Here’s some tips on how to take care of your eyelash extensions, so that you can make it more long lasting and make sure your natural lash is not damaged!
#1 Do not expose extensions to high moisture or heat especially during the first day
Usually, I would advise my customer to avoid water on the lashes (from washing face/showering etc) for the first 5 hrs. However, it depends on the glue used. Some may require a longer time. So, check with your therapist on the timing for their glue to completely cure. It is also best to avoid swimming or high heat activities (eg. suana/steamroom) for at least the first 24 hrs. Avoid facial for the first few days, or if possible, get your it done before your extension appointment.
#2 Do not use products containing oil around the eye area
Oil will weaken the glue used to attach the extensions on your lashes and cause the extensions to fall off earlier than they should. Use oil-free makeup remover (gel/water-based) to remove your eye makeup.
#3 Do not sleep facing down
Pressing on the extensions while sleeping causes the extensions to bend. This may lead to them changing shape/direction or falling out.
#4 Do not rub your eyes & avoid touching your extensions as much as possible
Touching your extensions transfers dirt and germs from your hands onto the extensions. Rubbing your eyes tugs on the extensions and may cause it to fall off faster as well.
#5 Comb your extensions
Comb your extensions with a clean mascara spoolie when it is messy, and also after applying eyelash serum/coating. If the serum/coating that you apply is too much or too thick, it may harden when it dries and cause your extensions to be stuck together. That is not good as when 1 of the stuck lash starts growing, it will pull out the slower growing lash stuck with it.
#6 Do not curl your extensions and avoid applying mascara
There is no need to curl your extensions as they are already curled. Curling them will cause the extensions to change shape and also cause it to fall off faster. If you need to enhance the look of the extensions with mascara, please use a non-waterproof mascara that could be washed off easily. Waterproof mascara is difficult to remove. It would require oil-based remover or a lot of rounds of cleaning. Both will make your extensions fall off faster. If it is not cleaned properly, the leftover makeup will accumulate on the lashes and may lead to infection or poor growing lashes.
#7 Do not cut the extensions or attempt to remove them on your own
Please go to your therapist to get the extensions removed of they are growing out too much. Do not cut the extensions as most of the time, you will end up cutting your own natural lash as well. Trying to remove the extensions by pulling may end up with you pulling out your natural lash, so please avoid doing that as well!
#8 Cleanse your extensions and eye area thoroughly
Some people have the thinking that extensions will last longer if they don’t touch water at all. So, they avoid running water over their eyes even during shower or face cleansing. This is bad. If the lashes are not clean. it can cause infections and dirt accumulation that leads to thinner and lesser natural lashes or mites on the lash line.