DO'S & DON'TS OF EYELASH EXTENSIONS
Advice for lash extension newbies.
DO your research. "Choose a reputable salon, spa or eyelash extension only establishment. The lash artist should be a licensed and certified.
Ask what type adhesive is used (it should be non-formaldehyde),and if they have a variety of lashes for customizing. Always make sure they are not applying cluster lashes as lash extensions are one single lash applied to each one of your own.
"DON'T get your extensions wet for 24 to 48 hours after application. "Avoid working out in steam rooms or hot yoga. The adhesive will reactivate and may cause the lashes to stick together and look like caked-on mascara.
"DO resist the urge to pull. "If you pick, tug, twist or excessively touch or brush your extensions, it could damage your natural lashes. If at any time you don't wish to continue, always have them professionally removed.
"DON'T let moisture-rich products get onto your lashes. "Shampoo, conditioner, heavy creams or anything oil based will eventually loosen the bond. Tilt your head back when washing your hair or take a bath to avoid getting them wet.
"DO reshape your extensions after you shower. "Gently comb your lashes to fan them out or use a blow dryer set on "cool" to fan them back in place. Hold it arms length away from your face.
"DON'T neglect your own lashes. "Maintain the health of your natural lashes with an eyelash conditioner or growth serum. They help the hairs to stay in the follicle longer resulting in stronger support for the extensions.
"DO have fun. "Flaunt! Flirt! The best thing about lash extensions is that they are versatile and can be styled differently at every touch up appointment.