Updated: Nov 16, 2018
Posted by Christine Chen
WHY YOUR LASH EXTENSIONS ARE FALLING OUT
Lash extensions are all the rage in the beauty industry these days. They are a simple, semi-permanent way to make your lashes look longer and fuller. Women have been ditching their mascara for extensions so that they can save themselves time in the morning by spending less time applying make-up. However, they do require a bit of maintenance, and if you aren’t properly caring for them, they won’t last as long as they should. Here are some reasons why your extensions may be falling out.
1. NATURAL LASH FALLING
Naturally, lashes will shed and are replaced with a newer, younger lashes. You will lose at least one of your natural lashes every single day. This is totally normal and natural.
2. MAKE-UP /WEARING MASCARA
Wearing make-up will cause the eyelash extensions to fall out. If you have to apply make-up, then you have to remove it. It is hard to avoid the lashes when applying or removing.
Mascara is also a big no-no. You may end up tugging the extension out of place when trying to remove it.
3. OILY SKIN OR OVERLY ACTIVE OIL GLANDS
Oily skin can be an annoying problem to deal with. It also can cause problems for lash extensions. Overly oily skin can break down the glue adhesive, causing difficulty for the extension to stick to the lash. In extreme cases of oily skin, lash extensions might not even stick at all.
4. TECHNICIAN ERROR
We'd like to think that the technician applying our lashes is experienced and knows what he/she is doing. However, there is still the possibility for error. The technician might not have properly glued the lash or did not use enough glue. He/She also could have neglected to prep the lash before applying the extensions.
When glue starts to have sticking issues, you should use new glue. Even touching up real lashes may not stick.
5. PICKING OR RUBBING THE EXTENSION
Sometimes, you just can’t prevent yourself from rubbing your eyes, but excessive rubbing or picking at the extension can loosen the adhesive and cause the extension to fall out. This can also lead to the loss of your natural lashes too. If your own lashes are falling out, there won’t be enough natural lashes to apply the extension to – so do not rub!
6. SLEEPING STYLE
All of us have different sleeping positions that make us the most comfortable at night, but those who sleep on their stomach or in a position where their lashes come in contact with their pillow might have issues with their lash extensions falling out. Smashing your face into a pillow every night can cause your extensions to bend or rub against the adhesive.
7. LASH STIMULATORS
Products like Latisse, Revitalash or any lash serums are considered lash stimulators. They are fantastic products, but they speed up the growth of your natural lashes. These products may require you to need a re-fill sooner than you normally would if you didn’t use a lash stimulator. HOWEVER, more lashes will come and they do benefit your overall lash look. We recommended using lash serum if you have loss on real lashes.
Thyroid medications can change the environment of the lash area, making natural lashes oilier, dryer, or more brittle. Please be aware that if you are taking this medication, your lashes may respond differently. There also may be other medications that change your body chemistry and make lash extensions not stick so well.
If you take vitamins or biotin that encourage or stimulate hair growth, your lashes may shed faster.
9. GETTING THEM WET TOO SOON
It is recommended that you do not get your new lash extensions wet within 12 hours after they are applied because the glue is still curing. After they have fully dried, you are free to swim and workout as usual.
10. USING THE WRONG SKINCARE PRODUCTS
Make-up remover should not contain oil or alcohol. Any oily skincare products should not be applied on eyelids. Just like oily skin, oily products can break down the adhesive on your extension.