Did you know that your eyelashes play an important role in your eye health? They protect your eyes from debris, dust, and irritants that could cause harm to your eyes. This is why it is so important to use lash products and extensions that accentuate without harming your natural lashes. Enter FlutterHabit!
At FlutterHabit, our products are always designed with your lash health in mind. Unlike traditional eyelash extensions, FlutterHabit’s lightweight lash segments are designed to cling to a larger number of lashes per segment to disperse the weight of the lashes across many of your natural lashes at once, rather than one individual eyelash bearing the weight alone. Teamwork FTW! Sounds great right? Don’t just take our word for it.
We surveyed over 500 customers that have used both salon applied lash extensions and FlutterHabits’s DIY lash extensions. When asked about their lash health after a salon application only 40% reported being satisfied with the health of their lashes post removal. In comparison, 93% of users reported satisfaction with the health of their lashes post removal of FlutterHabit lash extensions. The survey’s results speak directly to why we feel so strongly about the benefits of FlutterHabit lashes as they apply to not only your wallet and time but also your lash health.
Although 93% satisfaction is great, it isn’t good enough for us. So, we’ve gathered our best tips and tricks to make your FlutterHabit experience even better by helping you navigate the learning curve and ensure that your natural lashes stay long and healthy.
Safe removal is key to the health of your natural eyelashes. Most customers report that the easiest and safest way to remove FlutterHabit lashes is in a hot shower or bath, but we've developed a Lash Removal Balm, specifically designed to break down our Made For This Adhesive. Submerge the lashes fully in warm water for 30-45 seconds, apply a small amount of remover all over the lashes, and use your fingers to rub gently up and down your eye until the segments slide off. Our Made For This eyelash adhesive is designed to hold strong for wear, but break down safely and easily during removal. The key is to be gentle. DON’T PULL on the segments. If you can feel any tension on your natural lashes, the glue is not soft enough for removal yet. Just keep gently rubbing up and down on the lashes until they slide off smoothly. For even more detailed instructions on removal, check out our blog on safe lash extension removal.
Don’t go overboard
FlutterHabit lashes are designed to be worn safely for up to 5 days, but healthy wear-time can vary per person. Everyone is different, so pay attention to how your body responds. If you experience any noticeable breakage or thinning in your natural lashes, we recommend reducing wear time upon your next application. Some customers are excited to share their success with 10+ days of wear time, but this can be too long to do safely and is not aligned with our recommended wear time. The best rule of thumb is to stick to just a few days at a time.
Though all our lash styles are designed to be feather-light for the best under-eyelash application, not all lash styles are the same. If you are sensing some stress in your lashes, try going lighter. Stressed lashes can feel like eyelid heaviness, pulling, or irritation and watering. Some customers report that wearing a lighter lash style like The Shorties or their “everyday” look, and only wearing our longer or more voluminous styles for special occasions or weekends helps keep their lashes looking healthier than wearing the more dramatic styles every day. Additionally, our Weightless Collection was designed with hollow core technology that is even lighter and gentler than our Classic Collection without sacrificing style.
Take a rest
If you are following the suggested steps regarding removal, wear time, and lash weight only to still notice damage to your natural lashes, we suggest giving your eyelashes a break between wears. Even the lightest lashes cause some stress to your natural lashes. Some lashes just need a little more recovery time in between sets than others. Many people have also reported that using a quality lash serum has helped keep their lashes strong and healthy.
Ultimately, maintaining healthy lashes can sometimes be a matter of trial and error. However, these tips are the best measures you can take to keep your lashes in optimal shape while enjoying the benefits of DIY Lash Extensions.
Need more help? We are always here for you. Feel free to reach out by direct messaging us on any of our social media channels for one on one support from our FlutterHabit Experts or drop into our community on FlutterHabit Family to hear tips and tricks from other users.