Proper Care of Your Eyelash Extensions
Get the Most Out of Your Extensions
If you want to get the most out of your eyelash extensions, it is important to properly care for them. Lash extensions that are not properly cared for will fall out sooner and can even be the cause of irritation for the eyes. In order to maintain good ocular health, as well as lengthen the life of your extensions, it is imperative that you practice proper maintenance of your eyelash extensions. If you properly care for your extensions, they will likely remain in place until the natural lashes that hold them fall out.
The beauty of eyelash extensions is that they are fairly maintenance free. There is not a whole lot that needs to be done in order to facilitate their upkeep. After all, they are just an extension of the natural lash. They are designed to enhance your eyes and add a thicker, fuller look to the eyelashes. If you follow a few simple rules, you will be able to easily maintain your lash extensions and keep them much longer.
Rules to Follow
Do not rub your eyes
Not only is rubbing your eyes harmful to the health of your eyes, but it can also rip your extensions out or remove your natural lashes (and the extensions bonded to them). Rubbing your eyes can introduce diseases into the eyes and damage them. And it can damage the look you have achieved by causing extensions to fall.
Use an eyelash brush
Part of good maintenance is a neat appearance. Gently using an eyelash brush will help improve the look and length of the natural lashes as well as the lash extensions. Additionally, it will keep lashes and extensions from clumping or sticking together.
Be careful of what other beauty products you use
Most people are so pleased with the look of their eyelash extensions that they do not feel that the use of mascara is warranted or necessary. However, it is possible to use mascara when you have extensions; it should be water based, however, and not waterproof. Waterproof mascara’s agents interfere with the adhesive used on semi permanent eyelash extensions and can cause the bonding solution to become compromised, resulting in the fall of your extensions. Additionally, oil-based beauty products should not be used around the eyes while you are wearing extensions. This includes makeup, makeup remover, skin creams, and cleansers. These will interfere with the bonding and cause the eyelash extensions to fall out.
Have a sealant applied after the procedure
One way to gain a protective extension coat is to have an eyelash extension sealant applied after the extension procedure is completed. A sealer will strengthen the bond and protect the extension against breakage. While not a necessary part of lash extension care, a sealant can contribute greatly to the longevity of your extensions.
With the proper attention to the care of your eyelash extensions, you can enjoy them for even more than the two months that most salons say is the average life of the extensions. It is possible to have lash extensions last for as many as 100 days with proper maintenance.