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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!

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How to Take Care of Eyelash Extensions and Keep…

To keep your natural lashes and lash extensions looking their best, show them a little lash love! Here are the 5 lash aftercare keys to keeping your best accessory in tip-top shape!

1. Keep Them Clean

Taking care of your eyelash extensions starts with this basics: Make sure they’re clean! Build-up from body oils and products we use can accumulate along our lash line, which is why gently cleaning our lashes each day is a must!

Lash Cleanser

We got you covered with our special eyelash foaming cleanser. It will keep your lashes squeaky clean and can also be used as an all-over facial cleanser! Certified organic, it’s made with the same pH balance as natural tears, so it’s even perfect for our guests with sensitive eyes!

Makeup Removers

Looking for an extension-safe makeup remover? We have two options for you! Our Special Eye & Makeup Remover (great for those with sensitive eyes!) Eye Makeup Remover Gel (great for taking off waterproof makeup!)

Each can be snagged at a salon near you! Both contain a soy protein that removes oil, dirt and makeup, while helping to normalize the skin’s moisture content and retain the suppleness of that fragile eye area.

After all, clean lashes make healthy lashes!

(photo via The Lash Lounge Overland Park)

2. Brush Them

When asked how to care for eyelash extensions, simple grooming is near the top of our list! Whether in the morning or at night, it’s always a good idea to brush your lashes each day with a clean lash wand. This not only frees any residue, but also helps keep your lashes fluffed and in place.

3. Pick the Right Products

Products are an important part of any beauty and skincare routine. It’s essential to choose the ones that are right for your body and safe to use. How?

  • Keep an eye on the expiration dates of your makeup, skincare and cleansing products. It’s never healthy to coat your lashes with products that are old and out of date—yikes!
  • When it comes to lash extensions, not all beauty products are safe to use. Stay away from waterproof mascara and any oil- or alcohol-based products or cosmetics. These types of products can break the bond of the adhesive, which can cause the extension to detach from your natural lash.

For lashes that last, try one of our two lash sealants: Protecting and Black Diamond. Both prevent premature breakdown of the adhesive and lengthens the life of your extensions. This extra layer of protection assists in keeping the lashes in place until your natural eyelashes are ready to shed. For the very best results from a lash sealant, use twice a week.

Eyelash extension care is so important. If you’re ever unsure about any products you’re using with eyelash extensions, bring them with you to your next appointment and let us take a look. That’s what we’re here for!

4. Promote Hair Growth

Of course, vitamins and growth serums help our hair and lashes grow and stay healthy, but so can something as simple as adding certain foods to our regular diet. Foods like avocados, salmon, nuts and even eggs give our bodies those natural vitamins and minerals to keep our lashes strong and continually growing. We like to call them “lash fuel”!

5. Be as Gentle as Possible

Want your lashes to last longer? Be gentle with them. Vigorous rubbing, tugging, plucking or anything that adds friction to your lashes can damage them. As a general rule of thumb, the less you mess with your lashes, the longer they will last.


Whether you’ve made an investment in lash extensions or you simply want to keep those natural lashes looking their best, be good to them—show them that much deserved lash love! Now, that’s how to take care of eyelash extensions!

Most important, sign up for a membership to help your lashes combat that dreaded natural lash shedding cycle. Save big on bi-weekly refills, plus 10% off additional services and products.