Eyelash extensions are not permanent and they will typically fall off in small numbers each day after having them applied. There are numerous reasons that may contribute to lash extensions falling, including the regeneration cycle of our own natural lashes, oil in makeup or skincare products, direct sunlight, water, perspiration, and even sleep gestures. Here at Golden Lash, we recommend and offer all of our clients to get refill services in order to keep your lashes full and glamorous at all times! In addition to having your lash extensions refilled, there are many other ways for you to keep your lashes last for a longer duration! Here are some aftercare tips that we have gathered for you:
THE 24 HOURS RULE
"NO WATER, NO MASCARA, AND NO OIL FOR 24 HOURS." This is what our lash artists will repeatedly tell our clients on their every visit. The glue that is used to attach the lash extensions to your natural lashes might not have been dried completely in the first 24 hours after having them just applied, and if they come in contact with any water, mascara, or oil, the glue will start to break down, causing lash extensions to fall off in great numbers. BE SURE TO FOLLOW THE 24 HOURS RULE!
TRY NOT TO RUB YOUR EYES
Lash extensions can be easily detached if you constantly rub your eyes. In addition, avoid pulling or picking the lash extensions because while you are pulling off the extensions, there is a high chance for your own lashes to be damaged as well.
Many makeup or skincare products that we see on the market today contain oil. Oil is something that we should absolutely avoid. It breaks up the glue that is used to attach lash extensions to your natural lashes, and is one of the most commonly seen factors that cause lash extensions to fall off at drastically quick speeds. Although skin oil is inevitable, we should still take extra caution in using facial products to help our lash extensions last for a longer time!
TRY TO SLEEP ON YOUR BACK
We know this can be difficult for some customers, but this is still highly recommended. Sleeping facing down may result in your lashes extensions being rubbed against your pillow, which will cause the extensions to sometimes change in shape or affect the bond of glue, causing the extensions to fall off overnight. Sleeping on the side might be better, but you might occasionally realize the lashes on one eye are more sparse than the other. Sleeping on your back is the most preferred and recommended sleep gesture to prevent the possible scenario of you waking up with lashes all over your pillow!
Additional aftercare tips
Brush your lash extensions daily with the tiny brush provided by us to prevent your lash extensions from clogging and sticking together.
Avoid heavy makeup, especially around your eyes. The removal of eye makeup involves rubbing your eyes with makeup remover and cotton pads, which may rip lash extensions off from your natural lashes.
If you have oily skin, be sure to cleanse your face daily to prevent skin oil from loosening the attachment of your lash extensions. Be sure to use an oil-free cleanser and not rub your lashes.
If you would like to remove your lash extensions for any reason, please schedule a removal appointment with us to have them removed by professionals. It is only $20 and it omits the risk of damaging your natural lashes if you remove them yourself.