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Tips & Tricks

Fall Lash Shedding: How to Care for Your Eyelash…

October is officially here and fall is in the air! But what do we dread about our favorite season? Fall lash shedding. Today, we’re sharing why this happens and what you can do in order to keep your lashes lush and full! #yourewelcome

WHAT IS LASH SHEDDING?

Remember when you’d make a wish after noticing a fallen lash? Yes, that was lash shedding and we all experience it, even with lash extensions.

Even though they completely replenish and regrow every 60–90 days, our lashes fall out in cycles. But don’t worry, this IS a healthy part of our hair-growth routine. On average, we lose up to 20% of our natural lashes every two weeks and, depending on our individual hair-growth, we can shed between 1 and 5 natural eyelashes per day.

The cool thing is that right at this very moment you have a new eyelash growing to replace a lash that fell out and, for the majority of us, this is a process that we hardly notice.

FALL LASH SHEDDING: WHY DOES IT HAPPEN?

You know how some animals shed their winter coats? Well, it’s mostly the same for us and lash shedding!

Why does this happen and why this time of year? As fall approaches and the seasons and temperatures begin to change, so does the humidity. This change is what can alter our lash growth cycle and can be the reason we notice a few fallen lashes here and there.

During this time, our bodies are increasing oil production to keep not only our hair, but also our skin from getting dehydrated. Just like it’s not uncommon for us to notice additional shedding with the hair on our head this time of year, it’s the same with our lashes.

HOW DOES LASH SHEDDING AFFECT EYELASH EXTENSIONS?

Here’s the deal: Lash shedding does not magically stop when you have extensions. It’s important to know that when you have a natural eyelash that sheds, your extension will go with it. For all of us, each individual eyelash is programmed to reach a certain length, fall out, then regrow, taking the extension along for the ride.

But, there’s good news! As long as you keep up with your lash refill appointments every 2–3 weeks (like the good lash guest we know you are…wink, wink), your lash line will stay full and gorgeous!

EYELASH EXTENSION CARE DURING THE SHEDDING CYCLE

Keep Your Lashes Clean

When you notice your lashes are shedding, one important thing to do is to keep your extensions clean. Why? During a seasonal change, additional buildup can accumulate along your lash line. To prevent this, use a lash extension-safe cleanser like our special eyelash foaming cleanser that will not only keep your lashes squeaky clean, but can also be used as an all-over facial cleanser. Talk about a win-win!

Another quick tip: Brush your lashes daily with a clean lash wand. This will keep your lashes in place and help to brush away any residue that may have landed along your lash line.

Use A Lash Sealant

Investing in a lash sealant is a good idea year-round, especially during the fall season. While it will not keep your lashes from shedding, a sealant will extend the life of the adhesive, locking your extensions in place for a longer period of time. Just think of it as an extra layer of protection for your lashes during the fall lash shedding season.

We have 2 sealants here at The Lash Lounge:
Our Black Diamond Sealant is a daily-use product that add a dark sheen and extends the life of your extensions. Our Protecting Sealant is used twice a week and is perfect for those with active lifestyles, anyone who lives in high humidity areas and those with oily skin.

Do yourself a favor and snag one of these “must-have” sealants during your next appointment. You’ll thank us later!

Keep Up with Your Lash Refills

Like we’ve mentioned before, it’s so important you do not miss a lash refill appointment…like, ever! Coming in for refills every 2 weeks will allow you to maintain that voluptuous lash look you love, even during the lash shedding cycle. Check out our membership options to make it even easier!


Never forget we’re here for you! If you have lash extensions and have some concerns about how many lashes you’re shedding, chat with your stylist. They are the trained experts when it comes to all things lashes and they’re here to help and offer tips along every step of your lash journey!

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5 FINISHING TOUCHES FOR YOUR HOMECOMING LOOK

Whether you’re on Homecoming court or just really into showing some school spirit, take your look up a notch and get game day-ready! Your social media pics will be stand-outs!

