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How to Improve Lash Retention In Between Appointments

January 2, 2018

One of the biggest questions lash clients have is How to Improve Lash Retention In Between Appointments?

The answer to that is pretty simple: Take amazing care of your lashes!  Every new client of LASH’D received a swag bag containing items that will help maintain their extensions.  

Lash extensions are a beautiful, natural-looking way to enhance your features and remove the need for a morning makeup routine, but they require some maintenance to protect your investment.

Let’s Talk About Lash Retention

What does lash retention mean? Simply put, lash retention is how many lash extensions are still fully attached by the time you come in for a fill.

False retention occurs when the natural lashes are bonded together, preventing the extensions from growing out naturally with your lashes. This is a telltale sign of a poorly applied set of lashes and can cause damage to your lash line and breakage to your natural lashes.  It can also cause pain and discomfort as the growing lashes pull on the lashes they’re glued to.  Ouch!

A properly applied lash extension is bonded to ONE individual natural lash, so it grows out as your natural lash grows out. For this reason, you will need your lash extensions filled every two to three weeks to keep them looking full and fresh.

What’s the Difference Between a Fill and a New Set of Lash Extensions?

Every 2-3 weeks after your first appointment, you should see your lash tech for a fill. The longer you wait, the less retention you will have and the more time and the higher the cost of your fill.

How To Improve Lash Retention

Proper care of your lash extensions is essential to good lash retention- which saves you money and keeps you looking 100%, so it’s a win-win! Here are some things you can do to help keep your lashes looking their best:

Always cleanse as instructed with an eyelash extension friendly cleanser.  Dirt and oil accumulating in the lash line can lead to premature lash loss and is not healthy for your eyes.

Ask your lash tech to ensure that products like mascara, eyeliner, and face cream are extension friendly and oil-free before using them.

Friction is one of the main reasons lash extensions fall out prematurely – whether that’s from sleeping on your face, or from rubbing/pulling on them with your fingers.

For more detailed care instructions, check out the LASH’D Aftercare page!


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