Eyelash extensions are a semi-permanent enhancement that can add length, curl, and volume to natural eyelashes. They are applied to the natural lash line and adhere to the individual lashes, following their growth cycle. Depending on the type of extension used, they can last anywhere from two to four weeks before needing to be replaced. However, it is important to note that if you don't take a break after extensions, your natural lashes may not fully recover.
It is important for women to understand that eyelash extensions are an improvement on their own natural eyelashes, and not a replacement. To extend the lifespan of extensions and reduce expenses, there are certain items that can be purchased and used in addition to 3- and 4-week old extensions. The evidence is inconclusive as to whether or not eyelash extensions actually affect natural lash length or long-term health. Hybrid extensions can be used to create a customized look with more volume in certain areas and less in others.
As they follow the natural hair growth cycle, they will eventually come off no matter what you do. Damage to natural eyelashes should resolve itself in one to three months as part of a typical eyelash growth cycle. Eyelash technicians are trained to create a beautiful set of lashes customized to the shape of your eyes, but you won't be able to see progress while they work. Mink and silk lashes tend to look more natural, while synthetic lashes can be thicker and darker for those who want a bolder look.
It is important to be aware of the products used on and around the eyelash line as this can affect the lifespan of the extensions.