10 reasons why your eyelash extensions don’t last

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You were happy about your eyelash extensions and spent a lot of money and now they don’t last as long as promised?

In this article we will explain to you what the causes are and which tips and tricks will help you to make your eyelash extensions last as long as possible!

1. Application Mistakes

The most common reason for eyelash extensions not lasting long enough is due to the gluing technique, namely if the extension is not applied precisely 1:1 to the natural eyelash. If the two are not bonded together over the entire length, the extension will soon come loose. The application should last 4-6 weeks. You can recognise a good application by the fact that the extension is still attached to the lash when you find both still connected in the morning on your pillow. If you only find the extension, you know that the application was not very good.

2. Wrong Glue

Not all adhesives are suitable for eyelash extensions. Cheap adhesives in particular can damage the natural lash and cause the extensions to fall off prematurely. It is important to use a good and long-lasting eyelash extension glue. If the glue is poor, the lash will soon come off. So make sure you look at the quality when choosing the glue.

3. Poor Pre-Cleaning

The lashes and the spaces between the lashes must be thoroughly cleaned with an oil-free makeup cleanser before application so that the glue can adhere well. After cleaning and before the actual eyelash extension application, it is essential to apply a primer to the natural eyelashes to optimise the adhesive strength of the glue.

4. Weak eyelashes

If your own eyelashes are weak and brittle, the eyelash extension will probably not last as long as it would with strong and healthy eyelashes. Eyelash extensions give weight to your own eyelashes and weak eyelashes can’t withstand this pressure.

A good eyelash serum can help make the eyelashes strong and healthy and make the eyelash extensions last longer.

5. Poor Care

If you don’t take proper care of your extensions, they can fall off more quickly. Products containing oil and grease, environmental stresses, sweat and water can attack and damage your eyelash extensions. Therefore, you should always treat your XXL Lashes with an appropriate care product. Eyelash shampoo is specially developed for eyelash extensions and gently cleanses the eyelashes. This makes it harder for germs and bacteria to take hold and makes the lashes last longer. There are special eyelash cleaning brushes for this purpose, which make cleaning particularly gentle and thorough. Eyelash shampoo and eyelash brush should be used regularly to care for the eyelashes and to increase the durability of the eyelash extensions.

6. The Right Care

As with any other beauty topic, proper care is crucial for lash extensions to last. The lash extensions should be treated with a care product at least 2x a week to protect them from drying out and damage.

A good care product acts like a sealer, it coats the lashes and provides protection and care after eyelash extensions, eyelash lifting, eyelash waving and eyelash lamination.

Such a Longer-Life Coating protects lengthened and lifted lashes and increases their lifespan.

7. Do Not Use Oily Products

Oil dissolves glue and thus reduces the durability of the eyelash extensions. Unless an oil-resistant lash adhesive was used in your application, it is better not to use oil-based products such as cream, lotion or make-up remover near your lashes. If you do use products that contain oil, do so carefully and then apply some sealer to nourish your lashes.

8. Sleep on your Back

When you sleep on your stomach or side, the pillow presses on your lashes and distorts them. This can cause the lash bridge to break and the extensions to fall off. Therefore, it is best to sleep on your back or on a pillow that is not too big and in which your head sinks in order to protect your eyelashes.

9. Do not use Water

A good eyelash glue is not only oil-resistant but also waterproof. You can use it in the shower or swimming without any problems. However, when scrubbing your face, be careful not to damage your eyelashes.

10. Leave your Eyelashes Alone

If possible, leave your eyelashes alone when they are newly lengthened. Do not use mascara and avoid picking or brushing your lashes. If you leave your lashes alone, the extension will last longer.

We hope these tips help you and that you can enjoy your eyelash extensions for a long time!

Eyelash extensions are a great way to enhance your look. With the right tips and tricks, you can make sure your lashes last as long as possible! If you have any questions or need help choosing the right eyelash extensions, feel free to contact us. We will be happy to help you!