The longevity of your lashes depends on how well you take care of them. But how do you know what to do and what NOT to do? Read on...
Don't rub or scrub your lashes. Be gentle and no rubbing motion.
Avoid picking, pulling, or playing with the eyelashes. It will cause them to premature.
Avoid using eyelash curler or heated curler. This will break the adhesive bond.
Stay away from mascara or eyeliner on top AND bottom lashes. Even if you use mascara on the bottom lashes, when you blink they transfer to the top.
Avoid any oil-based products on the eyelids. Oil will naturally stripe off the adhesive bond.
No direct shower onto the face and your eyelids.
Sleep face down or on your sides too much.
Avoid rubbing your eyes aggressively. If you do have to, close one eye and gently press onto the lash line or eyelids to release the irritation.
Extended hours of sauna or facial steaming. If you do have to, cover your lashes with a thin lint-free paper/pads (e.g. paper towel, Handsdown nail wipes, etc.)
Never use facial cleanser or any other cleansers that are not for eyelash extensions to clean your lashes. It will cause early shedding. Cleansers, soap, shampoo generally have glycerin/sulfate that will affect the glue.
Only wash your lashes with Water or Lash Foam Cleanser that is specifically for eyelash extensions.
Don't sleep with your eye makeup still on.
Lashes generally will shed on a cycle
Lash Shed Cycle (Expect to loose these amount)
Some factors that may further affect the longevity of your extensions:
Seasonal allergy that causes sneezing, watery eyes, etc.
Climate change such as fluctuation of humidity and/or rain.
Your lifestyle: super active and always sweating
Tears and Crying
Immerse your head in a pool or ocean water without goggles
Like to take steamy shower and hot bath
Heavy on eye makeup
Refills every 2-3 weeks to maintain the fullness. In general, the more often you come for your refills the fuller they look. (I.e. if you choose 3 weeks fill option, it would look less full versus regular 2 week fills)
Comb your lashes daily
If you wear eye makeup, make sure to clean your eyelids and lashes daily with MaiLash Gentle Lash Foam Cleanser or Makeup Remover that is specifically for eyelash extensions. People who do not wear eye makeup should clean their lashes at least twice a week.
Clean your lashes separately from facial cleansing or showering to avoid facial cleanser getting onto the extensions which, can break the glue.
After shower, set your hair dryer in cool setting and blow dry your lashes. Keep it about 10 in. away! This will keep your lashes on longer and fluffier.
Sleep on a silk pillow case to avoid friction with your hair and lashes.
If you have oily skin, blot your skin and the eyelids areas. People with oily skin tend to have a poorer lash retention.
Pat dry your lids with a towel or better is paper towel, instead of rubbing.
After swimming, rinse your eyes with non-chlorine water to reduce chlorine residue.
Use eyelash growth serum 4 times/week to keep natural lashes strong and healthy. Just like skin, hair and nails, our eyelashes also need nutrients.
Latisse or Revitalash are amongst the most effective lash serums. They are AMAZING at keeping the natural lashes strong and healthy while prolonging the life if the extensions. MaiLash Luxe Serum is another natural option that is more the affordable side and it does wonders to the natural eyelashes as well.