Eyelash Extension Care
You have got your lash extensions done; you look fabulous and great, what next? You need to learn to take care of them, to keep them looking fabulous for as long as they can. Usually, your eyelash extensions should last 6-8 weeks depending on how you take care of them, and your natural lash growth cycle.
Why You Need To Care For Your Lashes
Unless you don’t mind going for an infill every other week, taking care of your lash extensions is necessary. You want to look after them properly for the following reasons.
- To save you money and time. Coming to us for an infill every other week means you spend more money, and time booking an appointment. You want to save cost as much as possible by steering clear of anything that would cause you to replace your lash extensions too frequently.
- Make them last longer. Looking after your extensions properly means they will last longer and look great, even when you have had them for a while.
- Your lash health. When you don’t care properly for your lash extensions, your natural lashes stand the risk of getting damaged. This can also slow down the growth of new ones.
Eyelash Foam Cleanser
Get the most out of your lash care by ensuring you use the quality products to keep your lashes looking new and fabulous. Our eyelash foam cleanser is perfect for cleaning out your lash extensions. It is oil-free, so it doesn’t weaken the glue. It can also be used to clean natural and strip lashes.
Eyelash Extension Care Tips - Dos and Dont's
Now you know why it important to care for your lash extensions properly, let’s dive right into what you should or shouldn’t do while you have your extensions on.
Try keeping them dry for the first 24-48 hours
Like we tell our clients, moisture around your eyes for the first 48 hours after you get a new set of extensions fixed is a no-no. You want to give the glue enough time to stick, so your lashes can last longer.
also want to avoid swimming and taking hot sauna baths. Introducing water too early may cause the extensions to fall off quickly.
Clean your lash extensions regularly
Avoiding moisture around your eyes doesn’t mean you don’t clean your eyelash extensions. Cleaning them will remove residue from makeup, make them last longer, and keep your eyes healthy.
By cleaning, we don’t mean scrubbing your eyes and lashes. Doing this will make your falsies fall off in no time. Instead, you can use an eyelash extension cleanser like our lash extension foam cleanser to clean your extensions.
Use oil-free products
Oil and glue are mortal enemies (Lol). using oil-based make-up products like oil make-up removers, especially around your eyes, will weaken the glue holding your extensions. Opt-in for water-based make-up removers or cleansers instead.
Ditch your cotton pillowcases, go for satin or silk instead
Just like with your hair, cotton pillowcases can cause dryness and frizziness. It can do the same for your eyelash extensions. Use a satin or silk pillowcase instead. Most importantly here, don’t sleep on your face. Weird, I know, but some of us do.
Give them a good brush once a while
Even your lash extensions can get frizzy, entangle and go out of shape as your hair or natural lashes do. Instead of trying to get them in shape with your fingers, get a spoolie or eye shadow brush. It is a very essential tool for combing your lashes out.
Come in for infill every 2-4weeks
Taking care of your lashes properly means you don’t have to come for an infill every other week. However, to keep your lashes looking fabulous, come in to fill them up once in 2-4weeks, unless you want to take them off. Waiting too long before your next infill may require a new set.
Do not pull, tug, or pick at your lashes.
Now we know this is sometimes hard, especially if you are used to doing it. But, sister, they will not help your extensions. Plus, they can damage your natural lashes. As much as possible, keep your hands off your face.
Avoid oil-based or waterproof mascara
Skip on the mascara. If you must, use non-waterproof mascara. Waterproof mascara may require thorough washing or oil-based removers to get them off. This won’t make your extensions last longer.
Do not remove your eyelash extensions by yourself
We can’t stress this enough. This can damage your natural lashes and hinder their growth. If you must remove your lashes, come back to the shop to get it done by professionals.
Do not rub your eyes or lashes when washing your face
If you are new to wearing lash extensions, you may forget and rub your eyes when you wash. However, try to not do this, as this can cause them to fall off quickly, and damage your natural lashes.
Frequently Asked Questions
Although the lashes are waterproof, swimming or using the sauna often will affect lash retention. It is also important that you do not get them wet for the first 48 hours, allowing the adhesive to cure properly.
Eyelash extensions normally last up to 2-4 weeks but it depends on your growth cycle. As extensions are attached to your real lashes, they fall out together when your lashes shed naturally.
It is completely normal for there to be gaps as your lashes shed at different times. Come back for a touch up every 2-4 weeks to maintain them.
When applied and removed correctly by a professional, extensions do not harm your natural lashes. You may think more of your lashes are shedding but this is an illusion caused by the darker and thicker extensions. Make sure you don’t pull on your extensions or rub your eyes too hard as this can cause accidental lash loss.
Eyelash extensions should not hurt when applied correctly. They are applied with professional tools by isolating one lash, and adhering one extension to your natural lash. Most Lash Artists put on under eye gel pads to prevent discomfort. It is important to go to a trusted Lash Artist who was certified through a reputable course as this will ensure that they are applying the correct weight and length of lashes to your natural lash.
You most definitely can wear make-up with your eyelash extensions. If you use regular make-up, it is recommended to use a daily cleanser with make-up remover that is safe for your lashes to remove residue at the end of the day. We suggest when wearing eye makeup you choose a water based eye shadow. It will be easier to remove and avoid from you having to rub your eyes and promote lash extension fallout.
Some medications can cause eyelash extensions to fall off. … The result of the medicine may involve becoming oilier, drier or more brittle. Every person’s lashes generally respond differently. Some vitamins may cause your hair to grow and others may cause your hairs to fall faster. We suggest asking your healthcare provider. If you are not taking medication, we suggest you go over your daily routine with your lash tech therefore you can find a solution.
We suggest you use goggles to the shower. If you do not like using goggles try to limit the amount of times you wash your hair per week, take a lukewarm shower or bath and cut your shower/ bath time in half.
We suggest taking a break twice a year (every 6 months). After having them removed by a professional we recommend waiting 4 weeks before your fresh new lash extension set is applied.
There are two reasons why extensions may hurt. The most common reason is that they were not applied properly and they were applied to your skin. Lash extensions should not be painful so if they are hurting, have them removed by a professional.
No. Eyelash extensions are applied a tweezers tip away from your lash roots to avoid irritation or poking of the skin.