Our natural lashes just kind of do their own thing. Aside from cleaning eye makeup from them, they do not really require much care. Eyelash extensions, on the other hand, do require a bit of care. Not to worry, though! The care they do need is not burdensome and does not require much time. Mostly eyelash maintenance comes in the form of brushing. If you are not brushing your extensions, you should be! Here’s how to do it properly.
Why It Is Important to Brush Your Lashes
Your natural lashes get regular oil treatments thanks to your eyelids. This oil works to coat your lashes and remove any dirt buildup. Your eyelash extensions do not receive that same luxury, which is exactly why it is important to brush them regularly. Brushing them through will help collect dust, dirt, and residual makeup residue from their surface. Removing these contaminants will prevent irritation and infection. Not to mention that it will keep your lashes looking full and fluffy!
How often should you be brushing your lash extensions? Daily!
How to Brush Your Extensions Properly
Now, what is the correct way to brush your lash extensions? The most important thing to remember is to brush the entire length of the lash. This means root to tip. Not only will this make sure that no dirt or dust is left behind, but it will make sure that every lash is returned to its place. To stragglers allowed!
It is also important to remember to never brush your lashes while you are in the shower. Of course, showers on their own are not damaging to your lashes, but if you expose your extensions more directly to steam and water from a shower, this can cause them to come loose. For this reason, just be sure to brush them after you are out of the shower, not in.
And lastly, it is important to remember to never brush your lashes with anything other than an eyelash wand. If you lost yours or need a new one, just let your lash artist know! We will make sure you have one in your makeup kit.
Those are the main takeaways when it comes to brushing your lashes. In addition to brushing, don’t forget to wash your lashes! And when the time comes, be sure to schedule an appointment at Lashology for a refill. We will make sure that you are always looking and feeling your best!