Eyelash extensions are a saviour for those of us who aren’t blessed with naturally long lashes, instead of spending precious time in the morning curling and applying coats of mascara to our eyelashes. For those of you who have had eyelash extensions, you know how tough it can be to properly follow all of the post-care instructions.
1. Sleep on your back.
Bad news, stomach sleepers: Sleeping with your face pushed into your pillow can cause your extensions to fall out more quickly. Instead, always try to sleep on your back for ultimate eyelash extension maintenance. This way, lashes will remain untouched and in place while you snooze.
2. Avoid all oil-based products
You should avoid all oil-based products. Don’t let moisture-rich products get onto your lashes—heavy creams or anything oil-based will loosen the adhesive.
3. Go Lighter
The thicker the lash extensions, the heavier they are, and the more they will peel and fall out. You should always asking your lash specialist for lighter individual lashes around the .07 mm and .05 mm range, which will stay on longer than heavier lashes.
4. Comb them out.
Using a mascara wand, brush your eyelashes morning and night to keep them in the right place and looking pristine. Close one eye, region the spoolie on pinnacle of your lashes, then roll the brush over lashes to keep them defined.
5. Lube them up.
You might think maintaining your lash extensions dry is smart, but they really remain nicer, longer, when they're oiled up (this helps preserve them flexible). Just rub a drop of baby oil on them with your fingers.
In general, one important key for eyelash extension maintenance is to avoid touching your eye area at all costs. If you must remove your eye makeup, you can use a mild, low-alkaline soap and to always, always use an oil-free makeup remover.