If you're like most people, you've just gotten your lashes done and you're probably wondering how to make the most of them, and make them last. Well, look no further! Here we'll break down the 7 best ways for you 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 lash.
Are you ready??
Don't Pick or Pull!
For some, this is a hard one not to do. Whether it be a nervous habit, or your extensions are just plain bothering you, you'll never want to pull or pick at your eyelash extensions. This single act can cause the most damage and can result in poor growth of your natural lash. 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. Your lash artist can do a proper removal of your extensions that won't further damage your lashes.
Oils break the glue bond from your eyelash extension to your natural lash. If the glue bond is weak, you'll lose lashes! With this in mind, you can choose the correct facial cleansers and lotions. We recommend avoiding any gel or cream eyeliners.
It's also good to avoid touching your lashes since we naturally produce oils in our body.
This may seem like a no-brainer, but combing your lashes on a daily basis can be one of the easiest ways to make sure your lashes last. By combing your lashes daily, you ensure that your lashes look their best! Because ultimately, you want your lashes to look fabulous, right? That's why you paid for them!
Wash, Wash, Wash
Let's be blunt: YOU NEED TO WASH YOUR LASHES. Phew... K, now that we got that out of the way...
Why is it important to wash your lashes? We've already touched on how our body naturally produces oils that can build up and affect our extensions, but we didn't mention what our eyelashes are used for! Our eyelashes are used to protect our eyes from whatever we might come in contact with. Be it dust, dirt, or makeup - these eyelashes are catching these different things and they're doing it all the time. So with that, our eyelashes need to be cleaned of all these things regularly!
It's recommended to wash your lashes at least 2-3 times per week. (If you tend to wear a lot of makeup, you may need to do this more). Like we said in the "No Oils" section, you'll want to use a cleanser that doesn't have any oils in it. The easiest thing we've found is to make the washing of your eyelash extensions part of your daily routine. So whether that's in the shower, or when you get ready for bed each night, you decide. It just needs to happen, so don't neglect it! If you do neglect cleaning your lashes, it can lead to some gross outcomes (hint: Google "lash mites").
Isn't the point of getting lash extensions not to have to use mascara??? Idk, maybe that's just me? Either way, there are people who insist on doing it. Personally, I like to use the famous drug motto "Just Say No".
So next time your with a group of your girlfriends, or at a party, or whatever, and your friends start pressuring you saying,
"Come on! Just put the mascara on! Everybody is doing it!!"
Remember: Just Say No. It's not worth it and a true friend wouldn't make you do it.
This one is pretty straightforward:
Try not to sleep on your face. This can make your lashes fall out! So let's keep the lashes on your face, not your pillow.
I know the vast majority of us can't be perfect back-sleepers with our hands resting gently crossed on our waists like Sleeping Beauty, or any Disney Princess for that matter, but try your best. You got this!
Hot, Hot Heat!
This is important one, especially in the Summer months. With all the fun activities out in the sun during the day and campfires at night, there's a lot of heat going around. And with all this heat can lead to your lashes melting. Doesn't sound fun, does it?
So don't get to close to anything with a lot of heat (campfires, ovens, and even in rare cases, hair dryers that are going full blast). Volume lashes are especially susceptible to melting since they are much smaller.
Once your lashes are exposed to this kind of heat, there's no amount of combing or magic that's going to fix it.
So there you have it! The 7 Ways to Care for Your Eyelash Extensions. Do you use these tips already? What things do you do to take care of your lashes? We'd love to hear it in our comment section below.