Fall Lash Shed
What is fall lash shed, why does it happen, & what can we do about it?
According to science, seasonal changes like the transition from summer to autumn can affect our hair. This is because we grow more hair in the summer to protect ourselves from harmful ultraviolet radiation. Once autumn comes around & we start feeling that crisp cool air, we no longer need that extra protection. So we experience a natural “shed” of hair (including eyelashes, of course.) This can also have to do with the phase our lashes are in. Scientists have found that at the end of summer, there was an increased percentage of hair in the telogen phase. Since telogen phase is the resting phase (the longest lashes that are about to shed), this makes perfect sense that there would be a more noticeable amount of lashes shedding during fall, after the summer. ❤️🍂
Stay in the know. As lash technicians & professionals, it is important that we know this information & although we unfortunately cannot prevent this (even with all the magic we are capable of), we CAN let our clients know. This way they are prepared for it to happen & hopefully you won’t be getting those dreaded client texts telling you their lashes are falling out! By explaining this to your client, you also protect yourself in your career. The more knowledge we give our clients, the better! You may want to have clients come back for their fills a little sooner during these autumn months. Lash shed usually begins the first week of October & will fully come to an end in December. Bottom line is... As long as you warn your clients, schedule fills a little sooner during these months, & make sure your glue, temp, & humidity is on point, you shouldn’t have any problems! Happy lashing!