Do you wear lash extensions? To be honest with you, it’s the best feeling ever! If you’re sick and tired of wearing makeup every single day, then this is the way to go! When you have lash extensions on, you can get away with no makeup since the main focus would be on your eyes. 👀
I’m a Certified Eyelash Technician and in this post, I will be providing you with some helpful tips on how to maintain and protect your lash extensions.
Don’t Get Your Lashes Wet
You may hear your lash artist tell you repeatedly that you should not get your lashes wet in the first 24 hours. Now, this doesn’t mean that you should not be washing your lashes at all because you definitely should be! But with lots of care and patience. You should be washing your lashes daily with a lash cleanser or even with baby shampoo. All you need to do is get a drop of the shampoo and gently wash your lashes with a spoolie brush and rinse well. Washing your lashes will help keep natural oils out and away from the lash line.
Use Oil-Free Products
Avoid using oil-based makeup products if you want your lashes looking full and perfect! This is because the oil will break down the glue that holds the lashes together, making your lashes fall out much quicker. This also means that when you remove your makeup, you need to use an oil-free makeup remover/cleaner. You can use Micellar Water to remove any makeup.
Use A Spoolie
There’s a reason why your Lash Artist gives you a spoolie to take home after your session is done. You should be using the spoolie every morning after you wash your face to detangle or separate the lashes. Also, don’t brush too hard as you could tug on the lashes and loosen the bond, which will cause your lashes to fall out. Try brushing out your lashes twice a day to maintain them in their original shape. If you received a spoolie but lost it, you can click here to buy a bunch!
Sleep On Your Back And Don’t Rub
This one might be a little difficult for some, but you can do it! If you think you’re going to have a hard time, try using a travel pillow which will help prevent from turning onto your front during the middle of the night. You can also invest in silk pillowcases, the fibres do not pull or tug on the lashes the way cotton does.
Try not to rub your eyes! Rubbing your eyes can be the cause of premature fallout and can also cause irritation. If you’re trying to fix a lash that is bothering you, use a spoolie to brush your lashes out instead of your fingers.
Try To Avoid Eyeliner
Do you love applying top eyeliner? Well, you may have to stop if you also love lash extensions. (Yikes!) The reason is simple, it’s SO hard to remove it without rubbing the lashes, which will cause fall out. If you must apply eyeliner, then try not to apply it directly on the lash, instead begin a millimetre above the lash line. If you’re worried that people might be able to spot the unfilled areas, that shouldn’t be a problem because no one will be able to see it because your lovely lashes will help you hide it.
- Each eye has about 90-120 lashes per upper lid. Each eye sheds between 2-3 lashes a day.
- Lash refills should be done every 2-3 weeks for a beautiful set of eyelashes.
- If you want to get your lash extensions removed, DO NOT try to remove them yourself. Consult a professional.
I hope that you find these tips helpful and that they make an overall difference in your lash extension experience. Happy Lashing!
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