Aftercare Tip: Cleansing
Want to know my top tip for getting the most out of your eyelash extensions? Clean them! That’s right, just like washing your hair, your lashline can get oily, grimey, and even bring on hygiene related infections that may mean I’ll need to remove your lashes! Plus all of that sweat, oil, and makeup build starts to break down the adhesive! But all that is totally avoidable with cleansing your lashline regularly! I recommend using Borboleta Lash Bath (found on my website) at least 2 times a week to ensure a happy lash line and to keep those lashes hanging around for a long time! Have you had issues with retention in the past? Feel free to message me and we can troubleshoot as to why you might’ve had issues getting your lashes to last!
Aftercare Tip: Brush your Lashes
Brushing your eyelash extensions is not only a must-do for keeping your lashes looking flawless at all times, it also stimulates blood flow to your hair follicles bringing fresh nutrients and oxygen to your natural lashes. I recommend brushing the tops of your lashes first to line them up, then brush them up from underneath to give them lift! Question for you is: When is the last time you brushed? Leave a comment below with the last time you brushed your lashes!
Aftercare Tip: Rubbing Eyes
You can pick your friends. You can pick your nose. But you can’t pick your….Lashes! Tugging, pulling or rubbing your eyelash extensions too aggressively can cause them to pull on your natural lashes. Natural lash health is a top priority of mine, so I’ll do my part to ensure your natural lashes are healthy and you do your part by not yanking them out! Let me know your trick in the comments below for rubbing or scratching your eyes without harming your lashes. Mine is using my mascara wand to gently scratch my lashline when the urge strikes!
Aftercare Tip: Makeup
The beauty of lashes is just how much less makeup you need! And how much better the rest of the makeup you may or may not use looks when it’s on! Just make sure that any product that goes on the extensions is oil-free and NOT waterproof. That way you can clean your lashes every night and not worry about your makeup affecting your retention! What’s your favorite part about your makeup routine when you have eyelash extensions on?
Aftercare Tip: Avoid Cotton
Imagine yourself walking into a big giant spider web! Eek! You know that feeling where there’s web stuck all over you and you get the creepy crawlers like you haven’t gotten it all off? That’s what happens when you use a cotton swab (or cotton round) on your eyelash extensions. The cotton gets caught up in the extensions and you’ll have one heck of time getting it off! My tip is to use a disposable lip wand to get in between your lashes or to remove makeup instead of cotton. Like this post if you’ve ever done the crazy dance after walking into a spiderweb!
Aftercare Tip: Heat Exposure
Remember in the Wizard of Oz when The Wicked Witch of the West started to melt at the end of the movie. “I’m melting! I’m melting” she cried. Same thing happens to your eyelash extensions if they get to close to heat! So watch out for the 3 B’s: Barbecuing, Baking, or Blow drying to keep your lashes looking like Glinda the Good Witch! Share this post with a barbecue, baking or blow dry loving friend who needs to be cautious with their lashes around heat too!
Aftercare Tip: Maintenance
Cars need an oil change. Teeth need a professional cleaning. Even a killer ombre needs regular touching up! And so do your lashes! To keep your eyelash extensions looking fabulously full and fluffy, you can anticipate coming in every 2-3 weeks so we can safely remove the ones that have grown out and replace them with a freshie! I’ll be answering questions all day today so leave your eyelash extension question in the comment below and I’ll be sure to respond!
Aftercare Tip: Removal
Don’t risk pulling out all of your natural lashes by trying to remove the extensions yourself! Please don’t believe the myths out there that soaking the extensions in coconut oil for hours on end will work! You’ll do more harm than good by trying to remove the extensions with out an appropriate remover to break down the adhesive bond. Luckily, the process to professionally remove eyelash extensions if you’re ready to take a break is quick, painless and damage free with the right products! Shoot me a message if you’re considering removing your eyelash extensions.
Aftercare Tip: Lash Curler
Have you ever noticed how an eyelash curler looks like some sort of medieval torture device? Like if you stole your neighbors cow, they’d attempt to curl your lashes 12 times then banish you to a dungeon!!! The beauty of lashes is that a lash curler is just one of the many makeup products that can go buh-bye! The extensions already have a permanent curl to them so you can say “hasta la never” lash curler! Comment below if you’re ready to simplify your morning makeup routine!
Aftercare Tip: Skincare
Thinking about ditching your current skin care products? STOP WHILE YOU ARE AHEAD!! Great news, as long as you’re not applying your face products to your lashes or the eyelid itself (which you should never do anyways) you don’t have to worry about your favorite skincare products affecting your retention! What’s your go-to “can’t live without” skincare product?