1. A WINNING LOOK: HYBRID LASH EXTENSIONS

Hybrid lash extensions for Homecoming are calling your name! Why hybrid? You can get the best of both our classic and volume applications across your lash line, leaving you with a full and fluffy look accented by gorgeous texture. Now, that goes with every dress!

Plus, consider the alternative: No one loves standing in front of the mirror fighting those pesky lash strips. Then, there’s the added fear of keeping them in place all night. Don’t be the person that misses the big play ’cause you had to run to the restroom to stick them back on—ugh! Go with lash extensions instead!

Why choose professionally applied lash extensions over lash strips?
Lash extensions from The Lash Lounge will stay put! Plus, if you get them done the week before, you’ll look fabulous for spirit week and all the fun leading up to Homecoming Day!

Leaving your lashes in the pros’ hands is always a good idea. You’ll get the pristine lash look that’ll make you the envy of all the girls. Plus, you’ll have peace of mind they’re properly applied and will last way longer than the lash strips from the drugstore.

2. UP YOUR NAIL GAME

No Homecoming look is complete without some showstopping nails!

Here are a few favorites to accelerate your nail game:

  • Rhinestones
  • Graphics
  • Reversed French tips
  • Tie dye
  • Glitter (always a glam go-to!)

Of course, when it comes to showing school spirit, any design that incorporates your team’s colors or even your mascot is a must! Just ask Seventeen.com!

 

 

3. SCORE BIG WITH A LASH LIFT

If you’re not quite ready to jump on the lash extension express just yet, it’s okay! Your dreams of amping up your lash game for Homecoming are not over; you can get a lash lift instead!

A lash lift is like a lash perm for your lashes. This service is ideal for those who have very straight or flat eyelashes and anyone who could use a little extra oomph added to their natural lashes. Pair it with a lash tint and make your eyes really pop!

Plus, if you fall in love with your new lashes (like we know you will), there’s not much you need to do to keep them in check. Just let them dry and avoid mascara for 24 hours after your service. After that, just keep them clean and give them a little brush every day. Then, visit your salon every 6–8 weeks for a new treatment!

Trust us, when you take all of those pics with your family and friends at the big game, you’ll love you new, radiant look.

4. TEAM BROW TRANSFORMATION

If you’ve been putting your brows on the backburner, now is a better time than ever to bring them back to life. You’ll be surprised how much a brow transformation can do wonders for your overall look!

Whether they need to be shaped and cleaned up with brow threading or you need a more defined look with a brow tint, The Lash Lounge can transform those barely-there brows and make them look “wow” just in time for all of those videos and photos before, during and after Homecoming.

 

 

5. TACKLE YOUR TRESSES WITH HIGHLIGHTS

Calling all color lovers! If you love the idea of adding a little life to your lovely locks for Homecoming but don’t feel like doing anything permanent, try clip-in hair extensions! There are a ton of options out there and some start as low as $10 or less (woohoo!). Check out some we found on Amazon.

Whether you want to add subtle golden highlights to enhance your natural hues or you want to show true school spirit with some festive pops of color, clip-in extensions are the way to go!


If you’re finally ready to transform your lashes and brows, we’re ready to team up with you! Find a salon near you and fall in love with a customized, winning look all your own!

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Eyelash Extension Care: To Blow Dry or Not? What…

Blow drying: It’s a crucial part of many women’s morning routines. But when it comes to eyelash extension care, is it safe? Will that morning primp cause your lashes to flop? We sat down with our expert training team to get the scoop. Get ready! The facts just might “blow” you away!

1. Getting Too Close to Any Heat Source Is a No-No

Scorched lashes? No one wants that! Whether it’s your blow dryer on the highest heat setting, stoves, ovens, smoke or really anything with an open flame, be aware of how close you get your lashes and eyelash extensions to heat.

Not only can your lashes get singed, but extreme heat can also cause synthetic lash extensions to melt, which can make your lashes appear clumpy when they cool back down. What a mess!

Steer clear of high heat to avoid losing that beautiful shape you and your stylist have worked so hard to perfect.

