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"Can Hay Fever Ruin Your Eyelash Extensions? Tips for Allergy Sufferers"

Updated: May 9

Hay fever can be perennial (year-round) or seasonal, depending on the allergens involved. To manage hay fever, people often rely on antihistamines, nasal sprays, or other allergy medications, along with avoiding known allergens when possible. If symptoms are severe or persist, consulting a healthcare professional or allergist is recommended.

People typically experience hay fever during specific seasons, when certain types of pollen are in the air. Here's when you might encounter hay fever:

- Spring: Tree pollen is most common, causing symptoms for many people during this time.

- Summer: Grass pollen becomes more prevalent, leading to summer hay fever.

- Autumn/Fall: Ragweed and other weed pollens are the primary triggers, causing autumn hay fever.

Could hay fever affect eyelash extension retention?

The only real way your eyelash extensions retention can be disturbed if a client uses silicone eye drops. There are many hay fever variants, some of them are more mild than others.

If you are experiencing more water eyes during this period this could potentially be a good reason to have a break. As the efficiency of the adhesive may have been affected by eye watering and the adhesive may not have had a chance to cure properly.


What to do if you have experienced discomfort after getting eyelashes done, and it is because hay fever symptoms?

It is important that you recommend the client seek medical advice as to what medication they can take to ease their reaction.

We are not doctors, we can only advise what we see on the surface.

Using lash foam shampoo daily would help you reduce the potential itchiness of your lash line. Although we cannot guarantee that it can help. Some hay fevers are more intense than others and you might need some supplements to boost your immunity system during this period.


What do we advise during this period?

As we mentioned up below, washing your eyelashes is crucial during this period. Do not underestimate the lash foam power as if you suffer with water eyes during this period will help you wash off "tears" that remain on your lash extensions. 

Yes, synthetic lash extensions are waterproof. However, the adhesive is not resistant to all types of water. For example, saltwater and chlorinated water can damage the adhesive bond between your false lashes and natural lashes.

If your allergy is very intense and you notice that you are rubbing your eyelashes more than usual we recommend having a break too.


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