High Humidity & Eyelash Extensions

This summer our days have been hot and unusually humid.  There are a few tips I'd like to share with you to help make your lashes last as long as possible.

The first thing you may notice is that your lashes are shedding faster than they usually do. Let me assure you, this is totally normal and there's no need to panic.  There are three common reasons I see shedding happening faster than usual when we're in the hotter months and it's humid.  

GROWTH CYCLE CHANGES

Your hair may simply be growing faster.  When it's hot consistently, it increases circulation which in turn makes the hair all over your body grow faster.  You may even notice that fresh haircut you just got has grown out faster than usual.  Consider this a good thing.  It's a good sign that things are working in the way they should.

MORE OIL PRODUCTION / USE

When it's hot and sunny, we use sunblock which can be really oily.  If not sunblock, we tend to sweat more and our sweat contains oil.  Oil breaks down the adhesive used to attach your lash extensions.

HIGH HUMIDITY

High humidity to your lash extensions is like being in a steam room or walking through a rainforest all day.  Steam -- hot steam at that will break down the adhesive with enough exposure.  The adhesive can stay solid at ideal temperatures but once it gets hot and moist, it starts to break down.

So what can you do about it?

The number one tip is to keep your lashes clean.  You should always wash your lashes a minimum of once a day.  During the hotter months, you may need to increase the frequency of your cleaning to twice a day... Even 3 times a day for those with more oily skin.  Eccelent Foaming Cleanser is designed for lash extensions.  It's light, smells great and rinses off easily without making your lashes fall out.

Another tip is to set your foundation or sunblock with a translucent powder.  While you may be using it sparingly around the eyes, once your body heats up, it will melt and move a little. Translucent powder just helps to hold everything in place including liquid foundation if you use it.  

Unfortunately, you can't do anything about the humidity.  Do your best to keep your lashes clean and if you find that the humidity is making your lashes shed faster than usual, you may need to increase the frequency of your touch up appointments until it's less humid or cools down.