How to Make Lash Extensions Last Longer?
1. DAILY CLEANSING
Proper cleaning is vital to maintain the health of your natural lashes and the longevity of the extensions. A gentle foaming lash cleanser, like Lash Tribe or Prolong Lash Cleanser, is specifically formulated for lash extensions, ensuring they remain clean without causing any damage or premature shedding. This will help remove dirt, oil, and makeup residues that might otherwise weaken the adhesive bond.
2. Sleep on your back.
Sleeping face-down or on your side can cause friction between your pillow and the lash extensions. Over time, this friction can cause the extensions to loosen or fall out prematurely. Sleeping on your back reduces the likelihood of this occurring, preserving the shape and placement of the extensions.
3. Don't use mascara.
Traditional mascaras, especially those that are waterproof, can be hard on lash extensions. They can cause clumping and may require rubbing or tugging to remove, which can lead to damage or loss of extensions. If you absolutely need to use mascara, ensure it's specifically formulated for lash extensions.
4. Use oil-free products on your lashes and around your eyes.
Oils can break down the adhesive used for lash extensions, causing them to fall out sooner. Always choose oil-free eye makeup and makeup removers. This not only preserves the adhesive but also prevents residue buildup.
5. Brush them daily.
Using a clean lash spoolie, gently brush your lash extensions daily. This will keep them in place, prevent any tangling, and ensure they look their best throughout their lifespan.
6. Don't rub, tug, or pull on your lashes.
Physical stress on the extensions can weaken the bond and cause them to fall out. Always be gentle when cleaning or touching the eye area. If you experience any discomfort or itchiness, it's better to consult your lash technician instead of attempting to adjust them yourself.
7. Don't use mechanical lash curlers.
Mechanical lash curlers can crimp or break lash extensions off. If you'd like a more curled appearance, opt for a lash lift before getting extensions or ask your lash technician for a curlier lash type, such as a D or DD curl.
8. When drying your face, blot dry, don't rub back and forth.
Just like sleeping on your side or face-down can cause friction, so can vigorously rubbing your face with a towel. Gently pat or blot your face dry, being especially careful around the eye area.
9. Have regular infills.
Over time, as your natural lashes shed, gaps may appear in your extensions. Regular infills (every 2-3 weeks, depending on the growth cycle of your natural lashes) will maintain the fullness and ensure your lash extensions always look their best. Check out our blog here on How to make customers return.
10. Don't wear lashes that are too heavy, hang, or twist.
Using lash extensions that are too heavy or long for your natural lashes can cause strain, leading to premature shedding. They can also twist or get tangled, leading to an untidy appearance. Always consult with your lash technician to choose the right length and weight that suits your natural lashes and desired look.
Taking care of your lash extensions with these practices can not only help prolong their lifespan but also maintain the health of your natural lashes.
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