How long do eyelash extensions last?

The easiest way to always get a radiant, expressive look, even without make-up, is eyelash extensions. Many women think about this beauty treatment and are probably wondering how long eyelash extensions last? We answer all questions and help with tips on how to extend the hold of the extensions as long as possible.


Eyelashes are known to fall out every day. This is a completely natural and constantly occurring renewal process in our body. Each eyelash on the eyelids has its own lifespan. The lifespan of human cilia is three to six months. This means that the eyelash can fall out 90-180 days after it starts growing. About 4-6 eyelashes fall out per day, which means that a person can lose about 60-150 eyelashes in 3-5 weeks. New ones will grow at the same time, but they will still be small and skinny. It is important to realize that the time period can vary significantly from person to person. For example, one woman's cilia can be renewed in three months and another in almost six months. And of course that has a direct effect on how long eyelash extensions can be worn.

The eyelash goes through three stages in its development:

  • Anagen - represents the stage of active growth
  • Catagen - transitional stage
  • Telogen - the resting phase, which ends with the loss of eyelashes

cycle eyelashes

Eyelash loss processes do not depend on extensions.


This can have many reasons:

  • If too many eyelashes fall out, this may indicate certain disorders in the body: hormonal failure, excessive stress, lack of useful elements in the diet and various diseases. If you face the problem of excessive eyelash fall, we recommend you to consult a doctor.
  • Incorrect technique and gross mistakes by the eyelash stylist can lead to eyelashes starting to fall out very quickly. This can happen when too long and/or thick extensions are applied to thin and weak natural lashes. In such situations, the natural lashes can break off under the heavy weight of the artificial hair. We recommend using thin and weightless extensions, which in most cases can be glued without risk.


  1. The first factor is the quality of the eyelash extensions. The lash stylist should use high quality extensions that match the client's natural lashes.
  2. The second factor concerns an eyelash stylist's eyelash tools. If the materials used are of poor quality, this will affect the wearing time. It is worth noting that good stylists never work with bad materials. Because they know they can damage eye health. The eyelash glue is very important. A cheap one won't hold the extensions properly and they will fall out much sooner than they should.
  3. Intolerance to the artificial material from which eyelashes are made is very rare. Sometimes the body doesn't accept them. In this case, we recommend removing the lashes.
  4. The care factor. Special attention should be paid to this point. Improper care often leads to premature loss of eyelashes.


In order to extend the durability of the eyelash extensions, we recommend:

  • Avoid mechanical damage to eyelashes. This means not rubbing your eyes, minimally touching your eyes with your hands. After cleaning the eyelashes with a lash shampoo, the eyes must be gently dabbed with a towel.
  • Hormone preparations can shorten the lifespan of eyelash extensions. Eyelash extensions can fall out more quickly due to the use of medications that contain hormones.
  • Make-up removers and other cosmetics should be without oils and fats in their composition. Fat dissolves the eyelash glue. The same applies to decorative cosmetics. Eyeshadow or makeup should not be oil-based. These are two golden rules that must be followed. Otherwise, the wearing time of the eyelash extensions will be negatively affected.
  • Oily skin types. We have already talked about the effect of fat on eyelash glue. Tallow has the same effect.
  • Due to the high temperature in a sauna, the extensions detach more quickly.
  • The habit of sleeping with your face on the pillow can cause eyelashes to fall out more quickly.


Back to the main question of our article. On average, we recommend a refill appointment after 4 weeks. And maybe someone has to come after 5 or 6 weeks. This depends on many factors that we have already discussed. We recommend our best eyelash glue. With its special formula, eyelash extensions can last up to 6 weeks.

best eyelash extension glue

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