Lash extensions are a semi-permanent treatment and require some maintenance to keep them full and healthy! As with any hair on your body, lashes shed and fall out naturally. The lash extensions are attached to the base of the natural lash and fall out as your natural lashes shed.
Routine visits to the salon are necessary to fill in the lashes that have fallen out. On average, you’ll lose 2-5 lashes per day. If we average that at 3 lashes per day, that’s 21 lashes in one week and 42 in two. A full set is typically 90-120 lashes (100 avg.), so in two weeks, 42% of your entire set of lashes will be lost.
With classic extensions, most guests come back in the 2-3 week range for an hour to an hour and a half visit. The experience is very relaxing with most guests falling asleep. It’s an excellent way for guests to take some time for themselves, not to mention that they wake up with gorgeous lashes and are always ready for their on-the-go lifestyle!
Routine washing with correct products helps to clear the eye area and lash extensions free of oil, sweat, dirt, makeup, and small dust particles found in the air. Not correctly cleaning your lash extensions can lead to buildup which leads to bacteria and infections which are no fun!
It’s important to make sure the cleanser you’re using is lash extension safe to prolong the life of your lashes. Ask your lash artist what they recommend!
Eyelash extensions aren’t suitable for those with tendencies to pick, pull, or rub at their lashes. Constantly touching your lash extensions can cause premature fall out as the oils on the fingers break down the adhesive bond quicker.
Picking and pulling at the lashes can lead to pulling the extensions off and possibly pulling out the natural lash which not only hurts but can lead to damaging the natural lashes.
Avoiding products that contain oil is a must! Oily products break down the glue bond causing premature fall out of the extensions. Oils can hide in many products used around the eyes including moisturizers, night creams, eyeliners, and makeup removers.
Check with your lash artist for extension safe options!
Overall, lash extensions can fit into anyone’s schedule. A small time commitment every couple of weeks for fills, along with a few minutes a night to keep your lashes clean and tidy.
West 13th Salon is conveniently located across the street from O’Leary’s Pub and next to JL Beers in West Fargo.
734 13th Avenue East
West Fargo, ND 58078
Monday 10 am – 9 pm
Tuesday 10 am – 9 pm
Wednesday 10 am – 9 pm
Thursday 10 am – 9 pm
Friday 10 am – 6 pm
Saturday 9 am – 4 pm
Closed on Sundays
Walk-ins are always welcome.