We can never stress enough the importance of taking care of your lash extensions. Our goal is to provide information on how to best care for them so that your lashes always look flawless and most all, that you love them. Today we are sharing 5 Best Practices for Taking the BEST Care of your Lash Extensions . . . take note!
The first thing you need to do to take the best care of your lash extensions is . . .
Keep Your Lashes Clean
The best way to keep your lash extensions clean is by using a lash extension safe cleanser. At The Lash Lounge, we offer cleansers that are specially formulated for cleaning your extensions: Oil Free Liquid Remover and Oil Free Gel Remover. Our gentle, oil-free and alcohol free eye makeup removers have the same pH balance as natural tears and come in a liquid or gel formula. For cleaning your eye area to remove makeup and eyeshadow, we recommend applying the cleanser to a cotton pad. Be sure to saturate the cotton pad because the dry cotton could catch onto your lashes. Very gently rub your eyelid and avoid rubbing your lashes. When you need to clean your lashes, use your lash wand and gently brush through your lashes.
Omit Oil Based Products
Any skin care products, creams or cosmetics that are oil based are a ‘no-no’ when it comes to lash extensions. Be sure to select products that are labeled oil free to ensure the longevity of your lashes. And when in doubt – always read the label of ingredients to make sure what you are using is truly oil free.
Wear No Mascara (or very little)
The beauty of lash extensions is that you have lovely, long, full lashes without having to wear mascara. We know that some ladies may still want to wear mascara on occasion, and that’s okay as long as it’s a mascara made for lash extensions. However, wearing no mascara at all is better when it comes to extending the life of your lashes. If you simply must wear mascara, be sure to ONLY wear a water based mascara, which is not the same as a water – proof mascara. Lastly, when applying your lash extension safe mascara, only use one coat and only apply to the tips of your lashes.
Avoid Over Exposure to Moisture
Too much moisture on a constant basis is not good for your lashes. But daily washing of the face and activities like swimming are lash extension safe.
Maintain Lash Refills Regularly
All of the tips we have mentioned are so very important, but this one is probably the most important! Sticking with your refill appointments every 2 weeks will keep your lashes looking their absolute best. The longer you wait for a fill, the harder it is for your lash stylist to keep your lashes looking full and fabulous. If you go too long without getting a lash refill, a full new set may be required. So maintaining your refills is a good idea in more ways than one!