How long do lash extensions last for?

This is a hot topic in the lash extension world! Lash extensions will “last” as long as your natural lash does in MOST cases. In general most people will loose 2-5 lashes per day per eye. When lash extensions are applied properly (see our other blog about this) most people will require an infill every 2-3 weeks to keep their lashes looking full and gorgeous. However there are factors that can play into your lash extension life. If you wear oil based makeup around your eye area or use an oil based cleanser on your eyes; apply mascara over your extensions this can cause the adhesive used to apply your lash extensions to break down the adhesive and the lash extensions to fall off prematurely.

Also if you get your lash extension wet within the first 24-48 hours the chances of the lash extensions falling off sooner is much higher. The same if you are an avid swimmer the chlorination in the pool may cause the adhesive to break down at a faster rate.

If you do not take proper care of your lashes- cleaning them daily or as recommended by your lash artist (sometimes know as Lashita).

Excessive sweating, wiping at or pulling your lash extensions will also deplete the life of your lashes.

Hormone imbalances or health problems that affect your hair growth can also play into a shorter lash cycle. For example I have a thyroid problem that intermittently causes my hair to fall out quicker than normal- hence I need to have lash infills more frequently.

Lashes can also be affected by the way you sleep. Stomach sleepers will have poorer retention side or back sleepers. It is recommended to not sleep on your lashes- it can cause them to fall out faster and can also “bend” your lashes in a different direction.

All this being said lash extensions are not hard to keep on for most by following simple guidelines and talking to your certified lash technician and getting any questions you have answered.

Feel free to contact us at or by phone at 970-231-6513 with any questions you may have or to schedule a lash consultation.


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