Lash maintenance 101
As much as we hate to say it, no false lashes last forever. Here’s how to keep them looking great with infills and easy maintenance.
You’ve just stepped out of the salon and your new lashes look great. You get compliments from all your friends, and you’re feeling your best. Then, a couple of days later, you look in the mirror and realise you’re missing some extensions...
Luckily this isn’t the start of a horror film. What you’re seeing is the very normal process of shedding, and there’s a way to ride it out!
But wait… why are my lashes falling out?
All good falsies build on what Mother Nature gave you. This means that your new lashes are bonded to your real ones - it’s part of what makes them look so good!
But what you might not know is that natural lashes have a lifecycle. We all shed eyelashes every day, even if we don’t notice it. Over the course of three weeks we’re likely to shed more than 60 of our natural lashes, making room for new ones to grow in their place.
Of course, when your real lashes shed, they’re going to take your falsies with them. There’s no way around it, and it’s all to be expected - but it does mean you’ll have to think about maintenance if you want to keep them in tip-top shape for as long as possible.
How long do lash extensions last?
From classic lashes to mega volume lashes, everything comes to an end. It’s a little different for everyone, but most people should start getting infills (new lash extensions to fill in the gaps) around two to three weeks after their first appointment. By doing this, and with regular maintenance and infills, you’ll be able to keep them looking amazing.
Without maintenance and infills your lash extensions can last for three to four if you’re careful.
Tell me about these infills!
When you come to the salon for infills, we’ll take a look at your lashes and literally fill in the gaps where your extensions have fallen out, so they look as good as they did when you first left the salon. We’ll also remove some of the older extensions if they’ve grown out with your natural lash but haven’t yet fallen off, as this can make them look top heavy. Think of it as ‘topping up’ your lashes. Simple!
How can I make my false lashes last longer?
As well as regular infills there are a few things you can do to help keep your extensions in great shape, including:
Using an adhesive-friendly cleanser to keep your lashes clean
Not touching or picking your lashes
Not sleeping on them
Avoiding oil-based makeup and makeup remover, as this can break down the adhesive.
Maintenance is important because it can really extend the life of your lashes, helping you get the best value and ensuring they look as good as possible.