The Shutdown may be long, but your eyelash extensions can last longer!

The Shutdown may be long, but your eyelash extensions can last longer!

Knowing how to care for your eyelash extensions, in this shutdown may be leaving you unsure. Daily, I see people asking the internet “Who is still working?” It is uncertain times for the beauty industry. This ambiguity is scary for the eyelash technician and the clients. I am here to help you with tips for keeping your eyelash extensions looking beautiful.. Let’s get started!

Caring for your eyelash extension

  1. Your lash cycle is four to twelve weeks. Your eyelashes will shed during this cycle time. Don’t fret! It is completely normal. Most of our gyms are closed, so most of us will not be doing anything with extreme heat. For those that can-do extreme heat, try wearing headbands to prevent the sweat from soaking your eyelash extensions. A headband allows you to wipe less often. This can also be done for a heated shower if you don’t prefer to wear goggles. When you shower, avoid high pressure water. If the high-pressure water directly hits your lashes, it may cause them to loosen.

  2. Keep oily products away from your eye area. Oils can break down the adhesives used to apply your eyelash extensions. If your skin care regimen has oil products, I have a few substitutes for you to try! I know personally these products work well with eyelash extensions:

Dermalogica (normal to oily)

Cetaphil (Daily Facial Cleanser)

I have been using Dermalogica daily since 2017. Dermalogica is a skin care line with a complete treatment set for different many types of skin. A lot of estheticians use this as their facial line of choice. The cost of these products vary from $12-62. You can purchase these products from places like Amazon, Ulta Beauty and of course . I also use the Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel to clean my eyelash extensions at night when I haven’t shampooed my eyelashes. It is easy to use. First, you wash your face as normal. Next, lather on eyelash extensions. Finally, rinse and dry as normal. The same process can be used with the Cetaphil. Cetaphil can be found at big box stores such as Walmart, Walgreens, and CVS. If you choose to use Dermalogica or Cetaphil to clean your eyelash extensions, please apply carefully. Only do one eye at a time to ensure you can see what you are doing.

3. Sleeping on your face can also cause your eyelashes to fall out prematurely. It may be hard, but try to avoid doing this as much as possible. If you need help with sleeping on your eyelash extensions, there are masks for you to purchase for this issue. You can purchase these at for only $5.00!

4. Remember to shampoo your eyelash extensions at least 2 to 3 days a week. If you are not sure on how to do this, watch my eyelash extension shampoo tutorial at . Helpful Hint: Make sure you are shampooing them with a shampoo brush and not a mascara wand.

5. Lastly, do not try to remove the lash extensions yourself. Doing so could damage your natural eyelashes.

If you follow these tips, you should be able to maximize your eyelash extension life. Variables that could affect your lash life are the application and the glue retention time. With great upkeep, your lash extension may last up to 7 weeks! Can you imagine going 7 weeks and only needing a partial set? Disclaimer: If you are taking any type of hair growth supplements or vitamins your eyelash life cycle could be shortened. Such supplements or vitamins cause your hair to grow faster. Overall, try to keep all these tips in mind during the shutdown. I hope these tips help you get the most out of your eyelash extensions. If there are any questions or concerns, contact me at , or on Facebook or Instagram.

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