2. Keep It Cool

Sorry, ladies, when it comes how to care for eyelash extensions, the blow dryer and your lash extensions, blowing high heat directly onto your eyes is definitely something to avoid.

For example, if you use a round brush and blow dryer to do your bangs, make sure your lashes aren’t collateral damage. Why? The heat can cause your lash extensions to singe, lose that beloved curl, warp, bend or curl in opposite directions. Yikes!

The best thing to do when drying your hair is to put the dryer on a low heat setting. Yes, it might take a couple extra minutes to get those lovely locks dry, but it’ll be better for your lashes and your hair!

3. Flip It, Flip It Good!

If you can’t make the switch to the cooler heat setting on your blow dryer just yet, give this a try: Flip your head over and dry your hair upside down. This will minimize the heat blowing directly onto your face, so you can still get out the door fast!

If you try this, still make sure you toggle the heat setting down to “cool” when drying the areas closest to your face for the safest blow dry.

4. A Nod to Nozzles

These days, many blow dryers come with some useful accessories and tools. Our favorite is the concentrator nozzle. Don’t leave that bad boy in the box—get it out and use it!

A concentrator nozzle funnels the hairdryer’s airflow directly onto the portion of hair you’re working on. This helps keep your lash extensions safer because it limits their exposure to the air.


If you’re into this topic as much as we are, be sure to tune in on Instagram next week for #TrainingTakeoverTuesday, where our training team will continue to talk heat and lash extensions! Because, at The Lash Lounge, how to take care of eyelash extensions is a topic that never goes out of style!

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Introducing Hybrid Lashes: The Hype and How They’re Different

Drum roll, please:

HYBRID LASHES ARE HERE!

…and they’re already an early hit with guests!

What Are Hybrid Lashes?

“Hybrid” is an application method that provides fabulous fullness and gorgeous texture while strategically combining our classic and volume lash applications across your lash line.

They’re the perfect choice for anyone torn between our classic and volume lashes.

Why Add Hybrid Lashes as a Service (When There Are Already Classic and Volume)?

Simple: Because of you! We’re at the forefront of the lash industry, and this lash look has been trending on and off the red carpet.

If there’s ever opportunity to expand our eyelash extension service menu to give you more choice, we’re on top of it!

How Are Hybrid Lashes Different at The Lash Lounge Than Another Salon?

At our salons, hybrid lashes are different from anywhere else because we developed the application method exclusively for The Lash Lounge. We use a strategic technique that provides the perfect combination of the two things our guests love most: length and fullness.

Who Can Wear Hybrid Lashes?

Anyone who has a natural eyelash to attach a lash extension to.

A guest who desires a fuller lash line.

Anyone who loves volume lashes but might be looking for an affordable alternative.

Anyone looking for a more textured lash look.

Why Has This Service Been Referred to As The “celebrity lash service”?

Many high profile celebs and influencers are known to love their full, textured, va-va-va-volume looking lashes, and we must admit, they are always on point!

If I Already Have Classic Lashes, Why Should I Consider Switching to Hybrid?

If you have classic lash extensions and, you can’t help it, your lash-loving heart desires an even fuller lash line, it’s time to consider a relationship with hybrid lashes!

Fullness is the name of most of our guests’ lash games, and this method will give you just that. Another perk: If you’re trying to stick to a budget, hybrid lashes are just a rung above classic lashes in terms of ongoing investment. In other words, a total win-win!


Want to see more real-life hybrid lash transformations? Follow us on Instagram where we regularly highlight guests and their gorgeous lash applications, including hybrid. And if you’re finally ready to mix up your lash look, find a salon near you and get ready to get #HookedOnHybrid!

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How to Take Care of Eyelash Extensions and Keep…

To keep your natural lashes and lash extensions looking their best, show them a little lash love! Here are the 5 lash aftercare keys to keeping your best accessory in tip-top shape!

1. Keep Them Clean

Taking care of your eyelash extensions starts with this basics: Make sure they’re clean! Build-up from body oils and products we use can accumulate along our lash line, which is why gently cleaning our lashes each day is a must!

