False lashes, as one of the biggest beauty trends in 2018, have no intention of slowing down in 2019. The gift of eyelash extensions has provided many of us with those extra minutes of sleep, flirtatious winks, and luscious looks. 

We asked our Salonettes, the lash experts, what they wished you knew about lashes. They gladfully contributed, because we don’t want a single one of you to go through a bad experience with lash extensions! Now you can be on your way to even more magnificent lashes. Here is what they said:

Make sure your eye area is clean before the treatment.

Before your treatment begins, you need to make sure that your lashes are in the perfect state to be transformed. This means all make-up: off! Not only will this save you time from having to cleanse your eyelids and lashes, but it will also mean the glue will be able to hold onto your skin quicker and for longer.

During the treatment: Do not open your eyes under any circumstances.

If there is any reason for you to tear up after your eyelash extension, it’s because you simply love your lashes that much. Not because your eyes are stinging!

Your Salonette will advise you to keep your eyes shut throughout the whole treatment, or the glue won’t be able to dry properly. For us, that only means one thing, and that thing is nap time. After all, we want you to see your lashes for the first time with a smile on your face, not through teary eyes!

Avoid getting water in your eyes, ouch!

The rule of thumb after getting lash extensions is to avoid getting them wet for 24 hours. Easier said than done, we know. But for those that haven’t had the experience of lash extensions, let us tell you, getting a lot of water in your eyes at any point will leave a little sting.

If your day to day routine means swimming with open eyes under water, we would suggest waiting until your swimming career is over to get those lash extensions. And for those that aren’t quite the pro swimmers, you can go right ahead and book your next lash extensions with us!

Have a dedicated eyelash brush

Eyelash combing is a serious thing. The effort that you put into maintaining your hair should be parallel to your eyelash care; because every bit of you deserves some TLC! Eyelash extensions aren’t hard work, but every so often, they can get messy. After your treatment, you will be gifted with your very own spoolie brush - just for your lashes. Do not even think about using your mascara wand!

How to brush your lashes: First step is to comb them with your eyes closed, brush them down, and then continue to brush them up as if you were applying mascara. And voila!

Use oil-free makeup remover

If you do decide to put makeup products on top of your eyelash extensions make sure to only apply them to the tip of your eyelashes, or removing the makeup will be mission impossible without pulling out a few lashes!

For ultimate lash safety: be sure to use oil-free makeup remover when taking off any makeup from your eye area. Any oil containing products will weaken the glue that holds the eyelashes in place.

Top tip: Use a Q tip to remove your eye makeup (with oil-free remover, of course.)

Don’t rub your eyes!

We’re all prone to those satisfying eye-rubs when the day gets heavy. However, excessive eye rubbing can make your natural eyelashes fall out, and even more so with extensions! Remember that in order to maintain those beautiful lashes, you will need to resist. You got this! We believe in you.

You can opt for a light eyelid massage, or just resting your eyes for a short while (our advice will always be to take a nap.) 

Don’t pull your lashes off

Eyelashes extensions will naturally fall off after 4 or so weeks, and even with the last remaining few, no matter how badly you want your new set, you must never pull them out! We recommend you get them removed by a specialist or simply let them fall out. 

Pulling out your lash extensions may pull out, and in turn, damage your natural lashes. Not to mention the eye area is amongst the most sensitive, and you don’t want to risk anything going wrong there!

Come back for infills

If you want fresh, full looking lashes even at the end of your lash cycle, you will need to have a healthy relationship with infills. Every 3 to 4 weeks, depending on how long your lashes have lasted, you will need to refill the ones that have fallen off. 

Keep that wink on point, girls!

Check your sleeping positions…

Once you’ve mastered the art of taking care of your lashes while being awake. you’ll need to channel all your energy into sleeping in the right position. We know, this may be asking for too much, but actually, all we advise is to not faceplant your pillow all night! 

Don’t cheap out!

As the saying goes, “you get what you pay for,” and in the world of beauty, it is always the wisest choice to leave it to the pros. We’re sure you’ve heard all about the countless horror stories involving beauty treatment disasters. We’re giving you the top tips to avoid it, but getting a good eyelash treatment will ensure that this all runs smoothly.

Don’t miss out on one of the biggest beauty trends going! Book a gorgeous set of eyelash extensions with one of our Salonettes.

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Laura Rincon

Laura Rincon

Laura graduated from University of Greenwich and joined LeSalon as Marketing intern, where she assisted in managing social media platforms and contributing to LeSalon’s blog. She has since gone on to manage her own blog while working as a Marketing Strategist.