Now that you have your beautiful extensions, you will need to follow some simple aftercare rules to keep them looking their best.
For the first 2 hours of having your lashes, the adhesive is working to fully dry/cure. If you introduce the h2O molecule too soon, this process will be compromised and there is a chance your lashes will not retain as well!
SLEEP ON YOUR BACK!
This is difficult, we know, but it is important. Clients who tend to sleep on a particular side or on their face notice an increased amount of lash loss. Waking up with lashes on your pillow means they are rubbing on the pillow throughout the night! If you sleep on a particular side, you may also notice lash loss in a particular corner. If sleeping on your back is not do-able, an alternative to back-sleeping is getting a silk pillow case (not as effective but still helpful)!
WASH, DRY & BRUSH DAILY!
Clean lashes are happy lashes. For optimal lashealth and best retention, we recommend you wash your lashes 1-2 times daily Only washing your lash extensions with a lash wash formulated just for eyelash extensions. This is a mandatory part of your aftercare. Just as we wash and brush our hair on our head, we must also do so with our lashes to keep them healthy and squeaky clean! Any debris, dirt, or even buildup of makeup will create retention issues and can cause eye irritation and/or possible infection. After washing and rising our lashes, be sure to dry your eyelash extensions. Thats right, dry. We recommend you dry using either a fan or a blow dryer on cool shot setting. It is also very important to make sure you are doing these steps before every lash appointment, too! This will give your artists the entire appointment time to focus filling all those beautiful lashes.
AVOID OIL BASED PRODUCTS!
This means cleansers, makeup, etc. Oils, the same as debris, will break down your lash extension adhesive creating retention issues. Natural oils from your skin/face can also create this issue so be sure to have a balanced daily routine. We advise against mascara, but for those emergencies we do retail a mascara that is oil free and safe for eyelash extensions
KEEP IT UP!
Lash retention will vary for everyone. Because of this, we advise scheduling a fill 2-3 weeks after your first appointment. At your follow up maintenance appointment, you should re-assess your retention and amount of lash loss and discuss this with your lash artist what the appropriate time is to wait between each fill. Schedule accordingly.
Don’t get us wrong, your lashes are durable. Touching them won’t cause lash loss, however oils from your hands and repetitive touch/tugging will! Be mindful of these subconscious tendencies.
Natural lashes grow in cycles – the average cycle is usually 9-12 weeks. This means that the amount of lashes you have week after week will vary, depending on what stage of your lash cycle you are in. Some weeks your lashes will look fuller than others, and some weeks your retention will be better.
Every 9-12 weeks the client will experience a large loss of lashes, and this is perfectly normal. However, when you wear eyelash extensions, this shed may be more noticeable because you may see a few more extensions falling out than usual. If you are new to wearing extensions you might be alarmed, however do not be as this is just the natural pattern of eyelash growth cycles.