Lash extensions are a life saver for many women who dream of having full, long eyelashes. Of course, there is no need to glam with mascara or a need to curl them.
Basically, lash extensions reduce the time allotted for makeup routine. Some women, even skip eye makeup because having lash extensions can already complete their look, and make the eyes look so dramatic.
Whether you have strip, magnetic or individual lash extensions, caring for your lashes is necessary to make them last longer. Here are tips to keep in mind if you want your lash extensions to stay pretty and stronger over a long time:
1. Avoid mascara
When you have lash extensions, never use mascara again. Why? Although it says it is water-soluble, it still contains waxes and oils that take a lot of effort to remove.
Do not forget that you should avoid oil as it melts the glue placed in your lash extensions.
Besides, there is no need to use mascara at all. Your lash extensions should be enough to
make your eyes pop and attractive without it.
2. Use eyeliner cautiously
Similar to mascara, you do not need eyeliner to make your eyes look dramatic. Lash extensions create this effect and sure, there is no need for it. However, if you really want to emphasize, you can use it thinly without tightlining.
If you use eyeliner, make sure that you know how to apply and remove it the right way. It may be a bit hard to remove eyeliner from the waterline. You do not want to stick cotton fibers into your extensions, which may ruin them.
Eyeliners are unnecessary if you want your lash extensions last longer. Skipping eyeliner frees your extensions of dirt. In short, avoiding it is healthier.
3. Skip the curlers
You do not need an eyelash curler to make your extensions look curled. If you have them from a reputable salon, your extensions should look good. Moreover, curling them is a big no-no because you are only putting stress into your lashes.
4. Do not use cotton pads
You do not want to spend time untangling cotton fibers from your lash extensions. For this
reason, never use cotton pads near the lashes.
The best thing to use is a cotton bud, but ensure that you are still doing it very carefully. Choose cotton buds with precise tips.
5. Do not rub your eyes
If you want your lash extensions to last, avoid rubbing your eyes. Rubbing is a complete
disaster for your lashes.
6. Remove your makeup gently.
You need to be very careful working on your eyes when you have lash extensions. You need to be very gentle when removing your eye makeup. As a tip, soak cotton buds in a water-base makeup remover and work on the eye area very carefully.
7. Do not sleep face down
For obvious reason, you should not sleep with your face down. Be cautious when sleeping because you do not want your lash extensions to go out of shape, or to get crumpled or crushed. If you want your extensions to last, sleep on your back.
8. Give it a break.
You may get addicted with eyelash extensions, but you should know how to take a break. Too much of anything is not good, so make sure that you provide some rest period before heading to another lash extension session.
9. Blow dry it
You can use a blow dryer to set your lashes in place. Be very careful though. Limit it to only 10 seconds in each eye. When blow drying, press the cool setting. Make sure to use the dryer some inches away from your lashes.
10. Condition your natural lashes
Your natural lashes need care even you have extensions. Use a high quality eyelash serum that helps strengthen and lengthen lashes.
There are several eyelash serums on the market, make sure to choose the one that is safe and beneficial for the health of your lashes. Serums help speed up the growth of your natural lashes.
Healthier natural lashes add volume to your extensions.
11. Don’t play with them.
Some women love playing even with their eyelashes. You should know that you should never do this as it can pull your natural lashes, which can end up in shedding.
Playing, holding or pulling them can easily misplace the extensions. Avoid early shedding off of your natural lashes by not playing with them.
Hopefully these tips will help you maintain the life of your new extended lashes. Now you don’t have to go ahead and follow all tips but the more the better. So keep that in mind and enjoy your new beautiful lashes!