Have you noticed you’re losing your lashes quicker in the Fall or spring? Maybe as an eyelash technician you’ve noticed your clients are needing fills more frequently and they have tonnes of baby lashes coming through. Welcome to the spring/fall Lash Shed and yep it’s an actual thing.
Seasonal hair loss (and this includes eyelashes) usually happens to people in Spring and Autumn, while this may sound strange think about your fur babies that shed a lot of hair before the winter to allow for their winter coat and then shedding their winter coat in the spring so they can be cooler in the warmer months.
Here’s the science behind it..
The Hairloss Expert Uk states-
“There are two major factors thought to be involved in seasonal hair loss, both involving Hormones. The first is exposure to sunlight. Even if you spend most of your time indoors you will be exposed to more sunlight in spring and summer. This can lead to your body producing less melatonin, which interferes with hormone levels in your scalp. It can push hair follicles into their natural shedding phase for longer periods of time than usual.
The other major factor is the effect of testosterone, levels of which are usually higher in spring and autumn. Although testosterone is often thought of as a male hormone, it exists in both men and women and is known to trigger Hair Loss.
Usually part of the hair on the scalp is shedding and part of it is growing at any one time. Seasonal hair loss occurs because it shifts the balance between these two states. When you’re growing as much new hair as you’re losing, you won’t notice any change. The good news is that seasonal conditions that push more hair into the shedding state are normally followed by a shift in balance so that more new hair is growing than being lost, and the lost hair is replaced.”
So if you are losing lashes more than normal know in these seasonal shifts that it is nothing to worry about and is completely normal. And any hair lost is usually rapidly replaced by new growth. If having less lashes bothers you too much you may just need to adjust your appointments to keep on top of it and visit your lash Technician more frequently until it has passed.