You finally invested in a full set of eyelash extensions from Flutter & Honey at Flirt Urban Salon in San Diego, and now you can’t imagine life without them. So how do you make your eyelash extensions last longer? To get the longest, prettiest run out of your lash extensions, there are a few maintenance tips you’ll want to follow.

Ditch the Lash Curler

Using an eyelash curler on your lash extensions can put them at risk of damage. Luckily for you, lash extensions are not meant to be curled because the extensions are curlier than your natural lashes. You can actually choose from a variety of curls, from a semi-curl to the curliest.

Keep Your Hands Off

Avoid rubbing, scratching, tugging, or picking at your eyelashes. This will help them stay put longer and will protect your natural lashes from breaking.

Don’t Use Waterproof Mascara

One of the benefits of eyelash extensions is getting ready in the morning with much less effort. When you’ve got full, lush lash extensions, you don’t need mascara and lash curlers. However, if you really insist on using mascara, use only water-based mascara and apply from the middle to tip.

Sleep on Your Back

We totally understand that adjusting how you sleep can be difficult. However, sleeping with your face pressed against your pillow can put pressure on your lashes and make them fall out sooner. If you can’t sleep on your back, try using a silk pillowcase.

Use a Lash Extension Cleanser

It’s important to keep your eyelashes clean to protect them from bacteria and dust. All you need is a little gentle cleanser that’s oil and alcohol-free, some combing, and a good drying technique. Ask your lash tech which cleanser she recommends specifically for your type of lashes. Avoid using cotton balls and wipes so you don’t rip out your lashes or getting fluff stuck in your extensions. Let your eyelashes air dry. To speed up the drying process, you can wrap some toilet paper around your finger and gently blot your lashes

Schedule Regular Eyelash Touch-Ups


Lash extensions last through a full growth cycle of natural eyelashes. No matter how careful you are with your eyelash extensions, you will naturally lose them over time due to your natural lash cycle. Eyelash extensions will last indefinitely if you get them touched up every two to four weeks. Plus, lash extension refill appointments take less time than getting a full set.

Get San Diego’s Best Eyelash Extensions

Whether you want to try lash extensions for the first time, need a refill, or just have a few questions, feel free to call or email Victoria of Flutter & Honey at Flirt Urban Salon in Downtown San Diego. She offers some of the best eyelash extensions in San Diego and can be reached at or (619) 929-0389.

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