Eyelash extensions are a great way to enhance the look of your eyes, but they don't last forever. It's normal for extensions to fall out as natural eyelashes replace themselves, but there are a few other factors that can cause them to come off prematurely. Opting for lighter and thinner extensions, avoiding water and moisture for 24 hours after application, and using approved products for eyelash extensions can help ensure that your extensions last as long as possible. Oils, incorrect extensions, and improper application can also cause eyelash extensions to fall out.
Because eyelash extensions adhere to natural lashes, it's normal for them to fall out as the natural eyelashes replace themselves. To make sure that your extensions last as long as possible, opt for lighter and thinner extensions. These are easier for the eyelashes to hold and will last longer than thick and resistant ones. If the extensions are not firmly attached to the natural eyelash, they won't last.
Incorrectly selected extensions can also cause them to fall out. If an extension is too long or too thick, proper application is more difficult and in some cases impossible. If the extensions are not placed correctly, they will inevitably fall off. Water and moisture can also cause eyelash extensions to come off prematurely.
After application, it's important to avoid showering or even cooking on a hot, steaming stove for at least 24 hours. This will help prevent the glue from breaking down and the eyelashes from falling out. Mascara can also break down the glue that holds the lashes together, so it's best to avoid using it when you have eyelash extensions. Oils can also reduce the retention of eyelash extensions and cause them to fall out prematurely.
Natural oils produced by the body or ingredients in products used on the face can interfere with the glue and cause premature detachment of the extensions. It's important to follow aftercare instructions provided by your eyelash technician in order to ensure proper retention of your eyelash extensions. Approved products for eyelash extensions should be used in order to keep them looking intense and healthy. The average person has between 90 and 150 eyelashes on the upper eyelid and between 70 and 80 on the lower eyelid.
When you apply eyelash extensions, you'll always listen to instructions to avoid water or moisture for the next 24 hours in order to ensure that your lashes stay put.