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Tips & Tricks

Fall Lash Shedding: How to Care for Your Eyelash…

October is officially here and fall is in the air! But what do we dread about our favorite season? Fall lash shedding. Today, we’re sharing why this happens and what you can do in order to keep your lashes lush and full! #yourewelcome

WHAT IS LASH SHEDDING?

Remember when you’d make a wish after noticing a fallen lash? Yes, that was lash shedding and we all experience it, even with lash extensions.

Even though they completely replenish and regrow every 60–90 days, our lashes fall out in cycles. But don’t worry, this IS a healthy part of our hair-growth routine. On average, we lose up to 20% of our natural lashes every two weeks and, depending on our individual hair-growth, we can shed between 1 and 5 natural eyelashes per day.

The cool thing is that right at this very moment you have a new eyelash growing to replace a lash that fell out and, for the majority of us, this is a process that we hardly notice.

FALL LASH SHEDDING: WHY DOES IT HAPPEN?

You know how some animals shed their winter coats? Well, it’s mostly the same for us and lash shedding!

Why does this happen and why this time of year? As fall approaches and the seasons and temperatures begin to change, so does the humidity. This change is what can alter our lash growth cycle and can be the reason we notice a few fallen lashes here and there.

During this time, our bodies are increasing oil production to keep not only our hair, but also our skin from getting dehydrated. Just like it’s not uncommon for us to notice additional shedding with the hair on our head this time of year, it’s the same with our lashes.

HOW DOES LASH SHEDDING AFFECT EYELASH EXTENSIONS?

Here’s the deal: Lash shedding does not magically stop when you have extensions. It’s important to know that when you have a natural eyelash that sheds, your extension will go with it. For all of us, each individual eyelash is programmed to reach a certain length, fall out, then regrow, taking the extension along for the ride.

But, there’s good news! As long as you keep up with your lash refill appointments every 2–3 weeks (like the good lash guest we know you are…wink, wink), your lash line will stay full and gorgeous!

EYELASH EXTENSION CARE DURING THE SHEDDING CYCLE

Keep Your Lashes Clean

When you notice your lashes are shedding, one important thing to do is to keep your extensions clean. Why? During a seasonal change, additional buildup can accumulate along your lash line. To prevent this, use a lash extension-safe cleanser like our special eyelash foaming cleanser that will not only keep your lashes squeaky clean, but can also be used as an all-over facial cleanser. Talk about a win-win!

Another quick tip: Brush your lashes daily with a clean lash wand. This will keep your lashes in place and help to brush away any residue that may have landed along your lash line.

Use A Lash Sealant

Investing in a lash sealant is a good idea year-round, especially during the fall season. While it will not keep your lashes from shedding, a sealant will extend the life of the adhesive, locking your extensions in place for a longer period of time. Just think of it as an extra layer of protection for your lashes during the fall lash shedding season.

We have 2 sealants here at The Lash Lounge:
Our Black Diamond Sealant is a daily-use product that add a dark sheen and extends the life of your extensions. Our Protecting Sealant is used twice a week and is perfect for those with active lifestyles, anyone who lives in high humidity areas and those with oily skin.

Do yourself a favor and snag one of these “must-have” sealants during your next appointment. You’ll thank us later!

Keep Up with Your Lash Refills

Like we’ve mentioned before, it’s so important you do not miss a lash refill appointment…like, ever! Coming in for refills every 2 weeks will allow you to maintain that voluptuous lash look you love, even during the lash shedding cycle. Check out our membership options to make it even easier!


Never forget we’re here for you! If you have lash extensions and have some concerns about how many lashes you’re shedding, chat with your stylist. They are the trained experts when it comes to all things lashes and they’re here to help and offer tips along every step of your lash journey!

Tips & Tricks

5 Eye Makeup Looks We’re Ready to Try This…

Fall is right around the corner and we’re ready for all of the stylish trends the season brings, including these 5 eye makeup looks! From warm toned hues to pretty pops of color, we can’t wait to try each one of these trends.

Copper Eyes

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Bring autumnal tones to your eyes with orange-red hues around your lash line. Priyanka Chopra only recently showed off her pre-wedded bliss, but with this look, she was glowing long before Nick Jonas popped the question. (via goodhousekeeping.com)


Blue Eyeliner

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“Swap your basic black eyeliner and even shadow for eye-brightening blues, from cobalt to cerulean,” says Good Housekeeping’s Beauty Director April Franzino. “Make it less ’80s by blending a thin line of blue above your regular black on top lids or wearing a sheer wash of slate up to your crease only.” Copy Lupita Nyong’o’s BAFTA Awards look with a bold red lip, or go light on lip and cheek colors to keep things balanced and wearable. (via goodhousekeeping.com)


Voluminous Lower Lashes

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There’s some ’60s flair in Tracee Ellis Ross’s Oscars makeup. Her dramatic lashes go perfectly with another fall favorite: a classic red lip. (via goodhousekeeping.com)


Smudged Liner

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If you find that your pencil liner gets a little smudgy by the middle of the day, don’t wipe it off — just mimic Emmy Rossum and embrace it, because this ’90s grunge look is trending like crazy. (via goodhousekeeping.com)


Two-Tone Eyeshadow

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One of the boldest red carpet eye makeup looks in recent memory was when Scarlett Johansson stepped out at the Avengers premiere. Pick two shadows in your go-to palette and combine them by applying one hue all around your eye, and create a smoky eye effect on top with the other. (via goodhousekeeping.com)


Want to see more? Check out these 8 Trending Makeup Looks to Try This Fall!