Lash extensions have taken the beauty world by storm, providing a glamorous, wide-eyed look that can make you feel like a million dollars. But to ensure your lash extensions stay stunning and last as long as possible, proper care is essential. In this blog post, we'll explore some invaluable tips and tricks to help you care for your lash extensions like a pro.
1. Gentle Cleansing is Key:
When it comes to cleaning your lash extensions, the mantra is "gentle is best." Avoid oil-based cleansers, as they can break down the adhesive bond. Opt for a specially formulated lash cleanser, such as the Lash Wash sold in-store or online at Pretty Obsessed. Gently cleanse your lashes using a soft brush or your fingertips, ensuring not to rub or tug on them.
2. Be Mindful of Moisture:
Excessive moisture can weaken the bond of your lash extensions, so avoid prolonged exposure to steam, saunas, and hot showers. Additionally, resist the temptation to wet your lashes for the first 24-48 hours after application, allowing the adhesive to fully set.
3. Brush, Brush, Brush:
To maintain a flawless lash line, gently brush your lash extensions with a clean, spoolie brush daily. This helps to prevent any tangling or crisscrossing and keeps them looking naturally separated. Spoolie brushes are included in the Pretty Obsessed Aftercare Kit, available for purchase in-store or online.
4. No Mascara Necessary:
One of the benefits of lash extensions is the elimination of mascara. Using mascara can cause clumping and premature shedding of your extensions. If you crave added drama, opt for a lash extension-safe, water-based mascara on the lower lashes only!!
5. Protect While You Sleep:
Investing in a silk or satin pillowcase can work wonders for your lash extensions. These fabrics create less friction compared to cotton, reducing the likelihood of damage while you sleep.
6. Regular lash fills:
Lash extensions have a natural shedding cycle, just like your natural lashes. In order to maintain their fullness, regular lash fills are crucial. Visit your Pretty Obsessed lash technician every 2-3 weeks to fill in any gaps and replace any lost lashes. Gift cards are available for purchase in-store or online!
Caring for your lash extensions doesn't have to be a complicated process. By following these simple yet effective tips, you can keep your lashes looking luscious and vibrant for weeks on end. Remember, a little extra care goes a long way in preserving the beauty of your lash extensions, allowing you to enjoy their stunning effects with long-lasting confidence.