Has the thought ‘why do I need lash infills?’, ever crossed your mind? Nouveau Lashes can explain this misunderstood area of eyelash extension treatments simply…
The long and short of it is that the longevity of all lash extensions is at the mercy of mother nature. What many lash lovers might not know is that we’re susceptible to lash shedding, a natural occurrence that happens when we reach the renewal stage of the lash life cycle.
Natural eyelashes continue to grow, mature and shed in a continuous cycle. As lash extensions are bonded to natural lashes, individuals new to lash extensions might assume it’s a direct result of having lash extensions. This isn’t the case at all. Often, once you’ve had a lash extension treatment you will tend to notice an eyelash or two falling out, so it’s important to learn about the lash life cycle.
After you’ve learnt that important lesson, it’s crucial to know what lash infills are. A full set of lash extensions will look great for the first few weeks, but as a result of the lash life cycle and general wear and tear (particularly those who sleep on their lashes), lashes will start to lose their pristine look. Infills are a necessity for anyone who wants to touch up and maintain their lashes for the full 6-8 weeks.
The average person has between 90-120 natural lashes per upper eyelid, and when you take into account that on average we will naturally shed 2-5 lashes per day, we lose a lot of lashes over the course of a month.
Here’s the maths…
Week 1 – on average we may lose 21 lashes
Week 2 – on average we may lose 42 lashes
Week 3 – on average we may lose 63 lashes
We recommend booking a lash infill appointment 2-3 weeks after the initial appointment. Approaching week 4 and it’s time to start thinking about requesting a brand-new set of lashes instead of an infill – as an infill appointment will be overdue by this point.
Why? Technicians would spend the same amount of time creating a new set of lash extensions from scratch. This way lash technicians will be working on a solid foundation – by working on bare lashes, then they won’t need to assess which lashes are old or new and out of place – before they commit to creating a set of beautiful lashes.
To make lash extensions last longer, we recommend using a mascara wand to keep the lashes looking neat. In addition, adhesive friendly products such as Lash & Lid Foaming Cleanser Set and Gentle Eye Make-up Remover, will respect adhesive bonds, ensuring that lash extensions last longer and lashes looking healthy and well maintained.