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How Often Should You Get Eyelash Refills? A Comprehensive Guide
Eyelash extensions have become a beauty staple for many, offering a semi-permanent solution to voluminous lashes that can elevate any look. But like all good things, they don't last forever. The question on every lash lover's mind is: "How often should I get refills?"
Natural Lash Growth Cycle
To understand the frequency of refills, it's essential to first grasp the natural lash growth cycle. Our eyelashes go through three phases:
Anagen (Growth) Phase: New lashes grow and can last between 30 to 45 days. These lashes are more delicate and can fall out more easily.
Catagen (Transition) Phase: This is a short transitional stage where the lash stops growing, lasting about 2-3 weeks.
Telogen (Resting) Phase: The mature lash rests and eventually falls out naturally, making way for new lashes to grow.
Given this cycle, it's natural for a few extensions to shed daily as they're attached to natural lashes that are in the telogen phase.
Factors Affecting Refill Frequency
Lash Care: Proper aftercare can prolong the life of your extensions. Avoiding oil-based products, not rubbing your eyes, and brushing them gently can make a difference.
Lash Extension Type: Volume lashes, where multiple thin extensions are attached to one natural lash, might require less frequent refills than classic lashes due to the fans covering more surface area on the eye.
Personal Preference: Some people prefer their lashes always to look full and might opt for refills every 2 weeks, while others might wait for 3 weeks.
General Guidelines for Refills
2 Weeks: Most lash artists recommend getting refills every 2-3 weeks to maintain a full and cohesive look. Two weeks is a typical time frame to go between refills so that your lashes always look fresh and don't develop gaps in the lash set.
3 Weeks: If you take exceptional care of your lashes and have a slower growth cycle you might stretch your refills to every 3 weeks. These fills will typically take longer and will go up in pricing depending on the lash tech you see. However, waiting longer than 3 weeks might require a new full set instead of a refill.
Beyond 4 Weeks: If the majority of your extensions have shed and it has been over 4 weeks, most lash technicians will require you to book a full set rather than a refill.
Regular refills are the secret to maintaining the beauty and integrity of your eyelash extensions. By understanding your natural lash cycle and taking proper care of your extensions, you can enjoy beautiful lashes with fewer trips to the salon. Always consult with your lash artist to determine the best refill schedule for your individual needs.
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