Aftercare for Your Natural Eyelash Extensions
The lashes will be more beautiful and more attractive if they are long and curved a natural way. But having nice and appropriate lashes is not something everybody can always do. Today, with the advancement of technology, beauty can also help you accessorize the eyelashes and help your eyelashes become much more charming. If you want to get the most out of your eyelash extensions, it is important to properly care for them at home. Lash extensions that are not properly cared for will fall out sooner and can even be the cause of irritation for the eyes. In order to maintain good ocular health, as well as lengthen the life of your extensions, it is imperative that you practice proper maintenance. If you properly care for your extensions, they will likely remain in place until the natural lashes that hold them fall out. In order to have beautiful lashes, let's refer to the information note following after eyelash extensions that can provide knowledge of how to take care of your eyelash extensions more effectively!
48 Golden Hours: The most crucial time after your appointment
Though easy to maintain, proper care and maintenance will ensure the life of your lash extensions. Taking notice to not forget these common tips that seem to be easily ignored. The first 48 hours are crucial for the adhesive to dry and provide a strong, durable bond. Therefore, it's very important to adhere to the following instructions. Firstly, you must ensure your eyelash extensions are kept dry and avoid showering, washing your face with hot water or wetting your lashes. In addition, avoid swimming and exposure to steam, heat or saunas. Also, do not use oil-based creams and lotions on, or around, the eyes. Your natural eyelashes should not get wet for a minimum of two hours; 48 hours is ideal to allow the adhesive properly to bond to a dry eyelash (soggy eyelashes do not make for a good adhesion). A dry washcloth can be rolled up and placed over your brows when you shower to protect your extensions from becoming totally saturated. Secondly, do not apply eye or lash makeup. Thirdly, you should avoid tinting eyelash extensions and perming or chemical treatments, chemical peels, waxing or laser treatments around the eyes should also be avoided. The last tip for healthy eyelash extensions is to avoid sleeping on side or stomach.
After the first 48 hours:
Although the adhesive has dried, certain activities can weaken the adhesive bond and result in premature loss of your lash extensions. Therefore, the following guidelines are recommended. You can swim, shower and exercise as usual but avoid excessive exposure to heat or steam. Be gentle, you don't rub your eyes excessively and don't pick or pull on the lashes as it can pull your own eyelash out along with the extension. You must also avoid oil-based eye care products or oil-based eye make-up remover. Use of oil-based products can weaken the adhesive bond. Use of mascara may reduce the lifespan of your lash extensions. Although not needed, water-based mascara may be used if desired, but apply sparingly and remove gently. In addition, you should avoid eyelash curlers as they can damage both natural and synthetic lashes.
People who don’t follow the eyelash extension aftercare will lose a lot of eyelashes, and might find their aesthetician’s hard work totally gone after a week. However, someone who is diligent and careful can keep her eyelash extensions looking gorgeous for over a month!
Useful tips to get your Eyelash Extensions the most natural-looking
Most women don’t have the time or patience to apply fake eyelashes every day. (We barely have enough time to use an eyelash curler!) So it’s no surprise that lash extensions have become increasingly popular in recent years.
After you shower you can gently dry & shape your eyelashes using your hair dryer on the lowest setting. Hold the dryer at least 20 centimeters below your face and gently coax the eyelashes with your index finger in an upward motion until they are dry.
When you shower, keep a towel in easy reach so that you can gently pat your eyes between washing and conditioning your hair. This saves you rubbing your eyes to clear your vision so that you can locate the conditioner.
As the seasons change, our bodies start to shed all hair, not just eyelashes. This is because the biological purpose of hair is to protect our skin from the sun. As the sun lowers in fall months, our bodies begin to shed the hair. The sun provides our bodies with Vitamin D. As the days get cooler (and this happens more quickly in some areas of the world earlier than others) the sun isn’t as strong. Our bodies don’t absorb as much Vitamin D, which is necessary to hair growth. Because of that lack of Vitamin D, our bodies lack energy which makes the hair growth process slower. There’s some ways to stop or slow this shedding: take Vitamin D Supplements, don’t go longer than 2 weeks between fills during shedding time, have lighter or shorter lashes applied during shedding time.
Sunglasses will help prevent dust, and are more pleasant for your eyes when exposed to sunlight. With eyelash extensions, you should wear glasses more often when on the road. If it is night, it is possible to wear glasses with 0 degrees to protect your eyes better.
In order to clean your eyelash extensions, ideally daily you should wash your eyelash extensions with shampoo. To do this you can mix Johnsons and Johnsons baby shampoo (or similar) with a little water and directly apply it to the lashes. Extremely gently massage the lashes back and fore, then away from the body. Never use anything which is oil based to clean your eyelash extensions. Daily you can allow the water from your shower to run over my eyelash extensions moving them sideways slightly to get the water between the lashes. After getting out of the shower you pat them dry and let them dry naturally.
Book for a fill right after your initial set. To maintain your lash extensions, book 2-3 weeks after your session to touch-up missing lashes or add in more for fullness with a $55 Refill. After 3+ weeks would be considered around $65 for a 50 minute Remax or around $85 for a 70 minute Extended Remax to make sure your technician has enough time.
Some notices about eyelash extension and makeup
After spending time and money getting eyelash extensions, the last thing you want is to have them falling out in no time. By taking care of your extensions, it’s actually easy to keep them both healthy and long lasting. All you have to do is make a few changes to your routine and be aware of your lashes and you won’t have to rush back in a few days to get them fixed. Applying a light coat of eyelash sealer every day or every other day helps the strengthen the bond between your extensions and real lashes. Plus, it’s also great for preventing pesky tangles. Usually, you can pick this up from your salon. When used regularly, you won’t need to get refills quite as often.
