How to Improve Lash Retention: Lash Tips 101


Eyelash extensions are incredibly popular and easy to maintain, but if you want them to look their best and last as long as possible, there are a few things you need to do. Here’s how to get the most out of your eyelash extensions:

Section:Proper cleansing is vital.

Proper cleansing is vital. You need to make sure you remove all traces of makeup and mascara, including any residue left over from the day before. In fact, this is such an important step that we suggest using a mild foaming cleanser or even baby shampoo to ensure that every last bit of oil and dirt is removed—even if you're in a rush.

Section:Never rub or pull on your lashes.

The first and most important thing is to never rub or pull on your lashes. This will cause the extension to come off faster. Also, don't use any harsh products on your lashes like makeup remover or mascara. You should also avoid using any products that will dry out your natural eyelashes such as eyeliner pencils or liquid liner pens (these can cause damage).

Section:Forget the mascara.

I'm going to give you some tips on what not to do, and they're all things that I've done in the past. Mascara will cause damage to your eyelash extensions—and trust me when I say that you do NOT want your lashes falling out before their time!

Here's how mascara affects lash retention:

  • It clumps together individual lashes at the root, making them appear longer than they are by giving them a thicker appearance. This results in fewer individual hairs taking up space between each other as well as less flexibility due to being packed together tightly with no space between each one; this causes breakage over time because there isn't enough room for growth without breaking off one hair at a time until eventually there's none left!

Section:When you sleep, sleep on your back.

When you sleep, sleep on your back. The reason this is important is because when you lay on your side or stomach, your lashes can get caught in the pillow which will cause them to break. If you think about how many times a day that happens it adds up quickly and before long you’re left with very few lashes left.

Section:Keep your hands off the lashes.

To prevent your lashes from breaking, you should avoid touching them as much as possible. This means that you shouldn't use mascara or eyelash extensions to remove eye makeup. If you have a stubborn eye makeup product that won't come off with soap and water, try using an oil-free eye makeup remover first before resorting to the lash extension method.

If you really want to touch your own lashes, do so gently! Your natural lashes aren't made of steel so don't try pulling them towards the centreIf there’s one thing that I would recommend above all else for keeping your eyelash extensions looking great for as long as possible, it would be to avoid rubbing or pulling at them. It’s easy to do when you first get them done but if you don’t stop yourself from doing this then they will fall out quickly and leave gaps between each individual lash extension. This can cause major problems such as balding spots where hair just won't grow anymore because its been pulled too much over time causing damage within those small follicles where new hairs grow from before causing scar tissue forming around damaged hair follicle bases instead preventing any new growth altogether making the problem worse until eventually no matter how hard we try nothing will work anymore because everything has been damaged beyond repair." of your eyes like you're trying to pull out a tooth; this could damage the roots of your natural lashes and cause them to fall out faster than normal.

Section:Use a lash comb after cleansing.

Using a lash brush or wand after cleansing to help with eyelash extension retention. A good lash cleanser will remove the product residue from your lashes so that you don't have to deal with clumpy lashes.

When cleansing your lashes, follow these steps:

  • Remove any makeup that you may have on your face first, then wash your hands before starting this process (so as not to contaminate the cleanser).

  • Use warm water in order to open up pores and remove any excess dirt or oil on top of skin surface which could interfere with removing adhesives from bottom portion of eyelashes where it attaches using adhesive remover pads soaked in acetone solution/alcohol solution followed by rinsing off with Q-tips dipped into distilled water under running faucet briefly until clean all over again - never soap because soap contains chemicals such as sodium lauryl sulphate which will dry out natural oils needed for proper growth & maintenance of those precious little babies sticking out sideways all day long! You'll notice results right away too!

Section:Use a good quality adhesive and eyelash primer.

When it comes to eyelash extensions, the adhesive and primer play a very important role. They are the key to a long-lasting, natural looking extension. The glue creates a strong bond between your own lashes and the extension fibers, while the eyelash primer helps to keep them in place.

If you want your lash extensions to last longer, then your lash artist or yourself, if you are a lash artist should be using a high quality adhesive and eyelash primer.

Section:Use a mild foaming cleanser for the lashes.

You should use a mild foaming cleanser for the lashes. A gentle cleanser is also good, but make sure it’s free of oil. You should avoid wearing makeup on your lashes and using oil-based products like makeup remover or eye shadow because this can damage your natural eyelashes and may cause them to fall out faster than normal. Choose an oil-free lash cleanser instead so that you can remove dirt without pulling out any of your natural lashes and extensions along with it!

Follow these tips to make your eyelash extensions last longer and stay beautiful!

  • Follow the instructions you receive from your lash technician during your initial appointment.

  • Ensure that you don't rub or pull on your lashes, as this can cause damage and breakage. Use an oil-free eye makeup remover, or use a cotton swab soaked in warm water to remove mascara from your eyes.

  • Don't forget to remove all traces of makeup before bedtime! This includes eye shadow, eyeliner, brow pencils/powders/pencils... anything! If there's any residue left behind on your skin (and even if there isn't), it's going to get stuck in whatever adhesive is left around the base of each individual lash extension after sleeping for eight hours straight—and then all bets are off for how long those extensions will last!

  • During sleep time: always sleep on your back! One of our favourite things about eyelash extensions is that they do not smudge like mascara across our pillowcases; however if we roll over while we're sleeping now they'll get pulled out instead of falling off naturally with our regular growth cycle like normal lashes do when we wake up every morning ready for another day ahead. That would definitely be disruptive so please take care not only yourself but also everyone around too :)


We hope you’ve found this information useful. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact our office and ask one of our technicians about the best way for your eyelash extensions to last longer.

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