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!
We got you covered with our Lash Detox foaming cleansers. They will keep your lashes squeaky clean.
Looking for an extension-safe makeup remover? We’ve got you covered! Our Gel Eye Makeup Remover is great for those with sensitive eyes!
This product can be snagged at a salon near you! It contains hydrolyzed 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!
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 It’s never healthy to coat your lashes with products that are old and out of date—yikes!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 Armor protective sealants: Onyx and Crystal. 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!