Caring for your eyelash extensions

So you’ve had the eyelash extension procedure and now have a gorgeous set of lashes. What’s next?

Aftercare is super important to maintaining all of your lashes. Fortunately, once you know how, it’s quite easy to do!

Here’s some simple steps:

  1. Before your appointment, make sure your eyes are thoroughly cleansed and free of make up. Your therapist should also cleanse your eyes prior to the application of lashes, but it won’t hurt to do this twice!
  2. After application, ensure your lashes are not exposed to moisture for the first 24 hours. That means no showers, baths, saunas, steam rooms, or anything similar! This is an important period whilst the glue is setting, so keep your face dry to allow the glue to properly adhere to the natural lash.
  3. Don’t use any products containing oils around the eye area. If contact does occur then rinse immediately with water and blink onto a flannel or towel to remove any excess water.
  4. Make sure that you brush through the lashes with a disposable mascara wand to ensure any particles are removed off the lashes. This is to ensure they don’t enter the eye or build up at the lash line, and avoids blepharitis (whereby the follicles get blocked and this causes an infection).
  5. Every day during your shower, let the water run through your lashes and gently rub from side to side, and then from the base to the tip. This will ensure any residual make up or other products have been removed. Pat dry, and then gently brush through with a mascara wand.
  6. Don’t panic if you notice a few fall out every day! This is completely normal. You will lose around three to five lashes a day, but as they are so fine you will barely notice them falling out (whereas with a thicker false lash attached it’s much easier to see them). Your natural lash growth cycle is approximately four to six weeks. This is why I recommend infills every two to three weeks – as the new lashes are growing through, that is when I’ll replace those that have fallen out.

I hope these steps will help you get the most out of your new lashes. Do you have any good tips for maintaining your lash extensions? Please comment below with them!

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