How to Look After Your Eyelash Extensions

A set of Extend lashes applied by one of our Nouveau Lashes artists will last 2-3 weeks before you will need to return for your infill treatment. If you chose SVS or Russian Volume, dependant on your preferred fullness, these could last longer. To help you ensure they last as long as they should, here are our top tips to help you maintain a full set of healthy lashes.

Can I use mascara on my eyelash extensions?

You can use mascara on individual eyelash extensions. However, we recommend using water-based mascara, and avoid waterproof or oil-based eye make-up and removers so you don’t disturb the adhesive bond your eyelashes are applied with. Our Prebiotic Eye Make-up Remover is specially formatted for lash extensions.

Can I get my lash extensions wet?

Your lash artist will advise you not to get your lashes wet at all in the first 24 hours after your treatment. It would be best if you also avoid saunas, steam rooms and sunbeds until 48 hours after, and use oil-free make-up remover. After 48 hours, you can shower as usual but try not to stand directly under the shower head with your face up as the pressure can damage the extensions. Also, try not to rub your eyes with the towel afterwards. Instead, pat your face dry and be careful not to pull around your eye area.

What skincare products can I use with lash extensions?

A large number of skincare products (eye make-up removers, cleansers, moisturisers) are oil-based and can damage your lash extensions. The oily formula can loosen the bonds holding your semi-permanent lashes on, meaning you will need that infill appointment a lot sooner than normal. You should use gentle, oil-free products around the eye area, and take extra care when removing eye make-up. We highly recommended you comb and wash your lashes regularly using our Lash & Lid Foaming Cleanser.

How can I protect my lash extensions at night?

While it is difficult to ensure you don’t disturb your lash extension in bed, there are a couple of things you can do to minimise damage. Position pillows around your head to reduce the chance of crushing one side and damaging the lashes. Also, avoid sleeping on your front altogether.

How often do I need to get lash infills?

It is important to get lash infills every 2-3 weeks. Each treatment requires a different time period between each infill, so be sure to check this with your technician before you leave the salon. If possible, book your infills there and then so you don’t forget. Attending regular maintenance sessions will preserve the condition of your natural lashes, as well as retaining the volume you desire. If you decide to remove them, our carefully formulated Lash Extension Remover effectively and comfortably takes off the lash extensions while conditioning your natural lashes and reducing any risk of damage.

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