How Long to Lash Extensions Last?

So you're thinking about getting lash extensions? One of your first questions must be, but how long with the lash extensions last. Lash extensions are an investment for many customers. It’s important to have realistic expectations about the lash extension process before you commit to purchasing this service for yourself.


If you’re wondering how long eyelash extensions last, the short answer is: it depends. Most eyelash extensions look great for anywhere from 2-6 weeks. During that time, the extensions will still look and feel full and fluffy. After your lashes stop looking and feeling great, you’ll need to return to your lash artist for a touch-up. Touch-ups or refills are cheaper than the original set of lashes.

Whether or not your extensions last for 2 weeks or for the full 6 weeks depends on a number of things:

  • How fast your natural lashes grow

  • The type of lash extensions you got

  • The type of lash glue used

  • How well you take care of your lash extensions

While you’ll likely need to go in for a touch-up about 3 weeks after having your extensions applied, not all lash extensions fall off uniformly. Your natural eyelashes fall off every 45-60 days, which means that some extensions may last for up to 2 months. If you don’t want a touch-up and want to remove your extensions naturally, you’ll be waiting almost 8 weeks for every last piece to fall off.

As you can see, maintaining full, fluffy lashes takes work… and money! Here are some tips for making your lash extensions last.


If you take proper care of your lash extensions, they can last longer. In this section, learn the dos and don’ts of proper lash care. EYELASH EXTENSION RETENTION DOS Here’s what to do if you want your eyelash extensions to last longer:

  • Wash your extensions daily using an approved lash cleanser. Lash cleansers help keep your lashes free from oil, dirt, and debris that can inhibit retention. Keep your lashes clean and they will last longer.

  • Brush your lashes with a clean mascara wand daily. Using a clean mascara wand can help keep your lashes looking fluffy and full. Brush your lashes daily after cleaning them to help keep the extensions looking their best.

EYELASH EXTENSION RETENTION DON’TS Want to keep your lash extensions for weeks? Here are the top lash extensions don’ts.

  • Say no to heavy eye makeup. Eye makeup can negatively impact retention. Don’t apply mascara to your lashes! Keep your eye makeup light and fresh.

  • Keep your face dry after application. You should avoid getting your extensions wet with hot water for up to 48 hours after you get them. That means don’t wash your face with hot water, go for a swim in a heated pool or jacuzzi, or use a steam bath.

  • Pick or pull at your lashes. Hands off your extensions! The more you can resist rubbing your eyes or picking at your extensions, the longer they’ll last.

  • Don’t sleep face down. Protect your lashes by wearing an eye mask, especially made to protect eyelash extensions.

  • Stay away from heat. Getting too close to heat (like the oven or a fire) can cause synthetic lashes to singe. Now you have a perfect excuse to order takeout!

EYELASH EXTENSION RETENTION Eyelash extension maintenance can vary depending on how well you care for your lash extensions. By taking the proper maintenance steps, you can keep your lashes looking full and fluffy for as long as possible. LVSH Lash Techs are available for any questions you might have and. there to guide you every step of the way

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