“Hot” Topic: Temperature, Humidity and Eyelash Extensions

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Whether it’s humidity or heat, get the 4-1-1 on how each can affect your lash extensions, plus some tips on how to keep them looking flawless no matter what climate you’re in!

Caring for Lash Extensions in Hot Temperatures

When it comes to the environment, hot weather and summer seasons, our lashes are like the hairs on our head: They go where we go and are pretty good at sustaining themselves, even when it’s hot.

What your lashes will need, however, is a little extra TLC to keep them looking their best. If you do the following regularly, your lashes should be A-OK during hot, weather-related temperatures:

  1. Clean your lashes using a lash extension-friendly cleanser (like we offer at The Lash Lounge!)
  2. Give them a gentle comb-through each day.
  3. Keep up with your regular refill appointments, so your stylist can monitor your lashes and keep that lash line fluffed and full.

Eyelash Extensions + High Heat Sources Don’t Mix!

While high temperatures from weather conditions can be manageable if you care for your lashes properly, the same is not the case when it comes to heat sources.

For example, direct, high heat from things like a blow dryer, ovens, stoves, grills or anything with an open flame can cause synthetic lash extensions to singe or melt. This could cause damage to your natural lashes or make them appear clumpy when they cool back down (NOT pretty!).

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Learn how to protect your lashes when in contact with heat sources.

Humidity Can Affect Lash Extensions

There are some things in life that just don’t mix. In this case, we’re talking humidity and lash adhesive. That’s because extreme humidity can cause the adhesive holding your extensions perfectly in place to weaken. When this happens, the adhesive can become brittle and/or cause a clumpy lash line (again, not a pretty!).

How to Protect Your Lash Extensions from Humidity

If you live in a location with high humidity, or you’re taking that long-awaited tropical vacation where humidity is part of the deal, there’s one thing you need to purchase and use daily. A lash sealant! Your lashes (and stylist) will thank you for using a lash sealant because it will:

  • Extend the life of the adhesive, keeping your extensions locked in place longer.
  • Add an extra layer of protection for your lash extensions and lash line.

Side Note for Saltwater Swimmers and Their Lashes

When jet-setting to a tropical paradise or beach getaway abounding with saltwater, make sure to take your lash extension-safe cleanser with you. Why? After any exposure to saltwater, you should cleanse your lashes immediately. This is because the saltwater is reactive to the lash adhesive and can break down the bond quicker than when exposed to regular water.

In short, humid conditions + saltwater don’t mix with lash extensions; make sure to follow the tips above to come out on top.

Lash Care Products + Tips from The Lash Lounge

Learn about the two lash-saving sealants we offer here at The Lash Lounge and find a location near you to purchase one of them!

And if you’re looking for even more lash tips to protect your investment and keep your lashes in terrific shape, tune in every Tuesday to our Instagram Stories to see our expert training tribe dish and educate on all things lashes!