LASH EXTENSION FACTS .
Every hair on our body follows a specific growth cycle, including our eyelashes. Lash shedding is a healthy part of the hair growth process and should not be cause for alarm - yes, even with lash extensions!
THE NATURAL LASH SHEDDING CYCLE
Did you know?
On average, a person can lose up to 20% of their natural lashes every two weeks.
Natural eyelashes grow in and fall out in cycles, which occurs every 60 to 90 days.
Depending on their individual lash growth cycles, a person can typically shed between 1 and 5 natural lashes every day.
A new eyelash has already been growing to replace the lash that falls out and for most of us, we don’t even notice.
If you have ever noticed how your hair sheds more during certain seasons, you’re not alone! This is called “seasonal molting” and it’s completely natural.
YOUR NATURAL LASHES + LASH EXTENSIONS
When eyelashes are extended with quality semi-permanent extensions (like we use here at Bella MEDI SPA), it will be more noticeable when these lashes shed because they are longer and darker than your natural lashes. But, don’t worry, lash extensions should only shed when your natural lash has reached the end of its cycle, so no damage to your natural lashes.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
When a trained therapist applies a set of classic lash extensions, one lash extension is attached to your natural eyelash.
In volume, or mega volume we attach a handmade fan of 3, 4, 5, or more lash extensions to your natural eyelash.
In hybrid, it’s a combo of the two applications. You’ll notice that when your natural lash sheds, so goes the lash extensions(s)!
HOW OFTEN SHOULD YOU BOOK A REFILL APPOINTMENT?
At Bella MEDI SPA we recommend every two weeks, for those who can get longer then lucky you! Any refills past 4 weeks should in fact be full sets and our prices reflect that.
WHY AREN'T MY EYELASH EXTENSIONS LASTING?
Occasionally it can be our trained therapists fault (BUT very rarely). Majority of the time, the client is unaware that it's something they may do or may forget to do.
Please keep the following in mind when you have eyelash extensions on:
+ do not WET your eyelash extensions for at least 12 hours after your appointment (our nano mister helps to cure your lash extensions quicker but it won't be completely cured straight away) water will cause retention issues.
+ the way you sleep can cause eyelashes to fall out quicker, you will notice this especially if you're a side sleeper. One side will have less lash extensions.
+ a change of medication.
+ the use of oily skincare products and makeup.
+ in summer if you are swimming more or in water more your lashes will not last as long.
+ as we enter summer and winter your lashes will naturally shed more, this is normal part of your lash cycle and not the therapists fault.
TIPS FOR LONGER LASTING LASHES
Use the eyelash brush we supply you to brush your eyelash extensions every single day, multiple times a day.
Do not 'play' with your eyelash extensions, if they're annoying you please brush them out.
Do not continually touch your eyelash extensions, the natural oils on your fingers will cause the lashes to fall out sooner.
DO NOT USE MASCARA OR HEAVY EYE-MAKEUP, there are oils found in most of these products.
Try to use oil-free whenever you can.
YES! We can tell when you have picked at your eyelash extensions, please have your eyelash extensions soaked off by professionals
FUN FACT…WHO KNEW? All hairs, including eyelashes, replace themselves every few years.