So, you’re thinking of getting lash extensions but you have some questions. Well look no further! We’ve answered some of the most commonly asked questions to simplify your decisions!
Q: Will lash extensions cause my natural lash to fall out?
A: As discussed in our other post ‘why are my lashes falling out?,’ your natural lashes follow a distinct growth cycle. Once the lashes are fully grown and have completed the natural cycle, they eventually will fall out. But this is natural! On average you will lose 3-5 natural lashes a day. However, if your technician is not applying the extensions properly, there can be some follicular damage that can cause the natural lashes to fall out. If extensions are bonded to a lash that is too short, thin or damaged already, chances are that the extension will fallout faster. The rule of thumb is to educate yourself. Before you select where you will be getting lash extensions, do your research. Is the technician a fully certified technician? Do they have certificates that they can show you? Do they have positive reviews? How long have they been performing lash extension services? These are all acceptable questions to ask your prospective technician.
Q: How long will my lash extensions last?
A: Lash extensions should last anywhere between 2-4 weeks. Your general lifestyle, the products you use on your face, the climate (e.g., humidity) etc. can impact lash retention. One average, At Lash clients come every 3 weeks. Understanding your own shedding cycle can definitely help determine if you are a good candidate for lash extensions!
Q: Do I need to do anything before my lash appointment?
A: Prior to your lash appointment it's best to arrive with clean natural lashes. This means, don’t show up with any oil based products on the face, mascara on the lashes or curled lashes. The less time your technician has to spend cleansing the lashes, the more time they have to apply the lash extensions!
Q: Should I wash my lash extensions?
A: YES! Many people believe that if they get their lashes wet or wash their extensions that they will fall out quicker. In fact, its the opposite! Lash extensions don’t stick to dirty lashes. They need to be applied to clean natural lashes because anything that is in the way of the bond between N.L. and extension will cause the extension to fall out quicker. The easiest way to clean and wash your extensions is to wet your lash spooly with water and brush through. This removes makeup fallout, dead skin cells, and anything else that can get caught in between your extensions. I also recommend doing a lash bath once a week. Lash bath products can be purchased online or at your lash salon. They are generally a foaming cleanser that gently cleanses on a deeper level and are specifically designed for lash extensions.
Q: Can I swim with my lash extensions?
A: Yes! You can definitely swim with lash extensions on! Many people get extensions in the summer or before a vacation to simplify their routine and avoid running mascara in water. The bonding agents in adhesives are typically waterproof which is why you can still shower with the extensions. The one thing that you want to keep in mind is to wait 24 hours after your initial application before getting the extensions wet. This allows the adhesive to fully cure before adding in H20!
Q: How do I take care of my lash extensions?
A: Do not get your lashes wet for at least 24 hours after application
Do not go tanning for 24 hours after application
Use an oil-free eye makeup remover
Try not to run water directly on your lashes
Do not rub, pick or pull your eyes
If using mascara, use water based formulas
When applying mascara avoiding the root area.
Avoid using an eyelash curler
Try to avoid exposure to heat, steam, sauna and friction
Receiving chemical treatments, such as eyelash tinting or perming
Receiving irritating eye area treatments, such as strong chemical peels, skin re-surfacing procedures, eyebrow waxing or laser treatments