Lash Care and FAQ

Lash Care:

  • To get the most out of your lashes, you need to follow some simple instructions.The first 24-48 hours are crucial to the bonding procedure.
  • No water should contact eyelashes for 48 hours.
  • No steaming, swimming or washing your face with hot water for 48 hours.
  • Emollients, creams, and oils are the eye lash bonding agent’s worst enemy. Use eye creams sparingly and avoid lid/lash.
  • Avoid using mascara or mascara remover. You don’t need it and it shortens the life of the extension. If you must use either of these only use oil free products and the mascara must be oil free and waterbased. No waterproof mascara.
  • Do not use an eye lash curler. You really won’t need to curl the lashes and it can break the eye lashes and/or crease them. There are heated lash curlers specially designed for extensions if you must curl them. Ask me how to order them.
  • Do not rub lashes when washing your face – pat dry after cleansing.
  • Do not pull or tug on eyelashes. The bond on the extensions is so strong that it may pull your own eyelash out along with the new ones.
  • Try sleeping on your back instead of your tummy or side.

 

FAQ:

How long will they last? With proper care, your lash extension will last as long as your natural lash. The life cycle of natural lashes is about 10 to 12 weeks. In order for us to successfully bond a lash to your own lash however; we must target a lash that is long enough to support the length of the extension. Typically these lashes are about 5 to 6 weeks old and are close to full maturity. This leaves you with about 5 to 6 weeks of wear before the last lash falls off. Since your own lashes fall off at different intervals, your extensions will slowly be shed off with the natural lash over the 5 to 6 week period. Because of this, touch ups are recommended about every 2 weeks to maintain the fullness of lush lashes.

Will these extensions pull my own eyelashes off? Remember to be gentle with your lashes. If you pull on your extensions or are rough with them you may pull your natural eyelash off with the extension. Not to worry however, your lashes will grow back without any problems. The gentler you are the longer they will last.

How soon before an event should I have them done? I suggest 2 days to 5 days before any event. This insures accurate curing time for the bonding agent (which can take up to 48 hours). Also remember you can’t use any eye make up the first 48 hours.

Can I use Mascara on my extensions? Waterbased and oil free only. You will not need to use mascara with these extensions. But for those dye hard fans the answer is “It is not recommended”. Most mascaras are petroleum based and they will break down the bonding agent of the extensions, and dramatically shorten their lives. If you simply have to use mascara use it only on occasion and only use an oil free product even for the bottom lashes, because your bottom lashes touch your top lashes when the eye is closed.

What about eye make up and eye linear? Avoid waxy/creamy and petroleum (oil) based products.

Can I use my cleanser to remove my eye make up? Look for oil free products. Again oils are the enemy to lash extensions because they break down the bond. Also be careful not to get your regular facial cleanser or products to close to the extensions.

I sleep on my stomach or my side will this affect my lashes? Yes try to sleep on your back if possible. If you sleep on your stomach or cover your eyes with a sleeping mask, the longevity of your lashes will be greatly diminished. Side sleepers will notice that the eye that is on the side they sleep on will loose lashes a bit more than the side that is up.

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