelashes at this stage of the eyelashes, as they won't have much durability left, causing the extension lashes to fall out quickly. If an alarming number of eyelash extensions have fallen WITHOUT the natural eyelashes attached, it is very likely that this incident is related to the incorrect use of glue for eyelash extensions or poor aftercare by your customer.