Whether you are brand new to eyelash extensions or a regular connoisseur, it is important to keep your lashes looking clean and full. Like everything, eyelash extensions need a little TLC to ensure they reach their full potential.
‘How long do lash extensions normally last?’ Lashes are delicate so the answer is up to you and how well you take care of them. With proper care, eyelash extensions can last for up to six weeks!
There are many key components to keeping your lashes looking full and beautiful.
- Keep your extensions as dry as possible for at least 24-48 hours after application. Water will react with your eyelash extensions causing them to flash cure. When flash cure occurs, the bond will become more brittle, causing your lashes to break off much quicker. Try to avoid spas, showers, humidity, and steamy environments.
- After the 48 hour mark, your extensions are basically waterproof. If you are someone that is constantly in a pool or hot spa, your lashes will not last as long.
- Avoid activities that involve constant rubbing of your eyes.
- Make sure to use oil-free products of your face, specifically cleansers and makeup removers. We suggest using our Eyelash Cleanser Foam. It gives you optimal lash retention, boosts natural lash health, it is oil free and meant for all skin types.
- Blotting papers, oil-control moisturizer, and mattifying lotions should be your best friend when trying to tackle oily skin. The more oil you keep away from your lashes, the longer the glue will hold.
- It’s important to make sure you don’t leave any products near your lashes as they could affect the lash glue’s ability to hold. Properly clean your lashes morning and night for optimal lash retention.
As always, if there are any questions or concerns give the Eyelash Club a call!
- Do not use oil based products or waterproof mascara on your extensions. Although there is mascara made for eyelash extensions, we suggest avoiding mascara all together. The oily properties can weaken the glue bond holding your extensions to your regular lash, which can make them fall out.
- Do not use makeup wipes, baby wipes, or cotton pads to remove makeup off of your extensions.
- Do not remove extensions by yourself. Removing extensions by yourself can really damage your natural lashes and rip them out. We offer free removal to all of our members and only $30 removal for non members. Give us a call if you need a lash break!
- Do not wear strip lashes on top or under your eyelash extensions. They will rip out your extensions along with your natural lash in the removal process.
Lash retention is one of the most important things to our clients. After all, who wants their lashes to fall out prematurely? Lash retention is just how long eyelash extensions last on the natural lash before falling out. The Eyelash Club in Tempe, Arizona only uses the best for your lashes to give them the best chance. There are many other helpful tips and tricks to keeping your lashes at their best.
Lash Glue affects retention.
You may think the most important thing would be a good adhesive, but if only it were that easy. There are other factors to lash retention like temperature, using the glue properly, and preparing the lashes properly. Adhesives work differently in different temperatures and humidities. Most glues work best in 40- 50% humidity. There are other glues that work in higher humidities too. Your lash tech is an expert in knowing what glues work best in your climate.
Using the right amount of adhesive is very important. Too much and you can cause irritation and lashes will stick together. On the other hand too little won’t place well and the lashes will come off as you brush them. If you can see the glue on your lashes thats the #1 sign it is too much.
Not only does the glue have to be in the right environment, applied with the correct amount, but even the timing of a lash extension going from glue to natural lash is important. A lash that has taken too much time after the glue is applied will become half cured and not bond as well to the natural lash. This can be a big reason for bad retention.
Clean those lashes!
Clean lashes are super important for good retention as well. Clean lashes give your extensions the best surface to bond to. Any makeup residue or oils will compromise the bond of your extensions. Always start your appointment with clean lashes. We recommend Eyelash Club‘s lash cleanser. It’s gentle enough for everyday use while giving a small amount of hydration to the skin. Ask your lash tech if you would like to try it before your next appointment!
Do Eyelash extensions make your lashes fall out?
Your lashes are on a lash cycle which means they naturally fall out at the end of their cycle. You naturally lose around 1 – 5 lashes everyday. You lose approximately 20% of your lashes every 2 weeks. After 30 days you have gone through a full lash cycle. The cycle works in three stages; growth, transition, and resting. At the end of a resting phase the natural lash will fall out and be replaced with a new lash. Your natural lashes continue this cycle as normal even with lash extensions attached to them. Eyelash extensions don’t actually make your lashes fall out. They will simply fall out with your natural lash on its cycle. If you are losing more than 3- 5 lashes a day there may be something wrong and we recommend talking with your Eyelash Club lash tech.
Do Eyelash extensions ruin your natural lashes?
No, lash extensions will only hurt your lashes if they are applied incorrectly.This is why it’s crucial you go to a reliable lash tech. In fact your lashes may actually become healthier due to you not applying/ removing mascara or strips on a daily basis. Make sure you are following proper after care instructions after a fresh set or fill. Some things included are not rubbing your eyes, to make sure your lash extensions don’t fall out prematurely. Be sure not to get your lashes wet for a minimum of 24 hours after your lashes have been applied to assure the glue is fully set. Other complications you might experience could be from the glue irritating your eyes. If you feel any irritation at all during the application process let your lash tech know immediately. Allergic reactions to the glue can become severe, so if you naturally already have sensitive skin be sure to let your lash tech know so they can use sensitive glue on you. The main thing you need to do is make sure you have a good lash tech that has experience with lashing. All lash techs at the Eyelash Club have hundreds of hours of training to ensure the health of your natural lashes. Check out our lash tech’s work on our instagram @Eyelashclubdotcom.
Do Eyelash extensions make your natural lashes shorter?
Your lashes should never have any sort of damage from your extensions. The two biggest things to keep your lashes strong and healthy are to take care of them and make sure your lash tech is properly qualified. To take care of your lashes it’s important to be gentle while cleaning, sleeping, and only use gentle products without oils around your eyes. When getting your lashes done, you should have the extensions applied to fully isolated natural lashes. Your natural lashes are all growing at different speeds. If extensions are glued to more than one lash, this will cause irritation and pain as your lashes are growing as they will grow at different speeds and start to pull the other out.
Overall your extensions won’t make your natural lashes shorter but if you have any concerns about your lashes or any discomfort at all be sure to voice that to your Eyelash Club technician. If they dismiss you or seem unhelpful, immediately ask for a removal and go to another lash tech. Eyelash extensions that are applied properly should never be painful or damage your natural lashes.