There’s nothing quite like a gorgeous set of eyelash extensions to help you feel sexy and confident, so it makes sense that you want your extensions to last as long as possible. It’s silly to take the time and money to get lash extensions if you are going to neglect their care.
Remember, eyelash extensions are just what they sound like- carefully added pieces of lashes that extend your normal eyelashes into thick, dramatic beauties. They are available in various shapes, sizes, colors, and materials, and can last up to six weeks until your natural lash falls out in its normal shedding cycle. In order to enjoy every minute of those six weeks, abide by these rules.
In the First 24 Hours
Stay far away from water within the first day after your lashes are attached. Though lashes are water-resistant and can certainly handle water down the road, it’s important not to put your new extension connections at risk by getting them wet. But don’t worry, you can still get yourself clean by taking a bath, just keep your head above water.
You also want to try to sleep on your back the first night or two after receiving your gorgeous extensions. If you’re a stomach sleeper, this is a tough challenge, but sleeping on your back helps avoid any weird kinks as the glue fully dries.
You don’t need to slave over your lashes to keep them in tip top shape, but you do want to take a few precautions. First, only use waterproof mascara on the tips of your extensions if you’re tempted to add eye makeup for an extra “pop” to your appearance. If you wear eyeliner or eyeshadow, clean your eyes very carefully at night to ensure that you don’t weaken or pull the extensions.
Furthermore, apply a gentle oil to your lashes once a day with your fingers to keep your lashes flexible. It’s important that you don’t use a thick, heavy oil for this purpose, as that is sure to loosen the glue. The fibers in your extensions attract lint, so steer clear of cotton when you’re cleaning your eyes and face as well.
With just a bit of care, your lashes will last you months, and you’ll enjoy every second of it!