HOW CAN I RESTORE MY EYELASHES AFTER EXTENSIONS?
Once you’ve had your lash extensions removed, give your natural lashes some TLC. This is especially important if your lashes look a little brittle, damaged, or sparse.
- Try a lash growth serum. The only proven lash growth ingredient is bimatoprost, which you can find in Latisse. It’s been proven to help increase lash growth, likely by pushing the lash follicles into the active growth (anagen) phase.
- Use a non-medicated lash serum to help condition your lashes and nourish the lash line. You can use a natural plant oil like coconut or castor oil, or try a commercial lash serum like neuLASH or Vegamour.
- Take a mascara break. Mascara is known to damage the lashes and increase lash loss. It might be tempting to reach for it when your lashes look sparse, but taking a break will help restore them.
- Consider your diet. Healthy, nutrient-rich foods will help your lashes bounce back a little more quickly. In particular, look for foods rich in vitamin C, B vitamins like B12 and biotin, protein, iron, and zinc. You can also consider supplements, but it’s best to speak to your doctor first.
CAN I GET LASH EXTENSIONS AGAIN IF MY LASHES ARE ALREADY DAMAGED?
If your lashes are damaged, it’s best to avoid lash extensions, at least temporarily. In fact, a great lash technician will actually turn you away from lash extensions if they don’t think you’re a suitable candidate.
If the damage is very mild and you’d really like to amp up your lashes, you can try DIY lash extensions instead.