Updated: Jun 29
Essential Tips for Summer Lash Retention
Ah, summer—the season of beach days, sunshine, and carefree vibes. Especially, as a Floridan! As I write this, it is our first "hot" day. A sunny and bright 92 degrees! Now that it is officially summer for those of us in the sunshine state it's important to give your lash extensions some extra love and attention. The combination of heat, humidity, and outdoor activities can pose challenges to lash retention. In this blog post, we'll share essential tips, and some highly recommended products to put in that beach bag to help you maintain stunning lash extensions all summer long. Get ready to embrace summer with flawless lashes that withstand the heat!
Summer Lash Retention Steps: Follow these and we promise you won't be salty!
Protect Your Lashes from Water: While diving into the pool or taking a dip in the ocean is tempting, protecting your lash extensions from excessive water exposure is crucial. Remember to dry your lashes after you do decide to take a dip in the water. When it comes to fully drying lashes Mini lash fans are great for this! Prolonged contact with water can weaken the adhesive bond, leading to premature lash loss. Consider wearing goggles and/or using a waterproof lash sealer to shield your lashes during water activities. Ask for a sealer at your next lash appointment!
Avoid Oil-Based Skincare Products: During the summer months, heat and humidity can make our skin oilier than usual. It's important to steer clear of oil-based/glycol skincare products, as they can break down the lash adhesive. Opt for oil-free cleansers, makeup removers, and moisturizers to keep your lash extensions intact and long-lasting. As a pro-tip be mindful of your sunscreens. Protect your skin but do not spray sunscreen on or around your face. The oils will severely ruin your lash retention. If your skin is getting a bit more oily get yourself a makeup remover pad. Our obvious favorite is the Siroki Sponge removes all traces of makeup, and debris without using any chemicals! Waterproof bottom mascara? Not a problem. The textured groves help to gently exfoliate skin in the process, our ultra-absorbent sponge removes all products.
Use a Lash Sealant: A lash sealant can be a game-changer when it comes to summer lash retention. This protective coating creates a barrier against sweat, oils, and moisture, helping to extend the lifespan of your lash extensions. Apply a lash sealant every few days to keep your lashes looking fresh, even in the hottest weather. You can pick this up at your lash salon/studio if they carry it. If you do not want to personally apply a sealant yourself, as we mentioned before, you can ask for a sealer at your next appointment and book mini-fills weekly to ensure your getting that touch-up to give you a little extra protection. This sealer cures your lashes within minutes and increases the strength of the bond between the natural lash, the lash adhesive, and the extensions.
Mindful Cleansing: Proper cleansing is key to maintaining healthy lashes and preventing buildup. However, be mindful of the way you cleanse your lash extensions in the summer. Use a gentle, oil-free cleanser and avoid rubbing or pulling on your lashes. Typically the one your lash artist supplies will be fine and is best since it's tested with their products. Remember, gently cleanse the lash line and extensions with a soft brush or a cleansing wand to remove dirt, sweat, and debris. As an extra precaution, after outdoor summer fun make sure you bring a bottle of distilled water and at least rinse your lashes so that the salt particles from sweat and the beach are rinsed away until you can properly cleanse of course your face will be wet and you will need something to dry around the area. The Siroki Sponge is also perfect for this due to the design it is ultra-absorbent and won't catch those lashes! Do not pat your lashes dry with a towel. This step is imperative to rinse away any residue that may be sitting on the lashes. When salt particles dry they can act as a remover and lift the extensions away from the natural lash similar to the banana peel method a lash artist will use in the studio during a fill-in!
Stay Away from Excessive Heat: Excessive heat can weaken the lash adhesive, leading to poor lash retention. Avoid exposing your lashes to direct heat sources such as bonfires, saunas, and hot tubs. If you're spending time in the sun, consider wearing a wide-brimmed hat or using an umbrella to provide shade and keep your lashes cool. Even a cute pair of sunglasses helps! Remember, your lashes can also melt when exposed to too much heat!
Brush, Brush, Brush: Regular brushing is essential for keeping your lash extensions looking flawless. Use a clean mascara wand or a specialized lash brush to gently comb through your lashes daily after water exposure. We love this cute little lash wand perfect for a beach bag! Linked here! This helps to prevent tangling, keeps them aligned, and maintains their wispy appearance. Be gentle, start from the base, and work your way up to the tips. Place the brush back in its cover for sanitary safekeeping!
Keep Up with Refill Appointments: Summer is a busy time filled with vacations and outdoor adventures. Don't forget to prioritize your lash refill appointments to ensure your lashes stay full and beautiful. Regular touch-ups every 2-3 weeks will help maintain the desired volume and length, keeping your lash game strong throughout the summer season.
With these summer lash retention tips in your beauty arsenal, you're ready to take on sunny days with confidence. Remember to protect your lashes from excessive water exposure, avoid oil-based products, and use a lash sealant for added protection. Stay mindful during cleansing, avoid excessive heat, and keep up with regular brushing after wetting the lashes. Oh, and don't forget to schedule those important refill appointments! Click here to get those appointments booked!
Check out our Siroki Lash Summer Kit for everything you need at a great price to make sure you don't have to worry about those lashes while you're on the go! Just toss it in your beach bag and you're covered!
Summer is meant to be enjoyed, and now you can enjoy it with stunning lash extensions that stay put through every summer adventure. So, go ahead and make a splash, soak up the sun, and let your lashes make your haters salty!
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