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Autumn Lash Shed

The leaves are falling and so are your lashes, you’re noticing that as the cooler temperatures start your eyelash extensions seem to be falling at a faster rate. No, your lashes aren’t throwing a temper tantrum and throwing themselves on the ground in protest to summer being over. (That's just me) Here’s what is really happening:

  • In the summer to protect our skin we grow more hair all over our bodies to prevent burning. A gift from our ancestors, the hair growth speeds up and develops stronger follicles to cover the skin. Cave people didn’t have sunscreen so the body had to step to the plate to help out. You may notice that you have to wax/shave more in the summer than you do in the winter. A common myth is that we grow more hair in the winter to keep warm, not true at all – I think that’s an excuse made by Cave Ladies so they didn’t have keep up with the up keep.

  • Also in the cooler months we don’t get as much exposure to sunlight. It’s getting cold so we swap out our tank tops and shorts for sweaters and long pants. Now the skin is no longer acting like a solar panel transmitting Vitamin D and the hours of actual sunlight is much shorter. Vitamin D is key in hair growth, it helps to develop the iron in our food into the good stuff that helps the hair to continue grow and stay strong. We suddenly go into Vitamin withdrawal (better than champagne withdrawal in my opinion). The hair follicles went from a buffet of Vitamin D to Vitamin D starvation. It’s a shock to the system and the hair follicles release the hair in protest.

Keep in mind, your lashes aren’t the only hair that sheds during this process – the hair on your head will do the same thing. Don’t panic, this is normal….it’s been going on since the beginning of man.

Here’s the good news: this will level itself out within 4 weeks, or in lash language two fills. You will have a big shed…panic….show up for your lash appt more bare in the lash department than usual….“I don’t know what happened??!!. This is what happened, but no worries! Blink knows lashes will get you fixed right up. You can also get yourself on a good Vitamin D supplement to help with the absorption of iron and other good stuff you need.