You've taken the plunge and treated yourself to a gorgeous set of lash extensions. Your eyes look captivating, and you feel like a true red carpet icon. But wait, there's more to maintaining those stunning lashes than just getting them done. To keep them looking flawless and to ensure the health and longevity of your natural lashes, proper aftercare is essential. Let the experts at Red Carpet walk you through the dos and don'ts of lash extension aftercare, so you can enjoy your beautiful lashes for as long as possible.
- Gentle Handling: Once you've had your lash extensions applied, it's important to remember that they are delicate. Avoid rubbing or pulling on them, as this can cause premature shedding or damage. Be mindful when washing your face, drying your eyes, or applying makeup. Use a gentle touch and avoid any excessive tugging or rubbing motions.
Avoid Moisture and Steam: In the first 24 to 48 hours after getting lash extensions, it's crucial to keep them dry. Avoid any activities that may expose your lashes to excessive moisture, such as steam rooms, saunas, or swimming. Water can weaken the adhesive bond and lead to premature lash loss. After the initial 48 hours, you can resume your regular activities, but it's still advisable to minimize exposure to excessive moisture.
Skip Oil-Based Products: Oil-based makeup removers, cleansers, and skincare products can weaken the lash adhesive and cause the extensions to fall off sooner. Opt for oil-free alternatives to ensure the longevity of your lashes. When removing makeup, use a gentle cleanser and a lint-free applicator to avoid snagging or pulling on the lashes.
Brushing and Grooming: To keep your lash extensions looking flawless, it's essential to brush them regularly. Use a clean mascara wand or a spoolie brush (we LOVE the Brow & Eye brush Set from Japonesque) to gently comb through the lashes. This will help prevent any tangling or clumping and keep them looking neat and well-separated. Aim to brush them at least once a day, preferably in the morning or before bed.
Be Cautious with Mascara: One of the significant advantages of lash extensions is that you may not need mascara at all. However, if you do choose to wear mascara, opt for a water-based, lash extension-friendly formula. Avoid waterproof mascaras, as they can be difficult to remove and may require excessive rubbing, leading to lash damage. We recommend GrandeMASCARA Conditioning Peptide Mascara, which is safe for extensions. Apply mascara only to the tips of the extensions, never at the base, to prevent clumping and potential damage to the adhesive.
Regular Fills: Lash extensions are not a permanent solution, and they will naturally shed along with your natural lashes. To maintain a full and luscious look, consider scheduling regular fill appointments every two to three weeks. This will help replace any lost extensions and keep your lashes looking fresh and voluminous.
Listen to Your Red Carpet Lash Technician: Our lash technicians are experts in extensions and will provide you with specific aftercare instructions. Follow their advice diligently, as they know the best practices to ensure the health and longevity of your lashes. Don't hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions or concerns.
- Lash extensions can truly elevate your look, providing you with beautiful, fluttery lashes that make you feel confident and glamorous. By following these essential aftercare tips, you can prolong the life of your lash extensions and maintain their stunning appearance. Remember to handle them with care, avoid moisture and oil-based products, groom them regularly, and seek regular fill appointments.