There’s nothing better than having a set of super full and fluffy lashes, a luxury that many of us desperately missed during lockdown. Now that salons are open, we are over the moon to be back indulging in our fluttery falsies, which are perfect for giving an extra touch of glam to your everyday look.
Getting eyelash extensions is a great way to enhance your eyes, but like any beauty treatment, the key to keeping them looking gorgeous for longer is in the maintenance. If you don’t look after your lashes, they won’t last as long and they can even cause damage to your natural eyelashes. We interviewed three expert lash technicians to get the lowdown on how you should be caring for your falsies post-appointment.
Why is it important to take proper care of your eyelash extensions after you get them done?
‘It is incredibly important to take care of your eyelash extensions after you get them done because that is the key to having the best retention! If you don’t take care of your extensions, they will get dirty, which will make them become clogged and clumped together. This usually results in them falling out in lumps or even damaging your natural lashes’ Ellie Dickenson, @ellies.studio
What’s the best way to clean them and how often should you do it?
‘The best way to clean your lashes is with a proper lash shampoo, which you can usually purchase from your eyelash technician. This should be done every 2-3 days, or if you have oily skin or are a makeup wearer, I advise my clients to clean their lashes daily to avoid the build-up of products, and to get rid of natural oils from the lashes which can cause retention issues.’ Jody Kent, @jodykentmbl