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How To Enhance Your Extensions With Eyelash Serum

Yes, you can use eyelash serum and big, bold extensions together. Here's how you can enhance your look.
Updated: November 9, 2022
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We all want big beautiful eyelashes. The good news for us is the cosmetics industry is booming with more lash products than ever before, so when it comes to choice and accessibility we really have the most options we’ve ever had.

But, we know what you’re thinking, sometimes you want instant results and opt for lash extensions to look your best for a night out or a special event. However, using extensions in combination with eyelash serum might be the life hack you’ve been waiting for.

Good foundations

The key to having the best-looking lashes possible is keeping them healthy and strong. Imagine you’re building a house, unless you lay good foundations it will collapse, it’s the same with your eyelashes.

Using a good eyelash serum, you can prime your hair for durability and longevity. Since serums contain fantastic growth-inspiring ingredients such as essential vitamins, applying them consistently and effectively over a long period of time will strengthen your lashes to their maximum capabilities, which will enable them to better accommodate your eyelash extensions.

To put it simply, the stronger and more flexible your eyelashes are, you will earn yourself the freedom to be more creative, innovative, and yes daring with your choice of extensions and overall style. Big, bold, long, and unique, the options become much more realistic to you.

Using extensions with eyelash serum

Great! We bet you’re making plans right now to rub some serum on your lashes and book an extension appointment. Hold your horses, cowgirl! There are some things you need to know first before you dive into the deep end.

Firstly, it is super important you choose and use an eyelash serum that does NOT contain oils. While ingredients such as castor oil, coconut oil, and others are amazing for overall eyelash health and should definitely be used as part of your routine, using oils in combination with extensions can be counter-productive. This is because these oils can damage and lessen the effect of the adhesive that keeps your extensions in place. You don’t want to be killing it on the dance floor only for your lashes to fling off your face, do you? Check the label and choose an oil-free serum to ensure your extensions are safe.

Finally, resist the urge to apply serum right after you’re extension appointment. Your lashes will take at least 4 or 5 hours to completely secure themselves on your hair, and applying a serum during this time might ruin everything. Always be patient, play the waiting game, and you will reap the rewards.

Make it a habit

The secret to any form of success in life is always consistency. If you want the healthiest lashes for the long term, you must get into the habit of applying a good healthy serum every day. Beauty is a commitment, it doesn’t just happen out of thin air, so you’ve got to put in the effort. Your lashes will thank you for it.

Finally

Yes, using eyelash serum in combo with fabulous lash extensions is indeed very possible and can give you the stunning look you want. However this will only work effectively if your eyelashes are strong and healthy to begin with, so you must take care of them every day.

Now that you’re ready, go out into the world and slay!

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