How To Sleep With Lash Extensions
How are you in bed? No, not like that. Are you a side sleeper? Do you toss and turn? How you sleep can affect the retention of your eyelash extensions and cause you to lose more lashes than normal. If you’re new to eyelash extensions, or if your lash artist didn’t fully aftercare, you’re probably wondering how you should be caring for your lashes before bed. We’ve got you! Try these tips to keep your extensions safe while you snooze and save yourself from the heartbreak of waking up to major lash fallout on your pillow in the morning.
TREAT YOUR LASHES TO SEXY SILK SHEETS
Spice things up in the bedroom and let your lashes rest easy with silk sheets. Although it’s not necessary for your entire sheet set to be silky soft, having a pillowcase will make a huge difference for your lash extension retention. Silk pillowcases allow your eyelash extensions to glide over the pillow while you sleep, instead of causing friction on the hair and resulting in breakage.
P.S. This applies to your eyelashes, hair, and skin. Reduction in friction means less pulling and tugging on your skin, resulting in fewer wrinkles. You can feel the difference for yourself by rubbing your fingers across a piece of cotton and a piece of silk - your fingers will slide across the cotton much easier. Silk is naturally moisture-wicking so it absorbs less moisture and helps keep hair and skin hydrated. By keeping hair and skin hydrated, frizz is reduced. A silk pillowcase is a must for curly hair gals!
The absolute best way to reduce friction while you sleep? Sleep on your back! Keeping your face away from any contact eliminates lash friction all together and reduces the number of lash extensions you lose at night.
USE PROTECTION (AKA A SLEEP MASK FOR LASH EXTENSIONS)
Wrap it before you nap it! Normal sleep masks cause unnecessary rubbing and pressure on the lashes. But there is no need to pass on sleep masks altogether - a domed sleep mask is your secret weapon for keeping the fabric from messing with your lash extensions. Plus, eye masks are seriously incredible for overall health - the darkness increases melatonin levels for a deeper sleep.
Our Beauty Sleep Domed Eye Mask is a great option for babes with lash extensions. It has an adjustable velcro backing that prevents the mask from being too tight or too loose. The cushioned mask is also padded and can be hand washed to keep it clean.