How to Take Care of Eyelash Extensions
I get a lot of questions on Instagram about my eyelash extensions so I’ve done a post here with some of the tips I have learned along the way.
I go to Fab Lash by Angie, on the Tuam Road in Galway and have been going to her since 2015, so four years this year!
Eyelash extensions are so addictive because they are so low maintenance and if you are not a morning person (like me!), or like to wear minimal makeup to the gym you can get away with very little makeup and still look like you’ve made an effort.
Eyelash Extensions Tips
– Use oil free makeup remover products when taking off your eye makeup each night, and check your moisturiser and eye cream to ensure they are oil free
– Even if you do not wear eyemakeup your lash extensions need to be washed lightly daily
– Baby shampoo is best for removing eyemake or cleaning eyes. Use cotton buds, you can get a mini bottle in Boots or Tesco
– Get eyelash extensions that are suited to you and your face. If you are not used to wearing fake eyelashes I would recommend to start off with smaller lash extensions than I get and build them up over time, you can always go bigger next time
– If you are someone that picks mascara off your eyelashes or are always scratching or itching your eyes I would personally say don’t get eyelash extensions. I see some of my friends picking off their mascara without even notice when they are having a conversation, I think some people have just developed this habit. If you do thid you will bepulling out your eyelash extensions and have gaps and loose your own lashes and you will be wondering why they aren’t lasted the recommended time
– Do not use a sunbed for 48 hours after application (if you use sunbeds or are going oon holidays)
– Do not shower for 24 hours after application to allow the glue to set properly (shower and wash your hair BEFORE your appointment). I do this religiously as it makes such a difference in setting the lashes and the steam from the shower would irritate the glue and loosen the lashes
– Avoid any kind of steam for 24 hours, e.g cooking on the hob or bending down to open the oven door when cooking e.g. make sure your other half does the cooking that night, or my favourite – treat yourself to pizza 😉
– Avoid very hot steamy water in the shower (after the 48 hours) and near your face as this can weaken the glue, some people even shower with goggles!! I have never done this but I would say it would add a week or two to the length they last! I generally try to avoid getting water in my eyes
– Do not put any mascara on your eyeslashe extensions and be careful to remove any eyeliner flicks and eyeshadow each night with cotton buds or the Moxi Loves eyecatcher removal cotton buds, I use these, you can get them in Penneys or Cloud10 Beauty here. They cost €4.95.
– Brush your eyelashes each morning and evening with the eyelash brush to prevent any tangling and to keep them neat
– Rotate the side that you sleep on, e.g most people say that they notice more fall out from one particular one eye, usually the side they sleep on
– Completely avoid saunas and steam rooms
– If you wear contact lenses remove do not wear them while you are getting your lashes done. Ideally wear glasses to and home from the salon
– It is recommended that silk pillow cases cause the lashes to last longer, but I use cotton pillowcases. I bought a silk pillowcase in Home Store + More and I didn’t like sleeping on it
– Do not excessively touch your eyes or play with the lashes, avoid touching them at all, and do not pull your eyelash extensions out at any stage, it will pull out your real lashes also
– To remove your eyelash extensions book an appointment with an eyelash extensionist who can easily remove them, or for more experienced lash wearers have a hot steamy shower and gently dab your eyes with baby oil soaked cotton pads. Repeat for several days.
The lashes I get are the biggest and the fullest – 4-6D and cost €105.
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Hope you enjoyed reading!
*This is not a sponsored post, all views and opinions are my own.