Lash extensions are a great way to enhance the beauty of your natural lashes. Having them professionally applied will negate your need for mascara; your eyes will look as amazing in the morning as they do all day long! Fake eyelashes are excellent, but let’s face it, who has the time to put them on day after day? With lash extensions, you don’t have to, but you still get the same fantastic eye-popping results.
A lot of clients ask how long their lash extensions will last. And although it depends greatly on how well you care for them, generally, they last the whole lash cycle. An average, the lash cycle is approximately two months. And if you care for your lash extensions as instructed, they should last that long.
Factors That Determine How Long Eyelash Extensions Last
Naturally, everyone loses anywhere from one to five lashes daily. So if you want to maintain the beautiful appearance created through lash extensions, you must come back every two to four weeks to have missing spaces filled in. That is the best way to keep them looking full and beautiful.
The factors that play into how long your extensions will last are things like how you care for them, your daily activities, the oiliness of your skin, and any eye medications, like eye drops, you are using. Genetics are also at play, and will determine who fast your natural lashes shed.
Proper Aftercare for Lash Extensions
The key to longer lasting lashes is taking care of them. After treatment, it is essential that you not get your lashes wet for the first 24-48 hours. Avoiding the potential for getting them wet is critical, so avoid steam (like from a hot shower or stove), the sauna, and working out at the gym. Sweat and oil breaks down the adhesive that is used, so it is critical to avoid the eye area when using skin care or makeup products that contain oils and lotions.
Never put mascara on your lash extensions, it will be impossible to remove. When you do exercise, make sure to clean your lashes using only a specially designed lash shampoo made for eyelash extensions. Also, when you remove eye makeup, use only indicated lash extension shampoo that can be purchased at the salon or online.
Resist rubbing your eyes, especially if you are wearing makeup. Also, don’t touch, pick, or play with your lash extensions. The more wear and tear they get, the less time you will get from them. If you treat them well; they will return the favor!
Be Proactive to Extend Their Lifespan!
The good news is that you can lash extensions last indefinitely if you are proactive and regularly make your fill-in appointments. And they don’t hurt your natural lashes, should you ever decide to go au natural – but why would you?
Only Trust Your Eyes to a Professional Lash Stylist
Most importantly, make sure that you have a professional apply your lash extensions. There is a science to it, and it does take practice, skill, and training to do it right. Your eyes are extremely fragile and important, so don’t trust them to just anyone!
At Lash Crush, we have the expertise to apply your lash extensions not only so they last as long as possible, but also so that they are applied correctly and safely. Contact us today to schedule your appointment!