So you've taken the step, you've travelled to Vaughan, ON to get yourself some gorgeous lash extensions at LVSH Beauty Bar! ;) Now it's time to learn how to take care of them! Knowing how to properly take care of your new LVSH lash extensions will help them last longer and the refill process be quicker.
Here is the lash artist’s guide to aftercare! These proper eyelash extension aftercare rules are fairly universal and tend to remain the same regardless of your adhesive or application style.
1. Wash Lashes Daily
Washing daily is, by far, the most important eyelash extension aftercare instruction. Yet, washing daily seems to be the step that clients forget the most! We cannot stress this to you lash lovers enough; wash, wash, and wash! Yes, we know that we tell you to avoid moisture and all of these other things, so it is normal to think you can’t touch them at all, but this is wrong! You should wash your lashes to ensure they are remaining clean and clear of debris or products containing oil. Hate to say it but if you don't, you could also get lash mites! Yuk.
2. Avoid Moisture
After your lash application you will need to wait 24 hours before introducing any form of moisture to your eyelash extensions! This is a long time for some clients to avoid a hot shower, cooking over the stove, or working out, but trust us, it is worth it! Introducing water molecules to their eyelash extensions too soon could cause your lashes to fall out almost immediately - and nobody wants that.
3. Avoid Oil Around Lashes
Avoiding oil based products means ALL products. Many clients take this as, “Okay no more oil based mascara…easy!” Wrong, this part is not easy because it doesn’t stop there. The seeping power of any facial product is astonishing. That means facial cleansers, moisturizers, and foundation. These products get sucked so far into our skin that they can spread all the way to our lash follicles…even if we avoid the eye area.
4. Avoid Touching/Rubbing Lashes
Touching eyelash extensions or rubbing eyes can be a totally sub-conscious tendency. Some clients even rub their eyes in their sleep. Doing so will cause your lash extensions to prematurely fall out. The oils or lotions from your hands will break down the adhesive causing them to come in for lash fills much more often – which, in this case, is NOT a good thing! So do the best you can to avoid touching and rubbing!
5. Avoid Sleeping on Lashes
This is a tricky rule. I can honestly admit, I am a face sleeper; I’ll never not be a face sleeper. Face sleepers are easily identifiable, though. If you can avoid sleeping face down, that is the best case scenario! But if you cannot avoid doing so, please be aware that this will cause retention issues. And if you must sleep on your face, we suggest trying to use a satin/silk pillow case to make the night less treacherous on your extensions!
6. Avoid Extreme Heat
We have literally seen clients with seared eyelashes before. It’s almost comical. They’ve either gotten way too close to the soufflé in the oven or their cigarette or candle! These seem like very obvious issues but for someone who has never had to be careful around heat, this is a good thing to be aware of before it happens. If you're new to lashes and have never had to worry about your natural lashes shrivelling up near heat, just keep this is mind. Perhaps you shouldn't be the one tending to a bon-fire or blowing out the candles.
7. Avoid Chemical Peels and Facials
Unless we dissect each and every chemical and product and ingredient, there is no way for us to know whether or not chemical peels and procedures will cause retention issues for your lashes. The best course of action is to completely avoid the eye area. This will ensure nothing is seeping into that lash line, as I mentioned earlier!
Knowing everything there is to know about eyelash extension aftercare and retention will come with experience. And as always, the LVSH beauty team, including our lash extension tech's are always available to answer any questions! Need an answer right away? Give us a call! Or DM us on Instagram. We will be sure to get back to you ASAP. Your lashes and satisfaction with your service is what is most important to us.
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