lash 101

Lashes can be a large investment and should be taken care of properly to gain all the benefits. You wake up looking more put together, you are no longer applying mascara for 10 min just to leave the house with clumpy lids…and sure enough mid day you have raccoon eyes from all the debris falling from your lashes. NOPE. Not my cup of tea! Here are a few Do’s and Don’ts to help with your lash adventure from the Borboleta Beauty Blog. Read the full article HERE!

DO

CLEANSE LASHES DAILY.

It’s so important to cleanse your lashes daily. Eyelashes catch debris and dust from entering into your eyes. If you are not cleansing daily, those debris and bacteria’s build up on your extensions. Yuck!

BRUSH LASHES DAILY.

Keep your lashes looking nice and fresh with a little brush throughout the day. You should receive a brand new mascara wand after every appointment to keep them nice and aligned. Lashes should not need to be force brushed. If they are done properly, a little light brush is all you need. They should never look messy.

SLEEP ON A SILK PILLOW CASE!

Did you know silk mimics human skin? Cotton causes friction, causing more split ends in your hair and that means damage to your lashes as well. In addition to that, dust mites and allergy bugs don’t like to live in silk like they do cotton, so this helps tremendously for women with a higher chance of allergies.

DON’T

GET A “ONE SIZE FITS ALL APPLICATION”.

Nearly every person’s extensions should be different, based on the style they want and the natural shape of their eye. There are different lengths, curls and diameters that can be used to fit your natural lashes perfectly, without causing damage. They can be as natural or as dramatized to your desire, provided your natural lashes allow it.

GO TO AN UNTRAINED OR UNCERTIFIED EYELASH ARTIST.

Reputable eyelash training programs should provide students with a step-by-step manual, as well as the background, history, and facts about the chemistry behind it all. You want an artist that knows about the product they’re using and how to properly isolate. If your lash technician doesn’t know anything about the glue they are using near your eyes… RUN.

THINK ALL EYELASH EXTENSION ARTISTS ARE THE SAME.

Ask about the products an artist is using, why they are using them, make sure they have a license, and be sure they show you pictures of their work so you can see what you’re paying for.

USE OILY SUBSTANCES.

Oil degrades the adhesive slowly. So be sure to steer clear of all oily lotions and potions that get near your eyes.

PICK OR PULL ON YOUR LASHES.

Natural eyelashes go through a shedding cycle, just like your hair! Lashes fall out, with the extension attached, and a new lash grows in its place. Picking and pulling on those extensions runs the risk of premature shedding, and there is only so many pulls before lashes don’t grow back! Eyelashes are the most delicate cycle on the body, so treat them with care.

MAINTAIN THEM BY GETTING FILLS NO LATER THAN EVERY 3 WEEKS.

Because of the natural lash shedding cycle, you need to maintain your eyelash extensions to keep them looking fresh and full, nice and even.

 

 

We get tons of calls asking questions about lashes and the different types that we have. Well… we found another good article from Borboleta that explains the different types of lashes!