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How to Get the Best Lash Retention

There are a variety of things that can lead to retention issues. Caring for your extensions in the right way can help keep your extensions looking fabulous between fills. Here are a few tips to making your eyelash extensions last between fills.

  • Sleep on your back

When your face is pushed into you pillow, it can cause your lash extensions to fall out more quickly. By sleeping on your back you lashes will be untouched while you rest.

  • No picking and rubbing

Eyelashes shed naturally on their own cycle; pulling and playing with your extensions can cause lose of you natural lashes. Let your lashes fall out naturally.

  • Be gentle

Avoid touching your eye area at all costs, the more you rub and play with your extensions can weaken the bond between you natural lash and the extension. When cleaning your face use a gentle cleansing wipe rather than a cotton pad.

  • Use oil on them

Using any type of oil (olive, baby or even coconut oil) on your lashes keeps them healthy and flexible.

  • Brush them twice a day

By lightly brushing them twice a day with a clean spoolie they will remain in the right place and looking as fabulous as when you got them. 

Latisse/Lash Serums vs. Lash Extensions; Fort Collins Eyelash Extensions

What is the difference between lash serums like Latisse and lash extensions? Latisse is a prescription product on the market that works to keep hairs in the follicles longer. They can grow longer because there are more in the follicles at any one time. The lash serums accomplish more hair growth with peptides. With lash serums you will probably still need mascara, and you won’t be able to specify the length or thickness. Latisse costs around $180 every 8-10 weeks, and it will take approximately 12 weeks to see the final result. To use the product, simply swipe a drop on each lash line daily. No appointments required, and in fact we can even deliver Latisse to you!

On the other hand, lash extensions are instant. They are completely customizable. You can choose the length, diameter, and look (natural or dramatic). With lash extensions, you will probably not need mascara. Lash extensions cost $199 initially and then fills every 3-4 weeks cost between $45-75. Breaking the cost down, lash serums and lash extentions are comparable. However, the maintenance on lash extensions is significantly less, and since mascara is not necessary, that could save some money as well!

We specialize in lash extensions at Advanced Aesthetics of Northern Colorado. When applied properly, lash extensions will not harm natural lashes. The NovaLash application technique allows natural lashes to grow and thrive with extensions. This technique requires several different "separation" steps during the application process so each extension is adhered to a single natural lash in order to prevent interruption of the lash growth cycle.

The application of eyelash extensions is a highly technical and meticulous process requiring well-trained estheticians and cosmetologists to perform the procedure. Unlike traditional false eyelashes, which are applied as a single strip and last only a couple of days, NovaLash Eyelash Extensions are individual, synthetic extensions singularly bonded to each natural lash to create a longer, thicker more glamorous lash look.

Come in for a free consultation to which lash treatment will work best for your lifestyle!