Making your Russian lashes last as long as possible is one of the most important things for people who have lashes regularly. After all, we do pay so much for them, we don’t want them falling out after just a few days, do we?
There are several things that you can do to make your lashes last longer and we will be exploring all of these methods. First of all, we want to stress the importance of keeping your lashes clean and grooming them daily.
Of course, you probably already have an excellent skincare routine that requires daily facial washing (well, at least we hope so), so this will not require much effort. How Often Should You Clean Russian Lashes?.
Just make sure that the cleansers you use on your eyes are oil-free, free of alcohol, and super gentle.
You may want to consider getting a cleanser specifically for lash extensions. You can ask your lash technician for advice on this.
You should apply this cleanser with your fingers or a lash cleaning brush if you have one, remember not to pull or rub. Rinse it with fresh, lukewarm water (not too hot) to get all the residue off.
You should also brush your lashes daily to ensure any debris is kept out of them and they remain smooth. Use a clean mascara wand. You can buy these in drugstores or online.
The small throw-away wands are great, or you can use a reusable one, provided you make sure you wash it and dry it thoroughly before each use.
Another thing you can do to keep your Russian lashes in for longer is to be super gentle with them. This means no tugging, no pulling, no rubbing, no harsh cleansers, no oil-based products, and just generally no messing with your eyes.
You should not be touching your eyes constantly anyway but this is especially important when you have Russian lashes. Doing any of these things can make the lashes fall out prematurely.
If you get an itch that you really must scratch then you should use a clean mascara wand and gently brush the lashes – you’ll be surprised by just how much that helps! When should I brush my eyelash extensions?
Another method that will help your Russian lashes to stay on for longer is to go easy on the makeup! Of course, we’re not saying you need to avoid makeup, but it is a good idea to go a little easy on it.
The reason for this is because any oil that your makeup has in it can really affect the lashes. Oil breaks down the glue and causes lashes to fall out prematurely…and since lots of makeup has oil in it, it is best to avoid it or at least go easy on it!
The same goes for skincare. As you know from our first point, you should use an oil-free cleanser on your eye area. However, you should also take care to ensure your moisturizers, toners, and other products do not touch your lashes or eye area.
Lastly, you should always ensure that you keep your infill appointments!
Your lash technician knows better than anyone how to care for your lashes, and by ensuring you make all of your appointments, you will always be kept on top of your Russian lashes, ensuring they always look good!
This will keep them looking full, reduce fall out, and will allow your technician to keep on top of your lashes, replacing any if needed or giving you a new set.
Do Russian lashes last longer?
Yes! We are happy to confirm that Russians do indeed tend to last for a little longer than the other types of lashes. Many people wonder whether one type of lashes lasts longer than the other.
There are four main types of lash extensions – Russians, Volume, Classics, and Hybrids (Hybrids are just a mixture of Classics and Russians).
Whilst they all last an impressive amount of time, it has to be said that Russian lashes do seem to last a little bit longer than the others. How long do lash extensions last?
Of course, this may depend on the person and their lash cycle, but the general amount of time you can expect your Russian lashes to stay on is 4 weeks. Some people manage up to 5 or 6 weeks, whereas some last just 2 weeks.
This is in comparison to Hybrid lashes which are made to last for around 3 weeks, and Classic lashes which can last around 2 weeks. After this time, no matter what lashes you have, it may be time for an infill.
This requires you to go back to your lash technician’s salon and get them filled back in. The process usually takes an hour. Alternatively, if lots of the lashes have fallen out, the lash technician may suggest that you get them taken off and a fresh set put in.
It is important to bear in mind that the exact amount of time lashes last will depend on the individual and will be based on factors such as the lash cycle of the person and how well they look after them.
You can make your lashes last for as long as possible if you look after them well. Simply follow the instructions and methods we listed in the previous section to make sure your lashes last a long time!