How to Properly Maintain and care for Lash extensions
Keeping your extensions clean is the most important rule when caring for your new lashes. Cleansing captures dirt, debris, and dead skin cells from building up on and between your extensions. Blocked hair follicles can cause a multitude of issues if extensions are not cared for properly.Apply the cleanser to a cleansing brush, using soft circular motions to get between extensions. Let the cleanser sit for 30-60 seconds. Rinse and splash with water to remove and blot till dry.
Brushing morning and evening or 2x daily, can help to stimulate lash growth and encourage natural lash oils down the hair shaft. It's important to remember that extensions are heavier while wet, wait till they're dry before brushing them out. It's recommended to brush slowly and carefully starting from the middle of the extension to tips in an upward motion.
Break up with your make-up
Eye liner, including gel, pens, pencils, and pots are HARD on your extensions. Mascara and liner will adhere to your extensions and can cause bacteria to build and grow. This can cause stress, premature falling out, and damage to your natural lashes. You are encouraged to reconsider extensions if you are unable to part ways with your liner and mascara.
Oil and oil based products can break the adhesive bond between the extension and the natural lash. This means your extensions can pop off faster than they should! Oil based products come in a variety of items, from face cleansers to eye creams. Even your natural body oil can build up and start breakdown your extensions over time. Yes, gross. But keeping your oily fingers away from your lashes can help to keep them long and strong!
Under any circumstance do NOT pull, tug, pick, twist, pluck, squish, or cut your lash extensions. This will cause tension on your lashes and will most likely cause damage. If for any reason your extensions are bothering you and/or causing any sort of pain or discomfort, reach out to your lash artist. Removing extensions yourself can be harmful to your eyes and your natural lashes. Please leave it to professionals.
Swimming, heat & humidity
Changes in humidity and temperature may also cause your extensions to come off sooner than they should. The adhesive used during service is bonding at a time in which the humidity in the room is at a certain percentage range. Some activities can alter the state at which the adhesive sets. These activities may include traveling, swimming, saunas, hot tubs, and heated yoga/spin classes. Staying away from intense heat is also crucial for your lashes. Hot heat can singe your extensions, this includes BBQ's, ovens, and fire pits.
Maintain your fill Appointments
It is crucial for clients to maintain their extensions with their lash artist. Letting your extensions "fall off naturally" or pushing fill appointments out too far can cause damage and irritation to the eyes. It is not recommended. If the maintenance every two to three weeks is too much for you, lash extensions should be taken off by a professional with top grade products if you're ready to take a break.