Do you want volumized lashes that make your eyes appear bigger and brighter? Then, lash extensions may be an excellent option for you! serums can also be a great way to achieve luscious lashes. They are similar to lash extensions in that they both improve the overall look of your lashes by creating more length and volume.
Using a lash serum can help to provide strong support for your classic and volume lashes. Your natural lashes must be healthy and robust for your extensions to be correctly applied.
To help you find a serum that works best for your lashes, we’ve put together an extensive guide to educate you on how to properly use the serum with your natural lashes and extensions.
Why Should You Use a Lash Serum?
Our lashes have the potential to become thin and weak over time. Natural oils and remedies are needed to keep your lashes healthy and strong. But as we all know, lash extensions, and oil-based products do not mix well as they can negatively affect the lash bond and adhesive.
Lash serums are infused with peptides and vitamins to stimulate lash growth and provide strength to your natural lashes. Biotin is an active ingredient in lash serums that strengthens the hair protein keratin, which aids in improving the overall health of your lashes. Applying serum regularly extends the lash growth cycle by prolonging the growth phase (telogen). The longer you can extend the growth cycle, the longer your gap will be between refill sessions.
Lash serum needs to be applied consistently to produce long-lasting results. If you stop using your lash serum, your lashes may revert to the way they were at the start. You need to be patient and consistent to have fabulous lashes. It can take anywhere from three to six weeks to achieve your desired look.
Just like your skin, eyelashes need moisture to shine and stay healthy. The moisture in lash serums helps to nurture your lashes and prevent breakage. When you have strong and healthy lashes, you can choose from a wide variety of extensions!
Tips for Using Your Lash Serum with Eyelash Extensions
1. Use Oil-Free Serums
Oil is a major ingredient in most lash serums. They rely on almond oil, coconut oil, and castor oil to give you a fabulous look. Unfortunately, when you have extensions, the oil acts as a solvent that dissolves the lash glue used for bonding the extensions to your natural lashes.
To avoid premature shedding, make sure to check the ingredients before purchasing the serum. Lash serums that contain oil can do significant damage to your eyelash extensions.
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2. Avoid applying lash serum immediately after your appointment
Cyanoacrylate is an active ingredient in lash glue. The adhesive typically takes 4-5 hours to completely dry. During this time, if you apply serum, the moisture from the serum will hinder the curing process. You can safely use the serum once the curing period is over.
3. Use Serums That Contain Vitamins
Your lashes work hard to support the weight of your lash extensions. Therefore, it is imperative to keep the lashline hydrated to avoid any premature shedding. When choosing your lash serum, opt for brands containing Panthenol (vitamin B-5), Biotin (vitamin B-7), and Vitamin E. These help keep your lashes nourished, hydrated, and strong.
4. Use a liquid eyeliner brush to apply the lash serum
The liquid liner brush allows you to apply the lash serum evenly along your lash line. It is imperative that you avoid applying the serum directly to your lash extensions.
We advise against using a mascara brush because it forces you to apply the serum to the entire lash, which poses a problem for those with volume eyelash extensions. In addition, it can cause your extensions to stick together, which can damage your lashes.
5. Additional tips
- Avoid over-application of lash serum; just one dip of the applicator is sufficient for both eyes. Excessive serum may harm your lash extensions. It may weaken the glue, which causes premature shedding.
- Do an allergy test on your neck, elbow, or hands before using the lash serum directly on the lashes to avoid any adverse reactions.
- We suggest applying the lash serum in the morning as it reduces the chances of the serum getting into your eyes. If you choose to use the serum at night, ensure that you apply it before bed to prevent any infection or irritation.
- Wash your face by using warm water to remove oil, make-up, or dirt from the eyes. It helps your skin absorb the serum.
- Let the lash serum dry before applying any make-up!
If having luscious lashes is your goal, use Babe Lash Serum from Wisp Lashes for great results. This serum promotes natural lash growth and increases volume. However, without a proper lash care routine, it is challenging to prevent premature shedding. By following our helpful guide, you can strengthen your lashes which extends the gap between appointment times!
What are you waiting for? Call us and book your appointment today! Our professionals have the skills and expertise needed to create the voluminous lashes you’ve been dreaming of!