If you're considering getting eyelash extensions, one common question that may come to mind is, "How long do they actually last?" In this blog, we'll explore the lifespan of eyelash extensions and give you some essential tips on how to extend their longevity and maintain their beauty.

The lifespan of eyelash extensions can vary depending on several factors. On average, lash extensions can last between four to six weeks.

However, it's important to note that individual lash growth cycles, aftercare practices, and lifestyle factors can influence the duration of your lash extensions.

Making informed choices and providing proper care to ensure your lashes last longer is crucial. We've outlined a few essential steps to help you extend the lifespan of your eyelash extensions and maintain their beauty.

How to maximize the longevity of your eyelash extensions

1. Go to a certified lash artist

Go to a certified lash artist to remove eyelash extensions

With the mushrooming growth of eyelash extensions artists, it's understandable to feel overwhelmed by the abundance of options. While the allure of cut-rate artists offering cheaper fees may be tempting, we strongly recommend always choosing a certified lash artist for your lash needs. Certified lash artists have undergone extensive training and education in the proper application and techniques of lash extensions. Their knowledge and expertise ensure that your lash application is effective without harming or causing discomfort to your eyes and natural lashes.

Additionally, certified lash artists use high-quality products, adhere to strict sanitation protocols, and provide valuable advice to help you maintain longer-lasting lashes. By selecting an accredited lash artist, you can know that your lashes are in the hands of a skilled professional who prioritizes your safety, comfort, and desired aesthetic outcome.

2. Have a consultation with your lash artist

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As with making any significant investment, it's essential to have a meeting to ensure everyone is on the same page. Similarly, scheduling a consultation session with your lash artist before your lash extension application is a great idea to assess your lashes and overall eye health, ensuring the safety of your lashes. Each person's lashes are unique, and consultation allows your lash artist to customize your extensions based on your natural lash type, length, and thickness.

This personalized approach ensures a comfortable fit and prevents damage to your natural lashes. With their expertise, your lash artist can provide valuable insights and suggestions to help you achieve your desired look. Plus, a consultation allows you to address any questions or concerns. It's the perfect time to alleviate doubts or fears about the safety and longevity of lash extensions.

3. Use the right products for your eyelash extensions

Woman cleaning her lashes with Prolong Lash Cleansing Brush

Using the right products for your lash extensions is essential for maintaining the health and longevity of your lashes. Before getting your lashes done, knowing about the products used to ensure their quality, safety, and compatibility is critical. High-quality lash extension products are formulated to be safe and gentle, while the adhesive used plays a significant role in the durability and retention of your lashes. Understanding the products allows you to follow the recommended aftercare instructions accurately, leading to longer-lasting and well-maintained lashes.

By selecting a reputable lash artist who uses appropriate products, you can have confidence in the outcome of your lash extension experience. Prolong Lash has an extensive range of products to help you resume your beauty routine. Our eye serum, eyeliner, and cleanser packs are designed to suit any skin type with eyelash extensions. You can rest assured that Prolong Lash aftercare products are formulated to make your lashes last longer.

 4. Be aware of lash shedding

Lash Shedding

If you're concerned about prolonging the lifespan of your lashes, it's essential to understand the concept of lash shedding. Did you know that lashes have a growth cycle consisting of three phases: the Anagen or growth phase, the Catagen or transition phase, and the Telogen or resting or shedding phase? By being aware of this natural shedding process, you can better comprehend why your lashes may fall more during specific transitional periods like spring and autumn or extreme weather conditions such as cold and dry or hot and humid climates.

This understanding allows you to set realistic expectations for the duration of your lash extensions. On average, lash extensions can last between four to six weeks, influenced by individual lash growth cycles, aftercare practices, and lifestyle. By acknowledging that shedding is a normal part of the lash cycle, you can avoid disappointment when your extensions gradually start to shed.

5. Stay on top of your Lash Aftercare

Girl cleaning her eyelash extensions I Prolong Lash

Establishing a daily washing routine is crucial to keep your eyelash extensions looking their best. Following your lash aftercare routine and adhering to the dos and don'ts will help you better care for your lashes. Washing your lashes at least once a day removes dirt, oil, and build-up that can accumulate over time. Regular cleansing not only maintains the longevity of your lashes but also prevents irritation and infection caused by bacteria. 

Prolong Lash cleansers are trusted by lash artists worldwide for their effectiveness and lash-friendly formulation. They are formulated especially for eyelash extensions and are vegan-friendly and gentle on any skin type. Our cleanser kit provides everything you need to thoroughly and safely clean your lashes. Simply remove your makeup, apply the cleanser foam using a lash cleansing brush, gently massage in circular motions, and pat dry. Finish by using a lash comb to add volume and fluffiness. Remember to be gentle when brushing your lashes and brush from the base to the tips. Prolong Lash cleansers ensure your lashes stay clean, healthy, and beautiful, enhancing their longevity and maintaining a stunning look. Remember, dirty lashes can harm your lash longevity and overall eye health.

6. Make sure to schedule Lash Infills

Woman having her lash extension infill session I Prolong Lash

Lash infill sessions play a crucial role in maintaining the longevity of your eyelash extensions. These sessions involve filling gaps or areas where lashes have shed naturally, ensuring a complete and seamless look. By regularly scheduling infill appointments, you can extend the lifespan of your lashes, as the lash artist can replace any fallen extensions and ensure that the remaining lashes are correctly aligned and in good condition. Infill sessions also give you the opportunity to discuss any concerns or desired adjustments with your lash artist, allowing them to customize the look according to your preferences.

Overall, infill sessions are essential for keeping your lashes looking fresh, voluminous, and natural, and they contribute to the long-lasting beauty of your eyelash extensions. Most people should expect to schedule an infill after 2-4 weeks from the initial application. However, this varies from person to person, and considering your requirements and your lash artists' advice is recommended.


By following proper care and maintenance practices outlined in this guide, you can enjoy the longevity of your lash extensions for weeks to come. Embrace the convenience, beauty, and confidence of stunning lashes turning heads wherever you go. Remember, the key to prolonged lash extension beauty is consistent aftercare and periodic infill appointments. Elevate your beauty routine and enter a world where effortlessly glamorous lashes are just a blink away.

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