It’s official – you’re hooked on eyelash extensions. Your eyes pop with long, fluttery lashes, and you don’t even need to use mascara. Plus, you can roll out of bed looking fabulous without any effort.
However, like with all beauty treatments, you must take care of your eyelash extensions to ensure that they last longer. Lash extensions are delicate and need a little extra TLC to keep them in good condition. Proper care and maintenance also mean you can look after your natural lashes.
Whether you’re brand new to lash extensions or you’re a regular connoisseur, our tips will help you enjoy your luscious lashes to the fullest. You’re welcome.
The First 24 To 48 Hours Are Crucial
We’re told it after every session with our lash technician, but it’s essential to remember that during the first 24 to 48 hours after your appointment, it’s especially important to look after your new extensions.
Try your best not to pick at them, especially during this period. If your new lashes look out of place, give them a little brush.
During this time, you need to avoid your favorite tear-jerker as it’s strictly no water the following two days after application.
It would help if you also tried to avoid sleeping on your lovely new lashes. If you can, snooze on your back for the first night to ensure there’s no friction to tamper with the glue.
When removing any makeup from around the eyes, stay away from oil-based eye products and makeup remover. This is so that the oil doesn’t break down the glue that keeps your lashes fitted to the lid.
And while tempting if you have the offer, avoid any chlorinated swimming pools, steam rooms, saunas, and sunbeds for at least 24 hours after application.
Remove Eye-Makeup With the Right Products
When you have eyelash extensions, it’s best to wear minimal eye makeup. Applying mascara can make the extensions clump up. Plus, why would you wear mascara if your lashes are already long, thick, and lovely?
If you must wear mascara, apply it to the tips only. Avoid waterproof formulas as they can be challenging to remove and can pull out our lash extensions prematurely.
To remove makeup around the eyes, we suggest using a cotton bud dipped in micellar water. Remember to use different cotton buds for each eye, so you don’t risk passing on any underlying infections. That’s certainly not what you want after investing in eyelash extensions.
Always choose oil-free micellar water because, as mentioned, oil can loosen the extensions and cause them to drop out before their time. Be sure to avoid formulas containing PEG, hexylene glycol, butylene, and propylene glycol, as they can also affect the bonding glue.
Revitalash’s Micellar Water Lash Wash is perfect for removing any makeup on your lashes or around the eyes. The conditioning formula is gentle enough for cleansing lashes, brows, and lids. Impurities are drawn out to remove dirt, makeup, oil, and lint without leaving behind any film or residue.
Lashes are left cleansed, soothed, and hydrated before you roll into bed for the night.
Invest in a Spoolie Wand
Sometimes lash extensions can cross over or look wonky sometime after the initial application. That’s where a spoolie wand comes in to save the day. A spoolie wand looks like a mascara brush, and it can make all the difference to prepping your lashes.
The spoolie wand helps to separate the lashes in case a few go out of place. Simply close your eyes and use the spoolie wand over the lashes to keep them aligned and defined.
The spoolie will also help you to stop picking and playing with your lashes, which can lead them to fall out prematurely.
Conditioning is Key
We all know that eyelash extensions can wreck your natural lashes. But, there’s a way to help them stay in semi-decent shape while you’re wearing eyelash extensions. The secret is lash conditioner.
We love RevitaLash’s Advanced EyeLash Conditioner. The conditioner helps to enhance the look of lashes and protects against breakage while enhancing health. And unlike many other eyelash conditioners, this version is oil-free and safe for use with extensions.
When you take the time to condition your lashes, you ensure that you can keep investing in extensions without ruining your natural lashes too. Try applying eyelash conditioner to the base of your lashes gently, but make sure you don’t do any damage to your extensions; otherwise, they may rip out prematurely.
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