3 Hacks to Keep Your Lash Extensions in Tip-Top Shape!

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3 Lash Extension Care Tips to Keep Your Lashes Looking Flawless

Lash extensions—the perfect addition to your look! We know you love the effortless way they liven up your lashes and make them longer and fuller. That’s why we want to help you get the most out of your lash extensions with a tool belt of tips to keep them looking healthy until your next lash fill appointment.

To keep your lash extensions fuller, longer, we all know a membership at The Lash Lounge is a must-have! Built into your membership are two lash refill appointments per month to replace extensions that have naturally shed with your natural lashes and remove those that have grown out. But the question remains 🙋🏻: What can you do to keep them in tip-top shape in-between appointments? Does heat affect lash extensions? Are their moisturizers safe for lash extensions? Let’s find out!

Keep Your Lashes, Longer with Proper Lash Extension Care

Aside from keeping them clean and visiting your local salon for routine refill appointments, there are some simple things you can do to keep that lash line full and healthy.

We sat down with one of our corporate stylist trainers to serve up this batch of lash extension care wisdom. Bookmark this post—you’ll want to remember these! 🤩

1. If You Have an Itch, Rub Your Eyes…But Safely

If there’s anything you want to limit with lash extensions, it’s friction. With lash extensions, extensive rubbing can cause them to fall off prematurely. But sometimes, there’s no avoiding it—the world just has to serve up the most annoying itch EVER. If that happens, we get it—it’s an itch you have to scratch (or rub). We’re here with some simple tricks do so carefully…without losing any of those beloved lashes or that fabulous fullness:

  • 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. Keep Your Lash Extensions Away from Heat

Yes, heat affects lash extensions. 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.

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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 hair dryer. We get it; blow-drying is a must for most of our guests. If you swear by a good blowout, implementing the following 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. Avoid Certain Moisturizers

Moisturizers with ingredients like alcohol are not safe to apply near the eye or lash line because they can break down the extension adhesive. Extension-safe facial moisturizers are free of alcohol and oil and are water-based. We suggest switching to an extension-safe facial moisturizer and following these tips for a safer application:

  • Be strategic about where you place creams and moisturizers; do not messily rub 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 the lash line.
  • Try not to sleep right after applying moisturizers with alcohol or oil to avoid accidentally moving the cream towards your lashes.
  • Studies have shown that two weeks of repetitive actions can turn into a habit. So, try to implement this moisturizing method for two weeks straight. You’ll have a new-and-improved routine in no time! 👍🏾

Refill Appointments + High-Quality Eyelash Extension Care

There’s no secret to making sure your lash extensions look beautiful from application through to your next appointment. 👀 It all comes down to proper aftercare: gently caring for your extensions, using the right products and making it to your refill appointment.

The Lash Lounge is here for you and your extensions. Whether you’re thinking about getting your first set of extensions or are heading into your tenth lash fill appointment, keep looking gorgeous, fun and free of hassle! Our stylists are ready to answer your questions and help you feel comfortable and confident in your look! 🌟