Updated: Jan 21, 2020
What to do and what not to do
When it comes to Eyelash Extension aftercare there’s a certain set of rules you must abide by. We will go through this with you during your initial appointment but if you do forget or your not sure here’s a handy reminder of what to do & what not to do
So, what are the basics of caring for your amazing new eyelash extensions?
Please avoid ‘steamy’ experiences for at least 24 hours afterwards. This includes saunas, steam rooms, the gym, hoovering, but also standing by the kettle waiting for it to boil, opening the dishwasher while it’s on and oven door while cooking – who would of thought these hidden household dangers lay in wait ready to ruin your beautiful lash extensions?
Don’t get lashes your lashes wet
I can see the panic set in when we mention this. ‘You mean I can’t wash my hair, for 24 hours?’ You might suddenly become inventive, asking us ‘Can I wear goggles or a ski mask’. We’ve heard it all. But ultimately, the answer is no – the shower will still produce steam and can affect the adhesive bond.
Do clean lashes daily
But we do encourage you to clean your eyelash extensions often. Every day you should be brushing through your lashes with a mascara wand and giving them a good clean! We recommend our own salon lash care kit perfect for getting into the lash line to clean away any nasties! This fab kit has everything you need plus a loyalty card! It retails at £15 or FREE with your first set of lashes.
Don’t use makeup wipes
Makeup wipes are also a big no-no – they contain fibres which will catch on the lashes and pull them off, and they are impregnated with oil which breaks down the eyelash adhesive.
Don’t use micellar water
Micellar water – full of lovely little micelles, perfect for removing make-up quickly and efficiently. People look at the word ‘water’ and assume it’s fine to use on lashes – but it’s not – a micelle is a lipid, i.e. an oil, meaning micellar water is one of the worst products to use on lash extensions.
Don’t use waxy eyeliners
Lovely waxy eyeliner packed full of beeswax, form fillers, thickeners and oil – so difficult to remove and so good at breaking down cyanoacrylate which is a key ingredient in the lash adhesive. Instead we encourage you to use oil-free eyeliner
Don’t ‘mess’ with them
Try not to touch your lashes too much with your fingers, oil from your skin can transfer to the lashes encouraging the adhesive to break down. Also refrain from picking, rubbing, pulling any loose lashes. Do not use lash curlers, this may cause damage to your own natural lashes. Do not use mascara especially waterproof, you will be unable to clean it off from between your lashes which will affect your infills & may also cause you to loose more lashes with all that rubbing.
Do schedule regular infills
Remember to schedule regular infills Or as we like to call them Lash Naps! This will usually be every 2-3 weeks, but varies due to the clients natural lash cycle and aftercare routine. If you have lost 50% or more of your lashes then you will need to call ahead & book a longer appointment, you may even need a full set. We took 2 hours creating your initial set we can’t recreate that look in 30/60 minutes, you’ll have less lashes than you started with & they won’t last until your next infill - makes sense doesn’t it!
REMEMBER you must come to your infill appointment mascara free! The more time we have to spend cleaning your lashes the less time we will spend topping them up. Clean lashes - more lashes
And remember you also need to follow these steps after your infills.