Beauty

Eyelash Extension Care

Anyone who knows me, knows I am the hugest advocate for eyelash extensions. It’s nice to wake up and have a beautiful set of lashes attached to your face. There are many mixed opinions on eyelash extensions, but it works well for my lifestyle. Working in an industry where you must look nice at all times, on top of being a student has its difficulties. For the past year and a half, I have slayed the eyelash game, and you can too! Here are some ways to extend the life of your lashes.

Do Your Research

  • Ensure weight and length of lashes are manageable to be held by your natural lash
  • Everyone is different in this aspect
  • Pick the type of set you’d like: classic, hybrid, volume, flat
  • Russian volume will always be too thick and heavy – will cause breakage

Don’t Fiddle

  • Try your best not to touch your lashes
  • They will stay in-put the longer you don’t mess around with them
  • They can get twisted and pull your natural lashes out
  • Don’t sleep on your face lmao (I do this every night, but it’s best if you don’t!)

Brush Daily

  • Your lash technician should give you small clean spoolie brushes to take home
  • Use these to brush your lashes as often as you can
  • I like to brush my lashes after they have dried from the shower

No Makeup is Recommended

  • It’s best to avoid any makeup touching your lashes because it will slowly break down the adhesive
  • Eyeliner, eyeshadow and all eye makeup is used at your own discretion

Clean Extensions

  • If you MUST wear makeup around them, the best way to clean them is first with a makeup wipe
  • Rub the makeup wipe around the eye, avoiding the stems
  • This can remove concealer, eyeliner and more
  • There are many expensive cleansers you can buy to wash your lashes
  • I use baby shampoo & water & a Q-tip
  • After eye makeup is wiped, I wash my face regularly with cleanser

Avoid Hot Humid Settings

  • Sadly, hot yoga does not do well for lashes
  • Sweating from the gym is okay
  • Tropical climates aren’t the best for retention
  • Many women like to get eyelash extensions for their tropical vacations then complain all their lashes came out

Get Refills Every 2-3 Weeks

  • It’s always beneficial to be getting refills on your lashes every 2-3 weeks to keep up with your lash loss cycle
  • Depends where you go, but getting refills twice a month should be cheaper than waiting to get a brand new set every 1.5 months

eyelash extensions, pov



These recommendations are all from my experience having lashes for the last year and a half. I have gotten very lucky with finding a technician that loves explaining the process and science behind it. All of these suggestions are just that – not concrete and can differ from person to person. Don’t let having eyelashes hold you back from any of your sweaty passions!

My eyelash technician’s name is Kim. She is caring, thoughtful, and very gentle when applying lashes. I highly recommend her. She is a little old-school and doesn’t have a huge online presence but does amazing work. If you live in the Lower-Mainland or Surrey area, I would give her a try. Mention that I sent you from my website, please!

Kim’s Lash Studio

If you don’t have an interest in getting your lashes done, or would like to take a break to let your eyelashes grow, I would recommend this eyelash growth serum recommended by my technician:
Eyelash Growth Enhancer & Brow Serum for Long, Luscious Lashes and Eyebrows(3 ML)

 

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