Lash Shedding: Common Causes and How to Prevent Them

Lash Shedding: Common Causes and How to Prevent Them

So, you finally got those eyelash extensions your friends have been suggesting, and you loved the way you looked when the appointment was done. You proudly showed them off to friends and family and enjoyed a glamorous night out on the town days later. You were the belle of the ball and the center of attention, and you loved every minute of it. You’re hooked – but there’s still that little voice in the back of your mind: what if they all fall out tomorrow? Yes, we’re talking about lash shedding! What causes it, and how can you prevent it from happening?

Lash Shedding Causes

First, let’s be absolutely clear: lashes fall out. They just do. In fact, every single lash you have will fall out within a few months, with new lashes growing in to replace the ones you lose. It’s a natural phenomenon and one that you cannot prevent. So, we should clarify that right off the bat, so that you know what to expect. Anywhere from one to three or four lashes will drop out daily. So don’t panic when that happens.

On the other hand, if you see many lashes falling out – or wake up with several lashes on your pillow – it may be wise to take a look at your lifestyle and habits to see if there is anything that could be causing that excess lash loss. For example:

  • Are you using mascara? Some mascaras can actually destroy the adhesive bond and weaken the lash. You don’t need mascara, so it’s safer to just skip it altogether.
  • Oil is bad for your extensions’ connection to the natural lash too. If you’re using oily skin products, that could be causing a weakening of that bond.
  • Do you pull on your lashes, rub your eyes, or spend a lot of time touching your extensions? Keep your hands away from your eyes, except when you’re cleaning the lashes.
  • Sleeping on your face can cause undue stress on the extensions too.

Correcting the Problem

Once you understand what could be causing your lash loss, the solution is typically easy to find. Just stop doing whatever it is that you’re doing. Don’t use mascara, or oil-based products. Leave your lashes alone and don’t tug on them or abuse them. And don’t sleep face-down or in any position where your lashes are pulled, squished, or otherwise distorted. Finally, clean them daily to prevent oil-build up that can destroy that adhesive bond.

At Ebenezer Eyelash, we’re proud to provide the best lash extensions in New York City to our clients in the area. When you properly care for them, those lash extensions should last throughout your lash cycle, falling out only when your natural lashes come out. Our highly trained and licensed lash technicians can help you to learn how to care for your extensions the right way. To learn more and to make your next appointment for perfect lashes, give us a call today.