Ladies who are not blessed with thick, full lashes turn to eyelash extensions as the perfect option for getting those full-on, sultry eyes. In fact, most of my clients consider eyelash extensions as an essential part of their beauty regimen.
Why You Should Get Eyelash Extensions
It’s not surprising at all. Lash extensions are, after all, the perfect option for beauty enthusiasts who are too busy to apply mascara and use a curler for, like, a hundred times a day.
And let’s not even talk about falsies – fussing around with fake eyelashes before you head off to a meeting? Total nightmare.
Just an hour-long session with a lash technician will get you those full-volume eyelashes that can last for weeks with minimal upkeep. From wispy, skyscraper-long lashes to natural-looking ones, the options are endless.
Top Tips To Make Eyelash Extensions Last Longer
As with all things, your fabulous lash extensions won’t last forever. Even with touch-ups every few weeks or so, your lash extensions would typically last around 6-8 weeks, depending on hair growth. Keep in mind that these are attached to your natural lashes, so they can last as long as the hair doesn’t fall off.
So is there a way to make extensions last longer?
Yes, of course!
We at The Lash Spa know that eyelash extensions are a big investment for clients, which is why we’re here to share some of the tried and tested ways you can extend the life of your extensions:
Keep your lashes clean and dry
Come to the appointment without any eye makeup on and make sure your natural lashes are clean.
After we apply your extensions, avoid getting water or steam on them for the next 24 hours. This is when the glue is still setting, so you want the medical-grade adhesive to dry completely.
Keep your newly attached extensions peepers away from water, and most importantly: don’t rub your eyes!
When they have fully set, clean your lashes every 2 days with a lash cleanser to keep them oil-free.
Use oil-free products
When it comes to eyelash extensions, oil is the enemy as it can affect the adhesive. If you’re using oil-based cleansers or facial moisturisers, replace them right away.
Use only oil-free makeup remover, cream and serums for your face to make the lash extensions stay intact longer.
Don’t use mascara
The great thing about eyelash extensions is that you get the full, fluttery look without having to wear mascara.
However, I know some clients who still want to add some more drama to their eyelashes.
My advice if you want long-lasting extensions is to forego mascara altogether.
But in case you really need to wear mascara, stay away from waterproof formulas, as they are harder to remove. Constant rubbing and tugging will shorten the lifespan of your extensions.
Sleep on your back
Okay, so this can be a little bit harder to do if you’re used to lying on your stomach to snooze. But really, sleeping with your face pressed on the pillow can ruin your lash extensions. You have to sleep on your back if you want to keep those lashes in good condition.
In general, the key to make eyelash extensions last longer is to avoid touching the eye area. This means taking extra care when putting on and removing makeup, sleeping and doing other activities. Also, make sure you go to a reputable spa or lash salon with experienced specialists to get the best treatment.