I don’t know what medical opinion there is behind this, but there appears to be a consensus that you need to give your eyelashes a rest from eyelash extensions for a while every few months.
After a series of full sets, then infills, then possibly another full set, and so on, your natural eyelashes may be feeling the strain, and they may have become damaged or been accidentally pulled out, so that even infills leave a ragged appearance.
Of course, you mustn’t on any account try to get back to the natural eyelash position by attempting to pull off the remaining eyelash extensions. You should go back to the salon who applied them, who can use the necessary eyelash remover liquid to dissolve the glue holding the remaining eyelashes on, while leaving your natural eyelashes in place and clean.
It’s now a race against time. If you go through a period without eyelash extensions at all, you may feel a bit ‘naked’ after all those months with volume lashes. You want to get your eyelashes back into condition and mature enough to carry a new full set of lashes as quickly as possible.
As I said at the start, I don’t know what medical authority there is for resting between eyelash extensions, and the same caveat applies to the following remedies. But these are products and treatments which are believed to give you longer, stronger, and fuller lashes!
- Omega 3 fatty acids are known to promote healthy hair growth. You can find that in salmon, for example.
- Spinach contains several vitamins and other nutrients which are known to help your hair. It contains vitamins A and C, iron, folate, and beta-carotene.
- Iron is important for keeping your hair in healthy growth condition. You can find that in meat, leafy greens, and in iron-fortified cereals.
- Protein is essential for hair growth. If you don’t get enough protein, your hair will stop growing. Lean chicken meat is a good source.
- Some people swear by cinnamon, which is meant to help with blood circulation, which in turns brings more oxygen and nutrients to the hair follicles, which are the engines of hair growth.
- Vitamin B5 promotes blood flow and is said to help hair quality. Some practitioners recommend Greek yoghurt as a good source for this.
- Vitamins C is necessary to protect against your hair breaking, and guava is apparently particularly rich in vitamin C.