Jokes aside, it's a valid question. After all, with some salons charging up to $200 for a standard set of extensions, being informed before that kind of investment is essential.
For starters, there are a lot of factors that are going to effect the longevity of your lash extensions.
Some of these include:
- The cleanliness of the natural lashes
- The health of the client
- The age of the client
- The thickness and length of the eyelash
- The glue used
- How carefully aftercare information is followed
- Which lashes the extensions are applied to
- The time in the lash cycle the extensions are applied.
From my experience a full set of lashes last approximately 4-6 weeks, thats from the initial full set to the last few lashes coming off. Infills are usually scheduled for the 2-3week mark.
You might have heard of or met people who say their lashes last over 2 months. Sounds great right? In theory yes, but have you seen lashes that have been on for over two months?
I have, and its not pretty.
Just as a set of false nails grow out, or the regrowth that appears between hair appointments, grown out lashes hanging on for dear life do not look good. Often, they have been cemented on with so much glue that they look chunky and untidy at the base. They have moved away from the eyelid as the hair grows out which caused twisting, and they then become top heavy which causes sagging.
To keep your lashes looking fresh, you want carefully applied lashes with the perfect amount of glue and careful isolation. regular infills will allow your therapist to carefully remove any 'grown out' lashes, and fill in any gaps where the lashes have already naturally shed.
In addition to this, there are a few things that you as a client can do to ensure you lashes last the appropriate time, and remain looking great.
- Make sure you remove all make up prior to your appointment.
- You lash tech will advise a suitable thickness and lash length to compliment your lashes - listen to her! Insisting on the thickest, longest lashes will ultimately result in a shorter lash life
- Follow aftercare advice provided by your lash tech.
- Do NOT wear mascara on you extensions, or stick false lashes over the top.
- Do not pick and play with your lashes
- Only comb your lashes when needed, don't constantly brush them for the sake of it.
I hope this has provided a bit of information for those who are wondering what to expect, or for those who have had lashes and wondering if their experience was normal.
Have a question? Comment below, id love to help :)