Eyelash Extensions: What you need to know
Updated: Mar 7
Are you sick & tired of mascara? Ready to stop applying and removing mascara every day?
Is it time to stop worrying about mascara flaking, running, or smearing? Eyelash extensions allow you to live your life without the worry, time, or hassle.
As with the hair on your head, eyelashes follow a natural cycle of shedding and regrowth.
All of your lashes are at a different stage at any point in time, which means that some of your lashes are getting ready to fall out while others are experiencing a period growth (this is true if you have eyelash extensions or not).
Since an individual extension is applied to an individual lash, that extension will fall out on its own when the eyelash sheds from the lash line. If you aren’t exacerbating this shedding process by rubbing your eyes, applying mascara, or compromising the glue with oily eye products, your lash extensions should last up to a month before you need a “refill” appointment.
Unless you’re transitioning off of extensions, refills are necessary every 2-4 weeks to maintain the best result. Since each of your individual lashes is at a different stage in the growth cycle, you’ll start to see a more scattered appearance after 2-4 weeks as new natural lashes come in and lashes that had an extension attached begin to fall out.
You can do everything right and still find that eyelash extensions cause breakage to your natural eyelashes. There are factors that you have no control over (like if you rub your eyes in your sleep or if you genetically have a faster lash cycle than what is considered normal) that can compromise your natural lashes—including causing your natural lashes to fall out or break off.
Keep in mind though, eyelashes are hair—and unless you have a pre-existing condition or circumstance, hair grows back. Which means your eyelashes will grow back.
Have a lash appointment coming up?
Here are some tips to help you prepare: 💫 Come with clean lashes and face. 💫 No contact lenses in please. 💫 Try to avoid coffee before as it can make your eyelids flutter. 💫 Stretch your cheek muscles because you’re going to be smiling a lot after seeing the way you look.
After your appointment remember:
💫 Don't get your eyelashes wet for 24 hours (need to let the glue dry) 💫 Brush your lashes (gotta keep them clean and tidy) 💫 Avoid oil based products around your eye (so that the lashes can last longer)
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