Do You Know How to Take Care of Your Eyelash Extensions?
How to take care of your lash extensions? You may be new to eyelashes. However, we think it’s important that no matter how familiar you are, you have all the right ways to help you care for your lashes.
Eyelash extensions are delicate things and do require some finesse to make sure they last well. The answers to “How long will they last?” vary wildly – it depends mostly on you and what you do (and don’t do) with them.
You need to take good care of them for three main reasons:
Your lashes are healthy. If you regularly do the bad things listed below to them, it can damage your lash health and slow the growth of new lashes. If you don’t clean it regularly, your eyelids can get itchy from the buildup of dead skin.
They will look better for longer. Lashes extensions with mascara, oil-based makeup, and strip lashes don’t look that great.
Cost and financial/time factors. If you take good care of your lashes and keep them well, you won’t need to come in as often or extend your filling appointments, which will save you money. Our fillers are charged based on the number of lashes we change each time.
How To Do?
- Try not to touch them, especially during the first few hours. The more you touch them, the more oil on your fingers, the more pressure on the roots of your lashes, etc.
- Let them dry as much as possible for at least 24-36 hours. This means it’s ideal if you’re not washing your hair during this time. However, if necessary, use only lukewarm water, and do not keep water away from your eyes. This also includes avoiding steam environments, very hot showers, spas, saunas, etc. for at least 24 hours. If it’s a very hot and humid day, try to stay out of the heat. All of this will allow the adhesive to cure as much as possible.
- They’re technically waterproof after 24 hours, however, if you’re swimming or sitting in a hot spring every day, they probably won’t last as long as you don’t, more when the water gets into your body Rub their eyes.
- If you have a very oily face, try to control it with blotting paper, matte lotion etc. and use an oil control moisturizer.
- Make sure you use oil-free products on your face, especially eye makeup removers and cleansers. We recommend LASH GAME Foaming Cleanser.
- Clean with a foaming eyelash cleanser at least a few times a week. A small amount of baby shampoo (not the conditioning type) will work too.
- If you think you need more time because you are losing more lashes than expected, or want to upgrade to thicker lashes/more lashes, please let us know before filling.
Let us know if you have any concerns or questions – we’ll be happy to help!
- Do not play with your hands or pick your eyelashes, and rub your eyes vigorously. If you’re a picky person, it can really damage your natural lashes
- Do not use oil-based products on the eyes or face
- Do not use waterproof or oily mascara or eyeliner (felt tip/pen style liquid eyeliners are usually fine, or we have a range of suitable makeup)
- If you can, don’t use any mascara
- Do not use baby wipes/makeup wipes/cotton pads to wipe off makeup
- Don’t try to remove them yourself – it can damage your natural lashes. We can delete them for you if you want
- If you want your lashes to last longer, don’t use makeup removers, coconut oil, etc. on your face
- Unless you’re about to lose a few of your own lashes when trying to remove them, don’t put a lash strip on them.
- Don’t try to light a cigarette on your toaster or stovetop (good life advice in general – but also stops your lashes from getting burnt and frayed on the ends!)