Client can wear makeup with eyelash extensions. If you can't stand the thought of ditching your smoky eye, don't worry, you don't have to. Only liquid-based eye products can be damaging to the extensions, but you can get away with a tiny wing of liquid liner as long as you're not dragging it along the lash line. Make sure to carefully remove the shadow or liner with oil-free makeup remover and Q-tips for precision. Most importantly, stay away from mascara entirely as it leaves the extensions crusty and damaged. It's only acceptable if you're at the end of your cycle and will be getting a fresh set in a few days.
We do not recommend using mechanical eyelash curlers on your eyelash extensions as these curlers will damage the extensions and possibly your own natural lashes. The extensions do have a natural curl but if more of a curl is required we recommend using a heated eyelash curler. You must use an OIL FREE makeup remover, as oil based removers will damage the adhesive and could make the eyelash extensions fall off prematurely. Lady Lash stocks a high quality makeup remover that is formulated specifically for eye lash extensions.
Even though mascara is not really required since the extensions actually give the illusion of wearing mascara it can be worn. It must, however, only be water based mascara. DO NOT USE OIL-BASED OR WATER-PROOF MASCARA. Waterproof mascara or any type of oil based mascara can dissolve the bonding agent and shorten the life of your eyelash extensions causing them to fall sooner. Care also needs to be taken in washing off the mascara. Only use a water based eye makeup remover.
The eye area is already sensitive. To avoid damaging your extensions, use a makeup remover designed for the eyes. Skip cotton based pads to avoid getting cotton pieces in your lashes. Remove any eye makeup by wiping gently from the eyelid to the tip of the lashes. Avoid rubbing as much as possible.
Eyelash extensions aftercare is essential to prevent diseases related to your eyes
It is good practice to keep the eyelash extensions clean to prevent eyelash extension Blepharitis. Blepharitis is when the hair follicle becomes infected and blocked. It becomes blocked with your skins natural oil called subum, dead skin cells and bacteria, which hasn’t been cleaned away. It basically looks like dandruff around your eyelash extensions. If you do find you have blepharitis it’s best to ask your eyelash technician to remove the lashes and visit your GP for some topical ointment to apply to the eyelid to clean up the infection. This isn’t just for eyelash extensions wearers; this could easily happen to people who don’t remove their mascara or generally clean their face daily. This is also why we strongly advice people to avoid party lashes as there is no way to keep them clean at home.
Blepharitis is an inflammation of the eyelash follicles, along the edge of the eyelid. The cause is overgrowth of the bacteria that is normally found on the skin. Blepharitis inflammation cause red, irritated, itchy eyelids, and the formation of dandruff-like scales on the eyelashes. It is a very common eye disorder with a wide variety of causes. It affects people of all ages. Although it may be uncomfortable, annoying, or unattractive, blepharitis is not contagious and generally does not cause any permanent damage to eyesight. The condition can be difficult to manage because it tends to recur. Another term for blepharitis is granulated eyelids. Angular blepharitis is a term used to describe blepharitis which primarily affects the outer corners of the eyelids. Eyelash extensions do not cause Blepharitis. If a client does not clean or wash their lashes this can contribute due to poor hygiene. It is imperative that lash extensions are removed if a client has blepharitis so that the condition can be treated. Also advise you client that all contaminated make up must be disposed of.
Here are some FAQ about eyelash extension after care…
|Q||Why do I need infills if they last up to six weeks?|
|A||The eyelash extensions fall out with your natural lash cycle – which is 6-8 weeks, so very gradually – just a few here and there as new baby lashes come through. After about 3 weeks you will start seeing little gaps where the old ones have fallen, and new ones are coming through – so at this point it’s a good time to get infills, so your lashes always look nice and full.|
|Q||I have had bad extensions applied somewhere else and would like them removed and some new ones put on – is this possible?|
|A||In most cases, yes – but if you have had particularly bad extensions done somewhere else (particularly overseas) we cannot absolutely guarantee that we will be able to remove them or apply new ones immediately. It depends on how bad a state your lashes are in. If there is an awful lot of glue and many lashes fused together, it can take some time to remove the extensions gently. If the bad extensions have irritated or infected your eyes/eyelids Lady Lash reserves the right not to perform the procedure, and may refer you to initially seek medical advice.|
|Q||Can I wear contact lenses/glasses with my eyelash extensions?|
|A||Yes, of course. However, you may find it more comfortable to remove contacts before your appointment, or bring your contacts case so you can remove them immediately prior.|
|Q||Can I swim/shower/ get my eyelash extensions wet?|
|A||Yes. In fact this is one of the best things about eyelash extensions – you will have pretty eyes ALL the time – when you wake up, straight out of the shower, out of the pool. Just don’t rub them or use detergents or oily soaps and they will last a long time.|
|Q||How often should I get touch-ups?|
|A||We recommend getting a touch up every 2 to 3 weeks. If you wait too long your eyelash extensions will fall out and you will require a full set. Your natural eyelashes fall off every 45 – 60 days due to the natural growth cycle and are naturally replaced with the growth of a new eyelash. Other factors such as exposure to steam or touching your eyes a lot may cause the extensions to fall sooner. A touch up is needed to fill in any lashes that have fallen. Touch ups average about 45 minutes.|
|Q||Can I swim, shower, exercise, or visit a spa while wearing Eyelash Extensions|
|A||Yes. The bonding agent we use is waterproof and allows you to shower, swim, exercise etc. Special care is required but overall maintenance is low. We do recommend however, that you do not use heavy water, such as in the shower on your lashes for about 12- 24 hours after the eyelash application. A light mist is fine.|