So I’ve been tossing up whether or not to get eyelash extensions for a while… and I finally decided to take the plunge and do it! Before I went, I definitely did my research and asked people who’d had them done what they thought or what they’d recommend. Here were some of the things I found out!
- Talk to your beauty therapist thoroughly about length, type of lash, and how many lashes on each eye
If the lashes are too heavy for your natural lashes, they’re more likely to shed quickly and droop, which isn’t what you want!
- Brush them every day!
Once you’ve had your lashes done, it’s important to brush them so that they don’t get tangled and end up in all sorts of weird directions and positions you didn’t think were possible… particularly after showering!
- Try not to get them wet
They can get tangled and moisture (ew that word is the worst) can weaken the glue! If you do get them wet, apparently you can just lightly blow them with a hair dryer on the coolest setting from an arm’s length distance and reshape them… but effort
- When taking off eye makeup, use facial wipes rather than cotton pads, and use a water-based remover rather than oil-based
Cotton pads can leave weird fibres sticking to your lashes so unless you like having cloudy vision and the feeling that you always have a hair in your eyes, heed my advice. Oil-based removers may also dissolve the glue, meaning that the lashes will fall out much faster (duh)
- Sleep on your back (or… not on your front)
Depending on your sleeping position, you may crush the lashes so generally experts advise sleeping on your back
- Don’t be alarmed when you see clumps of lashes fall out
If they’ve been correctly applied, they shouldn’t be pulling your natural lashes out. Your natural lashes shed quite regularly, but it just becomes more noticeable when you have extensions. Depending on what type of lashes you got, it’s suggested to refill every 3-5 weeks depending on the look you want to achieve!
Since you’re supposed to refill every 3 or so weeks, I figured I’d take weekly photos of how my lashes have fared so you guys have an idea of what to expect! However, everyone’s lashes are different so just because mine have done something or looked a certain way, it doesn’t mean yours will do/look the same! This post is already long enough as it is so stay tuned for the updates!