Lash extensions are currently immensely popular and rightfully so; a full set can really bring out your eyes and elevate your look. The best part is that you may find yourself not needing to wear as much eye makeup as a set of extensions can make you look more polished instantly. It’s a lot less fuss than putting on a set of falsies plus your lashes will look gorgeous around the clock.
The only setback with lash extensions is that they can be quite pricey and need retouching approximately every four weeks depending on wear and tear. We spoke with Xtreme Lashes HK in order to nab these handy tips to help extend the life of your lashes.
Don’t Get Your Lashes Wet After Application
Adhering to post application care is crucial if you want to extend the life of your lashes. Avoid getting them wet for up to 48 hours and stay away from hot yoga classes and saunas since excessive heat may cause the glue used on your lashes to weaken. Avoid strenuous exercise like spinning or cardio, which can lead to excessive sweating.
Avoid Oil-Based Products
Oil-based skin care products including cleansing oils and facial moisturizing oils can shorten the life of your extensions and degrade the adhesive. Check the ingredients list on your favorite skin care products and avoid anything that contains oil.
Stay Away From Waterproof Mascara
Ideally your extensions should look long and voluminous on there own without a need for mascara but if you must wear mascara avoid waterproof formulas. These can be particularly difficult to remove without using an oil-based makeup remover and can end up in a few lost extensions if you get carried away trying to remove it.
Be Extra Gentle
Avoid using cotton pads or balls when removing eye makeup since small fibers can get stuck on your lashes and vigorous movements can weaken them. Opt for cleansing wipes which tend to be more gentle and use a light hand. Don’t rub your face with a towel after taking a shower. In other words; always be aware that you’re wearing extensions and be extra careful not to disturb them in any way.
Sleep On Your Back
It’s particularly important to sleep on your back during the first few days of application since sleeping on your side may lead to weird kinks in your lashes. Once the glue is fully dry you can resume your regular sleeping position.
Comb Out Your Lashes
Use a clean spoolie wand to comb out your lashes. This avoid the hairs from getting criss crossed or forming unsightly kinks. Place the spoolie on top of your lashes and brush them out to maintain their shape and definition.
Avoid Touching Them
It can tempting to want to pull out a lash if it looks out of place. You definitely don’t want to do this since it can take out your natural lashes with it. Leave your lashes alone and let them come out naturally or visit a professional to get them retouched.