Why are your lashes not lasting as well as you thought they would?
There are many many reasons for this.
We’ve seen some girls make their lashes last up to 6-8 weeks and others will lose them all in 2 weeks. The norm is about 3-5 weeks with some daily lash loss due to your hair naturally growing and shedding.
Lash loss comes down to the following:
- Your eyes/lashes were exposed to oil based products or glycerin, moisturizer, sunscreen, eyeliner, mascara, make up/foundation or even sweat/oily skin. These all break down lash glue causing your lashes to fall out.
- You may be afraid to wash your lashes and don’t properly wash your them with a foaming cleanser/lash wash and running water every day. For best retention you need to be washing them every day with an oil free foaming cleanser, a lash-brush and running water.
- You had friction on your lashes from your eyes on your pillow during sleep. This is made worse by side and belly sleepers and lashes fall out fastest if you are a rough sleeper that tosses and turns a lot.
- You have an allergy such as hay fever that makes you rub your eyes a lot because their are either dry, itchy or watery.
- You pull/pick/rub them with or without realizing and are pulling out 5 or more lashes a day on top of the natural lash shedding and growing cycle.
- You have a fast eyelash growing cycle. The average human loses 2-5 natural eyelashes per eye per day. That’s 42-105 eyelashes lost in 3 weeks. If you are going through a shedding cycle (especially when the seasons change in spring time or autumn) your lashes may fall out faster than normal & expected.
- Your lashes were exposed to heat or steam from a hairdryer, steamy dishwasher, cooking over a hot stove, a long steamy shower etc
- You’ve traveled and temperature/humidity levels changed. QLD and Bali holidays often make people’s lashes fall out faster.
- Your eyes still had mascara/eyeliner or falsie glue on them during your lash appointment, even if it’s been 3 days since you last wore make up, unless you really wash your eyes very well with a very good eye cleanser, the residue remains in your lashes. This is more common than we’d like and means that lashes often have such a build up of mascara or eyeliner residue that even after 2-3 cleans by your lash technician it doesn’t fully come off due to the heavy build up over time or being waterproof, so that the lash glue doesn’t stick properly and lashes don’t last.
- You had a facial, laser resurfacing or skin peel.
- You went into a sauna or steam room.
- Your hormone levels have changed due to medical conditions such as pregnancy, breastfeeding, PCOS or thyroid conditions which for some, not all, can alter their lash retention.
- You are taking certain medication that has a side effect of making hair/skin produce more oil and thereby lashes extensions fall out faster.
- You didn’t get/have a long enough appointment to get full coverage, OR you don’t naturally have many natural lashes and thereby don’t get as many lashes and that means they are all gone in 2-3 weeks.
- Your lashes are shedding the old lash extensions from that infill/set you had 3-5 weeks ago.
- Often good retention is followed by not so good retention as the older Lashes are now finally falling out due to their age. This may be straight after a fill appointment but doesn’t mean that’s the new lash extensions, and is most likely the older lash extensions.
- One other reason to consider if you’ve not been to Quality Lashes Sydney at 565 King Street, Newtown 2042 NSW, is that the salon you may have gone to, may have rushed you in and out. They didn’t cleanse and prime your lashes properly or rushed the application or didn’t use enough glue to ensure they’d last the usual 3-5 weeks we’ve come to expect. Many salons only allow an hour for what they call a “full set” but they actually only apply 40-70 lash extensions per eye. This wont last as long. The average human has 120-150 natural eyelashes, which is why we recommend 2hr sets to allow close to 100% coverage. We have seen that the more extensions you have, the longer they will last you.
This should cover all the possible reasons why your lashes don’t always last well or the same as before. Its probably worth reading several times.