When it comes to eyelash extensions, the general recommendation is to refill them every two to three weeks. Everyone's eyelashes and goals are different, so it's important to have a strong and open communication with your eyelash technician. Refilling your lashes every three weeks is the best way to maintain a full lash line. However, some people may need to refill them more or less often depending on their natural eyelash growth cycle and other factors.
The natural eyelash growth cycle is about six weeks, but they don't all fall off at once. If you wait too long between refills, your technician may need to spend more time filling in the gaps. Additionally, there are certain things you should avoid if you want your extensions to last longer. Wetting your lashes used to be a major issue, but some current glue formulas allow exposure to water within 24 hours.
It's also important to use conditioners and cleansers that are specifically formulated for use with eyelash extensions. And with hybrid eyelash extensions, your technician can combine them and add a fan where you want more volume. However, excessive exposure to chlorine in swimming pools, routine and skin care products, and sleeping on your stomach or pulling your eyelashes can cause them to break or droop prematurely. The adhesive used to secure eyelash extensions is designed to hold them in place without adding additional weight.
The full eyelash cycle is about 90 days ± 5 days, depending on the individual's genetics. To keep your lashes looking beautiful for an extended period of time, it's best to avoid pulling, rubbing, or applying any type of oily formula. Additionally, you should make sure you're washing your eye area regularly to prevent debris buildup on your lash line. Asako and Naoko are certified eyelash stylists and the owners of Divine Lashes, a site for eyelash lovers to meet and learn more about eyelash extensions and lifts. They recommend pre-scheduling regular refills every two to three weeks and clarifying with your technician what the best aftercare protocol is for your specific set.
You should also wait up to 24 hours after the appointment before wetting your lashes.