Today I’m sharing a little update (as promised) on my experience with my eyelash extensions, so far. I didn’t really know what I was getting into when I got mine. I just decided on a whim to go for it and I’m really happy I did. BUT, they are high maintenance. I wasn’t expecting to have to change my routine, but I did. I trashed my first set of eyelashes by just going about my normal routine, so my second time around I was more careful. Here are some dos and don’ts I think would be helpful if you’re thinking about getting them.
1. DO wash them.
I basically tried not to get my second set wet for a while, until that became extremely hard. It’s tempting to just try not to get your eyelash extensions wet, but they need to be cleaned.
2. DON’T wash them with makeup remover or face wash.
Do not, I repeat, do not use oil based makeup remover! This will completely strip the adhesive off your lashes & make them fall right off. You’ll need to wash your lashes with diluted baby shampoo. After I realized I needed to wash mine, I did some research and everything said to use baby shampoo. So far, so good!
3. DO vocalize what you want.
Make sure you communicate what you want your lashes to look like. When my girl, Monique, does mine, she lets me look at them every so often to see how I’m liking them. She asks me if I see any gaps & where I want her to add more.
4. DON’T mess with them.
After getting the extensions, I just wanted to touch them and make sure they looked perfect all the time. I quickly realized that was not helping them last longer. Try to keep your hands off of them as much as possible. Your fingers have oil in them, so if you want them to last longer, keep your paws off.
5. DO expect some to fall out.
It is normal (at least in my experience) for some of the lashes to fall off in the first couple of days. I don’t know if they just didn’t quite stick to the natural lash or the lash they were glued to fell out, but don’t fret.
6. DON’T use mascara.
Some articles I read said you could wear certain mascaras, but I would just go without. That’s the whole point of getting the eyelash extension anyway!
7. DO get them filled.
I am finding that I like to get mine filled every 2 weeks. Some people say they go three weeks before getting them filled, but 2 weeks is my personal preference. Getting them filled saves you money on not having to pay for a whole new set & keeps your lashes looking on point 24/7.
8. DON’T be afraid to comb them.
After getting my eyelash extension, I noticed when I woke up in the morning, they were a little awry. So, I researched if there was a certain tool I should use to comb them & everything I read said to use a clean spooly. This works well, just be gentle when you’re doing it.
9. DO try them!
I love my eyelash extensions. Yes, they’re a little bit high maintenance, but it’s so nice not worrying about mascara anymore.
10. DON’T pay an outrageous price.
I’ve seen places charging almost $200 for eyelash extensions & I think that is insane. If you want to try them, go somewhere that’s not going to cost you an arm & a leg. That way, if you don’t like them, you didn’t waste a ton of money!
True Beauty Brandon is my go-to place for eyelash extensions, hair, & everything else beauty related! She charges $75 for a set & $35 per fill. BUT, use the code shauna10 & get $10 off your eyelash extensions. Simply put the code in the comment section when you book your appointment.
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