Eyelash extension retention, it is a common subject we find ourselves discussing especially with clients new to lash extensions and when the weather begins to get warmer. But why?
As you may know, we shed around 2-5 natural lashes per day and each lash cycle lasts around 60-90 days, each lash cycle varies from person to person. This is why lash extension infills are required every 2-3 weeks to keep them maintained and full.
This process is sped up in the warmer months, the same way a cat/dog shed their fur to a cooler coat when it begins to get warmer, except it is less noticeable for us (until we add lash extensions to the mix!).
It is the same process for our head hair too but the growth cycle on our head is much longer and grows much more gradually than our brow and lash hair do. In certain seasons you may noticemore baby hair and more hair in your hairbrush and in the shower when you wash your hair? This is your head hair shedding!
It’s human biology and unfortunately there is nothing any of us can do to slow our hair growth cycles. But what we can do is make clients aware of this to manage expectations, schedule more frequent infills during those times and ensure clients are more attentive to the after care, such as:
- Avoid sleeping on face
- Brushing the lashes too often
- Playing/pulling the lashes
It’s not just down to our own natural biology that can affect our growth cycles, other factors also play a part. Some of which are:
- Pregnancy& breastfeeding due to hormonal changes
- Menstruation due to hormonal changes
- Some medications
So remember lash lovers, eyelash extensions don’t last forever!! When the growth cycle is over your natural lashes will be much stronger and the retention will be better than before!
Remember to keep in touch with your local eyelash extension specialist, such as Lash Blossom, Sydney Australia.