Nashville Lash Extensions: Maintenance
Did you just get your first set of lash extensions?? Congratulations, you look fabulous and we want you to enjoy them 100%. The best way to do that is to know the Do's and Don'ts of Lash Extension Care....
Don’t get wet within 24 hours
Why? The adhesive used to hold the extension in place takes awhile to cure and any sweat, water or liquids can mess with this process. Make sure you plan ahead and wash your hair and face before a lash appointment. After the first 24-hours, you should be good to go about your normal cleansing habits.
Avoid makeup and face products that contain oil
Don’t believe the rumors that you can’t wear makeup or wash your face while wearing eyelash extensions. Going about your normal beauty routine is totally fine as long as the products you are using are oil free. Oily products can break down the adhesive bond and shorten the life of your extensions.
Don’t freak out when they fall out
First timers sometimes feel like they’re lashes fall out more rapidly when they have eyelash extensions. As long as the extensions are applied properly and taken care of, this isn’t the case. You may just notice your lashes falling out more than before because they have a thick, black extension applied to them. Lashes will still follow their normal cycle , even with extensions on.
Don’t wear mascara
Putting mascara on your lashes will tug, turn and twist your extensions . Also, most mascaras have oil in them that breaks down the adhesive bond. On top of all that, most mascara is hard to remove, and most tough makeup removers contain oil. Don't fret, we sell after care kits that provide you with lash extension safe products to keep your lashes flawless!
Schedule regular fills
If you want your lashes to stay on point, it’s recommended to get fills every 2-3 weeks ( no later than 4!). Fills don’t take as long as full sets and are typically less expensive. This is because extensions aren’t being placed on every natural lash, just the ones that have grown since your last appointment.
Brush your lashes daily
We will give you a clean mascara wand after each lash appointment. Keep this wand in a clean and sanitized place and use it to brush your lashes every single day. Brushing your lashes not only keeps the shape looking up to par, but it untangles the lashes.
Now that you know how to keep your lashes fresh and flawless, go and enjoy them! We will see you in 3-4 weeks :)