First of all, we at Wisp Lashes hope that you and your families are holding up well in these difficult times. We appeal to each and everyone to join hands in spreading positivity and hope to our society. Remember that self-isolation and social distancing is the only mantra for saving you from the virus and keeping your immune system protected. So all you need to do is abide by the norms and we’ll get through this soon.
With our routine life currently on a pause button, we know that Day-to-day beauty care has become a tough task; People with Eyelash Extension may have a lot of questions about lash extension care during CoVid- 19? So to make it little easy we have put together a few lash care tips that will help you get through these phases.
Do not try to remove them by yourself:
As your current eyelashes approach the end of their lifespan, you might be wondering what to do with it. But believe us; removing them by yourself is not a good idea. The eyelash extensions are attached to your natural lashes by a permanent adhesive material. Trying to remove them will make your natural lashes fall off with the extensions. So avoid picking.
Let them shed naturally
Instead of using some removing gel on your eyelash extensions, be patient, and let them shed on their own. You can speed up this process by applying castor oil or coconut oil on them to break down the glue and make them detach faster. However, this is not a fast process, so you will have to be patient while the extensions shed naturally.
Clean your lashes frequently:
A simple cleaning routine can be very helpful maintaining your lash extension as any lash care regimen is totally incomplete without cleaning. You need to find a soft foaming cleanser for your lashes first. Next, lather them up and wash them. It is advisable to clean them every night. However, you can choose a convenient time for yourself.
Care for your natural lashes too:
If you have lash extensions, your natural lashes are likely to be damaged and weak. Use a good lash serum on them to help them rejuvenate. The lash serum will provide the strength and moisture needed for the natural lashes to grow. Lash serums contain essential chemicals like peptides, vitamins, and antioxidants that help in strengthening and conditioning the eyelashes. These serums are pretty effective and they show results in four to eight weeks of using them.
Use keratin for your lashes:
Human body hair is 95% keratin (a protein that gives strength to the hair and resists against stress and damage) so if you have extensions frequently, your lashes are going to weaken too. In this condition, you should use an eyelash lash conditioner that increases the amount of keratin available to your lashes to replenish themselves. Even if your lashes are totally healthy, the keratin will aid in supplementing polypeptides in your lashes which makes them even stronger and less prone to shedding off.
These are some ‘big no no’s while it comes to lash care:
Do not use a regular eyelash curler on your extensions. Do not tint or perm them at least till the lockdown ends. Avoid rubbing your eyes if you have extensions and you haven’t had a refilling appointment recently, because those gaps created by the shedding of the eyelashes won’t look good at all.
Be careful while handling them:
Brush your lashes gently with a mascara spoolie to groom them. You can even use an eyeshadow brush for the same. Try to sleep on your back or side, avoid smashing your lashes completely as you sleep.
Avoid these products:
Keep your eyelash extensions away from oil-based and waterproof makeup products as it will only ruin your eyelash extensions while applying makeup. The reason behind suggesting this is that oily substances tend to break down or dissolve the glue that holds up your extensions. So it’s good to avoid oil-based cleansers or makeup removers or any product that contains oil. Replace those products with gel-based ones. Also, don’t use waterproof products if possible. They have the same effects as oil-based cleansers.
All in all, eyelash extension care is a tricky business and you need to be careful about every little thing while dealing with them. As the current scenario wouldn’t allow you to visit your technician anytime sooner, make sure you follow these basic tips and keep your extensions and natural lashes clean and healthy.
We, at Wisp Lashes hope that you will use this time of isolation to give yourself a break and indulge in self-care. Here have a look at some self-care tips you could use during the lockdown.