Just when you finally got the lashes you wanted, they start falling out.
What do you do?
To be honest, I’ve seen my fair share of people saying that eyelash extensions just don’t work for them because they keep falling right out anyway. Of course, that’s just too bad if you’re one of these people. Everyone deserves the kind of lashes they want.
The good news is, there may be hope just yet. A lot of factors can be considered on why your lash extensions keep falling out. And some of those factors could be easily controlled.
Why do women wear mascara?
To get fuller, longer, and curlier lashes.
Well, guess what?
Those are the very same things that lash extensions do for you.
This is why there is no need for you to wear mascara when you’ve had eyelash extensions put in. In fact, mascara has been proven to have the ability to break down the glue that holds the lashes together, especially if you’re using waterproof mascara. So if you continued wearing mascara while having eyelash extensions, this could be the culprit.
Overly active oil glands
Women who have oily skin often complain of breakouts and acne. What you may not know is that oily skin does not just affect your skin’s health, it could affect your lash extensions as well.
The oil on your skin has the power to break down the lash adhesive, which means that sometimes, the lashes don’t really fully stick as it should. In fact, when the amount of oils is extreme, you may find that the lashes won’t even stick at all.
Accidentally picking on the extension
Especially if you’re not used to the feeling of having extensions yet, it’s not surprising that you’ll find yourself wanting to pick on the extensions. This could loosen up the lash extensions, especially if the glue has not really done its job just yet.
Poor glue quality
Different salons and technicians may use different brands and types of glue. These different variations may work differently from each other.
This is one reason why some would have their lash extensions intact over a long period of time, while others find that their fall right off. The quality of the glue used in the latter scenario may not be too good.
Water or moisture
When you have your lash extensions applied, you would always hear the instructions to avoid water or moisture at least for the next 24 hours. This is because water works the same way as oil – it may prevent the glue from doing its job.
Some just can’t resist taking a shower within that 24-hour timeframe, causing the lashes to fall off prematurely. Some may also be unaware that they’re introducing water or moisture around the eye area. Cooking within this timeframe, for example, could loosen those lashes without you knowing it.
Applying the lashes in a room that has too much or too little humidity could cause the lashes not to bond properly. This is why lash extensions have to be applied in a controlled environment. The conditions have to be perfect for the glue to do its job well.
Using the wrong kind of extensions could also cause them to easily fall off. Remember that the extensions will be glued onto your natural lashes. And when the weight and length of the extensions are not proportional to the natural lashes they will be bonded to, chances are, the bind won’t really hold for a long time.
Improper after care
Caring for your lashes goes way beyond the first 24 hours. Truth is, you’d have to take care of your lash extensions the entire time they’re there if you really want them to stay as long as they’re supposed to.
Brushing your lashed with a spoolie is one way of taking care of them, as long as you make sure your strokes are gentle. This does not just ensure that they don’t get tangled, it also allows you to remove any dirt or residue that could cause them to be weighed down. Proper cleaning is also a must, and allows you to avoid infection or inflammation around the area as well.
Yup, a lot of work goes into the application of your lashes, but you also have to do your part in maintaining them. When you think about it, there are so many ways for you to make sure your lashes don’t fall off easily. This lets you maximize the full value of having your lashes fixed.