Top Tips to Make Your Eyelash Extensions Last Longer.
Eyelash Extensions – the saving grace against the trickery of mascara advertisements claiming to transform our natural lashes… In reality, all we really get is increased makeup application time, specifically dedicated to piling on numerous coats of mascara, only to get a whole lot less than voluminous end results.
Whilst many of us have unlocked the cheat code that is eyelash extensions, we may not have fully mastered their preservation. We love the way they make us feel, complete our look, and give us a bit more free time in the morning, (extra beauty sleep) but are still trying to figure out how to make this all last. Keep reading to find out how you can get the most out of your eyelash extensions with our top 7 long-lasting tips.
1. Avoid Water and Steam for the first 48 hours
Do yourself (and your lashes) a favour and avoid getting them wet for the first 48 hours after application. This is probably the most important thing you can do to preserve your lashes, as this gives the glue a chance to set. You can still shower, however, during this time avoid rubbing your eyes or fully submersing your head in water. Fear not, once the glue has fully set you are free to get your eyelash extensions wet and shower with no rules.
2. Keep Your Eyelashes Clean and Gunk Free
Show your eyelash extensions some love and they will return the favour! Keep them clean by avoiding putting stuff in them to start with; yes, that includes mascara. One of the best things about eyelash extensions is that you have the choice to opt for the look you want. Whether you’re after a dramatic effect, or something more natural, you can achieve the boldness of mascara without the actual application.
Keep oil based facial products, and cleansers away from your eyelash extensions as these can break down the glue and cause the lashes to fall out prematurely. Using oil-free face washes, and oil-based moisturizers will keep your skin feeling lush, and your lashes fresh and clean.
3. Sleep on Your Back
This may be a tricky one for those of you that are accustomed to sleeping on your front, but snoozing with your face pressed into a pillow can put a lot of pressure on your eyelash extensions, which is likely to have them falling out a lot sooner than you’d hope. Sleeping on your back won’t only help maintain your lashes, it also helps to preserve the natural curve of the spine, and prevent back pain.
4. Brush Those Lashes
Gently brushing your lashes with a spoolie, morning, and night, will help train your lashes to grow in the right direction. This will also help to keep them in place and have them blending seamlessly with your extensions.
5. Coating Sealent – Mascara Alternative
Coating Sealent is a clump-free, mascara alternative that prolongs the life of lash extensions by protecting its adhesive bonds, whilst adding a bold and glossy shine. Available in both clear, and dark, its perfect, whether you’re after some extra depth, or just a bit of colour.
6. Infills – Good Things Don’t Always Have to End
In most cases, good things may have to come to an end… Eyelash extensions will eventually shed as a part of our natural lash cycle no matter how careful we are. Thankfully, when it comes to eyelash extensions we can make them last just that bit much longer. Booking infill appointments every 3-4 weeks will help keep your lash extensions looking as good as new.
7. Find the Right Salon
As great as perfect looking eyelash extensions are, it’s more important to make sure your natural lashes aren’t damaged in the process. Your eyelashes are precious and require TLC. Booking an appointment with a trusted salon means you can get sound advice from a trained beauty therapist, on the best eyelash extensions for you. Properly applied eyelash extensions can be easily removed, pain free, and without ripping out your own natural eyelashes. Put your eyelash extensions in trusted hands today, and choose from a range of professional salons available on Book Your Lifestyle; with 24/7 access to fast online booking, and guaranteed beautiful end results.