It's usually only normal if you lose 3 to 5 lashes per day. Your natural lashes fall out and regenerate at a reasonable rate. When you rub your eyes, some of your natural lashes twist. But if you lose most of your eyelash extensions in the first week, that's not normal.
Eyelash extensions are placed in a way that allows the natural cycle to continue as usual. This means that natural lashes will peel off with their extension as they adhere. Therefore, the detachment of eyelash extensions reflects the natural detachment of the eyelashes. In other words, if you normally lose 2 to 5 lashes per day, you're likely to lose about the same number of eyelash extensions per day.
Full growth can take a few weeks, so eyelash extensions usually last between 2 and 4 weeks. On average, we lose about five natural lashes every day. In a week, that adds up to 35 lashes (i.e., approximately 20% of the eyelash extensions in a set). This is considered normal, healthy eyelash loss.
To help you get the most out of your eyelash extensions, The Lash Lounge stylists apply the extensions to healthy, fully grown lashes that are firmly in place. Be sure to give detailed aftercare instructions, so that no one has to deal with eyelash extensions falling out prematurely. There's a reason eyelash tape is on every eyelash professional's list of must-have eyelash extension tools. If an alarming number of eyelash extensions have fallen WITHOUT the natural eyelashes attached, it is very likely that this incident is related to the incorrect use of glue for eyelash extensions or poor aftercare by your customer.
When mascara is applied to eyelash extensions, the ingredients can compromise the adhesive and weaken the bond, causing the extensions to detach from the eyelashes and peel off. How long eyelash extensions last depends on multiple factors, including how customers care for them. If an eyelash is torn off, it will eventually grow back; however, a few months may pass, especially if there has been a break in the growth cycle and the eyelash needs to return to the resting telogen phase. You should avoid placing synthetic eyelashes at this stage of the eyelashes, as they won't have much durability left, causing the extension lashes to fall out quickly.
Stay calm and take a deep breath, as falling out eyelash extensions may not be a sign of pessimism.