You have a lot of questions when it comes to eyelash extensions that you need an answer before getting a lash application. One of these questions is whether eyelash extensions are waterproof or not.
The answer is not definite and you shouldn’t take it as it is. Eyelash extensions are waterproof but this does not mean you should drench then in water. Drenching your lash extensions constantly will end up ruining them.
Eyelash extensions are just like a phone fitted with a waterproof material. It does not mean you can throw it inside a pool and expect it to still function properly. Being waterproof does not mean that you constantly expose the lash extension to water every time you get a chance.
Most lash extensions manufacturers waterproof their eyelash extension brands but this apply when taking a shower or bath. Being waterproof also applies when you are out and it is raining. Engaging in activities that will keep your eyelash extensions drenched most of the time will ruin the lash extensions’ appeal. It will also loosen the glue that holds the lash extensions together.
Know the Lash Extension Brand You are Buying
Before you make a purchase, conduct a background check on the lash brand. Settling for the cheapest or the one that ‘looks’ beautiful could lead to buying a brand that will get ruined on your first contact with water.
In most cases, the cheaper the lash extensions, the poor the quality though there may be exceptions. If this is the first time you’ll be buying eyelash extensions, it is important to consult a professional lash artist as he knows the best brands in the market. He will help you to choose a lash extension that will not get damaged from minimal exposure to water.
Too Much Swimming is Bad For Your Eyelash Extensions
A little swimming after some time will not hurt your eyelash extensions. Too much swimming, on the other hand, will not only ruin your lash extensions’ appeal; it will also loosen the glue.
It is also important to note that water sources such as swimming pools or the beach are breeding grounds for bacteria. When you expose your eyelash extensions to the bacterial, there are high chances of getting an infection. With this, you’ll have to remove the lash extension regardless whether you just applied them or you’ve stayed for a while with them.
You need to be very selective when it comes to the activities you’ll engage in after applying eyelash extensions. It has cost you money to buy and apply the lash extensions and you need to ensure that you get value for your money.
Can Waterproof Mascara Help?
Just because mascara is waterproof does not mean you can use it to protect your eyelash extensions. Waterproof mascara contains chemicals that will ruin the bond that holds the eyelash extensions to the natural lashes.
In addition, it is very difficult to clean waterproof mascara and you have to use a lot of force to get rid of them.in doing this, the glue holding the extensions will loosen and this will make them fall off prematurely.
If you must use mascara on your lash extensions, use water-based mascara and when applying it, start at the middle moving towards the tips. This way, you'll not affect the glue used in holding the lash extensions in place.
A Sealer Will Help
When the professional lash artist is applying your eyelash extensions, you can ask him to recommend a good lash sealer. With this, you’ll offer more protection to your eyelash extensions against water. He will help you to apply the sealer or alternatively, you can apply it at home.
You need to ensure that the sealant you are buying is of the right quality so that you don’t end up ruining your expensive eyelash extensions.
Your Lash Artist Matters
If you buy the most expensive eyelash extensions, then go to a substandard spa to have them applied, you won’t love the outcome. In most cases, you’ll ruin your eyelash extensions and be at a higher chance of getting an infection. You will incur additional expenditure to have the lash extensions removed and applied again and this means you’ll spend more.
Before confirming your appointment in any spa, ensure that the lash artist has adequate training and vast experience in eyelash extensions application. With this, you can be sure that you’ll not end up wasting your money and ruining the eyelash extensions you spent a lot of money to purchase.
To Dry Eyelash Extensions:
If you get your eyelash extensions wet when taking a shower or going for a swim, do not use a lot of force when drying them. If possible, allow the eyelash extensions to air dry so that you don’t interfere with the lashes. Do not touch your eyes with the towel you’ll be using to dry your lash extensions.
If you are in a rush and need the lash extensions to dry fast, you can wrap a tissue paper around one of your fingers and place it under the lash extensions to absorb the water.
Occasionally, you can use a blow dryer at its coolest mode to get rid of the moisture in the lash extensions. You should not make this a habit as it could interfere with the adhesive used in holding the lash extensions together.
Once you dry the eyelash extensions, use the right brush to style your eyelash extensions so that they can regain their original appeal.
The Bottom Line…
Before you apply eyelash extensions, you need to prepare to readjust your way of having fun. If you used to take pride in hot showers, this has to change as hot water will interfere with the lash glue. You also have to change your beauty products and use the ones that will not harm your lash extensions.
If you follow the aftercare direction received from your lash artist, you’ll get amazed at how long the eyelash extensions will last. A good lash artist will charge more for the application but considering how long the lashes will last, you will get value for your money.
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