At unDONE Salon, eyelash extensions and summer are two of our favorite things. Now that the 4th of July is in just a few days, we think it’s safe to say that summer in the Treasure Valley is finally in full swing!
Summertime is full of long sunny days, typically spent outside, lounging next to the pool or floating the Boise River. It also means plenty of warm nights gathered around the grill with family and friends, along with weekend camping trips. What’s not to love?
Even more, eyelash extensions are a low maintenance option to get up and go with little to no need for makeup during the dog days of summer. That’s why we’d like to provide you with the following summer tips to help keep your eyelash extensions looking fabulous all season long.
Boise Eyelash Extensions Summer Tips
Rinse & Pat Dry After Swimming
Over the summer, chlorine and salt water from swimming pools can affect lash retention. That’s why we recommend rinsing your face with fresh water after you swim, then gently comb your lashes with a lash wand or pat them dry (without rubbing) to remove excess water, salt, and chlorine.
Avoid Direct Heat
Exposure to direct heat can relax the curl of your eyelash extensions or even singe them. When grilling or sitting around a campfire, it’s important not to get too close or directly over the heat. Doing so will ensure your lashes are beautiful and intact.
Summer = More Sweat
It’s nearly impossible to enjoy the outdoors during summer and not sweat. However, sweat carries natural oils and salt from your skin that can affect lash retention. At unDONE Salon, we strongly believe in the benefits of exercise. However, to keep your eyelashes looking beautiful, we recommend the use of a towel or sweatband when working up a sweat. Last, but not least, rinse your lashes post workout with fresh water.
Keeping Your Lash Extensions Clean
Whether you are camping, hiking, or swimming, being outside can lead to an increase in dirt and debris collecting in your eyelash extensions. At unDONE, we recommend keeping them clean by rinsing in the shower and allowing the water to pass through them. You can also use a specialized lash cleanser recommended by your professional lash extension tech and a super gentle cleansing brush to thoroughly clean them regularly.
Using sunscreen during the summer is an absolute must to protect your skin from the damaging effects of harmful UV rays of the sun. However, most brands of sunscreen contain oils that can run onto your eyelash extensions which can lead to excessive shedding. That’s why recommend taking extra precaution when applying your sunscreen by avoiding the eye area and to allow it to fully soak in before swimming or sweating.
Eyelash extensions are a great way to compliment your summertime look. When handled with care, you can wake up day after day with long, lush eyelashes that look completely natural when professionally applied at our Boise hair salon. Say goodbye to mascara runs, and “raccoon” eyes at the pool, and say hello to set of well-placed eyelash extensions!
Get noticeably longer, darker, fuller eyelashes at Undone Salon. Our skilled technicians dedicate an extended amount of time to ensure a proper application. For more information contact us at (208) 287-2010 or schedule an appointment online today.