Lash Cleanser

We got you covered with our special eyelash foaming cleanser. It will keep your lashes squeaky clean and can also be used as an all-over facial cleanser! Certified organic, it’s made with the same pH balance as natural tears, so it’s even perfect for our guests with sensitive eyes!

Makeup Removers

Looking for an extension-safe makeup remover? We have two options for you! Our Special Eye & Makeup Remover (great for those with sensitive eyes!) Eye Makeup Remover Gel (great for taking off waterproof makeup!)

Each can be snagged at a salon near you! Both contain a soy protein that removes oil, dirt and makeup, while helping to normalize the skin’s moisture content and retain the suppleness of that fragile eye area.

After all, clean lashes make healthy lashes!

(photo via The Lash Lounge Overland Park)

2. Brush Them

When asked how to care for eyelash extensions, simple grooming is near the top of our list! Whether in the morning or at night, it’s always a good idea to brush your lashes each day with a clean lash wand. This not only frees any residue, but also helps keep your lashes fluffed and in place.

3. Pick the Right Products

Products are an important part of any beauty and skincare routine. It’s essential to choose the ones that are right for your body and safe to use. How?

  • Keep an eye on the expiration dates of your makeup, skincare and cleansing products. It’s never healthy to coat your lashes with products that are old and out of date—yikes!
  • When it comes to lash extensions, not all beauty products are safe to use. Stay away from waterproof mascara and any oil- or alcohol-based products or cosmetics. These types of products can break the bond of the adhesive, which can cause the extension to detach from your natural lash.

For lashes that last, try one of our two lash sealants: Protecting and Black Diamond. Both prevent premature breakdown of the adhesive and lengthens the life of your extensions. This extra layer of protection assists in keeping the lashes in place until your natural eyelashes are ready to shed. For the very best results from a lash sealant, use twice a week.

Eyelash extension care is so important. If you’re ever unsure about any products you’re using with eyelash extensions, bring them with you to your next appointment and let us take a look. That’s what we’re here for!

4. Promote Hair Growth

Of course, vitamins and growth serums help our hair and lashes grow and stay healthy, but so can something as simple as adding certain foods to our regular diet. Foods like avocados, salmon, nuts and even eggs give our bodies those natural vitamins and minerals to keep our lashes strong and continually growing. We like to call them “lash fuel”!

5. Be as Gentle as Possible

Want your lashes to last longer? Be gentle with them. Vigorous rubbing, tugging, plucking or anything that adds friction to your lashes can damage them. As a general rule of thumb, the less you mess with your lashes, the longer they will last.


Whether you’ve made an investment in lash extensions or you simply want to keep those natural lashes looking their best, be good to them—show them that much deserved lash love! Now, that’s how to take care of eyelash extensions!

Most important, sign up for a membership to help your lashes combat that dreaded natural lash shedding cycle. Save big on bi-weekly refills, plus 10% off additional services and products.

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6 Ways to Enhance Your Lash Lounge Experience

It’s your favorite day, also known as lash refill day! Before you start counting down the time till you get to sink into that relaxing spa bed, take note of some ways you can enhance your anticipated bi-weekly trip to The Lash Lounge.

1. TAKE IN THE TUNES

Love listening to music to unwind? You’re in luck! Most of our salons offer earbuds or headphones so you can listen to your favorite songs while we work our lash and brow magic.

Got your own ear gear? Bring it with you! Just make sure your headphones aren’t too large; wouldn’t want you to be uncomfortable or potentially block your stylist’s lashing path during your application. Other than that, pick that playlist!

2. DON’T BE RUSHED

You. are. busy. Finding the “perfect” time to set appointments is tough! But if you’re cutting it close leaving work, picking up the kids or have to head to a meeting after your service, that’s a recipe for stress. We definitely don’t want you feeling rushed during your appointment! This is your “me time”!

If possible, try to choose an appointment time that will keep the stress level low and allow you to place that to-do list (and all other worries) on the back-burner—even if it’s just for an hour or two!

