What to Avoid After Eyelash Extensions?

Are your eyelash extensions losing their charm too soon? It’s frustrating when they don’t last as long as they should. Ignoring post-extension care can lead to early fallout and damage. But don’t worry! By avoiding certain habits, you can keep your lashes looking flawless. Let’s dive into what to avoid to maintain those beautiful extensions.

What to avoid after eyelash extensions?

Don’t Expose Lashes to Heat

To maintain the durability and appearance of lash extensions, avoid exposing them to excessive heat from sources like saunas, hot tubs, and steam rooms. High temperatures can weaken the adhesive bond, causing premature shedding. Also, be cautious with curling irons and hair dryers near the lash line. In the gym, avoid hot yoga and excessive sweating near your lashes, as it can degrade the adhesive. Protect lashes from direct sunlight and use caution with heated styling tools near the face to prevent damage.

Don’t Forget to Cleanse Your Lashes

Maintain lash health by cleansing regularly with oil-free cleanser and gentle brushing. Wet lashes, apply cleanser, and massage along the lash line. Rinse and pat dry gently. Avoid oil-based products and touching lashes with dirty hands to prevent infections. Brush lashes daily to prevent tangling and maintain a neat appearance.

Don’t Touch them

Avoid touching or rubbing lash extensions to prevent shedding and damage. Sleep on your back to minimize friction with pillowcase and prolong extension lifespan.

Don’t Apply Mascara

One of the greatest benefits of lash extensions is that you can wake up every morning with beautifully accentuated lashes without the need for mascara. Applying mascara to your lash extensions can clump and damage them, as well as make them harder to remove. If you desire additional volume or length, consult with your lash technician about alternative options, such as volume lashes or hybrid sets.

Don’t Sleep On Your Stomach

Sleeping on your stomach can cause friction between your lashes and the pillowcase, leading to tangling, breakage, and premature shedding. To maintain the quality of your lash extensions, make a conscious effort to sleep on your back or invest in a specially designed lash extension pillow that allows for comfortable side sleeping without damaging your lashes.

Avoid getting your lashes wet

While it’s important to cleanse your lash extensions regularly, it’s equally important to avoid getting them excessively wet. Exposing your lashes to water for extended periods can weaken the adhesive bond, causing the extensions to come loose. If you enjoy swimming, it’s recommended to wear protective goggles or avoid submerging your face in the water. Additionally, try to limit exposure to hot water, such as prolonged showers, as it can also have a negative impact on the longevity of your lashes.

Avoid Oil-based products

Oil-based products, such as makeup removers, cleansers, and moisturizers, can break down the lash adhesive, causing the extensions to detach. Opt for oil-free or water-based products instead, as they are gentle on your lashes and won’t compromise their longevity. Be diligent in checking product labels for any oil content before applying them near your lash line.

Eyelash curlers

With lash extensions, there’s no need for traditional eyelash curlers. Using mechanical curlers can put unnecessary strain on your extensions and potentially damage your natural lashes. If you find that your lash extensions need a little lift, consult with your lash technician about alternatives, such as using a heated lash lift tool or opting for a different lash curl during your next refill appointment.