Eyelash extensions aftercare
Eyelash extensions are not for everyone. This beauty treatment requires maintenance. Very gentle care is required in order for the lashes to last and remain in good condition. Once the lashes are attached, you must wait a minimum of 24 hours before you get them wet (including the stem), and you must not rub or pull them. You should not wear any mascara, cream eyeshadow, oil-based eyeliner, or use eyelash curlers. Cleanse daily in a vertical (not horizontal) manor, and brush with your spoolie on top of the lashes from base to tip. Please read all of the information listed below before you receive this service.
What are eyelash extensions?
Silk eyelash extensions are made of nylon material with a satin finish. Lash extensions are attached to a single eyelash, never to the skin. It greatly enhances beauty, and you do not need to use any mascara while wearing eyelash extensions. It is a very careful and repetitive process that requires skill and precision. Once applied, these lashes are so natural looking that it is difficult to tell (even up close) that you have extensions. Density curl and length availability range depending on preference of design.
How long do your lash extensions last?
It varies from individual to individual and depends on how well you take care of them, among other factors. We lose 1 to 3 eyelashes per day. We also grow new lashes to replace lost ones. Factors such as eyelash hair-growth cycles, lifestyle, and general aftercare will affect how long the lashes last. Most clients receive fills every 2 to 3 weeks. Please do not attempt to remove any lashes on your own; seek professional help from your technician. Glam Lab Alexandria Monique will not be held liable for any damages that you may cause by trying to remove the eyelash extensions on your own.
Do the lash extensions damage my natural lashes?
No, not at all. The lash adhesive is medical grade and formulated to create a solid bond and is specifically designed for human lashes. The adhesive dries very soft on the lashes, allowing the lashes to stay flexible and bouncy like your own lashes. Eyelashes are on a natural shedding cycle, and like all here, as they shed, new ones are growing. They are constantly in one of three hair-growth cycles.
What should you do before your eyelash extension appointment ?
Remove all eye makeup and clean your lashes with oil-free cleanser; baby shampoo also works great! Never use all of those makeup removers to clean your lashes in order to prevent the breaking down of the glue. Do not put on any mascara. We don’t want to spend time on cleaning your lashes. We’d rather spend time working on perfecting your lashes. If you are a contact lens wearer, please remove your contact lenses and wear glasses to your appointment, or bring a lens case and remove the contacts when you arrive at your appointment. Plan to set aside 1.5 to 2.5 hours for your appointment, depending on the type of service you require.
Important things to remember.
Do not get your lashes wet for 24 hours after application to allow glue to cure.
Do not use an eyelash curler.
Do not pick at the lashes; use a spoolie to carefully separate your lashes, or check to see if a lash is twisted and untwist it in the correct direction.
Do not allow chemical exfoliants(AHA)to make contact with the eyelash extensions when rinsing off your face.
Do not use mascara cream eyeshadow; old Bass eyeliner powder is OK. If you must wear mascara, it should be applied to the tips to avoid keeping the glue from breaking down. It must not be waterproof.
Do not pull your lash extensions, as they will take out your own lashes as well.
Do not let moisture-rich products get into your lashes, such as shampoo, conditioner, heavy creams, or anything with an oil base, because they will eventually lose the bond. Tilt your head back when washing your hair to avoid getting them wet.
Try not to sleep on your face.
Be cautious when applying moisturizer around your eyes.
Clean your eye makeup without touching the extensions, and use an oil-free makeup remover.
Consider investing in a lash growth serum to help strengthen your lashes and to reduce natural hair shedding.
As your natural lashes fall out due to the growth cycle, you will need fills. Depending on your own natural eyelash growth cycle and how well you follow these aftercare directions, you will probably need a lash fill every 2 to 3 weeks.
Those who have a faster hair-growth cycle may need a touch-up sooner, while those with a slower growth cycle may be able to wait longer.