The Do’s and Don’ts of Eyelash Extensions

Life may not be perfect but your lashes can be, especially with the help of a faux fringe. While eyelash extensions aren’t the newest beauty obsession on the block, the trend has certainly gained major traction with more and more women opting to go faux. Before taking the lash plunge, here are some important tips from expert in all things eyelash, Chantelle Pahtayken.

Do know its a commitment.

When you start getting extensions that they are going to become a commitment. You will need to get regular fills every two to three weeks.

Do your research.

Just because deals are happening doesn’t mean it’s always going to be the best work. You want quality work to insure you’re not going to get infections etc.

Do buy an oil free make-up remover ahead of time. 

Using oil free make-up remover will help the longevity of your lash extensions. Any oily products can cause the glue to become weak and will cause them to shed quicker.

Do buy a lash serum to keep your lashes hydrated and healthy.

Using a serum will also help grow more natural lashes which means more lash extensions to attach to!

Do brush your lashes.

A daily brush will keep lashes looking neat and perfect!

Don’t use mascara.

Doing this will only cause your lashes to clump together which then makes your fills even longer because we have to carefully try to clean all the mascara off before applying any new extensions on.

Don’t use lash curlers.

This will loosen the glue bond and will cause your extensions to come off a lot quicker. They can also cause a bend in the extension that we won’t be able to fix without a removal.

Don’t wet your lashes for the first 24 hours after getting them done.

Keeping them dry for that amount of time will help them blend with natural lashes much better better.

Don’t pick or pull at your lashes.

Doing this will cause you to pull out your own natural lashes and can sometimes leave bald spots in your lash line.

Don’t go to the gym the same day you get your lashes done.

It is still considered getting them wet when your sweating — try to keep them dry for the first 24 hours!

Chantelle Pahtayken is a native aboriginal from Canada and has always admired boosting natural, not manufactured looking beauty. Pahtayken’s artful eye and experienced hands are skilled in teaching eyelash techniques, applying several different types of lashes, and passionate about bringing confidence to others. The Canada and USA based entrepreneur, is a hardworking single mom that gives back to her community by teaching future business leaders. Pahtayken flies back to her hometown of Saskatchewan, Alberta, Canada, regularly to teach her indigenous peers how to apply eyelash extensions, in addition to offering advice about starting a business as a sole proprietor. While being an aesthetician seemed to be in Pahtayken’s DNA, so was being an entrepreneur and champion for other women and minorities starting their own businesses. For more info visit

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