Lash shed secrets - Tips by Bo Lash
Updated: Sep 12, 2020
Lash shed secrets - Tips by Bo Lash
Spring has knocked on the door...
Lash shed too... 😔
If We search for any bad character about Lash exstensions , everyone would agree it is a Lash shed. Why We need to go to infills or new set monthly and why We loose them? Read in the Text bellow...
When we talk about lash shedding, the first thing we need to know is that natural lashes fall out regardless of whether or not we had lash extensions.
However, sometimes we might notice our lashes or extensions fall out more often than usual, seemingly just disappearing from our eyelids.
In some cases, extensions fall out without "wearing" a natural lash. It can be caused by some rough action like rubbing eyes, long time crying, allergy or reaction to some chemicals.
On the other hand, lashes fall out "wearing" lash extensions.
Then we might ask ourselves: Why does this happen and how should I act to avoid this issue?
Lash shedding depends on several different things:
1. The condition of your natural lashes
2. The speed of growth
3. Conditions in the salon, as well as the glue used
4. Taking care of your lashes and cleaning (keep your lashes clean and brushed!)
5. Outdoor conditions (your work environment, the weather and time of year, etc.)
1. The condition of natural lashes varies from person to person. Some people have long and strong lashes, while others can have short and weak ones, or even damaged lashes. It is individual and in many cases imposiblle to affect on.
Therefore, we can say that every person in the world has their own unique set of lashes. Lash technicians should check the client's lashes before he or she starts with the application, and decide which lashes are best to use (according to thickness, length, and the technique to be used). It is very important to follow universal rules of application to avoid lash damage. Islolation (1:1), ammount of glue (small drop), thicker exstensions on thicker natural lashes and oposite.
2. However, it is very hard to know how fast or slow natural lashes grow. A technician and a client can notice average shedding after a couple of treatments, and the technician might suggest an infill or new set every 2, 3, or 4 weeks. It is very important to explain this to the client, so as to avoid any misunderstandings and the potential loss of the client. The natural growth cycle for lashes is 120 days. That's from the moment a lash is "born" to the moment it falls off the eyelid. However, not all your lashes are necessarily the same age at any given time. There are three types: the anagen, katagen, and telogen phase, or to put it more simply: the baby stage (0-40 days), the young stage (40-80 days), and the mature stage (80-120 days). When their time is up, they will fall out, regardless of extensions. Every natural lash grows from a folicule, which is their "home" until they fall Off pushed by smaller, New baby lash.
3. The conditions in a salon and the "behavior" of the glue being used is one of the moste important things we need to take care of. Every eyelash extension glue contains CA (cyanoachrilate). CA needs good conditions to "work" properly. It depends on the temperature and humidity in the environment we work in. Usually, any glue will work ideally between 18 and 24° C, and with 40-60% humidity. We use a thermohygrometer to measure this, and it is important to keep one at hand. If we don't take care of these conditions, the glue will not work properly, the lash extensions will not stick to the natural lashes, and they will not last (the extensions might fall out before the natural lashes).
4. It is important to inform the client about proper hygiene and how to take care of their lashes after the treatment. Good retention (of course, assuming everything was done correctly) depends on how the client behaves or treats their lashes at home, at work, or doing other types of activities. The first 24 hours are crucial and it is important to avoid water, excessive sweating, perfumes, or cleaning products. Just to be sure the glue cures properly and polymerises perfectly. After that, the lashes are waterproof and resilient to both low and high temperatures. As lashes are made to protect our eyes from dust and other particles, we should know that they do get dirty over the course of our everyday lives, and especially when we have lash extensions. That's why it's very important to wash your lashes daily. The products we use for this should not contain and oils, and should have a neutral PH value. After cleaning, it's recommended to brush the lashes. Also, strictly avoid using mascara, eyeliner, and other eye makeup. Touching and pulling on the lashes as well as twirling them also affects the rate of shedding and quality of retention.
5. Your work environment, the weather, and a number of other external conditions can affect lash shedding too. For example, someone who works in an office will probably retain their lash extensions longer than someone who works in a place with a lot of chemicals or dust. Also, spring is the time of year when natural lashes grow and fall out more than usual. During the summer, we tend to spend more time under the sun and in the water, whereas in winter it's much drier and colder, so the glue doesn't work quite as well. These conditions are something we cannot change to better suit our extensions, but it's not necessary to change them anyway. What's important is to be properly informed about eyelash care, so that we're familiar with all this and we learn how to adjust our behavior so as to keep our lashes in prime condition for as long as possible.
Our job is to uphold good, clean, and technically correct practice, but also to create lasting quality relationships with our clients. Many times lash shed is out of our control, and it is hard to find out What it happens, but If We do everything by the rules, We might discover the cause easier.