HOW TO TAKE CARE OF EYELASH EXTENSIONS?
Whether you've just returned from your first appointment with an eyelash artist or you've been wearing them for a while, learning how to care for eyelash extensions is essential. Once you've learned a few tips and tricks, you'll be able to enjoy beautiful lashes every day.
That's why in this article we're going to go into more detail and discuss what you can do to make sure your eyelash extensions last as long as possible and always look great.
TAKING CARE OF YOUR EYELASH EXTENSIONS
To take care of your eyelash extensions, there are different steps to follow right after the treatment (within the first 24-48 hours) and afterwards.
AFTERCARE DURING THE FIRST 24-48 HOURS
For the first two days after your eyelash extensions are placed, you should take extra care and follow these tips:
Don't scratch your lashes or try to fix them. If something goes wrong, gently brush your lashes and then leave them.
Try to sleep on your back to avoid destroying your false eyelashes.
Don't watch dramas and avoid any situation that might make you cry.
Avoid saunas, steam rooms, sunbeds and swimming pools. These can prevent your false eyelashes from setting properly.
Do not use oil-based make-up products. If possible, avoid using make-up altogether.
CARE AFTER LASH EXTENSION
After the eyelash extension treatment, be sure to follow these steps to make your lashes last as long as possible:
Wash eyelash extensions daily. One of the most common myths about eyelash extensions is that you can't get them wet. The truth is quite the opposite. If you want to learn more about why washing your lashes is essential, we highly recommend reading our previous blog post.
Use gentle products. Once you have eyelash extensions, you should wash them daily with specially created cleansing foams.
Do not use products containing oils, and avoid any waterproof products. Such products will make your false lashes last less than they should. So opt for oil-free cosmetics.
DO'S AND DON'TS OF EYELASH EXTENSIONS
To improve the hold of your eyelash extensions, consider the following dos and don'ts.
Use oil-free products, eye washes and make-up removers. It is important to avoid oil-based products as they tend to affect the adhesion of the glue.
Brush your lashes regularly. It is essential to brush your extensions twice a day (in the morning and before bed). As always, be gentle, and use your mascara brush to do this.
Book regular refill visits with your lash artist. To ensure you have perfect lashes at all times, it's essential to schedule regular refill appointments.
If you can, sleep on your back. Many people hate sleeping on their backs, and you may be one of them. However, if you want to improve your eyelash retention, try this tip!
No picking. If you see that something is wrong, consult your eyelash specialist who will repair the extensions without damaging them.
Avoid oil-based products. It's worth repeating over and over again that oil-based products are no good when you have false eyelashes.
Don't go to the cheapest lash specialist. Whether it's a refill procedure or an actual treatment, always choose the most qualified artist you can afford to avoid irritation and fake looking lashes.
SHOULD EYELASH EXTENSIONS BE RECHARGED?
The short answer is YES! Once you have received eyelash extensions, you are committed to taking care of them and regularly visiting your eyelash master to have them renewed.
It is generally accepted that most people lose 2 to 3 natural lashes per day. This means that on average you lose 21 lashes per week, 42 lashes every fortnight and about 63 lashes every three weeks.
It is important to visit your lash artist every few weeks to get a top up and make sure your extensions look as good as possible.
If you want to improve the retention of your lashes, we highly recommend you try our Instant Cure product!
TOOLS AND PRODUCTS FOR MONITORING EYELASH EXTENSIONS
Now that you know some of the best tips for eyelash extensions, let's look at the types of products and tools you should invest in:
An eyelash or mascara brush. This little tool will help you take care of your eyelash extensions between appointments with your eyelash specialist.
Tweezers. If you have had eyelash extensions for some time, you may have gotten into the habit of using tweezers to remove individual lashes that no longer look good. However, if you are new to eyelash extensions, skip this step and make an appointment with your eyelash specialist as soon as possible.
The Instant Cure product. This is one of the best products that can help increase the retention of your lashes.
Lash serums and treatments. These products are optional, but they are great if you want to improve your natural lashes and increase their growth.
CAN I USE BABY SHAMPOO TO CLEAN MY EYELASH EXTENSIONS?
No. The PH level of baby shampoo is not designed for eyelash extensions and can affect lash retention. Instead, invest in a product created specifically for false lashes.
CAN YOU SWIM IN THE OCEAN WITH EYELASH EXTENSIONS?
Absolutely. However, always remember to wash your lashes after swimming, as salt water can affect retention. In addition, salt water can also irritate the eyes, even if you are not wearing extensions. Since eyelash extensions take longer to dry after swimming, wash them to avoid any unpleasant feeling.
CAN I USE MICELLAR WATER TO CLEAN EYELASH EXTENSIONS?
Technically, you could, but we don't recommend it. You will only get a good result with micellar water if its PH level is the same as that of eyelash extension cleansing foams, so it is not too greasy. Therefore, always read the list of ingredients before using micellar water for your false lashes.
by Artiom N