Anyone who has tried eyelash extensions knows how life-changing they can be, and we’re not just talking about the length or fullness of your lashes. With a little mascara on top (or even without it!), you’ll feel like a whole new person with more glam and more time to do what really matters: living. The only problem – albeit, a small one – is that they come with an expiration date. As the saying goes, all good things must come to an end, and eyelash extensions are no exception.
For this reason, it’s important to understand just how long these lash extensions will last once applied. If not maintained properly or replaced in a timely manner, you may end up with annoying fallout, uneven lashes, and sparse areas. To avoid this from happening to you, here’s what you need to know!
Why Should I Get Eyelash Extensions?
Perhaps a good way to start this article would be to address why this beauty treatment is worth exploring. Many have experienced the benefits, so much so that they don’t mind the small inconveniences that come with maintaining that faux yet full lash look! Allow us to give you a rundown of the good, the bad, and what you’ll be getting yourself into.
Benefits of Eyelash Extensions
Instantly enhances your eyes
This benefit is a no-brainer! Lash extensions can instantly enhance and brighten your eyes, regardless of what shape, size, or colour they are. There are countless options in the market to achieve just about any look – cat eyes, doll eyes, more open eyes, a classic and casual look, or something wispy and voluminous. Once you get them in, we doubt you’d tell yourself afterwards, “I look worse than ever!” – that is, if done by a lash expert. Lash experts are trained to recommend the best type of extensions to frame and complement your natural eyes. Whatever the case may be, you can count on receiving praises on the daily!
No need for eye makeup
Eyelash extensions rid you from the need to slap on some falsies, mascara, eyeliner, or even eye shadow to look put together. You can get out of bed with ease and confidence, knowing that your eyes are all dolled up for the day! No stress, no effort! Plus, you can skip out on the castor oils, artificial lash serums, and all the other trendy products that attempt to grow out your lashes without guarantee.
More time on your hands
And finally, our favorite benefit of all: Time. We can all relate to the saying that goes, ‘time is the biggest currency’. With lash extensions on, you need not worry about spending hours on grooming and makeup, just to eventually take them off at the end of the day. You can now sleep in for 10 minutes longer because hey, you deserve it!
Downsides of Eyelash Extensions
Regular and careful maintenance
All beauty treatments have their fair share of drawbacks, and that includes eyelash extensions. While the pros definitely outweigh the cons, you cannot fully their benefits without proper care. You’ll need to handle your lash extensions with gentle hands if you want to maintain those the look of full fringes. And even so, there is no stopping natural fallout, which brings us to our next point.
They don’t last forever
Until we see the day that permanent lash extensions are finally invented, we’ll have to settle for regular visits to the salon for touch-ups. However, many find this to be a small price to pay for instant beauty and less time getting ready. Once you’ve experienced lash extensions, it’s hardly a matter of deciding when to stop, and more a question of how long till your next session. And that brings us to the point of this article:
How Long Should Lash Extensions Last?
We’ll start by stating the obvious: There is no stopping natural lash fallout. Whether you’ve got lash extensions on or prefer to embrace your natural eyelashes, we all lose at least 1 to 5 lash strands per day. This is the main reason lash extensions eventually come off. As you naturally shed your real lashes, so do the extensions that are attached to them. Of course, that’s not to say that everything is due to our normal lash cycle. Daily facial cleansing, bathing, exposure to heat, and other activities also contribute to the loosening of adhesive glue that keeps your extensions in tact.
All that said, you should ideally be able to enjoy your new lashes for two to three weeks before coming in for a retouch. Just make sure to follow these aftercare tips, and they’ll continue to stay on for as long as they’re intended to!
What Lash Extensions Last The Longest?
With so many eyelash extension services available, it can be hard to distinguish the good ones from the best ones. So here’s the insider scoop straight from a lash expert: A big factor to consider is the type of lash extensions used by your salon!
We’ll keep it simple: The most common types used are silk, mink, and synthetic. In terms of long-lasting, high quality, synthetic or mink lash extensions are known to be top-tier! And that’s exactly what we promise here at Lovoir.
