The best way to keep your lash extensions clean is by using a lash extension-safe cleanser or shampoo. At Eye Candy, we offer a special lash shampoo that is formulated for extensions. When cleaning your eye area to remove makeup and eyeshadow, we recommend applying the shampoo to a cotton pad or clean brush. Be sure to saturate the cotton pad because the dry cotton could catch onto your lashes. Very gently rub your eyelid and avoid rubbing your lashes. When you need to clean your lashes, use your lash wand and gently brush through your lashes.
Any skincare products, creams or cosmetics that are oil-based are a no-no when it comes to lash extension care. Be sure to select products that are labeled “oil-free” to ensure the longevity of your lashes. And when in doubt, always read the ingredients label to make sure what you are using is truly oil-free.
The beauty of lash extensions is that you have lovely, long, full lashes without having to wear mascara. We know that some of you may still want to wear mascara on occasion, and that’s okay as long as it’s a mascara made for lash extensions. However, wearing no mascara at all is better when it comes to extending the life of your lashes. If you’re a mascara fiend, be sure to ONLY wear a water-based mascara. Be aware, this is not the same as a waterproof mascara, so make sure you look closely at those labels! When applying your lash extension-safe mascara, only use one coat and only apply to the tips of your lashes.
Too much moisture on a constant basis is not good for your lashes. But daily face-washing and activities like swimming are lash extension-safe.
All of the tips we have mentioned are so very important, but this one is the best Sticking with your refill appointments every 2 -3 weeks will keep your lashes looking their absolute best. After all, when it comes to how to care for lash extensions, you need to have a full, luscious lash line to start with! The longer you wait for a fill, the harder it is for your lash stylist to keep your lashes looking fabulous. If you go too long without getting a lash refill, a full new set may be required. So, maintaining your refills is a good idea in more ways than one!