How To Make Your Eyelash Extensions Last Longer

Eyelash extensions are a beautiful and convenient way to enhance your natural beauty without the extra work of applying mascara or lash strips. At $150 and above for a full lash set, you’ll want your extensions to last as long as possible to protect your investment. In today’s blog, we’ll discuss how long your lash extensions are supposed to last and tips on how to extend their life.

How Long Do Eyelash Extensions Last?

Every eyelash extension brand is different. With the right care, NovaLash extensions can last up to 8 weeks. Most other lash extensions last only 2-3 weeks, which can add thousands of dollars to your beauty budget and hundreds of hours in lash appointments every year. By choosing NovaLash, you can maximize your investment and spend less time in your lash artists’ salon.

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Tips To Make Your Lash Extensions Last Longer

Practice Good Hygiene

After a great haircut, would you stop washing your hair to preserve its beauty? No! It’s the same case with our natural eyelashes. Just as you wash your hair, you must also clean your eyelashes. That’s why NovaLash extensions are waterproof, oil-proof, and sweatproof, allowing you to thoroughly wash and brush your eyelashes without causing damage or fallout. Using NovaLash’s Aftercare Kit every day is the best way to make your lash extensions last longer and maintain the health of your natural lashes. Before washing your lashes, find out which brand your lash professional used. Most lash brands don’t allow you to get your extensions wet, meaning that you won’t be able to properly clean them. If this is the case, ask your lash artist to only use NovaLash products.

Sleep On Your Back

If you’re a stomach sleeper, your pillowcase could be causing your lash extensions to tangle, twist, or fall out faster than they should. To make your extensions last as long as possible, try sleeping on your back. If you prefer to sleep on your side, try the eyelash extension pillow by NovaLash, the LASHcloud® Pillow. The unique crescent shape supports your neck, while also preventing your lashes from touching the pillow. The pillow also protects the delicate skin around your lashes – talk about a win-win!

Use Mascara Sparingly

One of the greatest benefits you get from eyelash extensions is the time they shave off your daily routine. Extensions make your eyes pop, so skip the mascara and let your extensions do the work. Most mascaras harm eyelash extensions, so if you’re getting close to your next refill appointment and want to touch up some areas, be sure to only use mascara for eyelash extensions to touch up your extension-free lashes.

Be Gentle

This rule goes for natural lashes, too! Excessive rubbing or tugging can make your lash extensions and natural lashes fall out or break. Use care when washing your lashes and face and try to avoid rubbing your eyes when you get an itch.


To keep your lashes looking flawless all year long, it’s important to schedule your lash refill appointments. Not only will refills keep your lashes long and full, but it can also save you money and time. Refill appointments cost significantly less and take less time than a full set. Talk with your lash professional to figure out how often you should come in for a refill – and stick to it!

With the proper maintenance, eyelash extensions can give you the lashes of your dreams while simplifying your beauty routine. Schedule an appointment with a NovaLash professional today!