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What You Need to Know Before Getting Eyelash Extensions

Senior Eyelash Extension Artist
Patty V
October 13, 2021
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Lash extensions essentially act as mascara, so there’s really no need to apply mascara anymore

The lashes may just be a minuscule part of the body, but they can make a difference in your eyes’ appearance. Long and thick eyelashes can do wonders in framing the eyes.

However, not everyone is born with beautiful lashes. And often, people resort to using mascara and fake lashes to achieve that look. But it can be tiring to beautify your lashes each day. If only there were a shortcut.

This is where eyelash extensions come in. Lash extensions allow you to have long-lasting beautiful lashes without the hassle. If you’re curious about getting eyelash extensions, here’s what you need to know.

What Are Eyelash Extensions?

Lash extensions are essentially synthetic lashes glued to natural eyelashes using lash adhesive. They are individually placed and are semi-permanent. Depending on the look you want to achieve, extensions can be placed on each of your natural lashes or every other lash.

What’s the Difference Between Lash Extensions and Lash Lifts?

While eyelash extensions use synthetic lashes, a lash lift is more of an augmentation of your natural lashes. Lash lifts use perming solutions to lift and curl the eyelashes. This can make the lashes look longer and add more shape to them.

Do You Need to Prepare Before Getting Lash Extensions?

All you need to do before your appointment is to ensure you don’t have any eye makeup or cosmetic product around your eyes. And if you typically use waterproof mascara, it’s best to avoid using them a few days before your appointment. It’s also best to come to the appointment without your contact lenses on, as they cannot be in your eyes during the treatment.

Is It Okay to Wear Mascara with Lash Extensions?

Lash extensions essentially act as mascara, so there’s really no need to apply mascara anymore. Mascara is also generally not recommended as they can add weight to your eyelashes, increasing the risk of them falling off.

If you do insist on wearing mascara, it’s best to apply them gently and use an oil-free makeup remover to get them out. Using oil-based products can break the lash adhesive down and increase the risk of your lash extensions falling out. Waterproof mascara should also be avoided at all costs since this can be difficult to remove and cause damage to your extensions.

How Do You Take Care of Eyelash Extensions?

To ensure your eyelashes last a long time, it’s best to practice care in maintaining them. Make sure you avoid picking at your lashes, as this can weaken the extensions and cause them to fall out. It can also lead to bald patches along your lash line.

It’s also best to make a habit of brushing your lashes in the morning and at night. By using a clean spoolie brush, you can make them look neat and keep them in order. Brushing your lashes can also remove any dust or pollen caught in your lashes, which may result in infection if kept near your eyes.

For the first 24 to 48 hours, it’s best to sleep on your back to avoid bending the lashes in your sleep. Moisture should also be avoided during this time to allow the lash adhesive to dry thoroughly. This also means avoiding rigorous exercising that can cause sweat near the eyes.

In Summary

Eyelash extensions are a great way to achieve thick, long, and beautiful lashes without the hassle. Before your appointment, it’s best to avoid putting products in your eye area, especially waterproof mascara, as this can make it challenging to apply for the extensions. And once you’ve successfully gotten your lash extensions, it’s essential to sleep on your back and avoid moisture in the eye area. For lash extension maintenance, it’s best to make a habit of brushing your lashes and avoid picking at them.

Have gorgeous lashes every day without the hassle with the help of Lashout Studio. We are a premier lash boutique that provides the best lash extensions in Los Angeles. At Lashout Studio, we find inspiration in empowering women with natural-looking lash extensions that look and feel like your own. Book an appointment now!

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