Why Long Lasting Lashes ARE NOT a Good Thing!
Why It’s Normal For Lash Extensions To Eventually Fall Out!
We all want to get the most out of our lashes–that’s why we love taking proper care of them! Getting a good three to four weeks out of your Lash Extensions is a great feeling, and keeps you looking better for longer. However, very long-lasting lashes are not always a good thing.
If the lash gods were kind, we would all have months of glorious, fluffy, show-stopping Eyelash Extensions–unfortunately, our body’s quest for healthy lashes is working against us. Eyelashes, like all hair, work on a three-stage cycle before eventually falling out. They grow for 30-40 days in the anagen phase, transitioning from fine baby lashes to a fully grown lash (ready for an extension to be applied!). The second or catagen phase involves the hair follicle shrinking to reach the telogen or ‘resting’ phase. This is the final phase of a lash’s life, ending with a natural death and shed (tears!)
As each lash is in a different stage of growth cycle, our natural lashes are falling out and replacing themselves regularly. This why we normally need to infill our extensions every three weeks and have no lashes left after six weeks.
If your lashes have hardly shed for six-plus weeks and are feeling uncomfortable or just too solid, this is most likely a result of poor application. Cluster or flare lashes are often the culprit in these situations; these cheaper options tend to fuse with your natural lashes like super glue–and they definitely do not end up looking or feeling super! Sadly, when clients come in under this circumstance their eyes and eyelids are often irritated and sore, with their lashes clumped together with glue,
Properly isolating the natural lashes is crucial for correct lash application and the health of your natural lashes. This creates a more natural, professional look and is key in wearing extensions long-term, as the hair follicle remains healthy and the natural lash is able to regrow.