The Fall Shed is Upon Us

I will be honest…I didn’t really believe this “Fall Shed” was actually a thing. I’ve been doing lashes for 8 years (this month!!!) and while some people go through heavier shed cycles than others, I have never really felt it was as a group.

This year there is a little bit of an exception. More than a couple ladies have been noticing many lashes coming out/off at this time of year. SO. Here’s what you need to know…

Why do lashes shed in the fall?

“Why our lash cycle changes in fall isn’t entirely known, but it’s thought that the beginning of this change actually happens mid-summer. On average, the cycle of a single lash lasts somewhere between 60 and 90 days, with the active growth (Anagen) phase lasting 15-20 days, the transitional (Catagen) phase lasting 14-21 days, and the resting (Telogen) phase lasting 30-45 days. During summer, intense heat may trigger more lash hairs to go into the resting phase, halting growth, and causing them to fall out over the next month or two.

Additionally, changes in humidity that occur in the autumn months can play a role in your lashes’ growth cycle. If your skin is very dry, your hair follicles (located just under the skin) don’t get the nourishment they need for your lashes to grow. This causes brittle lashes that are more likely to fall out before their time is up.” - Quotations from SugarLashpro.ca

What can I do to prepare for the Fall Shed?

Check for signs of stress.

Have you noticed if the hair on your head is falling out more than normal? Are you under a lot of stress in your personal life? Stress, diet, sleep patterns, and hormones all have an effect on your lash growth.

Book your touch ups earlier.

Heavier shedding means more frequent fills. If your schedule allows it (and my schedule) book a 3 week fill instead of a 4 week, to keep your lash set looking amazing all season long! Alternatively, you can add extra time to your appointment if there is limited availability. Extra 15 minute increments can be added for a fee.

Use products that promote retention!

“This won't keep your natural lashes from shedding, but promoting retention will ensure that all falling lashes have a natural lash attached, and your extensions aren't just popping off.” First step to better retention: CLEAN LASHES.

Product of the Month:

LashPure Cleanser

$30 GST included 10% OFF for the Month of October!

LashPure Cleanser

+ Gently but effectively removes eye makeup, and does not weaken lash extension bonds
+ Foam pump
+ All-natural and paraben free
+ Sensitive formula
+ Contains pH balanced foaming agent
+ Aids in eye health and comfort

Why not grab one at your next appointment?