Wednesday Wink – How to Manage Eyelash Damage, Maintain Lash Health & Avoid Breaks


Over my 15 years of eyelash extension experience, one of the most heartbreaking moments is receiving clients with damaged lashes. Whether it’s because of bad application, poor products, or negligent home care, some eyelashes can really suffer. People with damaged lashes come to me looking for a savior to tell them they don’t have to take a break from putting on lashes in order to make a recovery.

The truth is, eyelash extensions can be very safe – I have clients that have never needed breaks from extensions. However, bad products and unqualified application techniques can cost anyone their lash health. Blepharitis is just one of the serious developments from bad practices. Eeeeek! 

To avoid a potential lash crisis, keep the bar high and work with only the best-educated artists. If you ever get in a position where you need to manage a lash crisis, we have some tips you can follow below!

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How to Manage an Eyelash Nightmare

There are two things you can do to manage a lash crisis. Both options are outlined below.

1. Remove and Renew Eyelashes

This requires no serious medical intrusion or loss of hair. All you have to do is remove the extensions, clean the lashes, and then rock on with the newly improved lashes!

2. Remove and Take an Eyelash Break

Eyelash extensions will come out looking better if the lashes have time to heal. Don’t worry, time will fly by! Book a follow-up appointment to reassess the lash progress.

Now that the eyelashes are healthy, we want to know ways we can keep them at their prime. We go into this in our next section on lash maintenance.

How to Keep Lashes Healthy

Eyelashes can be taken care of at home, too! Here is an at-home prescription for lash lovers that want to maintain lash health even after extensions are put in.

1. Replenish Hair With Nutrients

Use KeraCell Eyelash & Brow Boosting Serum to keep eyelashes happy and healthy even after work has been done on them. Make sure to apply liberally before bed. It can also be used while lashes are on!

2. Replenish Hair From Within

With a supplement like JS hair VEGAN energy formula, you can promote eyelash growth and health every day!

3. Supplement The Care

It is important to use the right products when taking care of lashes. The Glad Lash After Care Kit can really make a difference for those looking to maintain long, lushes, and irresistible lashes.

Product education should be included in each visit when lashing – a home-care plan goes a really long way for anyone putting on lashes. In my professional practice, I supply shampoo and brushes at the end that are included in the service cost. I share my home care product must-haves below!

Eyelash Home Care Must-Haves:

  1. Eyelash Cleansing Brush – This brush is so silky soft you’ll want a second or third for other tasks like eyeshadow and concealer application.
  2. Eyelash Shampoo + Conditioner – This set of cleansers is a specially formulated, botanically infused oil-free cleanser designed to clean and condition eyelashes. A must-have for eyelash maintenance.
  3. RUBBER Wands Did you know traditional mascara wands can tear at lashes? Make the switch and go with silicone with these rubber wands!

Feel free to pop in questions or comments below about lash health and lash damage. Wishing everyone happy and healthy lashes. 😉

Sarah Moore

A glad girl from the start, expert eyelash artist, Sarah Elaine Moore has been bringing Glad Lash eyelash extensions into the homes of her premier Hollywood clients for over thirteen years. Sarah attended the Make Up Designory in Burbank CA in 2002, studying Film & Television Makeup. She has also trained with the world-renowned Fletcher Pilates Company, where she spent six years exploring how beauty professionals can prevent injury and increase longevity in their careers. Sarah is currently Volume Lash Trainer at Glad Lash Academy. Her mission through her guest posts on the Glad Lash Blog is to make the best better, inspiring confidence and instilling value in eyelash artists and clients.

Disclaimer! Opinions expressed on the Glad Lash Blog are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Glad Lash Inc. Content is provided for informational purposes only and should not be considered professional advice. You should always seek professional advice before making decisions that could affect your business or clients.

2 thoughts on “Wednesday Wink – How to Manage Eyelash Damage, Maintain Lash Health & Avoid Breaks”

  1. kim moscara says:

    Hi Ive been lashing for about 2 years. trained by Minkys in Toms River N.J. I cant seem to find a trainer in my area for advanced lashing . I have a few issues and would like to know if you have any classes in my area. thankyou kimmoscara@aol.com

    1. Sarah Moore says:

      Not that i know of, might be worth traveling… all the best Kim

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