Eyelash extensions are a life saver. Instead of spending time in the morning curling and applying mascara to our eyelashes, you can simply spend time at the salon letting a lash technician work their magic. Then, all you need to do is look after them. So, we’ve compiled some of our top aftercare tips for making your lash extensions last longer.
After your extensions have been applied, avoid water for the first 24 hours and stay away from steam until 48 hours have passed. During this period, the glue is still setting – if your lashes are disturbed or exposed to water, they could fall out early. You can still shower, but make sure you don’t put your head under the water and whatever you do, don’t rub your eyes! Not rubbing your eyes is the most important tip on making extensions last longer.
Sleeping on your back can help lash extensions last longer. This might be hard if you’re used to sleeping on your front, but sleeping with your face pressed against the pillow can damage your lashes. All that pressure on your extensions can make them fall out, so try your best to sleep on your back.
When taking off your make-up or cleansing your eyes, use oil-free products. Oil can affect the bonds of your eyelash extensions. Our oil-free Prebiotic Eye Make-Up Remover Gel has been specifically formulated for use on the eye area. To use, apply to wet cotton wool and gently smooth around the closed eye area until all make-up is removed. Our Lash & Lid Foaming Cleanser is also a must-have for keeping your lash extensions clean and looking their best. Use with our Cleansing Brush.
If you look after your lash extensions properly with the right aftercare products, they should keep their shape. We recommend using a mascara wand to brush your eyelashes morning and night. We have a selection of Lash & Brow Tools and a selection of accessories, including Mascara Wands, Mini Mascara Wands, Brushes or Combs.
To make extensions last longer, go back to the salon every 2-3 weeks for infills. No matter how careful you are with your eyelash extensions, you will naturally lose them over time due to your lash cycle.
If you decide you want to remove your lash extensions or can’t get to a salon, you can do it yourself using the Lash Extension Remover. The gentle formula enables you to remove unwanted extensions from the comfort of your home, so you don’t have to go back to the salon. Read our article on how to remove extensions at home.