How Long Do Eyelash Extensions Last?

When it comes to eyelash extensions, there are a few different options available. From individual lash extensions to strip lashes, each of these options has a typical lifespan of approximately three weeks. However, not all eyelash extensions fall out evenly. Natural eyelashes fall out every 45 to 60 days, which means that some extensions can last up to two months.

If you don't want touch-ups and want to remove your extensions naturally, you'll have to wait almost eight weeks for the last piece to fall off. Long-term use of synthetic eyelashes entails risks, especially when it comes to the condition of natural eyelashes. Constant use of eyelash extensions can cause trauma to the eyelashes, making them shorter, thinner and weaker. In some cases, the total loss of natural eyelashes may occur. There is also the threat of eye health problems, such as conjunctivitis and the long-term problem of bletharitis, which could mean that any future use of eyelash extensions is no longer a consideration. To ensure that natural eyelashes recover from the constant use of eyelash extensions, it is recommended that they be removed every six to eight months.

This allows for the eyelid line to be thoroughly cleaned after months of makeup and bacteria buildup, and also for natural eyelashes to grow and thicken. We recommend a minimum of two months of rest after eyelash extensions to allow natural eyelashes to fully recover and regrow. Aim to comb your lashes very gently from the middle to the tip closest to your filling appointment to avoid tearing off the overgrown extensions of your natural lashes. Before you pick up the phone and question your eyelash artist, you should check if your eyelashes fall out with natural eyelashes (you might see a white tip) or just with the extensions section. If any of these situations apply to you, you may need to contact your current eyelash technician and look for someone else. Remember that your natural eyelashes work in a cycle exactly like your hair; there are new small baby eyelashes that grow constantly and older eyelashes that come off when it's time to disappear. Another factor with the problem that some may have with the natural weakening of the eyelashes after using an eyelash extension may be related to the size and length of the extension.

The heavier the glue-laden extension on the natural eyelash, the more likely it is that the hair will become brittle and break. Therefore, it is advisable to consult an expert before asking about the longest and thickest eyelash extensions available, since your poor eyelashes may not be able to withstand this for long periods of time. If you have large, visible gaps in your lashes, definitely contact your eyelash technician to fill them in. Make sure that the adhesive adheres firmly to both natural lashes and extension is essential so they don't come off after combing, sleeping or cleaning. You'd better bet your last dollar that the oil in your shampoo and conditioner sits on your lash line and breaks the adhesive used for lash extensions. It's much easier said than done, but if you're a chronic eye fanatic, you have to quit your habit if you want to continue using eyelash extensions.

Kirsty Matthews
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