Lash extensions—they’re a way of life! To keep them fuller, longer, we all know a Lash Lounge membership is a must-have. But, in between appointments, what can you do to keep them in tip-top shape?
Aside from keeping them clean and keeping up with those routine refill appointments, there are some simple things you can do to keep that lash line full, healthy and retained. Sure, you may have to train yourself a bit to change your ways, but it’s a new year. What better time to make a change?
We sat down with our corporate stylist trainer, Shelley, to serve up a whole new batch of lash care wisdom:
1. Rubbing and Itching: Proper Method with Lash Extensions
Do you find yourself rubbing your eyes constantly? Or maybe a pesky itch you just have to scratch? Whatever it is, we understand! But with lash extensions, extensive rubbing can cause them to fall off prematurely.
We know you don’t want to lose any of those beloved lashes or that fabulous fullness, so if you must get to that itch, here are a couple simple tricks to try:
- Refrain from rubbing your full eye and lash line and, instead, slightly rub your eyelid in a soft, circular motion to alleviate that aggravating itch.
- Grab that handy lash wand and give your lashes a gentle brush until the itch is gone.
2. Heat: Avoiding a “Hot Mess” Mishap
Little-known fact: heat + lash extensions = bad news. Always pay attention to how close you’re getting your lash extensions (and yes, even your natural lashes) to any kind of heat source. Your lashes can get singed, end up looking clumpy and misshapen and the high heat can even cause your synthetic eyelash extensions to melt—yikes!
What immediately comes to mind? You got it: the hairdryer.
We get it; blow-drying is a must for most of our guests. If you swear by a good blowout, implementing the following two things each time will keep your lashes heat- and harm-free:
- Put the dryer on a low heat setting. Yes, we know it might take a little longer, but it will be better for your lashes and even your hair, too!
- Flip your head upside-down and dry. This will keep the heat that’s blowing directly onto your face and eyes to a minimum.
3. Moisturizing: Acing the Application
We are all about skincare here at The Lash Lounge; we love being good to our skin as much as we adore our lashes! However, we know that many moisturizing creams contain no-no ingredients like oil, which is not safe to apply near the eye area or lash line because it can break down the lash extension adhesive.
If you simply can’t give up that favorite oil- or alcohol-based serum or cream, there are ways to apply them a little differently to steer clear of your beloved lash extensions.
See Shelley briefly showcase her own moisturizing routine and demonstrate where and how she places her favorite skincare products.
Need a little recap?
- Be strategic about where you place creams and moisturizers; do not messily rub all over your face and eyes.
- Gently apply and rub into certain areas, even under the eye. Just be sure to avoid the eyelid entirely since the product can make its way down to your lash line, breaking the bond of the lash adhesive and the extension.
Studies have shown that two weeks of repetitive actions can turn into a habit. So, try tackling that itch differently, change up your blow-drying routine or implement this new moisturizing method for two weeks straight. You’ll have a new-and-improved routine in no time!
Love what you’ve learned here? Be sure to tune in to Instagram stories next week for #TrainingTakeoverTuesday, where our training team will continue sharing tips, tricks and all things Lash Lounge!