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5 Steps on Improving Lash Extension Retention


As a lash artist, one of the most important aspects of your job is ensuring that your clients’ lashes last as long as possible. Lash retention refers to how long the lashes stay attached to the natural lash, which can be affected by several factors. In this blog post, we’ll explore some of the key factors that affect lash retention and provide tips for helping your clients’ lashes last longer.

How to Improve Retention:

1. Prepping

The first step in ensuring good lash retention is proper preparation. It’s essential to thoroughly cleanse the lashes with a lash shampoo before applying extensions to remove residual oils, makeup, or debris. This will help to create a clean surface for the extensions to adhere to. We also advise you to prime your client’s lashes. This will remove any remaining oils from the natural lashes. Your retention should improve if you properly prepare the lashes.

2. Application

One of the easiest ways to help with lash retention is the way you apply for the extensions. It’s important to use the correct amount of adhesive and to ensure that each extension is properly isolated and attached to a single natural lash. If too little adhesive is used or if extensions are attached to multiple natural lashes, they are more likely to fall out prematurely. When applying the lashes, make sure you are using proper placement. You will want the base of the lash extension to be flush with the natural lash. If the bottom of the lash extension isn’t attached correctly, it will fall off. Take into account how fast your adhesive cures. If it cures too quickly, the lash won’t be able to adhere to the natural lash.

3. Products

Another essential aspect of lashing is making sure you have the correct products. Ensure your adhesive is fresh and you change it every 4-6 weeks. If you use old adhesives on your clients, their lash extensions will fall out faster. Pick the best size, diameter, and length for your client’s natural lashes. If the extension is too heavy for the natural lash, then it will either snap the natural lash or fall off prematurely.

4. Aftercare

Proper aftercare is essential for maintaining good lash retention. This includes advising your clients not to get their lashes wet for the first 24-48 hours after application, avoiding oil-based products around the eye area, and avoiding rubbing or pulling at the lashes. You can also recommend using a lash sealant to help protect and extend the life of the extensions. In addition, you can retail Intelliseal to help with your client’s retention. We also recommend selling the Lash Detox Bundle.

5. Natural Lashes

Finally, the health of the natural lashes plays a significant role in lash retention. If the natural lashes are weak or damaged, the extensions are more likely to fall out prematurely. Encourage your clients to take good care of their natural lashes by using a lash growth serum and taking breaks from extensions every few months to allow the natural lashes to recover.

Final Thoughts

In conclusion, understanding lash retention is crucial for lash artists who want to provide their clients with long-lasting, beautiful lashes. By following the tips outlined in this blog post and ensuring proper preparation, application technique, aftercare, and natural lash health, you can help your client's lashes last longer and keep them coming back for more.