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How To Repair Your Lashes After Lash Extensions

written by: Kristen - Beauty Editorpublished on 28 Mar, 2024

The Best Natural Lashes

It’s the love-hate relationship many of us experience over our lifetime. Eyelash Extensions. They're big, they're beautiful and wherever you go, you're bound to receive compliments. Boosting your confidence, as well as keeping you looking fabulous when you wake up are just two perks that are hard to give up.

However, we must address the elephant in the room. The hateful part of the relationship. Firstly, maintaining those luscious lashes isn't cheap. Not to mention the toll they take on your natural eyelashes. I'm talking about the post-extension brittleness and subsequent lash weakness. Thus, as a costly, timely and overtime harmful exercise, readdressing the relationship is a confrontation to consider.

Luckily, nurturing and strengthening your eyelashes back to good health is possible. Here is exactly how to repair your lashes after lash extensions.

1. Press Pause

The love affair with eyelash extensions is unavoidable. Who wouldn't want to look glamorous as they wake up every morning and not to mention emerging from an ocean swim or being caught in the rain? Lash extensions fear no moisture! However, continuously applying them is harmful to your natural lash health and can even cause some eye irritation. That's why we're going on a break.

A detox from eyelash extensions is a necessary step to begin the repair process. Constantly applying extensions furthermore continues the breaking down process of your natural lashes. Therefore, going au naturale by being false eyelash-free and makeup-free allows your natural lashes to recover and halts the weakening process. In addition, repairing your lashes can begin.

2. Rejuvenate

So your lashes are feeling brittle, sparse and fragile. Applying more eyelash extensions is only going to make them worse. Therefore, it's time to rejuvenate and feed your lashes. The Lashfood Phyto-Medic Eyelash Enhancer Serum is your substitute best friend when you break up with extensions. Formulated with medicinal herb extract, amino acids and soy protein, it’s the ultimate rejuvenation for broken down lashes. Therefore, build back the confidence of your lashes with the powerful concoction. Over time, notice the appearance of your lashes to be visibly healthier, stronger and longer. Simply apply every night, sweeping the brush along the eyelash line.


3. Strengthen

Moving from extensions to naked lashes might be a noticeable difference for you. However, you don't have to feel bare forever. As you build strength and health back into your lashes, the long and luminous ones you once knew will return. To do so, I recommend using the ultrarich Lashfood Conditioning Collagen Lash Primer. Furthermore, the combination of nano-peptides and microfibres subsequently extend and sculpt your lashes. Just as collagen for your skin strengthens your skin barrier, collagen within this miracle product strengthens lashes. Therefore, minimise breakage and improve the overall appearance.


4. Opt For Quality

Going back to using mascara doesn't have to be scary nor disappointing. The secret is choosing the right one. There are countless quality mascaras out there and we are all for natural mineral options to replenish and respect natural lashes. Therefore, bring back boldness to your look with one like the Jane Iredale Longest Lash Mascara. Combining a lash-lengthening formula with conditioning benefits, this cruelty-free mascara furthermore extends and defines to replicate the effect lash extensions created.


5. Nourish & Protect

Losing something you once had is the hardest part of the repairing process. However, if you're still not satisfied with your natural lashes and yearning for something more, there's a solution. Luckily, The Ordinary Multi-peptide Lash & Brow Serum crams in 11 active ingredients across natural botanical extracts to nourish lashes and peptide complexes to enhance hair density, thickness and overall health. It’s like a little lash ambulance to the rescue! Simply apply this vegan and cruelty-free formula twice daily to see rapid results and regain your natural lash flutter in no time.


6. Cleanse (Properly)

This next one is so easy, yet many of us get it wrong. Cleansing is something that we all (hopefully) do habitually, like brushing your teeth twice daily. However, doing it properly and thoroughly is another thing. Removing ALL of your makeup is a necessary step to looking after your lashes. Furthermore, leaving behind a buildup of lingering makeup adds to the brittleness and fragile lash situation. Be sure you’re ridding your face of the nasties with the Bioderma Sensibio H2O Soothing Micellar Water Face Cleanser. This ultra-gentle Micellar Water removes 99% of makeup without scrubbing your lashes or irritating your eye. The tiny micelles attract and bind to makeup, pollution and debris so effectively it literally sweeps all pollutants cleanly away. In the morning, try the Jane Iredale Magic Mitt. This reusable and machine washable wonder just needs a little warm water to gentle cleanse, exfoliate and refresh the eye area.


7. Care & Repair

The best advice we have to share ounce you’ve broken up with your lash extensions is to nourish and repair your natural lashes as best you can. But don’t worry, you’re never alone. Reach for one of our top 10 lash repairing serums to encourage healthy, longer and flutter-worthy lashes.

  1. HydroPeptide Lash
  2. BondiBoost Lash & Brow Serum
  3. Inika Organic Lash & Brow Serum
  4. Boost Lab Peptide Lash & Brow Serum
  5. Image I Beauty Brow and Lash Enhancement Serum
  6. Blinc Lash & Brow Enhancer Serum
  7. MCoBeauty XtendLash Growth Serum Mascara
  8. Embryolisse Lashes & Brow Booster
  9. CanGro Long Lashes Eyelash Enhancer
  10. Eye Of Horus Universal Brow Lash Serum

There's no debate that eyelash extensions are an invention we're all grateful for. However, after continual application, repairing the health of your natural lashes is important. Furthermore, rejuvenate the health and strength to promote natural length and volume again.