You're rocking those fabulous eyelash extensions, and we are here for it! Now, let's spill the beans on how to keep those lashes fluttering in style for weeks on end.
What NOT to Do:
Stay Dry for 48 Hours: Your lashes need some breathing space after their glam makeover. So, no splish-splashing for the first 48 hours.
Oil-Based Products Are Off-Limits: Waterproof makeup and oil-rich creams are the sworn enemies of lash glue. Bid them farewell.
Hands Off!: Tempted to pick, rub, or tug at your extensions? Don't even think about it. Opt for a gentle brush instead.
Sleep Pretty: Back is the new black, babe. Sleeping on your back or cuddling up with a silky pillowcase is the way to go.
Lash Curlers Are a Big Nope: Lash curlers and extensions? A recipe for disaster. Thankfully, your extensions come pre-curled and fabulous.
Avoid Water for the Next 48 Hours: Give your extensions some "me time." This means no face washing, no swimming, no saunas, no intense workouts, no rain dances, and (try to) keep the tears at bay. Listen to your lash tech – they're the gurus.
Oil and Waterproof Makeup, Bye-Bye: These products are lash kryptonite. They'll break down your glue faster than you can say "lashes on fleek." Stick to oil-free, gentle products. And, if you can, ditch the mascara altogether.
Hands Off Those Lashes: Let's get real – it's a bit strange having something fluttery attached to your lash line. But resist the urge to touch, pick, or rub. Instead, show some love with a gentle brushing.
No Curling Allowed: Lash curlers and extensions? That's a hard pass. But if you're obsessed with that curl, try heated lash curlers – they're less risky.
Shower Power: High-pressure showerheads are the villains here. Keep that strong stream away from your lashes. If possible, opt for a rainfall-style showerhead. If not, cup water in your hands and gently splash your face. Your lashes will thank you.
What TO Do:
Pick Your Eye Cream Wisely: Say no to oily eye creams. Instead, grab an oil-free moisturizer for sensitive skin – it can double as an eye cream. If you're set on an eye cream, we've got some extension-friendly options for you:
RoC Multi Correxion Hydrate + Plump Eye Cream: It's packed with hyaluronic acid, caffeine for firming, and anti-aging peptides.
Paula's Choice RESIST Anti-Aging Eye Gel: This one's both hydrating and anti-aging, with oodles of antioxidants and peptides, minus the oils.
CLINIQUE All About Eyes Serum: Light, hydrating, and equipped with depuffing caffeine. Bonus: it comes with a rollerball for precise application.
Just remember to apply these products along the orbital bone, avoiding the lash line.
Keep 'Em Clean: Cleaning your lash extensions with an extension-safe cleanser is a secret weapon for longevity. It gets rid of natural oils and debris that can mess with the glue. Our Lash Bath Kit is your go-to, complete with a dual cleaning brush/spoolie and makeup remover cloth.
Brush Like a Boss: Extensions can get tangled and messy. To keep them looking fluffy and gorgeous, give them a gentle brush. Use a clean lash brush or spoolie. Start at the base and gently wiggle upwards. Aim for a brush session in the morning and before bedtime.
Sleep in Style: Let's talk beauty sleep. Ideally, you'd snooze on your back to preserve those lashes. But if you're like most of us and can't control your sleep positions, a silk or satin pillowcase is your next best friend. These fabrics create less friction compared to cotton, which means fewer lashes left behind on your pillow. Bonus: they're also kind to your hair and skin.
When to Refill: Lashes, like life, go through natural shedding. On average, you lose about 3-5 lashes a day, and as they go, so do your extensions. Normally, extensions can hold on for about 6 to 8 weeks. However, most lash techs recommend refills every 2-4 weeks to keep them lush and full. Waiting too long might result in needing a full set and extra charges. Yikes!
DIY Divas, Listen Up: If you're ready to take matters into your own hands and save some coin, consider DIY lash extensions. They're budget-friendly and, best of all, you can apply them in the comfort of your own home. Say goodbye to salon visits!
Final Thoughts: Taking care of lash extensions is all about giving them some TLC. Avoid friction and those pesky ingredients that break down the glue, especially in the first 48 hours. Remember, your lashes are your canvas for expressing your inner diva, so keep them fabulous!
And hey, if you're ready to break up with pricey salon visits, Dose of Lashes Lemme Lash DIY Extensions could be your new partner in crime! Go ahead and slay!