After reading about it in a glossy fashion magazine, you discovered volume lashes. There were before and after photographs and you couldn’t help but imagine those long and voluminous lashes adorning your eyes.
Next step: going through dozens of websites and articles like this one for more information and maybe, just maybe, get the line that would reassure you and help you make the decision.
You eventually went for it, and every day you can admire the beautiful and fluffy lashes you wanted.
But do you know how to care for your lashes? Even if you have selected a very skilled technician to apply your extensions, maintenance is key to enjoy them for as long as possible. Let’s see how you can look after your lashes.
– Be gentle with your lashes.
– Keep your lashes clean.
– Use water or water-based products to clean your lashes and remove your makeup.
– Brush your lashes regularly to keep them neat and fluffy.
It may take you a while to get used to changing your routine and take extra care of your eyes, but doing so will help you keep healthy lashes and stunning eyes.
– Rub your eyes, avoid picking and pulling on your lashes.
– Use oil or oil-based products on your lashes.
– Curl, perm or tint your lashes.
– Expose your lashes to excessive heat or steam.
You must follow those rules to avoid losing your lashes prematurely. The first 48 hours in particular are critical to allow the extensions to adhere to the natural lashes. When washing your face, do so gently with a cloth and water-based products but do not face the shower head.
Although you do not need to apply mascara on volume lashes, if you still choose to do so because you want more volume, avoid waterproof and only apply to the tips of your lashes.
Note that most makeup and skincare products are oil-based and could cause your lashes to fall off by weakening the adhesive. Ensure that you read the labels carefully before applying anything to your eyes.
Following these guidelines will allow you to care for your lashes properly, however you will still need retouches. The frequency varies depending on a number of factors such as your natural lashes cycle and your lifestyle.
The stronger your natural lashes and the better you care for your extensions, the longer they will last. A good rule of thumb is between 2 to 4 weeks before a visit to your technician.