Eyelash extensions are a saviour for those of us who love to have long, full lashes, but dread having to apply mascara everyday. There’s no denying, there’s no better feeling than a freshly applied set of extensions, but for many after a week or two you start to notice the build up of makeup and sparseness on your lashes. Whilst eyelash extensions definitely provide the added convenience of not having to apply mascara, they still require important maintenance to keep them in tip top shape and last longer.
Whether you already have lash extensions or thinking about getting some we have the hot tips for you. Here is everything you need to know about maintaining your eyelash extensions:
Lash extensions can come in all different sizes and styles, from the more natural look to a more volumised and fuller look; depending on your facial features and eye size; your lash technician will most likely recommend a size for you if you are unsure. Extensions usually last around 2-4 weeks before you'll need to book your refill appointment. You should avoid oil cleansers around your eyes and brush them out regularly to keep them in good condition. Be sure to do your research before you book your appointment as there are many ‘cheaper’ options that use heavily chemical-filled products that may damage your natural lashes.
What do I need to know about caring for my eyelash extensions?
Taking good care of your new extensions can go a long way, they can make them last longer, keep them in good condition and avoid bacterial infections.
- 1# rule is to keep your eyelashes clean, the myth that you can never wet your lashes is not true, you can use oil free cleansers which won’t make them fall out.
- Be gentle when cleansing your lashes, avoid rubbing your eyes or sleeping on them.
- Don’t apply mascara to your eyelash extensions, it will break down the glue and cause your extensions to fall out faster.
- Keep your lashes clean from the fallout of your eyeshadow and any other makeup products as this will also start to break down the glue on your lashes.
- Most importantly don’t tint or perm your lashes after extensions are applied this can increase infection risk. With some extra attention, you should be able to avoid a bad reaction and enjoy your fabulous new lashes for as long as possible!
Are there any risks?
There are risks associated with eyelash extension (most of which can be eliminated by proper maintenance and application). On the milder end of the spectrum there can be side effects such as itchiness and redness. It is also possible to have an allergic reaction to the adhesive, but this is uncommon and sensitive glue is used in our treatments. We aim to significantly reduce these potential risks as we only ever attach extensions individually to your own natural lashes and our technicians are highly trained and experienced in their field; some acting as Lash Educators and Trainers on the side. Side effects are uncommon and most enjoy years of regular extension treatments; while some of these risks can occur, they are far less likely to when you have done proper research (like you are doing now) on lash extensions.
Our Most Frequently Asked Questions
- How much lash experience do your lash technicians have?
- Our technicians are extremely experienced, a few of them even conduct lash training and are lash educators.
- What is the salon's reputation?
- We have an upstanding reputation in the Melbourne community, a loyal customer base and are rated a 4.8 out of 5 stars on Google reviews.
- What type of lashes do they use?
- We use extensions made from silk
- What type of adhesive are they working with?
- We use adhesive designed for sensitive skin
Have any more questions or interested in booking appointment? Give us a call today on 03 9521 5426