Professionals need to guide clients on what to expect regarding the longevity of their lash extensions. This not only helps in managing client expectations but also in ensuring satisfaction with the service.
In the world of beauty and aesthetics, eyelash extensions are a popular way to enhance eye appearance. However, a common concern among clients and professionals alike is the loss of these extensions and retention accordingly. Understanding this phenomenon is crucial for setting realistic expectations.
Natural Lash Growth Cycle
Let’s discuss the lifecycle of the natural lash to understand the depths of the lash philosophy. The natural eyelash goes through three main stages: anagen (growth phase), catagen (transition phase), and telogen (resting phase). Each lash remains at a different stage at the same time, which impacts how long extensions attached to these lashes will last.
During the telogen phase, lashes naturally shed to make way for new growth. This shedding phase is critical in determining the retention period of lash extensions.
Estimating Normal Lash Shedding
Let’s determine at first how many eyelashes do we have. On average, we have from 90 to 150 eyelashes on the top line and about 70-80. So, a person loses between 1 to 5 natural eyelashes per day. It depends on individual peculiarities and on lash maintenance routine. Individual factors such as age, hormonal changes, and the natural density of eyelashes also can affect daily shedding rates.
It's important to distinguish the difference between normal lash shedding and excessive loss. If your clients report losing numerous extensions daily, it could indicate an underlying issue.
Factors Influencing Lash Loss
So, sometimes the issue may arise when a client keeps asking “why do my eyelashes keep falling out”. Let’s explore the main factors that may lead to an excessive lash loss.
1. External factors like environmental conditions. E.g. humidity, temperature, and exposure to water or steam can impact the longevity of lash extensions.
2. Lifestyle habits such as rubbing eyes, using oil-based makeup removers, lash curlers and frequent exposure to chlorinated water can cause stress on the lashes leading the extensions to fall out prematurely.
3. Improper aftercare is the main factor leading to the poor retention. No wonder that clients claim that lash extensions falling out if not maintained. Proper aftercare, on the other hand, is crucial in minimizing daily lash extension loss. Educating your clients on how to care for their extensions can significantly extend the lifespan of their lashes.
Tips for Maximizing Extension Retention
Encourage clients to avoid rubbing their eyes, and sleep on their back in order not to overstress the lashes and not to break the bond. Also, it’s crucial to use oil-free makeup products, as oils can break the
bond as well, leading the retention issues. Clients should be aware of the importance of brushing their extensions gently with a clean mascara wand as a part of their routine.
You can make an impact as well by using high-quality adhesives and lash products that can enhance the durability of eyelash extensions. Professionals should select products that are compatible with the client's natural lash type. Offer your clients Stacy Lash Premium Serum, that will make natural lashes longer and stronger, making them capable to hold the weight of extensions longer. It’s fully compatible with extensions, so it’s a must.
Regular maintenance appointments, or 'fills', are essential. During these sessions, lash extensions that have shed naturally need to be replaced, helping to maintain a full and consistent look.
Understanding the natural lash growth cycle and factors affecting eyelash extension retention is key for professionals in the beauty industry. By educating clients about average shedding rates, influencing factors, and proper aftercare, professionals can help set realistic expectations and improve overall satisfaction with eyelash extensions. Regular maintenance and the use of quality products further ensure that clients enjoy their beautiful extensions for as long as possible.