It’s your first time to give full volume lashes a try, and you’ve especially planned to have them done at a popular salon during your Las Vegas trip. But how do you keep them looking good and longer-lasting? Make sure you do these four things:
First 24-48 Hours: Keep Your Lashes Dry
Most of the adhesives used for eyelash extensions take 24-48 hours to completely dry. Make sure to keep your extensions intact by keeping your eye area dry. Within the first two days, avoid water and steam, as well as any strenuous activities like sports and fitness classes that will cause you to sweat and prompt your skin to produce more oil.
Take it easy and keep your eye area dry when you need to wash your face; use a small washcloth to remove any trace of facial product on your skin and carefully avoid the eye area. It’s highly recommended coming to your lash appointment without any eye makeup, so you don’t have to worry about removing it when you get home. Keep your face dry when taking a bath and use the same face cleaning procedure for the time being.
First 3 Days: Touch Up
If you feel that some of the extensions have fallen off, head over to the salon to have it touched up. If your salon offers a free touch up period, make use of the service and secure an appointment within the “warranty period.” This step will keep your lashes looking fresh and new while prolonging its life, too.
4th to 7th Day: Fills
If you’re past the touch-up period, you can come back for lash fills on a weekly round. This is the period where you most likely need to fill the gaps in the lashes to restore and maintain its volume and fullness for a longer period. Keeping your eye area dry, like you would in the first 48 hours post application, can help prolong the life of the fills, so you can enjoy having your lash extension longer.
Depending on the type of lash set you have on, most extensions can last up to three weeks with proper care. Ideally, this step must be done with more than 50% of the lash extensions still intact. This makes it possible to regain the same volume and fullness from the original application without having to start all over again. At this point, you can also choose to either go back for a refill of the same set or transition to a different lash set.
Fourth Week Onwards: Maintenance
Love the look of your lashes right now? Keep them on longer by scheduling regular touch-ups and fills. With proper care and maintenance, you can keep your lashes looking great, so you can continue spending less time on your eye makeup routine every morning.
Alternatively, if you would like to go for an entirely new lash set or would prefer a fresh application of the same set altogether, treat your lashes to a proper lash cleaning to completely remove any residue before putting on a new set. Starting with a clean lash line and an equally clean natural lashes is key in maintaining your extensions and making them last longer.