1. You don’t cleanse them
Now that you’ve got your beautiful, gorgeous, new lash extensions, your first instinct may be not to touch them as not to disturb their amazingness. In fact, the opposite is true. You want to touch them but always carefully…
Because you want to cleanse them daily. Unlike cluster sets or strip lashes that can be removed with warm water, your lash extensions are adhered to your natural lashes with a cyanoacrylate-based adhesive that does not mix well with your natural oils. If you don’t cleanse your lashes directly with a cleanser you’re allowing your natural oils to build up at the base of your lashes. These oils naturally secrete from your lash follicles regardless of the amount of makeup that you wear or do not wear. Daily cleansing is essential not only as good hygiene for your natural eyelashes, but it’s also a way to ensure the longevity of your lash extensions.
2. You sleep on your side or stomach
If you sleep heavily on one side or the other, you’re bound to lose more lashes on the side that you sleep on. If your sleep style puts you in one of these positions, you may want to heavily consider picking up a Beauty Sleep Mask. Beauty Sleep Masks have molded pillows that rest around your lashes so that they stay protected while you sleep. These super cute masks especially protect lashes for stomach and side-sleepers. They’re great for travel as well! Loriann loves sleeping on her stomach! She hangs half of her face off the pillow so her lashes are not touching the pillow.
3. You wait too long between in-fills
Depending on the natural growth cycle of your lashes and how you care for your extensions at home, you may need an in-fill as early as 2 weeks or you may be able to go as far out as 3 weeks. If you come in for an in-‘fill with your lashes depleted, grown out, or in bad shape, there might not be enough time to replenish all your extensions to a full set. Full sets last an average of 4-6 weeks. If you’re anticipating a full fill but your appointment turns into a partial fill instead, your lashes will only last half of the average wear time, which is 2 weeks. It’s important to keep your eye on retention and be mindful of how much time you should book for your fill when scheduling your next appointment! Get your lashes filled when 50% have shed. Avoid allowing your lashes to get down to 40% extensions.
4. You don’t brush your lashes
Remember to gently brush your lashes daily for the best, fluffiest results. Don’t comb too hard at the root as this is where your lashes are adhered. Brushing too hard may lift the bases. Sometimes, if you do not rinse your cleanser well, it can cause lashes to look stuck together. For the fullest effect, brush till they fluff daily with your Spoolie/Disposable Mascara Brush
5. You wear the wrong makeup
If you decide to wear mascara or liners, make sure they are compatible with your extensions. Never use any waterproof or water-resistant formulas or oily makeup removers, and don’t leave makeup sitting on your lashes overnight. When removing makeup, make sure to never use cotton or terry cloth to avoid snagging or lifting the bases of your lashes. I recommend using liquid eyeliner or eyeshadow as liner with an angled brush.
6. Overexposure to heat and humidity
Tanning bed, Hot yoga, sauna or steam room use, consistent baking or grilling/cooking, and blow-drying the front part of your hair angled down on the lashes are all things that can negatively affect your retention or possibly even straighten your extensions or cause them to hook at the tip. Especially the first 24 hours
7. Having retention issues, Your lash artist may be the problem
Improper application technique on the part of your lash artist may be the cause of bad retention. Remember, not all lash artists are created equally or trained properly for that matter
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