WHY DO WE NEED INFILLS?
The long and short of it is that the longevity of all lash extensions is at the mercy of mother nature. What many of you 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, your new to lash extensions might assume it’s a direct result of having lash extensions. This isn’t the case at all.
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.
HOW MANY WEEKS UNTIL A WE NEED AN INFILL?
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
HOW MANY WEEKS FOR A NEW SET OF LASHES?
I recommend that you book lash infill appointments 2-3 weeks after the initial appointment. You should have around 40-50% of your lashes left in order to have an infill.
To make lash extensions last longer , I provide a mascara wand to keep the lashes looking perfect. In addition, adhesive-friendly products such as my Bubbilicious Lash Cleanser will respect adhesive bonds, ensuring that lash extensions last longer and lashes look healthy and well.