Ideally, eyelash extensions should last for the life of your natural lashes, which is usually around 4-6 weeks. Keep in mind however, we can all lose up to 5 natural lashes each day as mature lashes fall out and new ones grow. The longevity of your eyelash extensions are also influenced by many factors including but not limited to; lifestyle, use of make up products, cleansing routine, skin type, and lash growth cycle. By getting an infill every 2-4 weeks, you can maintain the fullness of your lashes indefinitely.
Some common culprits of lashes not lasting:
Oily skin and using skincare products containing oil – lash adhesive doesn’t agree with oil!
Lack of cleansing – the eye area is naturally quite oily. Not washing the area means there will be a build up of oils secreted by the skin, and this will not only weaken your lash growth but make the extensions fall off very quickly.
Not rinsing off your make upremover – many clients choose to use an eye makeup remover using a pad or a makeup remover wipe. These products contain emollients to avoid drying out your delicate eye area. This film must be washed off afterwards with a foaming cleanser or it will have a similar effect to using an oil product on the eyes.
Excessive touching – playing with the lashes is fun but your fingertips contain oil (just look at the screen on your phone or keyboard on your computer) and you are applying oil every time you touch the them. Please leave them alone other than during your daily washing ritual!
Lifestyle factors – extensions never last as well on people who regularly sweat it out at the gym, go swimming, do hot yoga etc. You must be prepared to get infills more often than others.
Heavy makeup – extensions also never last as well on people who wear a lot of makeup (especially eye makeup) daily compared to someone who wears little or no makeup. More makeup means more products and more effort to remove everything.
Lash cycle – many factors including hormones, season and diet can affect the speed of your lash cycle. It is quite normal that sometimes your lashes naturally shed quicker than other times.
Lash design – the extensions selected may be too long and/or too thick for your natural lashes, causing them to twist or fall off prematurely. The design chosen may also not be well supported by how your lashes grow naturally eg. a cat eye styling when the natural lashes on the outer corners are very short and fine. This can be discussed with your stylist at your next appointment.
Please keep in mind it is completely normal and healthy to lose around 3 lashes per day whether you have extensions or not.
Eyelash extensions involve a procedure where individual synthetic lashes are carefully attached one by one onto your natural lashes to add length and volume.
Now that you have Paradigm Lashes take note of these tips to maintain them.
* Do not get your lashes wet for the first 24 hours
* Do not use a spa, sauna, or pool for the first 24 hours. The extensions need that amount of time to properly bond.
* Avoid pulling or rubbing your eyes.
* Do not use oil-based eye products, creams or waterproof mascara
* Use only water-based makeup and makeup remover around the eyes
* Keep your lashes clean! Use complimentary spoolie to gently brush your lashes to remove dirt and debris
* Remove makeup around the eye with a cotton swab
* Do not perm, tint or use an eyelash curler
* You can dry your lashes by using a hair dryer on the cool setting and blowing them dry from the bottom up. It makes them curly and fluffy.
* Please see a trained lash technician to have your extensions removed
* To extend the life of your lashes please schedule touch-ups every 2-3 weeks
You can get the long, thick, dark lashes that you’ve always dreamed of
Makes your eyes look more lifted, defined and bigger
It looks and feels natural
Spend less time applying makeup
No need for mascara that can smudge or look clumpy
Sleep, shower, swim, and exercise as usual
Pain free procedure
Please ensure all traces of eye make-up is removed with an oil-free cleanser before you arrive for the application. If you choose to get your lashes tinted, they must be done a few days prior to the lash appointment. If you have previously received an eye perm treatment, you will need to wait at least 3 months until the extensions can be applied. Please avoid using an eyelash curler on your lashes on the day of your appointment, and if you are sensitive to caffeine, avoid caffeinated drinks prior. As you cannot get your eye area wet for 24 hours after the application, it may be a good idea to gym, shower or wash your hair beforehand.
Eyelash extensions differ to bar/strip lashes or cluster lashes in that each extension is individually bonded onto one natural lash, strand by strand, and not the eyelid skin, resulting in a much more natural look and feel. Compared to false lashes, eyelash extensions have a much greater longevity, however the extensions attached are somewhat limited to what your natural lashes can handle. Thus if you have naturally fine and short lashes and are used to wearing dramatic fake lashes, please keep in mind the extensions may not give you the impact you are used to.