More Reasons to Wear Eyelash Extensions

Sharing this story and set of pictures for several reasons…..

We must not assume the reason/s a person decides to get eyelash enhancements. Besides the obvious reason of wanting to look good, some choose eyelash enhancements to correct or disguise an issue. For example, alopecia, hyper thyroid, overly curly lashes, changing the eye shape, recovering from chemo therapy…..

This lady was referred to our Studio by her stylist in Florida. She was not wearing the same brand yet was told to use the XtremeLashes Directory! EyeDeux and many other studios are thankful for a directory for traveling Lash Addicts to know they have a Certified stylist in the area to help them. I encourage fellow stylist to “get to know each other” near and far so in the event a client needs to travel, they have a second home to go to.


During consultation I noticed one eye had less lashes than the other, my initial assumption was from sleeping. (I favor my left side during nap time so I tend to lose extensions faster on the left). Well this was not the case for her. Regardless of the reason, which for her privacy I will not share, these eyelash extensions are a major benefit to her. She can continue her very active lifestyle of outdoor activities without worrying about mascara.


Another reason I am sharing these pictures are to show that not everyone can get 100+ extensions per eye! This is important for future eyelash enhancement clients to see. There are so many brands advertising their extensions by using the most full set of natural lashes they can find. (Go ahead an do a search for XtremeLashs, NovaLash, LavishLash, Ardell, JB Cosmetics, etc) How many times have you, the stylist, or you the customer heard or want “that look”. We must realize that everyone’s eyes and lashes are NOT the same. In first picture above, the young lady is not able to get the full set of extensions to look like the Kardashians using the semi-permanent extensions. She may be able to get the look using another type of enhancement but these extensions are best for her natural lashes LONG TERM!



Swimming with Eyelash Extensions

One of the major advantages of wearing semi-permanent eyelash extensions is that you’re able to swim without the worries of running mascara.

When applied correctly, eyelash extensions can give you the look of mascara and the curl of a lash curler without using those tools again. After the initial 48 hours application, you may swim, get in the sauna or hot tub and still look fabulous.

During the summer days more clients are enjoying water activities and have had questions on how to care for their lash extensions. Since I have worn the XtremeLashes long term and enjoy swimming year round, I’d share personal tips on how to save their eyelash extensions:

The best way to save your semi-permanent eyelash extensions is to wear swimming goggles. The lens must fit comfortably so that the extensions do not touch the lens. 

If swimming without goggles, DO NOT WIPE OR RUB YOUR EYELASH EXTENSIONS! This is very hard to get used to, I know from personal experience. Wiping above the lashes and under your eyes is best, avoid constant touching of the extensions.

Use the Xtreme Lashes Protective Coating twice per week, wait 48 hours after eyelash extensions application to resume use.

Once out of the water, GENTLY dab the extensions with a dry towel or lint-free cloth. Regardless of salt water or a chlorine pool, the extensions need to be cleaned just like your hair needs to be shampooed. If XtremeLashes Mascara Wand or disposable mascara brush is present, groom your eyelash extensions into place.

I hope those tips are helpful. If you’re wearing a different brand of eyelash extensions, inquire with that company about products they might have to preserve their lashes. Here is a current picture of my lashes…swim two to three times per week, last ReLash was July 15th. Excuse the eye redness, fresh out the pool 🙂 

Oh, one more thing…I filled in my eyebrows with the Xtreme Lashes Brow Pen. Using an angeld brush, I mixed the Light and Deep…most of my brows are still filled in after over an hour of swimming!

All products mentioned above can be picked up at the Virginia Beach and Newport News Eye Deux studios.  If outside the Hampton Roads area, contact your local XL Stylist.