Getting eyelash extensions can simply be life changing but unfortunately, these amazingly fluttery lashes come with an expiration date. They usually last around 6 – 8 weeks. However, their lifespan completely depends on your own lash cycle.
Since each extension lash is attached to a natural lash, it will eventually come off when your natural lashes fall at the end of their growth cycle. The natural growth cycle varies from woman to woman and can last anywhere from two weeks to two months.
Let’s have a look at the three 3 phases of this cycle to understand its effects on the lifespan of the extensions lashes.
- Anagen Phase
This is the growing phase of the lash cycle and usually lasts around 30 – 40 days. Eyelashes actively grow during this time until they reach their full length.
- Catagen Phase
An eyelash enters the catagen phase when it stops growing. The follicle starts shrinking which will eventually lead the eyelash to fall off.
- Telogen phase
Telogen phase, also known as the resting phase is where the eyelash finally falls out and a new one starts to grow. At this point, the extension lash will also fall off!
It is important to note that each lash maybe at a different cycle stage at any given time so they won’t fall off together. However, eventually, you will notice gaps in your lash line. Take care of them by simply booking an appointment for a fill-in treatment.
The lifespan of your eyelashes can also depend on another fact: how you care for them! So follow these expert suggestions to help boost the longevity of your extensions.
- Avoid using curlers on your extensions and never try to perm them as these procedures can damage the delicate lashes.
- Brush through your lashes every day with a soft, clean mascara brush.
- Avoid water and steam for the first 2 days to avoid washing away the lash adhesives, which will consequently cause your extensions to fall off! For the same reason, stay away from oil based moisturizers.
Get an appointment for your eyelash extension, take proper care and keep rocking with the most gorgeous set of eyelashes!