I hope you love your new lashes! Please do follow these tips to keep those lashes looking beautiful and healthy!
- Avoid getting your lashes wet or moist or atleast 4 hours after your lash treatment. I use a nano mister to hasten the bond of the glue to your lashes. But to ensure absolute bonding and to further guarantee the best retention on your lashes, a further 4 hours will be needed. This includes but is not limited to crying, hot showers, vigorous excercise, cooking over a hot stove, saunas/spas and rain!
- Wash those lashes DAILY. This might be by far the most important step when it comes to caring for your lashes. By using a lash wash designed for lash extensions, you will ensure your lashes remain free from old makeup debris, dust and oil. Having all this build up may cause the false eyelash to fall off prematurely. There is also the risk if developing Blepharitis, which is caused by lash mites! After washing your lashes, please use a spooly or a clean mascara brush to comb the false lashes back into place. Head over here to order our recommended lash wash.
- Avoid ALL Oil based or alcohol based products. If any of these products seep onto your lashes, it may cause premature fall out by breaking down the bonded glue. These can include, but not limited to, waxy eyeliners, waterproof mascara, micellar water ( it is a lipid aka, oil not water!) , oil based make up remover waterproof eyeliners. If you start to notice your lashes are getting a “clumped together” kind if look, that could be an indication that you are getting oily or alcoholic products in your lash extensions. Head over here to order our recommended eye makeup remover.
- Avoid getting too close to heat. I have had a few instances where I have seen clients accidentally singe the rips of their lashes! So watch out for being too near open fire, take care when cooking with the oven .
- Try your hardest to not sleep face down. As a dedicated face and side sleeper, I know this is an almost impossible ask! If you are experiencing more lash loss on one side, particularly in the outer corner of an eye, you are probably sleeping on them. Some suggestions could be using pillows propped on the side of you to stop yourself rolling onto your lashes, or opt for shorter lengths of false lashes.
- Maintain your lash’s beauty by having regular refill appointments. At a refill appointment we do several things. I assess any lashes that are at the end of the hair cycle, or have weakened adherance, remove it and replace it. I fill any gaps where false lashes have fallen off. I also wash those lashes well to remove any debris and build up. By coming in regularly, you can be assured that I am keeling a close eye on the health of your natural lashes, and making sure these extensions are doing the best it can do for you!
- If you experience any pain, discomfort or an allergic reaction, please contact me immediately so I may help you take the right course if action.
- Please do not pull, twist or rub at your lashes. Some clients prefer to get full sets applied for special occasions only (great for weddings, holidays and birthdays!) When your lashes are growing out or looking a little worse for wear, resist the urge to remove them by pulling at them. Contact me for a removal service, or alternatively, you can try and wait for them to naturally shed with your own lashes or there are products available to hasten the lash to fall off safely. Head over here for some products that can help you.