10 Tips to Help Your Lash Lasts Longer
Women all around the world have hailed eyelash extensions as one of the best beauty inventions of all times. With all the hustle and bustle going on - juggling career, family and side hustles all at once, lash extensions presents the perfect solution for a modern-day woman's lifestyle. Most ladies agree that eyelash extensions save us huge chunks of time when compared to placing falsies on every morning, or even waiting for our lashes to grow with disappointing results (despite claims by numerous lash serum brands offered in the market). Sloshing on these serums day and night religiously for a couple of months also tend to be a far cry from the alternative, which is quick session with your lash technician, leaving you with voluminous and fluttery lashes when you wake up every morning for at least a month. What's the cherry on the top? That 'i woke up like this' perfection!
To maximize the retention rate of your lash extensions, we present you with 10 completely manageable tips that have been tried and tested.
1. Brush your extensions daily
All it takes is 10-15 seconds a day to keep your lashes tidy. Brushing your lashes not only keep them neat but clean of debris.The recommended way to do so is by placing your brush on top of your lash extensions and gently sweep them in a downward motion.
2. Avoid Oil Cleansers
Lash extensions are always an investment, and you do not want to see your investment go down the drain in a jiffy. Oil based removers tend to weaken the bond that holds your extensions together, causing it to shed prematurely. Opt for water-based removers and avoid tugging your lashes with cotton pads. Instead, use a dedicated lint-free eye make up wipe that is sold at your lash salon.
3. Sleep on Your Back
Bad news for all you stomach sleepers - Sleeping with your face against your pillow can cause your extensions to fall out prematurely. Sleeping on your back however, serves duo positive purposes. Firstly, it maintains the shape of your lash extension. Secondly, it keeps backaches at bay. For one's ultimate pampering, invest in a quality silk pillowcase that not only helps with preventing wrinkles but ensures that your eyelash extensions do not get snagged out as roll about during sleep hours.
4. Request for Lighter Lashes
With most lash salons, a consultation is always given prior to any service rendered. Use this time to enquire about the thickness of the lash that the technician will be using for your natural eyelashes. For classic lashes, the range should be at 0.015mm. For volume lashes, the range should be around 0.05mm to 0.07mm. By the law of gravity, it is inevitable that the thicker and heavier the eyelash extensions are, the quicker it will fall off. You can always request your lash tech to apply a lighter set of lashes to your natural eyelashes to gain maximum retention.