Close this search box.

Fool-Proof Ways to Make Your Lash Extensions Last Longer

Lash extensions are a great way to enhance your natural beauty and save time on your makeup routine. They can make your eyes look bigger, brighter, and more glamorous. But how do you make them last as long as possible? Here are some fool-proof tips and tricks to keep your lash extensions looking fabulous for weeks.

1. Choose the right lash extensions for your natural lashes

The first step to making your lash extensions last longer is to choose the right type, length, weight, and curl for your natural lashes. If you choose lash extensions that are too heavy, long, or curly for your natural lashes, they can cause damage and premature shedding. To avoid this, consult with your lash technician and ask for their professional advice on what lash extensions suit your natural lashes best.

2. Avoid oil-based products and mascara

Oil-based products and mascara can weaken the lash glue and cause your lash extensions to fall out faster. To prevent this, avoid using oil-based cleansers, makeup removers, eye creams, and moisturizers on your lash area. Instead, use oil-free and lash extension-safe products that are specially formulated to keep your lashes clean and healthy. Also, avoid using mascara on your lash extensions, as it can clump them together and make them harder to remove. If you really want to use mascara, only apply it to the tips of your lash extensions and use a water-based formula.

3. Clean and brush your lash extensions daily

Cleaning and brushing your lash extensions daily is essential to keep them free from dirt, oil, and bacteria that can cause infections and lash loss. To clean your lash extensions, use a gentle foaming cleanser and a soft lash brush to gently massage the cleanser into your lash line. Rinse well with water and pat dry with a clean towel. To brush your lash extensions, use a clean spoolie brush and gently comb through your lashes from the base to the tips. This will help them stay fluffy and aligned.

4. Sleep on your back or use a silk pillowcase

Sleeping on your side or stomach can cause your lash extensions to rub against your pillow and get tangled, twisted, or pulled out. To avoid this, try to sleep on your back or use a silk pillowcase. Silk is smooth and gentle on your lashes and can prevent friction and damage. Plus, it can also benefit your skin and hair by reducing wrinkles and frizz.

5. Get regular refills from a professional lash technician

The last but not least tip to make your lash extensions last longer is to get regular refills from a professional lash technician. Refills are necessary to replace the lash extensions that have fallen out naturally or due to wear and tear. Depending on your lash growth cycle and how well you take care of your lash extensions, you may need to get refills every 2 to 4 weeks. Getting refills regularly will ensure that your lash extensions look full and fresh at all times.


Q: How long do lash extensions last?

A: Lash extensions can last anywhere from 2 to 8 weeks, depending on the type of lash extensions, the quality of the application, and how well you care for them.

Q: How do I know if my lash extensions are too heavy for my natural lashes?

A: Some signs that your lash extensions are too heavy for your natural lashes are:

  • Your natural lashes are bent or droopy
  • Your lash extensions are falling out in clumps or with your natural lashes attached
  • Your lash line is sore, itchy, or inflamed
  • Your eyes feel tired or heavy

If you experience any of these signs, you should contact your lash technician and ask for a lighter set of lash extensions.

Q: Can I swim, shower, or exercise with lash extensions?

A: Yes, you can swim, shower, or exercise with lash extensions, but you should avoid getting them wet for the first 24 hours after the application. This is because the lash glue needs time to fully dry and bond with your natural lashes. After 24 hours, you can resume your normal activities, but you should still be gentle with your lash extensions and avoid rubbing, pulling, or touching them.

Q: How do I remove my lash extensions?

A: The best way to remove your lash extensions is to let them fall out naturally or get them removed by a professional lash technician. Do not try to remove them yourself by pulling, cutting, or using oil-based products, as this can damage your natural lashes and cause irritation or infection. If you want to remove your lash extensions sooner, you can book an appointment with your lash technician and ask for a safe and gentle removal service.

I hope you found this blog post helpful and informative. If you have any questions or feedback, please let me know. I’m always happy to chat with you. 

Stay In Touch

Never miss an important update. Be the first to receive our exclusive beauty tips straight into your inbox.