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