3. COOL IT ON THE CAFFEINE

Most of us thrive off of that extra kick caffeine gives us throughout the day. But here’s the deal: Drinking caffeine all day or right before your appointment can make it difficult for you to unwind.

Stillness is the name of our lash game! If you can, we urge you to save your favorite caffeine-charged indulgence for after your appointment.

(photo credit: The Lash Lounge San Diego — Del Mar)

4. THE MAGIC OF MAINTENANCE

Did you know keeping your lashes fresh and fluffed in between appointments helps you get the most out of your time in the salon. How? If you suffer a maintenance miss this month, your stylist may need to spend extra time caring for your lashes before she can start on your scheduled service. In extreme cases, we may have to add more extensions than usual to bring that lash line back to its original fullness. But that’s totally doable! Just be sure to let us know if you’re running a little thin and we can make sure to book the right amount of time to get your lashes back to beautiful.

The good news is the majority of our guests are lash care legends. Give yourself a pat on the back!

5. POSITION POSSIBILITIES

Generally, our guests lie comfortably on their backs during their appointment, but we know this may not be ideal for everyone. Whether you’re a mommy-to-be or a guest with back issues, our stylists are here to help!

Be sure to let them know about any issues you may have when lying on your back so they can work with you to find a position that allows you to get super comfy and totally relaxed during your service. Along with your lashes, the comfort of our guests is our #1 priority!

(photo credit: The Lash Lounge Sandy Springs — Chastain Park)

6. ASK AWAY

Last but not least, never hesitate to ask your stylist any questions or concerns you may have. If you’re unsure about a product, bring it in with you and share it with your stylist so they can assure you whether it’s safe for your lashes. Don’t take any chances if you’re not 100% sure; that’s what we’re here for!


Aside from making your lashes look oh-so-fabulous, we want you to feel comfortable and cared for each and every time you visit us. Let us work our lash magic and let The Lash Lounge be your home away from home! Looking for a location? Find a salon near you!

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5 Reasons Brides Should Say “I Do” to Lash…

You’ve got the ring, the dress, the venue…but what about the finishing touches for your big-day look? Learn why you (and your bride tribe) need lash extensions!

1. Customize Your Lash Look

Instead of banking on your bestie’s ability to apply false lash strips, let us—the experts—work our lash magic!

Schedule your first full set appointment where you will discuss all of the customizable options with your stylist in order to determine the perfect lash look for your big day. Whether you want to keep it “au naturel” or you’re going ultra-glam, we’ll create a personalized look you’ll be excited to claim as your “something new”!

2. Look Picture-Perfect for ALL Wedding Events

From your engagement photos to your bachelorette party, wedding showers, rehearsal dinner, honeymoon and then, of course, the wedding itself, lash extensions will have you looking your absolute best for all of those professional (and candid) photographs.

3. Enjoy A Stress-Free + Simplified Beauty Routine

Wedding planning can get stressful, so it’s important to find a way to relax and find a place where you can take a breather. The Lash Lounge is that place! Whether it’s your first appointment or your regular two-week refill, we urge you to leave the stress at the door, lay back and enjoy some peaceful “me time” while we transform your lashes…and, trust us, your life!

This luxurious service will not only help you unwind, but it will also simplify your beauty routine, too. Since having lash extensions often means no need for extra makeup, you will feel a weight off your shoulders each morning when you’ll save time getting ready. So, hit that snooze button a couple more times or take that extra 15–20 minutes to sip coffee while you add some dreamy details to your Pinterest board.

Let’s not forget the other very important people who are often involved in the planning: the mother of the bride and groom and, of course, your bridesmaids! These important ladies deserve some pampering, so when you schedule your appointment, schedule one for your mom, soon-to-be MIL and your girls while you’re at it!

4. Secure Those (Smudge-Free) Moments

Lash extensions are the answer for any bride (and bridesmaid) who:
Foresees shedding a few tears during those heartfelt vows. (Mascara running down your face ruining that flawless makeup? No, thank you!)
Would rather skip the embarrassment of a lash strip falling off on the dance floor while showing all those epic moves.

