How Long Do Eyelash Extensions Last?
How long lash extensions last depends on their type, the skill of the technician and the quality of aftercare. There are pros and cons to all types of eyelash extensions depending on your personal preferences, and some styles will last longer than others.
Eyelash extensions can be called a variety of names, but at Nouveau Lashes we call individual lash extensions ‘Extend’, and party lashes, weekend lashes or cluster lashes ‘Express’. A fuller, more dramatic individual lash extension look is commonly known as Russian Volume as the style hails from Russia, and we will simply call this ‘Volume’.
Most individual lash extensions will last 6 to 8 weeks, though they will usually require infills and maintenance every 2 to 3 weeks. This treatment is ideal for those who want long, luxurious lashes on an ongoing basis, and to wake up with beautiful lashes every day. Individual eyelash extensions will last longer if aftercare is adhered to, for example, lashes must not get wet for 48 hours after the treatment has been done, and it is best to avoid rubbing the eyes or sleeping face down. The use of a coating sealant every morning and evening can help secure the bond between eyelash and extension, and should therefore help them last longer. It is also best to avoid wearing mascara or eyeliner as this can affect the bonds; if eye make-up is used, it is vital to use an oil-free make-up remover as oil can cause the glue to loosen, thus leading the extensions to fall out.
Like Extend, Russian Volume lash extensions can last from 6 to 8 weeks, depending on how well they are looked after. With volume lashes, super-fine weightless lashes are used to create a more dramatic, feathery look. Russian volume eyelashes will last longer if they are left alone after the technician has finished, and the wearer avoids wearing mascara or using any other products on their lashes. With regular infills, volume lashes can last for months at a time, as your lash cycle will shed older lashes and your beautician will apply new ones.
More temporary lash extensions such as party lashes, weekend lashes and cluster lashes (Express) can last a variety of times depending on the style. False lashes are designed to be used for one day only; these can be applied at home or in the salon and bought in individual packs. They can easily be removed by hand so are ideal for special occasions such as weddings or a night out with friends.
For a lash extension style that lasts longer than one day, cluster lashes can last up to one week. These are pre-fanned filler eyelashes that can be applied in 10 minutes and worn up to one week, making them great for holidays or for a weekend away.
Some temporary lash treatments can last up to 2 weeks; our Express individual lash extensions are designed to last up to 2 weeks, and are perfect for those who want a precise, natural look without having to return to the salon for infills, or those who want the lashes for a shorter period. Eyelash extensions that last up to 2 weeks are popular with those who would like a more affordable treatment, and for those who don’t have much time to visit a beauty salon for maintenance and top ups. You can remove Express lash extensions yourself using the Nouveau Lashes Lash Extension Remover.
For further information, you can read our guide, ‘How to Make Your Lash Extensions Last Longer.’
If you’re thinking about trying Nouveau Lashes, take a look at our beauty blogger lash extension reviews over on our blog or read our FAQ for more information. You can find your nearest eyelash extension technician using our salon finder.