Lash After-Care

HOW DO I CARE FOR MY EYELASH EXTENSIONS?

Your new eyelash extensions are fairly maintenance free.  The general rule of eyelash extensions is “The less you touch them, the longer they last”.  The biggest enemy of lash loss is oil.  Oil can come from our fingers or from the products we apply.  Avoiding direct contact with oils will help maintain longevity of your lash extensions.  There are a few other guidelines to keep in mind:

  • After each appointment, avoid moisture, steam and eye make-up for 48 hours.  This means: avoiding exercise, steam from a shower, sauna, raindrops, or tears from an emotional movie.

  • After 48 hours: Always use an oil-free eye make-up remove.

  • Every evening: Cleanse your lashes with a lint-free wand.  The adhesion point is rough, and lint from a towel or a q-tip may get caught in the bond and cause irritation to your eye.  Your extensions are placed 1mm away from the root of your natural lash at your lash line.  We all know 1mm is quite small - but there is a chance dead skin, debris, or make-up may accumulate in this small space and cause damage to your natural lash.  No worries, this can be avoided by thoroughly cleansing your lashes on a daily basis.  All of our lashes naturally grow in and shed.  There are times when one eyelash is on a growth cycle and it will become super long; while its neighbor is dormant.  If this happens, DO NOT PULL OUT YOUR EXTENSION: IT IS ATTACHED TO A NATURAL LASH and we need to preserve them!  This is also the reason we do not attach extensions to more than one lash at a time.

  • Avoid any long-wearing, waterproof eyeliners and mascaras.  If you must wear liner on your lower lid, please let us know so we may advise one which pairs well with your new extensions.

  • Schedule timely perfection session (fill-in) appointments with your stylist to maintain your beautiful extensions.  Everyone loses their hair at different rates; typically our clients schedule their appointments every two weeks to avoid any large gaps in their lash line.

  • Alert your other personal care providers such as Estheticians, Facialists, and Massage Therapists.  Do not let them use their oil-based products over your eyelash extensions!  Ask them to kindly place lint-free eye pads over your eyes when performing their steam and facial massage services.

  • Avoid intense heat (yes, possibly a hair dryer) and steam. Be sure to wear eye protection while in the tanning booth.  Your extensions are delicate and if under enough heat or steam may prematurely shed.

  • Be aware we all have a natural hair shedding cycle.  Believe us when we say, we all have one.  Especially when the weather turns warmer or cooler, the hair on our bodies reverts to a primitive status where we shed or grow hair according to the seasons.  Sometimes we shed more times than others – no worries – it’s totally natural.

  • Do not use an eyelash curler on your extensions – you will break the adhesive bond and your beautiful, new extensions will not hold.

  • Always use LINT FREE wands to clean your extensions.