5. Because You Deserve It!

That’s reason enough to get lash extensions in our book!

The truth is, if there’s ever a time to go all out and do something to make you feel like the beautiful, confident and empowered woman your other half fell in love with, it’s your WEDDING DAY!


Find a salon near you and make your appointment TODAY! Become a member to lock in the lowest rates on your refills and make sure you’re looking fab for all wedding shindigs!

During each of your refill appointment consultations, you and your stylist will talk through any tweaks you’d like to see to perfect your lash look for the big day.

After all, lash extensions truly are the “icing” on the wedding cake!

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Lash Lift: 6 Beautiful Benefits from Our New System

Like that little extra oomph signature to a lash lift? It’s the x-factor that makes your eyes pop using only the beauty and strength of your natural eyelashes.

If so, we’re THRILLED to announce our new system to perfect those beloved curls. Highly regarded in the beauty industry as one of the best lash lift methods out there, this new process is now available to YOU at The Lash Lounge. Here’s the lowdown.

Goodbye, Lash Curling Tools

If you’ve been using a lash curler for years, it’s time to toss it out! A lash lift from one of our salons will give you that beautiful curl without the hassle of using an uncomfortable tool—no more ouches in your future!

Custom Curl Options

The beauty of a lash lift is the limitless opportunity to give your flat or straight lashes a new lease on life! Before the service begins, your stylist will assess the length of your natural lashes, then chat with you to determine your desired look and whether you want a more gradual or strong curl.

Once you decide, your stylist will select the perfect size silicone rod to give you just the lift your heart (or should we say lashes?) desires.

Longer Lasting

Awesome news: A lash tint lasts MUCH longer than a quick curl from a tool or swipe of mascara each day. We’re talking 6 to 8 weeks longer! Get ready to enjoy a simplified beauty routine, plus a new, refreshed look.

30 Minutes of Bliss

Our new lash lift system takes approximately just 30 minutes. That’s right—we literally shaved your service time in half! So, lay back, relax and grab a quick lash nap before you conquer the rest of your day!

Low Maintenance + Minimal Aftercare

Other Lash Lounge services do require a bit of TLC when it comes to maintenance, but with a lash lift, there’s not much at all you need to do to keep your new lift in check. The only thing that is a must: coming in every 6–8 weeks to refresh that lash lift!

Yeah, we’re looking at you; make your appointment today!

A Look You’ll L.O.V.E.

Not only will you get the stunning curl you’ve been dreaming about, but a lift can also give your lashes a thicker and fuller appearance. Sign us up! 🙋‍♀️


Leaping out of your seat to try a lash lift now? We thought so, which is why you can conveniently select a salon near you, make your appointment online and be on your way to experiencing the beauty and benefits of this incredible service!

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Swimming with Lash Extensions: 6 Myths…Busted!

With summer’s official start around the corner, it’s the perfect time to set the record straight on swimming with lash extensions!

MYTH 1: I can’t take a dip in the pool or go swimming if I have lash extensions.

FACT: False! You can most definitely go swimming with eyelash extensions. Just remember to give your extensions hours to set before getting them wet.

MYTH 2: While swimming, waterproof mascara works just as well as lash extensions.

FACT: Nope! Mascara (yes, even some waterproof mascaras) will most likely smudge or run while swimming. Know what won’t have you looking like a raccoon while you enjoy your time splishing and splashing? Lash extensions! Each extension is adhered directly to your natural lash, keeping it in place and keeping you at ease.

MYTH 3: All lash extensions are swim-friendly.

FACT: Here at The Lash Lounge, our stylists apply the proper amount of adhesive to cure the bonds on your individual extensions, so you’re always a go for a dip in the pool. But if you’re doing laps or splashing through some waves, we do recommend throwing on a pair of goggles to avoid the extra friction.

MYTH 4: I don’t need any special products for my lashes when I’m water-bound!

FACT: If you don’t have them already, we recommend a couple different goodies built specifically to keep your lashes intact for longer. Don’t leave home without packing these Lash Lounge products, both available to purchase at your salon!

