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Why You Should Always Brush Your Eyelash Extensions?

By Lisa Fred

Why leave the house without brushing your lashes, when you wouldn't leave without brushing your hair? Eyelash extensions are the same as human hair on the head and brushing plays an important role in maintaining the eyelash extension design and improving the ability to maintain eyelash extension. It also helps with eyelash and eye health, which many Lash extension lovers tend to overlook.

Learn everything you need to know about brushing your eyelashes for healthy extensions, including the correct method and precautions to take.

Brushing Lashes

Reasons why you should brush your lashes

Preventing Lashes from getting tangled

Eyelash extensions are basically longer than one’s lashes, so it’s easy for them to get tangled. Also, as time passes by after getting your eyelash extensions, eyelashes with different growth cycles grow at different speeds and fall out.

If you leave your eyelashes unattended at this time, they can get tangled and can ruin the eyelash design. To prevent this, it's good to carry a brush and comb your tangled eyelashes neatly.

Eyelash Health

If you don't brush regularly, makeup residue is easy to clump up. These clumped residues make it easy for bacteria to reproduce and there is a high risk of eye diseases.

To keep your eyelashes and eyes healthy, you should always wash your lashes daily and hair roots thoroughly with a lash shampoo and brush to avoid clumping.

Improves the Retention of the Eyelash Extensions

It is equally important to maintain your lash extensions for a long time if you are spending your hard-earned money to get them extended beautifully. Brushing plays a much more important role in making them last longer.

If the eyelashes are tangled or clumped, the design is easier to get damaged, and the damaged eyelash design reduces the extension retention. In addition, if you feel uncomfortable with your lash extensions, you may unconsciously touch them often with your hands, which can impact the lash adhesion and hence reduce the retention. So if you want to increase the retention of the lash extensions, then brushing your lashes is mandatory.

Lash Brushes

The most asked questions about brushing Lash Extensions

After getting your lash extensions done, you might be curious about how to take good care of them. Brushing is one of the steps which you can follow to maintain your lashes. So we have tried to answer all your questions in this blog!

When can I start brushing my eyelash extensions?

Frequent brushing during or immediately after the lash extension application is not recommended.

As shown in the graph below, the glue initially undergoes initial rapid fixation, and it takes about 12 to 24 hours for complete curing depending on the amount of glue unless your eyelash extension artist has used a special fixant after applying the lashes. Therefore, frequent shocks while it is not fully cured can be a factor that lowers the retention of eyelash extensions.

Brushing lashes daily will help you in keeping your eyelash extensions in good shape and prevent crisscrossing. It only takes a few seconds to brush. This will help them stay in place and look neat.

Especially after showering or washing your face, your eyelashes get messy, so make sure to brush them gently.

Lash Graph

How Often Should You Brush Your Lashes?

It is difficult to say how many times you should brush your lashes. If possible, it is best to carry a brush with you and comb it whenever the extensions are messy. If that's too cumbersome and you can't afford it, you should at least brush after washing your face in the morning and evening but at least wash every evening.

How to brush eyelash extensions after a shower?

Now let us check out how to fluff out lash extensions after a shower. Dabbing the towel on your eyes may pull the delicate lash extensions. It is recommended to dab the area above and below your eyes.

Gently brush your lashes downwards from the top and upwards with a lash wand to keep them a bit more fluff.

Should you brush your eyelash extensions when wet?

Don't wait for your eyelashes to dry when they are twisted. Brush them neatly and let them dry. This is because if the false lashes dry while they are still twisted, the twisting of the false lashes worsens, and the retention of the eyelash extension decreases.

Can you wear makeup after eyelash extensions?

If you comb your lash extensions after the makeup, it helps in removing the leftover cosmetic residue from them. If you use a coating sealant after makeup, it will give your lashes a neat and tidy look, and at the same time, you can firmly fix your lashes and extensions, improving the retention of your lashes.

After applying a sealant (if you have one,) brush with a clean mascara brush

Once you start brushing your eyelashes, you will see the difference yourself.

Keep your pretty eyelashes long and healthy with simple brushing.

Enjoy every moment of having those eyelash extensions and Have a Beautiful Day!

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