Why are my lash extensions not lasting long?

Why are my lash extensions not lasting long?

Several factors can contribute to the shorter lifespan of lash extensions:

1. **Natural Lash Shedding:** Lash extensions are attached to your natural lashes, which have their growth and shedding cycles. As your natural lashes shed, the extensions attached to them will also fall out.

2. **Improper Aftercare:** Not following proper aftercare instructions, such as avoiding oil-based products, excessive rubbing, or sleeping on your face, can lead to premature extension loss.

3. **Oil-Based Products:** Oil-based makeup removers, cleansers, and cosmetics can weaken the adhesive bond and cause extensions to detach.

4. **Excessive Moisture or Heat:** Excessive exposure to moisture, steam, or heat (such as saunas) can weaken the adhesive and lead to early extension loss.

5. **Touching or Pulling:** Frequent touching, rubbing, or pulling at your lash extensions can cause them to loosen and fall out.

6. **Poor Adhesive Quality:** Low-quality adhesive or incorrect application techniques can result in poor attachment and early extension loss.

7. **Incorrect Lash Type or Weight:** Using lash extensions that are too heavy or long for your natural lashes can cause strain and lead to premature shedding.

8. **Individual Habits:** Activities such as rigorous exercise, swimming, or frequent exposure to wind and dust can contribute to quicker extension loss.

9. **Hormonal Changes:** Hormonal fluctuations, such as those during pregnancy or certain medications, can affect lash growth and cause extensions to fall out faster.

10. **Inadequate Refills:** Skipping or delaying refill appointments can result in gaps as natural lashes shed, leading to an uneven and shorter-lasting look.

To maximize the longevity of your lash extensions, it's crucial to follow proper aftercare instructions, use recommended lash-friendly products, and maintain regular refill appointments. If you're experiencing significant extension loss, consider discussing your concerns with your lash technician to address any potential issues.
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