Lash sealant. Add this to your must-have list! Our Longer Life and Black Diamond Sealants lock your extensions in place for a longer period of time.

Lash cleanser. Our eyelash foaming cleanser is oil- and alcohol-free and contains the same pH balance as natural tears, making it perfect even for those with sensitive eyes. Your lashes will always be sparkling clean! If you’re looking for a lash cleansing brush, we have that, too!

Say goodbye to the number of products you’ll have to pack and hello to having more room for souvenirs!

MYTH 5: Salt water is perfectly safe for my lashes.

FACT: Unfortunately, no. Spending too much time in the ocean is not recommended when it comes to your lashes. This is because salt can break the bond of your extension, causing it to detach from your natural lash prematurely. If you already have an ocean vacay on the books, grab your goggles and give your lashes that extra protection!

MYTH 6: My lashes won’t look the same after I go swimming.

FACT: They can, but only if you take care of them. Brushing through your lashes with a clean lash wand and following your normal lash care routine is always recommended after you hit the water. You wash and brush your hair after hitting the pool, right? It’s the same for your lashes. This will keep them looking their absolute best, especially for all of those memorable vacation pics you’ll be taking. Say cheese!


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Eyelash Extension Care: Tips On Catching Zzz’s With Lash…

Sleeping with lash extensions: Should you sleep on your back? Should you use a certain pillowcase or mask?

Today, we’re answering this eyelash extension care question with some great tips from our training tribe here at The Lash Lounge!

HOW TO SLEEP

When you have eyelash extensions, you can take care of your eyelash extensions by catching your zzz’s on your back. This ensures that each precious lash will stay in place, remain untouched and not encounter any tugging during those nights you find yourself tossing and turning.

If you’re not a back sleeper, we know it may be tough for you. If sleeping on your side is how you’re most comfy, then that’s A-ok, too! Just know that if you are a side sleeper, it is not uncommon if you notice a couple lashes on your pillow from time to time.

HOW NOT TO SLEEP

Stomach sleepers, we have some bad news: When it comes to caring for your eyelash extensions, your fave sleep position and lash extensions are not the best match.

To get the longest life out of your lashes, try to avoid sleeping on your stomach because this position will catch your lashes in between you and your pillow, compromising their perfect shape and speeding up the shedding process.

PILLOW TALK

What you have heard is true: The type of pillowcase you choose can have an effect on your lashes.

Cotton Pillowcases

So, what’s the deal with a usual cotton pillowcase? While a cotton pillowcase can feel ultra-soft, cotton causes increased friction between your lashes and the material, resulting in premature lash shedding.

Silk Pillowcases

This brings us to silk pillowcases! Resting your head and lashes on a silk pillowcase is ideal when you have eyelash extensions. Not only will it allow your lashes and the extensions themselves to glide on the surface while you sleep, but you will also avoid any lashes getting caught or pulled like when you use a cotton pillowcase.

Here are some more awesome benefits of sleeping on a silk pillowcase:

  • It’s better for the hair on your head due to all the tossing and turning you may due at night.
  • It can help prevent the appearance of facial wrinkles, assist in keeping your skin smooth and help prevent acne!

EYE MASKS: DO THEY HELP?

Many of our guests often wonder if sleeping with an eye mask is a good idea, so we asked our amazing corporate trainer, Ambrielle, about this very topic. She shared, “I have mixed emotions about using masks with lash extensions. I find that the wrong type of mask can cause more harm than good (i.e. smashing the lashes, retention issues, etc.) However, I would recommend the right kind of mask where the socket area is beveled out so there is no direct contact with the mask and the lash extensions.”


So, there you have it! Whether you sleep on your back or rest your tired head on a silk pillowcase, there are ways you can get that much-needed beauty sleep while also keeping each and every lash in place. So, the next time someone asks you how to care for eyelash extensions, you’ll be a sleeping expert!

Have more questions you’d like to ask our training team? Please share and we’ll work on getting expert answers for you!