Your natural lash can get damaged if the extensions are too heavy or long for it. Any technician you meet can confirm that heavy and long lashes can ruin your natural lash, this is called Traction alopecia. With proper application and aftercare, a good lash extension should last six weeks.

With proper aftercare, you can still retain your thick natural eyelashes. A lash technician needs to take the health and safety of your natural lashes a high priority.

  • It is also a good practice if you brush your eyelashes daily to avoid clumping.
  • The usage of eyelash cleanser is also good to leave your lashes clean and fresh.

The do’s and dont’s in eyelash aftercare

What to do:

  • Make sure you clean your eyelash extension after 48 hours to keep it nice and fresh.
  • Use an eyedrop instead of rubbing your eyes, and if the problem persists, see a doctor.
  • Make it a habit to remove all makeup on your lashes before you sleep, any eye makeup, waterproof mascara or tiny pieces of makeup still left on the lashes.
  • You can use a soft brush and eyelash cleanser to clean your lashes every 3 days, in order to maintain their fresh look.
  • Brush your eyelashes every morning to make them look nice and clean.

What not to do:

  • Getting your lashes wet within the first 12 hours of fixing them could damage, be very careful not to.
  • Waterproof eye makeup tends to soften the lash extensions, avoiding using it as much as possible.
  • New eyelash extensions can feel weird at first, after a few hours or days, they will become ok. Avoid picking them.
  • Avoid sleeping with your face facing the pillow, doing this will damage your eyelash extensions.
  • Cluster lashes can damage your natural lashes, avoid it, they are heavy and can pull on your natural lash.
  • If you don’t know how to use an eyelash curler, then get someone who can. Using an eyelash curler without having any experience with them can damage them.