Eyelash Extension Aftercare
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.
The beauty of eyelash extensions is that they are fairly maintenance free. There is not a whole lot that needs to be done in order to facilitate their upkeep. They are designed to enhance your eyes and add a thicker, fuller look to the eyelashes. If you follow a few simple rules, you will be able to easily maintain your lash extensions and keep them much longer. With the proper attention, you can enjoy them for even more than the two months by applying sealent daily, cleaning around the lash line every day, twice a day & refilling them in between (every two to three weeks) maximum of 3-6 touch-ups in the 100 day hair cycle.
1. Do not swim or have a facial or spray tan right after your application (this also means too much creamy concealer right away can effect the bond!) for 4 hours. You can still rinse them right away but make sure you pat them dry and air dry before combing them. (avoid swimming laps, hot yoga or sauna for 24 hours then after is fine)
Especially SOAKING the extended lashes under the shower head or swimming is a NONO. That doesn’t mean “never wash your lashes” but in fact the opposite – we actually encourage you to SHAMPOO & RINSE YOUR LASHES EVERY EVENING.
It is not water that makes the extensions fall off but the water pressure that may loosen the bases and surprisingly YOUR NATURAL skin oils. Water pressure causes movement at the bases, can interfere and cause them to fall out pre-maturely. Try taking a bath or leaning your head back to shampoo your hair. You may shampoo the lashes with a foaming cleanser the evening after the initial service, rinse and pat the eye area upwards gently with a dry towel cleaning around the lash line with fingers, cleansing wand or pointed q-tips. Please advise with your W Lash expert for the best way to cleanse your lashes. LASH TIP: Blow dry on a low cool setting and use a dry eye shadow brush gently and blot the excess water in an upwards motion to dry and fan them out.
2. Do not rub your eyes or tug at the extensions.
Not only is rubbing your eyes harmful to the health of your eyes, but it can also rip your extensions out or remove your natural lashes (plus the extensions bonded to them). Rubbing your eyes can introduce bacteria and diseases into the eyes. It can also damage the look you have achieved by causing extensions to lift from the base and fall out.
3. Oil-based products is not recommended to be used around the eye area or on the lash extensions.
This includes creamy makeup, waxy or treatment based eye liners, anti-aging creams, serums, oil based or duo phase eye makeup remover, skin creams and oily or cream cleansers. These will interfere with the bonding, break down the glue and cause the eyelash extensions to fall out. Make sure to clean around the eye area and in between lashes with pointed qtips wet with water every day, twice a day.If you do choose to use these products you may want to come more often for fills or book in for Extended Remax Touch up $85.
4. GROOM your lashes and use an eyelash brush. Part of good maintenance is a neat appearance.
Gently using an eyelash brush will help improve the look and length of the natural lashes as well as the lash extensions. Oils and bacteria from the hands can transfer and interfere with the bonding. Additionally, the brush will keep lashes and extensions from clumping or sticking together. It’s very important to use an eyelash extension sealant on classic application daily to maximize longevity.
5. Be careful of what other beauty products you use (no water proof liners or mascara)
Most people are so pleased with the look of their eyelash extensions that they do not feel that the use of mascara is warranted or necessary. However, it is possible to use mascara just at the tips (classic 1:1 only) when you have extensions. It should be water based, however, and never waterproof. Waterproof mascara’s agents interfere with the adhesive used on semi-permanent eyelash extensions and can cause the bonding solution to become compromised, resulting in losing of your extensions. It’s very important to use an eyelash extension black coating sealent daily to maximize longevity.