They’re available in different packages depending on the look you want to achieve: Classic, Flirty, and Russian Volume.
With our Classic lashes, we apply one extension per natural lash. This enhances the depth of your eyes while still maintaining a natural look.
Our Russian Volume lashes, on the other hand, is exactly what its name suggests: We use 3D lashes for an overall voluminous and dramatic effect!
We also offer Hybrid lashes, which is a mix of classic and volume lash extensions.
Either way, whatever it is you decide to get, you can expect high-quality, long-lasting lashes.
Tips & Tricks: How To Make Eyelash Extensions Last Longer
Do not wet your lashes for the first 24 hours.
This will allow the lash adhesive to further strengthen its grip and keep the extensions intact for as long as possible. At the most, you can gently comb them before bed.
Practice gentle face cleansing.
Getting eyelash extensions does not mean you need to skip your daily hygiene routine. Just go gentle around the eyes, pat dry, and do not rub them like you normally would.
Stay away from oil-based products.
his includes facial cleansers, soaps, makeup removers, and anything else you apply on your eye area. Oil-based products break up the bonds of lash adhesive, which will inevitably lead to fallout.
Avoid hot baths.
Similarly, steam and moisture are the enemies of lash glue! As much as possible, stay away from hot showers, steam facials, saunas, and if you can, too much sweating on a regular basis.
Do not sleep on your face.
We know how comfy it feels to rub your face on a soft and cuddly pillow, but if you want to lengthen the lifespan of your extensions, try to sleep flat on your back.
Better yet, use a silk pillowcase, which gives off less friction on your face. They’re considered the best pillow for lash extensions!
Do not apply mascara.
This is a major no-no! Apart from weighing down your lashes with mascara, applying eye makeup will require you to use an oil-based remover to get them off. Besides, with those faux and fuller lashes on, who needs mascara?!
How To Fix Uneven Eyelash Extensions
We get it – uneven eyelash extensions are the worst! And unfortunately for everyone who gets eyelash extensions, this is bound to happen eventually.
While the tips we mentioned will definitely help you get the most of your eyelash extensions, the truth is, they will only keep you afloat for so long.
That said, once they naturally fall off beyond repair, your next best bet would be to either refill your lashes, or remove them altogether.
How To Remove Eyelash Extensions
If you decide to take a break from eyelash extensions, go back to your salon and ask them to remove them for you.
Now, if for whatever reason you cannot seek professional help, there are a few ways you can safely do them on your own – and no, that does mean you can whip out your tweezers! You can read our article on how to remove eyelash extensions for our best tips. Just don’t expect the process to be as seamless and safe as having it done by a lash expert. After all, your eyes are the most sensitive part of your face, and a DIY attempt may potentially cause irritation and infection.
In the topic of safety, here are a few important things you need to know before getting your lash extensions in.
Safety Questions About Eyelash Extensions
Who should not get lash extensions?
Getting eyelash extensions is generally safe if done by a professional – save for a few people with eye sensitivities. If you have a serious eye condition or you’re allergic to latex and adhesive, it may not be the best idea. We recommend talking to your ophthalmologist first and letting them know about your plan. They should give you the go signal before you proceed with any treatment.
Do eyelash extensions ruin natural lashes?
Definitely not – IF they are applied and removed by a trained professional. The process of applying eyelash extensions involves techniques and products that are best left to trained experts, and if all goes well, there should be no reason to worry about balding lashes, infections, or eye damage.
That said, if extensions are poorly applied, not only will they absolutely destroy your natural strands, but they can also provide a breeding ground for mites and bacteria – ew!
Finding the Right Lash Technician
We’ll end our article with this final reminder: The success and safety of eyelash extensions solely lie on the person you choose to do them for you. Depending on the results you desire, they come in many options from look to length to volume to material. To save you from making the decision on your own, allow our experienced lash technicians at Lovoir Skin Body & Beauty to help you out! We guarantee the look of full, fresh lashes that frame your eye shape and enhance your overall appearance.
Book a consultation with us, and we’ll start by recommending the right type of eyelash extension that will suit you best. If you have questions about any of our other eye enhancement treatments, just give us a call to learn more. See you at the salon!
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