Oil and lash extensions are a complicated combination. Oil-based beauty products can be found everywhere, from cleansers and balms to moisturizers and serums. This is a difficult trend for lash lovers. On one hand, oil-based beauty products promise amazing skin. But on the other hand, oil is the worst enemy of eyelash extensions. This guide will help you answer your most pressing questions about oil-based beauty products.
Oil causes an ‘oil war’ in your extensions. The semi-permanent glue fights to keep your extension attached to your natural lash, while the oil attacks and dissolves it. Oil tends to be more powerful than lash glue, so you may experience dramatic shedding after just one application. Tragedy!
This is why you will often find tips on how to remove lash extensions at home with coconut oil or jojoba oil. However, we recommend that you consult a professional to remove your lashes. A thorough assessment and gentle handling are always better than doing it yourself.
Check your ingredients list. This is a must for any product that you purchase, beauty-related or otherwise. There are many ways extra ingredients can be incorporated into products. Any oil (e.g., sunflower, rosehip, jojoba, and argan, etc.) listed on the list is automatically relegated to the oil-based product category. Lash Addict Studio has many great oil-free options if you are unsure!
If you are determined to keep your oil-based Holy Grail, you should be aware that infills will take place much earlier than usual. Oil lovers might prefer a treatment that requires less maintenance. The lash lift is an excellent option since you can apply any product to your face within 24 hours.
This post was written by Natali Roshau. Natali has over 10 years of experience as a lash artist and is the owner of Lash Addict Studio. Lash Addict Studio offers the best quality eyelash extensions in Saint Petersburg. In addition to being a lash artist, she also offers eyelash training certifying girls across the nation!