How to Make Your Lash Extensions Last Longer

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 have to do is look after them. So we’ve compiled some of our top aftercare tips for making your lash extensions last longer. 

Can I get my lashes wet?

After your extensions have been applied, stay away from water for the first 24 hours 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. This is the most important tip on making extensions last longer. 

How do I sleep with lash extensions in?

It can help to 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 can damage your lashes. All that pressure on your extensions can make them fall out, so do what you can to sleep on your back. 

What products should I use with lash extensions?

It’s important to use oil-free products with eyelash extensions, as the oil can loosen the adhesive bonds. Our oil-free Prebiotic Eye Make-Up Remover Gel has been specifically formulated to be able to use with lash extensions. 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 and Cleansing Brush are must-haves for maintaining lash health, which will help your lash extensions stay fresh for longer. The multi-length bristles of our Lash & Lid Cleansing Brush allows for a deep cleanse between lashes to prevent the build-up of dirt and bacteria and, while our Lash & Lid Foaming Cleanser encourages optimal lash and eyelid hygiene. Don’t forget to condition your lashes! The ultra-lightweight formula of our Replenishing Lash & Eye Mist delivers long-lasting, instant hydration without weighing down or impacting lash extensions.

Do lash extensions keep their shape?

Lash extensions keep their shape well, especially if they are taken care of. 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 Mini Mascara Wands, Brushes or Combs.

How often do I need to top-up my lash extensions?

To make those 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, you can do it yourself using the Lash Extension Remover. With its gentle formula, this product enables you to remove unwanted extensions from the comfort of your home so you don’t have to back to the salon. Read our article on how to remove extensions at home.

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