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Extending the Life of Your Extensions

January 3rd, 2014 • Posted by Spa Je' Moi • Permalink

So you've taken the plunge by having gorgeous eyelash extensions applied to your natural lashes. Your question now may be how to maintain that new look. We're here to give you the answers you need to keep those lashes in tip-top shape. Here are four things you should keep in mind shortly after the birth of your new lashes.

  1. Don't get them wet for at least 24 hours.
    Even if you run a marathon, climb Mt. Kilimanjaro (or run away to any exotic spot in Tanzania), don't get those new lashes wet until you're good and sure they're set in place.

  2. Avoid hot steam and saunas.
    This also includes not putting your face directly over a boiling pot of food. The adhesive used to place those lashes is pretty tough, but it's hard to fight hot steam.

  3. Do not rub your eyes.
    Even if you're severely allergic to a scent in the room, protect those lashes by not rubbing them.

  4. Avoid eyelash curlers.
    Just a reminder that eyelash curlers and extensions do not get along.

Tricks We Have Picked Up Along the Way:

  • Sleep on your back.
    It may be a pain if you're naturally a side or tummy sleeper, but those long, lush eyelashes have a way of getting pressed into an odd shape when slept on.

  • Use a proper lash comb to groom and untangle them.
    You know how some babies have lashes long enough to tangle? You now have them. Show them where they belong by using a well-made lash comb.

  • Use a water-based mascara.
    Avoid oil-based and waterproof varieties as they will pull out your lashes.

Proper Makeup Removal:

You have figured out how to make your eyes really pop with strategically applied eyeshadow and liner and you know you need to remove that makeup every night, but don't want to do anything to harm your extensions. Allow us to walk you through the process in two easy steps:

  1. Use a water-based makeup remover. Oil is the enemy when it comes to eyelash extensions. Examine every ingredient in a makeup remover in order to ensure that there is no oil lurking in there.

  2. Begin at the inner corner of your eye and softly wipe toward the outer edge. Unless you've applied mascara there is no need to wipe your lashes at all. Rather, focus attention on the area above the lashes. Slow and steady does it.

There you have it -- all the tools you will need to keep those lovely lashes beautiful for weeks to come. Enjoy your new look.

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