Natural eyelash loss: Our eyelashes fall out naturally. Since eyelash extensions stick to natural lashes, it's normal for extensions to fall out as natural lashes replace themselves. Eyelash extensions that are not well attached to the natural eyelash won't last. The eyelash extensions will be lifted.
In addition, if an incorrect extension (too long or too thick) is selected, the proper application is more difficult and, in some cases, impossible. If the extensions are not placed the right way, they will inevitably fall out. That's why you don't need to use mascara when applying eyelash extensions. In fact, mascara has been shown to have the ability to break down the glue that holds eyelashes together, especially if you use a waterproof mascara.
So, if you continued to use mascara while you had eyelash extensions, this could be the culprit. When you apply your eyelash extensions, you'll always listen to instructions to avoid water or moisture for the next 24 hours. This is because water works the same way as oil: it can stop the glue from doing its job. Avoid showering or even cooking on a hot, steaming stove for at least 24 hours; this will help prevent your lashes from falling out prematurely.
The eyelash extensions are meticulously placed 1 to 2 mm from the eyelash line. However, your natural lashes are constantly growing. This means that the location of the base of the extension is also growing further and further away from the eyelash line. Try to comb your lashes more gently from the middle to the ends closer to the filling date to avoid removing overgrown extensions from your natural lashes.
Another reason why eyelash extensions fall out has to do with the amount of eyelash adhesive used. This is kind of a Goldilocks situation, you have to use just the right amount of eyelash glue to have beautiful lashes. Too much eyelash adhesive clumps the lashes down and causes them to fall out. Too little glue means there isn't enough to fix the lashes.
I've been working in the industry for the past decade and, during that time, I've seen a good number of people who say that eyelash extensions don't work because they start to fall out right away. If you're still not used to the feeling of having extensions, you might want to choose extensions. Be sure to give detailed aftercare instructions, so that no one has to deal with eyelash extensions falling out prematurely. When mascara is applied to eyelash extensions, the ingredients can compromise the adhesive and weaken the bond, causing the extensions to detach from the eyelashes and peel off.
Full growth can take a few weeks, so eyelash extensions usually last between 2 and 4 weeks. How long eyelash extensions last depends on multiple factors, including how customers care for them. If an eyelash is torn off, it will eventually grow back; however, a few months may pass, especially if there has been a break in the growth cycle and the eyelash needs to return to the resting telogen phase. In addition, following the eyelash extension aftercare instructions provided is essential to ensure adequate retention.
There's a reason eyelash tape is on every eyelash professional's list of must-have eyelash extension tools.