Lash Extension Aftercare Instructions
Though eyelash extensions are very easy to maintain, the 24 hour curing period is vital for maximum lash retention. During the first 24 hours following your lash service, it is very important that you follow these simple guidelines.
Keep your eyelashes COMPLETELY DRY for the full 24 hour curing period. Getting them wet interrupts the curing process and will cause premature shedding. Steam from showering or cooking, sweat from working out, moisture from facial services can all be harmful to your new lash extensions. If you must wash your face, please use a washcloth and avoid your lash line.
After the 24 hour curing period
At this point your lashes are completely cured and resistant to water and sweat. Feel free to get them wet without worry. For maximum lash retention and HEALTHY lash care, here are a few tips:
Avoid oil based skincare products around the eye. Oil breaks down the lash adhesive and can cause premature shedding.
Avoid wearing mascara. You really don’t need it! Mascara adheres differently to the synthetic lash fibers which can be unsightly and removing it can shorten the longevity.
CLEANSE YOUR LASHES!!! A mixture of baby shampoo diluted with water is perfect for cleaning your lashes and your lash line. Simply using distilled water works as well. Use your clean mascara wand to brush away any debris and to help separate your lashes so they do not dry clumped together.
What to expect over the next few weeks
Lash extensions are semi-permanent and shed with your natural eyelashes. Typically, you lose between (approximately) 1 and 6 natural lashes, per eye, everyday. This is perfectly normal. You may experience more or less daily shedding depending on your lash shed cycle and home care of your lashes. As you begin to lose more and more over the course of the next 2-3 weeks, you can opt for a lash fill. This is where lashes are applied to the areas that have shed. Between 2 and 3 weeks is the best time to return for a lash fill. Waiting too long, when too many lashes have shed, can result in having to get a new full set. It is much more cost effective to keep up with your fill appointments!