How Long Do Eyelash Extensions Last?

One single eyelash extension will last until the natural lash that it is attached to sheds.

To fully understand the lifetime of artificial eyelash extensions one must understand the natural life cycle of eyelashes. All hair on your body grows in phases. There are three phases to be exact: Growth, Resting and Shedding. Eyelashes are some of the most fleeting hairs on your body. In only 60 to 90 days a lashes lifecycle has fully come and gone. This is a mere blink of the eye when compared to other hairs on your head. Before a natural lash even falls out at maturity a new lash has already started its growing phase in its place. This process is nonstop, with people shedding anywhere from 1 to 5 natural eyelashes each day. This means that you could lose 1 to 5 eyelash extensions per day. This is perfectly normal and to be expected with or without lash extensions. When the natural lash grows to maturity at the end of its growing cycle the eyelash extension attached to it will fall out as well.

When a eyelash extension falls out it is more noticeable than a natural lash shedding because they are bother darker and longer than natural eyelashes. As a certified lash extension professional, we do our best to identify the lashes that are in the middle of their lifetime cycle. This is to maximize the life of the eyelash extensions and to not harm the young lashes that are just starting either cycle.

Due to the natural shedding of eyelashes on a daily basis, regular ‘refills’ or ‘touch-ups’ are required to keep your lash extensions looking their best. To maintain the full, healthy appearance of freshly installed lash extensions we recommend regular touch-ups every 2-4 weeks. With regular ‘touch-up’ appointments one can maintain optimal appearance indefinitely! With a commitment to a regular maintenance program, many of our happy customers keep their eyelash extensions year round!


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