Eyelash Extensions Aftercare
How to take care of your eyelash extension?
Looking for eyelash extension aftercare guides? These are the dos and don’ts.
Eyelash extensions are a type of cosmetic that can enhance the appearance of natural lashes. They can be made from various materials such as silk, horsehair, and mink. A fresh set of these can make a huge difference in your life. You might find yourself addicted to them after your first try, so it’s important to learn how to care for them.
Eyelash Extension Aftercare Guides and Tips
Here are a few eyelash extension guides and tips to make your lash extensions last longer.
1. Try not to get your eyelash extensions wet
If you have just had your eyelash extensions done, try avoiding getting them wet within the first 24 hours. The reason why this is important is that the water will react with the glue and cause a flash cure. This will cause the bond to break and eventually become brittle. After that, you’re fine to shower.
Contrary to popular belief, you shouldn’t get your lashes wet while taking bath once you have a new set. When taking a shower, don’t position your head in the full flow of water. Instead, let the water run down your face.
2. Do not rub, tug or pull your lashes
One of the most important aftercare advice that lash artists give is to refrain from rubbing your eyes after applying extensions. Doing so could cause your lashes to fall out more quickly. It is also harmful to your eyes as it can damage them.
If you have sensitive eyes, you can gently rub your lids with your fingertips to avoid further stress.
3. Avoid oil-based products
The oil-based products are known to be very harmful when it comes to the use of lashes. Not only does it prevent the extensions from looking natural, but it also breaks down the adhesive that’s used to attach them to your own lashes. This resin, known as cyanoacrylate, dissolves when exposed to various oils.
Although this won’t cause your lashes to fall out completely, it can make them more prone to breaking or crumbling. The most common sources of this issue are mineral-based oils, coconut oil, and vegetable oil. The chemical composition of these products can severely affect the bond between your lashes. Tea tree oil is a natural alternative to these harmful chemicals.
4. Do not wear mascara or curl your lashes
Wearing gel or mascara can cause your lashes to become damaged or even removed. To keep them clean, use a water-based makeup remover and regularly brush them.
You can also use a foaming cleanser to get rid of dirt, facial oil, and make-up residue. Using a waterproof mascara can shorten the life of your lashes by removing the bonding agent.
5. Dry your lashes on cool low setting
After you’ve showered, use the hair dryer on a cool low setting to blow it over your lashes. The warm air will set them back in place, and once they’re wet, they’ll start to clump and stick together.
You can dry them without exposing them to too much heat, as long as they’re not exposed to it for a long time.
6. Wash your lashes daily with shampoo
To use, apply the foam lash cleanser to the base of your lashes using a cleansing brush or a lint-free pad. Gently sweeping across the lashes, close your eyes and let them dry.
Lash shampoos are formulated to remove makeup and dirt from lashes, and they can help boost their retention and improve their health. It’s recommended to use at least once a day to keep your lashes looking their best.
7. Avoid hot tubs and sauna for 48 hours
Try not to go for hot tubs or sauna for the first 48 hours after you did your eyelash extension. This is because high heat will easily distort the shape of your newly done extension.
Need consultation on the aftercare?
Feel free to consult our friendly staffs at Fluff Brows + Lash. We would be happy to help you with eyelash extension aftercare to maintain your lashes.