As Autumn season approaches, we thought it would be a good time to discuss the dreaded Lash Shedding Season. In spring and autumn, you will notice your clients losing more lashes than normal, even if nothing has changed in your service, products or their own aftercare routine. You will begin to wonder what the heck is going on? Fear not, because we have the answers!
WHAT IS LASH SHEDDING SEASON?
Lash Shedding Season is a normal and natural occurrence that happens twice a year in Spring and Autumn. As temperature and humidity begin to rise during Spring, our bodies respond by shedding hair (including our lashes) just like how fur animals shed their winter coats. On the other hand, during Autumn months as temperature and humidity begin to fall, our lashes turn week and brittle and tend to fall out faster than normal. During the Autumn season we also tend produce less Vitamin D due to the lack of sun we receive, leaving our lash line more bare than normal since Vitamin D plays a crucial role in lash regrowth. During these two seasons, lash shed can last for at least one to two lash cycles and shed far more than the regular 5-7 natural lashes per day. Remember that this is completely normal and nothing can stop nature from taking its course. But don’t worry, after a couple infills everything will be back to normal.
SHOULD I DISCUSS THIS WITH MY CLIENTS?
Absolutely! It’s very crucial to educate yourself and your clients as soon as the Lash Shedding Season approaches. You can also make a few suggestions that may help your clients during these seasons. You can suggest lash serums to help strengthen their natural lashes as well as recommend regular infills a bit sooner than their normal. You may also recommend vitamins such as Vitamin D and Biotin to help bring everything back to normal much sooner.
If you want to find out more or need further advice on the Lash Shedding Season, get in touch.