Eyelash extensions are a great way to enjoy a season of effortless beauty. Winter is usually a busy time of year – and when you account for the time it takes to apply mascara or lash strips for holiday parties and photos, your schedule becomes even busier. We’re sharing why eyelash extensions are perfect for winter and how to properly care for them.
Why Lash Extensions are Perfect for Winter
Winter — the season for cozy sweaters, pumpkin lattes, cozy days by the fire … oh, and dryer air and harsher weather that wreaks havoc on our skin and hair. Winter also means the holiday season, a time filled with more family gatherings and parties, and more pictures.
We all want to look our best for those family photos, selfies, and group pictures. What better way to do just that than with eyelash extensions to make your eyes pop! Winter is a great time to get eyelash extensions to give you the long, lush lashes you’ve always wanted or maybe just a more dramatic look perfect for parties. Lash extensions will instantly make your eyes stand out and ensure you’re always picture-ready.
6 Tips to Care for Your Eyelash Extensions During Winter
Now that you’ve gotten your eyelash extensions, it’s important to properly care for them. While your eyelash extension professional is trained to understand how weather affects eyelash extension application and retention, it’s important to follow some simple tips for making your eyelash extensions last longer and a few more specific to caring for them during the winter months.
1. Avoid Extreme Heat
As we discussed in our tips for caring for your lash extension during summer, extreme heat is a major no-no for your eyelash extensions. During the winter, you may find that you blow-dry your hair more often, enjoy a cozy evening by the fire or fire pit, and use your oven frequently. Be mindful of how close your face is to heat sources — not only is it not good for your lash extensions, it’s not great for your skin either.
2. Steam With Caution – If Your Lash Artist Doesn’t Use NovaLash
Who doesn’t love soaking in a warm bath, taking a dip in the hot tub, or relaxing in a sauna during the cold winter months? While they’re relaxing for you, the steam can do a number on many eyelash extensions. For our competitors, it’s recommended to avoid touching or brushing your lashes while steaming since the moisture could cause the extensions to fall out. However, NovaLash’s unique adhesive is rubberized, which helps it bend and flex with your natural lash. The adhesive also makes NovaLash extensions immediately waterproof, oil-proof, and sweat-proof — life friendly. So, if your lash artist uses NovaLash, you’ll be good to steam all season long. Need help figuring out what products your lash artist uses? Read our blog on important questions to ask your lash professional before making your next appointment.
3. Condition Your Lashes
It’s important to moisturize your eyelash extensions properly to maintain a full, lush look. Keep your lashes clean and conditioned to help the adhesive stay strongly bonded from the extension to the natural lash. Using cleanLash nightly is a great way to keep your lashes conditioned and healthy. The lint-free pads contain pomegranate seed oil, which moisturizes your natural lash and extensions to fight the dry air and help your lash extensions last as long as possible. Be sure to stock up for the winter!
Read More: How To Clean Your Eyelash Extensions
4. Eat a Healthy Diet
Not only is maintaining a healthy diet good for your skin, nails, hair, and overall wellbeing, it helps ensure you’re getting the vitamins, minerals, and nutrients you need, which will also keep your eyelashes healthy. Vitamins B, D, and E are great for your hair and skin. As minerals go, silica is for hair growth and can be found in leafy greens, bananas, brown rice, and green beans, to name a few.
5. Schedule Your Fills Around Your Busy Schedule
During the hustle and bustle of winter, don’t forget to schedule your fills early to keep your lashes looking great all season long. The good news? While the standard for most infills is 2-3 weeks, NovaLash’s extensions can last up to 8 weeks. This saves you time and money, both of which are important during the holidays. This also ensures that your extensions will continue to look great for all the holiday events this season brings.
6. Watch Your Eye Gear
For many, winter means trips to the ski slopes, which also means wearing protective eye gear like goggles. Goggles can protect your eyes and lashes from wind and snow, but make sure that they don’t bump against your eyelash extensions. Choose a frame that is slightly larger with a spherical lens or take your goggles or glasses with you to your next fill appointment. Lash extensions touching your goggles or regular glasses? Here’s what you need to know.