How Long Can Eyelash Extensions Last?

Eyelash extensions can last up to two months, depending on the natural growth cycle of your eyelashes and how well you take care of them. Natural eyelashes fall out every 45 to 60 days, so some extensions can last up to 8 weeks without needing touch-ups. To ensure your extensions last as long as possible, it's important to follow the advice of your technician for aftercare and avoid playing with your lashes. Touch-ups are usually required every two to three weeks, and the cost of a new set may be charged if there isn't enough extensions left to fill out.

The type of glue used on eyelashes and the material of the extensions can also affect how long they last. It's best to consult with a technician to determine which material is best for you, as well as the length and type of curl. Silk is a little shinier and stands out more, while mink is more wavy and natural. When an eyelash falls out, so will the false eyelash attached to it.

This is known as the detachment phase. Detachment occurs when the eyelash has completed its life cycle, and often several eyelashes reach the final phase at the same time and come off as a group. 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. Exposure to steam, rubbing your eyes or sleeping on your stomach can also damage your lashes.

In addition to changing the products from your usual beauty routine, there are a few other things you can do to lengthen your eyelashes. Masks containing ingredients that cause build-up on eyelashes and eyelash lines should be avoided, as this can lead to damage and hair loss. You should also avoid using an eyelash curler, as this can cause your lashes to scorch and curl. If you want to achieve bold and fashionable eyelashes without applying too much makeup to your eyes, it's worth considering eyelash extensions. They offer an effect similar to typical makeup to enhance your eyes, so you don't even need mascara or eyeliner when wearing them.

However, it's important to choose extensions that are similar in shape to your natural lashes, as incorrect extensions (too long or too thick) can be difficult or impossible to apply properly.

Marlene Manwaring
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