How long does it take for eyelashes to go back to normal after extensions?

On average, a natural eyelash grows half an inch per month and takes 90 days, more or less 5 days, to completely shed. Therefore, once you stop using the extensions, it will take nine to 12 weeks for the new natural lashes to grow back to their original state. However, eyelash extensions can damage or tear natural lashes. If natural lashes are lost due to eyelash extensions, they usually grow back within a few months.

Eyelash extensions that stick to natural lashes can cause some damage. However, natural lashes usually grow back in a matter of months. Long-term use of synthetic eyelashes entails risks, especially when it comes to the condition of natural eyelashes, since they suffer trauma to the eyelashes as they shorten, thin and weaken and, in some cases, the total loss of natural eyelashes may occur. There is also the threat of eye health problems, such as conjunctivitis, and the long-term problem of bletaritis, which could mean that the future use of eyelash extensions is no longer being considered.

To ensure that eyelashes recover naturally after the constant use of eyelash extensions, eyelash extensions should be removed every six to eight months to allow the eyelid line to be thoroughly cleaned after months of makeup and bacteria build-up, and also to allow natural lashes to grow and thicken. We recommend taking a minimum two-month break with eyelash extensions to allow your lashes to recover naturally and grow back fully. Eyelash extensions are fibers that stick to natural lashes to create thicker, longer lashes. Another factor related to the problem that some may have with the natural weakening of the eyelashes after the use of eyelash extensions may be related to the size and length of the extension, since the heavier the glue-laden extension on natural eyelashes, the more likely it is that the hair will break, so it is advisable to consult the expert before ordering the longest and thickest eyelash extensions available, since it is possible that eyelashes in poor condition cannot withstand them for long periods of time.

I had very long eyelashes, but almost straight and not dark, so the only reason I put on eyelash extensions was because I was tired of curling them every morning and putting on mascara. One of my clients arrived at the hairdresser a couple of days before she booked to remove her eyelash extensions, worried that she wasn't doing the right thing by taking them off and wanted a second opinion.

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