This often stresses newer customers out, as they see a long, beautiful extension on the sink or pillow after the first day, but don't worry, it's completely normal. Eyelash extensions are placed in a way that allows the natural cycle to continue as usual. This means that natural lashes will peel off with their extension as they adhere. Therefore, the detachment of eyelash extensions reflects the natural detachment of the eyelashes.
In other words, if you normally lose 2 to 5 lashes per day, you're likely to lose about the same number of eyelash extensions per day. Full growth can take a few weeks, so eyelash extensions usually last between 2 and 4 weeks. 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. 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.
This is to maximize the lifespan of eyelash extensions and not damage young lashes that are just starting any cycle. How long eyelash extensions last depends on multiple factors, including how customers care for them. 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. In addition, following the eyelash extension aftercare instructions provided is essential to ensure adequate retention.
Usually, if you lose a lot of natural lashes with extensions, the problem is with your eyelash technician. Before you pick up the phone and ask your eyelash artist, you should check if your natural eyelashes fall out (you can see a white tip) or just the extensions section. If you're still not used to the feeling of having extensions, you might want to choose extensions. Due to the natural fall of eyelashes on a daily basis, regular “refilling” or “retouching” is necessary to keep your eyelash extensions looking their best.
Be sure to give detailed aftercare instructions, so that no one has to deal with eyelash extensions falling out prematurely. When the natural eyelash reaches maturity at the end of its growth cycle, the eyelash extension attached to it will also fall out. There's a reason eyelash tape is on every eyelash professional's list of must-have eyelash extension tools.