Eyelash extensions are an investment that must be well taken care of. Half the battle is getting them applied in the style that you like. The other half is won in carrying out great after care at home by using the right products for your eyelash extensions.
Clients tend to get really excited once they get lashes. Some clients will want to ramp up the volume with mascara regardless of how full and luscious their eyelash extensions are. For volume lash clients (2-6 faux lashes to one natural lash), mascara is an absolute NO! NO! as it closes the volume fans causing them to clump together and ultimately ruining the lash set. But for classic eyelash extensions wearers (one faux lash to one natural lash) there are a few allowances.
The mascara must be water-based and oil-free to be safe to wear on eyelash extensions. Oil-free and water-based products won’t weaken the bond in the glue and cause premature lash fallout. These products are also easy to remove resulting in better lash retention. Waterproof products usually require a lot of scrubbing and rubbing to remove and that friction can pullout and damage your lashes.
Be sure to read the ingredients or get a product referral from your lash artist. Below is are a few “eyelash extension friendly “ mascaras to use on your lashes.
And remember, when applying mascara to eyelash extensions:
"Only apply water-based mascara from mid lash to tip, NEVER from root to tip. Applying from root to tip applies too much tension on the base of the lash where the lashes are bonded and can pullout the lashes and/or disrupt the adhesive bond."