Eyelash extensions are a saviour for those of us who aren’t blessed with naturally long lashes. Instead of spending precious time in the morning curling and applying (numerous) coats of mascara to our eyelashes, we can simply spend an hour of our free-time at the salon letting a lash technician do their magic.
At Nouveau Lashes we are eyelash extension experts, so we’ve compiled some of our top aftercare tips for making your lash extensions last longer.
Avoid water and steam for the first 48 hours
After your extensions have been applied and you’re looking gorgeous, stay away from water and steam until 48 hours have passed! During this period, the glue is still setting, and if your lashes are disturbed or exposed to water, they could fall out early. You can still shower, just make sure you don’t put your head under the water and whatever you do, don’t rub your eyes!
Sleep on your back
This might be hard if you’re used to sleeping on your front, but sleeping with your face pressed against the pillow is a no-no if you want your extensions to last. All that pressure on your lashes can make them fall out, so sleep on your back from now on.
Use oil-free cleansing products
When taking off your make-up or cleansing your eyes, use oil-free products, as the oil can affect the bonds of your eyelash extensions. The oil-free Nouveau Lashes Eye Make-Up Remover has been specifically formulated for use on the eye area. To use, simply apply to wet cotton wool and gently smooth around the closed eye area until all make-up is removed.
Brush them morning and night
Using a clean mascara wand, brush your eyelashes morning and night to keep them in the right place and looking pristine.
Have a top up every 2-3 weeks
No matter how careful you are with your eyelash extensions, you will naturally lose them over time due to your lash cycle. To keep your extensions looking their best, go back to the salon every 2-3 weeks for an infill.
If you decide you want to remove your lash extensions, you can remove them yourself using the Lash Extension Remover. Using its gentle formula, this handy little product will enable you to remove unwanted extensions from the comfort of your home, so you don’t even have to step into the salon!
Tip: Keep your Lash Extension Remover handy to remove Express lashes after a heavy weekend!