Like any good investment, eyelash extensions require maintenance. If you are diligent about aftercare, you will keep your lash extensions clean, prevent eye infection, and keep your lashes looking nice longer.
How to care for your lash extensions.
For the first 48 hours after application, avoid getting your eyelash extensions wet- steaming, washing/wetting your eyes, excessive sweating, etc. Water can affect the glue, causing the bond to become brittle and easy to break. After the first 48 hours, residue will start to build up around the lash line if you don’t wash your extensions. This can lead to eye infections and other eye issues. Instead, you’re going to want to clean your lash extensions twice a day. You can do so by performing the following steps:
Gently brush extensions with a clean lash wand.
Wash them with lash shampoo.
Use a cleansing brush to thoroughly clean lashes.
Rinse extensions thoroughly with water.
Use a handheld fan or blow dryer (low cool setting) to dry lash extensions.
Gently brush extensions with a lash wand to fluff them back out.
Lashed Out Eyelash Extensions Aftercare Products are available for purchase in-store only. Aftercare products will be available to purchase online in 2022.
Use caution with products.
You should not use any oil-based products near your eyelash extensions. Make sure to check your products before using them — especially eye creams and makeup removers.
Be careful with makeup.
You’ll also want to skip mascara, even the ones that market themselves as “extension-safe.” Waterproof makeup, such as waterproof mascara, can soften the glue on your lash extensions. If you use eyeliner, opt for a water-based, non-waterproof version — and be gentle when you remove your makeup at the end of the night. Lastly, try to avoid using powdery eyeshadows, as the powder can get stuck in the glue and build up over time.
Do not rub, pick or pull.
Your extensions may feel weird at first, but after a couple days, you should feel more comfortable with them. No matter how weird they feel, don’t pick at them or try to remove them yourself. All you’ll do is tear or break your real lashes. Rubbing your eyes isn’t good for your extensions, it could damage them and your real lashes.
Sleep on your back.
If you sleep on your stomach or your side, you might crush your lashes, making them last a shorter period of time. If you you sleep on your back, they’ll last longer.
Don’t use eyelash curlers.
They can damage your extensions or pull them out.
When to get them done again.
Lash extensions usually last about 2 to 3 weeks (results vary per person). Damaged and sparse lashes will require a fill every 1-2 weeks (results will vary per person). If you need to remove your extensions, make sure a professional does it, otherwise you can severely damage your natural lashes.