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Lash Extension Aftercare

a few simple care instructions

Your lash extensions are attached to your own individual eyelashes and will shed as your natural lashes shed. Maintaining your lash extensions will require regular visits to attach new extensions (fill-in) to your own eyelashes as your eyelash growth cycle regenerates new lashes.

With a few simple care instructions, you will be on your way to enjoying your luscious long lashes. To increase the longevity of your lashes, it is advised to avoid moisture and touching as much as possible.

 

BEFORE YOUR APPOINTMENT

We recommend that you have a consultation prior to making your first appointment. You will also be asked to complete a client intake and consent form. On the day of your scheduled appointment, please be sure to:
• If you use waterproof mascara, avoid using it 2-3 days before your first appointment. The film it leaves on your lashes may prevent the extensions from adhering correctly.
• Arrive to your appointment with dry, clean lashes and makeup-free eyes.
• Remove contact lenses before your appointment.

 

DURING THE INITIAL 24-48 HOURS AFTER YOUR APPOINTMENT

Do not get your lashes wet for 24 hours after the lash extensions are applied. It will affect the efficacy of the glue.
• Avoid steam from showers, facials, saunas, and swimming pools.
• Avoid getting moisture around the eye area when washing face, showering, etc.
• Avoid tanning beds for 48 hours after application.
• Avoid chemical peels, waxing or laser treatments around the eyes.

 

GENERAL GUIDELINES TO EXTEND THE LIFE OF YOUR LASHES

• Avoid using oil-based skincare and makeup products around the eye, including mascara and makeup remover.
• Avoid waterproof mascara. If you can, it is better not to use any mascara at all. You may find you don’t even need it!
• Avoid running water over your face. Moisture will break down the bond of the glue.
• Avoid rubbing your eyes or lashes, especially when washing your face. It is recommended to clean around the eye area with a washcloth or cotton swab (Q-tip).
• Avoid using an eyelash curler. One of the benefits of lash extensions is the ability to add curl to your lashes. If you would like more curl, please speak to your technician.
• If you can, sleep on your back to avoid the risk of lashes rubbing against your pillow.
• Gently brush your lashes with a mascara wand to groom them. The best time to do this is after showering, as they will be softer and less likely to damage.
• Avoid pulling your lashes, and do not attempt to remove them yourself. If you would like them removed, please contact your technician.

 

CAN MASCARA BE USED WITH EYELASH EXTENSIONS?

Mascara is not needed with eyelash extensions since the extensions give the illusion of wearing mascara. If you decide to wear mascara (classics only), it must be water-based. Oil-based or waterproof mascara will shorten the lifespan of your eyelash extensions. Make sure to apply the mascara from the middle of your lash to the tip; avoid the root area.

 

HOW DO YOU REMOVE EYELASH EXTENSIONS?

Do not attempt to remove the eyelash extensions on your own as this can cause damage to your natural lashes. If you need or want them removed, come in and let us professionally remove them. Otherwise, you can let the eyelash extensions slowly
fall out by themselves, which typically takes about two months.

 

CAN I USE EYELASH GROWTH PRODUCTS WITH MY EXTENSIONS?

Natural lash growth products containing peptides will have no adverse effect on the longevity of your extensions. Growth products (like Latisse, BabeLash, etc) containing steroids will change the composition of your natural lashes and accelerate your natural growth cycle; these are NOT recommended.

How To Cleanse your Lashes

  1. Take one pump of foaming cleanser into the palm of your hand
  2. Put a generous amount of the cleanser onto your brush
  3. Make it bubbly! Work one eye at a time to gently hold your lid + apply cleanser all over your lid and lash line
  4. Gently rinse with water, then finish by lightly drying the area with a towel or tissue

LASH CLEANSING DO’S:

NOTE: Always wait 24 hours after your appointment before cleansing!

  • Cleanse lash extensions at least 2-3 times a week, or every night if you’re oily or a regular eye makeup wearer.
  • Use a specific lash extension foaming cleanser to ensure you’re getting an anti-bacterial solution on your lashes to maintain eye and lash health. Using a lash specific cleanser will avoid potential glycols, oils and other no-no’s for lash extensions that are often found in regular facial cleansers.
  • Avoid using products containing oils around or on your eye area. These include cleansers, moisturizers, cleansing oils, aromatherapy oils, spray toners, coconut/rosehip oils, eye creams, and even your shampoo and conditioner! If you use cleansers that aren’t safe for extensions you must take care to wipe the cleasner off your face rather than rinse, as residual product will wash into your lashes.
 

LASH CLEANSING DON’TS:

  • Do NOT use makeup remover wipes while wearing lash extensions. They’re full of nasty oils, glycols, and emollients that lash extensions do not like which cause your extensions to fall off prematurely. Very prematurely! They won’t last long at all when using makeup wipes. Makeup wipes are not a good way to cleanse your face in general as they leave makeup residue on your skin.
  • Do NOT use cleansing waters like micellar. These products are not safe for extensions.
  • Do NOT use face cloths, sponges, makeup pads, cotton buds, or other items on or near your lash extensions. These will tug at your lashes causing damage and premature lash loss.
  • Do NOT rub your eyes vigorously while cleansing – clean your lash extensions with light fingertip pressure only. Rigorous rubbing will cause premature lash loss as well as roughed up/damaged natural lashes that are short, broken, and frail that won’t be able to hold extensions safely. It doesn’t take much to cause damage to your lashes, so always be gentle!

 

When should you clean your lash extensions?

  • Clean your lash extensions at least every other day – or every day if you’re an eye makeup wearer or have oily skin or eyelids.
  • I recommend cleaning lash extensions at night to remove the days’ facial oils, dust, dirt and makeup.
  • Clean lash extensions after activities such as swimming, working out/gym, wearing sunscreen (make sure your sunscreen is oil-free). Chlorine, salt, sweat, and oils should be removed immediately from lash extensions to maintain the integrity of your lash adhesive.

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