Break free from “breaks”

Lashes by our master lash artist – Natalie Seguin

When your lash artist warns you that your natural lashes “need a break,” there is usually a reason she is saying that. And chances are it has nothing to do with your natural lashes and everything to do with your faux ones and how they’re being applied.

We need a break from a lot of things – the weather, our significant other, the news. But if your lash technician is giving you the right service with care and quality, long lashes aren’t something you would need a break from.

Here are a few reasons your lashes might require a little time off:

  • Your lash expert is isolating the natural lashes improperly. It can lead to long-term issues. Improper isolation will caused your natural lashes to clump together, causing them to become stressed, breakage and fall out prematurely.
  • Your natural lashes have had enough of the big flares they’re sadly being subjected to. And rightfully so! When a technician applies “cluster” lashes (big flares of five to seven lashes with a knot joining them at the bottom), they actually lay them on top of multiple natural lashes. The clusters are too heavy to put on individual lashes, so this seems like a great idea. But instead, it causes follicle stress and breakage to the natural lashes.
  • Your lash extensions are too heavy for your natural lashes. You might want mega volume looks, but if you don’t have a strong natural lash. Lashes are not one-eye-fits-all. They range from thin and fine to coarse and thick. Some are dry, others are oily. There’s even straight or curly. A properly trained lash technician will assess the limit of what your natural lashes can handle. It’s also important for you to be realistic and believe (and adhere to) their advice. Do it for your lash health. With the right extensions in place, the only break you’ll have to take is from using mascara on your lovely long lashes.

Four Tips for Summer Lash Care

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Welcome to the makeup-free zone. AKA summer – the season of fresh faces. But as you hop from pool party to beach BBQ, batting those  long lashes, you’re also dealing with some unwanted guests that accompany the heat. Think humidity, oily sunscreen, chlorinated water. All can wreak havoc on your lash extensions.

Show them a little extra TLC with these four top tips for healthy lash extensions during the summer.

  • Sunscreen is definite summer necessity for good skin, but oily formulas can shorten your lashes’ lifespan. Avoid getting sunscreen on your lash extensions, and instead opt for sunglasses that offer UV/UVB protection. Note: if a pair of sunglasses doesn’t have a UVA/UVB label on them, consider them for fun not for sun.
  • A lap in the pool might be refreshing for your body, but it’s a worrisome past time for your lash extensions. Excessive exposure to chlorine can break down adhesive, so protect that flirty fringe. When swimming in a pool, wear a set of goggles. And, of course, you should avoid  swimming in the first 24 hours following any new lash application.
  • Summer is all about natural breezy looks, so opt for shorter length extensions. This doesn’t mean you have to forego the glam. Ask for your lash expert to make your lashes fuller with a higher number of lashes.
  • Whether you’re rubbing eyes from sweat or toweling off from a dip, you’re touching your eyes more during the hotter months. Also with all of our outdoor activity comes a healthy uptake of Vitamin D. Translation: Your lashes grow faster in the summer, so turnover might be more noticeable. Getting refills every two weeks instead of three to four weeks will keep lashes lush.

Keeping an eye on how you treat your lashes during the summer will make all the difference. Happy summer!