What are the do's & don't of lash extensions? Red Lotus Skin and Lash Salon in Beaverton,Oregon talks about lash longevity & maintenance.
Here's Advice for Lash Newbies:
DO your research
Choose a reputable salon, spa or eyelash extension only establishment. The lash artist should be a licensed esthetician or cosmetologist and the consultation should be free of charge. Ask what type adhesive is used (it should be non-formaldehyde) We use______ which is non-formaldehyde, We here at Red Lotus have lash training on top of aesthetic licenses.
DON'T get your extensions wet for 24 to 48 hours after application
"Avoid working out, steam rooms or hot yoga. The adhesive will reactivate and may cause the lashes to stick together and look like caked-on mascara."
DO resist the urge to pull
"If you pick, tug, twist or excessively touch or brush your extensions, it could damage your natural lashes. If at any time you don't wish to continue, always have them professionally removed."
DON'T let moisture-rich products get onto your lashes
"Shampoo, conditioner, heavy creams or anything oil based will eventually loosen the bond. Tilt your head back when washing your hair or take a bath to avoid getting them wet. Some of my addicted clients use swimming goggles while showering!"
DO reshape your extensions after you shower
"Gently comb your lashes to fan them out or use a blow dryer set on "cool" to fan them back in place. Hold it arms length away from your face."
DON'T neglect your own lashes
"Maintain the health of your natural lashes with an eyelash conditioner or growth serum. They help the hairs to stay in the follicle longer resulting in stronger support for the extensions."
DO have fun
"Flaunt! Flirt! The best thing about lash extensions is that they are versatile and can be styled differently at every touch up appointment. For example, if you're going to Vegas, ask your lash artist to glam 'em up!"
Voila! Now you know what you're getting into. I'll admit, some of these tips sound a bit high-maintenance, but if you're going to spend $200 bucks or more on your service, you want to make sure it lasts.
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