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!