THE BEST WAYS TO CARE FOR YOUR LASHES
So you've just gotten your lashes done and you're wondering how to make the most of them and make them last. Here is a breakdown of the best ways to care for your eyelash extensions. These steps will not only help your extensions last longer between appointments, but also make sure that there's no damage to your natural lashes.
DON'T PICK OR PULL
This can cause the most damage to your extensions and natural lashes. If your lash extensions are causing discomfort, let your lash artist know immediately! This could be an allergic reaction or improper application of your lash extensions.
Oils break down the bond between your lash extensions and your natural lashes . Make sure to choose oil free facial cleansers and lotions. Avoid gel, cream, and pencil eyeliners. Be sure to double check the ingredients in your products, as oil is contained in other ingredients such as glycerin. Avoid touching your lashes since we naturally produce oils.
The salt in our sweat breaks down the adhesive, just like oils do. Extension cleanser will help wash the salt away so make sure you cleanse your lashes immediately following a workout. Humidity is harder to control. Avoid saunas, but if you are going on a tropical vacation you may need more frequent fills.
Brushing your lashes on a daily basis is one of the easiest ways to make sure your lashes last. You are not only ensuring that your lashes look their best, but you are also stimulating new lash growth. Only brush your lashes when they are dry & try to limit your brushing to once or twice a day.
WASH WASH WASH
YOU NEED TO WASH YOUR LASHES.
Natural oils, debris, and old skin can get trapped in your lash line and affect your retention. If you neglect cleaning your lashes, it can lead to undesirable outcomes such as poor retention and infection.
HOW DO YOU WASH? An extension safe foam cleanser and a soft, fluffy eyeshadow brush will be your best friends. Use circular motions and rinse well. NEVER BRUSH YOUR LASHES WET. To dry your lashes, pat them with a soft towel or use a blow dryer on cool, keeping at arms length away.
Never use mascara. If you feel like you need to swipe juuust a little bit to get you to your next fill then you are waiting too long in between your fills!
Trying to sleep on your back is ideal, but not a possibility for everyone. Sleeping on your stomach or side will cause you to lose lashes faster. Investing in a satin/silk pillowcase is definitely worth it.
Be careful around heat (campfires, steam rooms, ovens, taking the lid off of a pot, hair dryers that are going full blast). Exposing your extensions to heat will potentially singe or melt them and once this happens you will need a removal and new set.
BUT WHAT ABOUT...
Eyelash curlers? Nope, never. These can permanently kink the extensions and break your natural lash where the adhesive is applied.
Strip lashes? Just say no. That DUO glue will pull extensions off and no matter how much you clean them, you will come to your next appointment with leftover, gunky glue in the roots of your lashes. This will require a removal and new set!