Eyelash extensions are not “one size fits all”. Everyone’s lashes are different and eyelash extensions should be customized to each individual for the correct length and thickness to suit their look and ensure the health of their natural lashes. Not everyone can or should get super long or super thick eyelash extensions!
A full set of eyelash extensions is not all one length. The shape of your lash line tapers – it’s longer in the center and shorter on the inner and outer corners. Most artists provide a ‘cat eye’ where the lengths increase from the inner to outer corner or ‘doll eye’ where the outer and inner corners are shorter and longer in the centre but there’s also strip lash sets and wispy sets that has different lengths throughout.
Natural lashes are constantly growing in and falling out at different times so your eyelash extensions will too! There is no set amount of time that eyelash extensions will last because they will shed with the natural lash they are attached to when it grows out and that time varies. Due to growth cycles and different stages, the best estimate is that you will shed 1‑5 natural lashes per day – including those with extensions and those without. Frequent refills will replace those that have shed to maintain a full look.
You SHOULD be seeing your natural lashes and extensions fall out together. This is normal. If your extensions fall off before the natural lash, the adhesive bond wasn’t strong enough or maintenance instructions were not followed correctly.
Eyelash extension adhesive is designed to create a bond between the extension and the natural lash. It is nearly impossible to remove extensions yourself without damaging your natural lashes. Seek a professional if you need removal!