Do: cleanse regularly
Cleansing your lash extensions properly is extremely important. Improper or avoiding cleansing can cause lash extensions to fall out prematurely, and can lead to potential infections, eye irritation, poor lash health and lash mites.
Clean your lash extensions a minimum of 3 times a week, or daily if you wear eye-makeup every day or have oily skin. Ensure to cleanse your lash extensions after swimming and activities that cause excessive sweating (gym, sauna, etc).
Do: use your mascara spoolie!
Keep them in shape using the aftercare kit given to you! Regular brushing in the morning and evening helps to keep the lashes looking their best.
Do: avoid oils
Oils can breakdown the lash glue which means your lovely lashes will fall out faster. Don’t forget to check your face washes and eye cream ingredient lists for oils as well.
Do: book regular infills
Infills are best every 2-3 weeks dependant on each individual. We can lose up to 5 natural lashes a day, that’s up to 35 a week, which means after 2 weeks your lashes won’t be looking as full as when you had your full set. Booking in advance is recommended too so you don’t miss out on your preferred time.
Do: think about the occasion
If you’re getting lashes for a special occasion think about the kind of look you want to achieve. If you are a bride, we recommend having a full set 2-3 weeks prior to your big day and then coming in for your infill a day or two before. This is because we want to ensure you are not allergic to the lashes, and so you can be sure on the style and any changes can be made to give you the perfect look.
Do: your research
Before booking your lashes, do some research into your lash artist and the kind of lash styles you like (pictures are always good).
Do: take out your contacts
This will make the treatment much more comfortable for you. Just don’t forget to bring either your glasses or spare pair of contacts!
Do: wear something comfortable
You can be laying on your back for up to 3 hours depending on what lashes you’re booked in for. Wearing something comfy can help you relax, now it’s lash nap time!
Don’t: get them wet for 24 hours
Lash glue needs time to completely set, so avoid water, excessive steam or heat for 24 hours after your appointment.
Don’t: wear mascara
Please, and I can’t stress this enough, PLEASE do not apply mascara to your lash extensions! When you come to infill your lashes, the mascara acts as a barrier which stops the extension sticking to your lashes properly and falling out prematurely. Also, mascara clumps your extensions together, meaning no more full, fluffy lashes.
Don’t: wear strip lashes
Strip lash glue is a bugger to get off and any residue leaves your natural lashes stuck together and impossible to isolate for your extensions, so try to avoid using them a few days before your appointment.
Don’t: sleep face down
For all you tummy sleepers out there, this might be a tough one. Sleeping face down can make your lashes fall out faster as your eyes are rubbing against your pillow, so try your best to sleep on your back or, if that’s uncomfortable for you, your side.
Don’t: use cotton buds/pads, makeup wipes, face sponges or cloths
I’m not saying you can’t use these items on your face but please avoid them on your lashes. Fibres from these items can get stuck on your lashes and sometimes pull them out. Your best option for cleansing your eyes is using our oil free lash cleanser and brush, both of which can be purchased in-store and online.
Don’t: drink have a coffee before your appointment!
Have you ever had super fluttery eyes and you don’t know why? One reason this could be happening is from having your morning coffee! Caffeine is a stimulant and therefore can cause jittery lids, which makes a lash tech’s job a little harder.
Don’t: worry about your natural lashes coming out
Your lashes shedding is a completely natural thing. All hair has a growth cycle and eventually it has to fall out ready for a new baby lash to come through. We lose up to 5 lashes every day and when you have lash extensions you tend to notice it a lot more, but this is normal!
Don’t: rub or pick!
I know when you’re tired a good eye rub is super relieving but rubbing or picking your eyes and lashes causes damage and loss of extensions. You’ll get used to this one after a while!
We look forward to seeing you at Eva Mercedes Cosmetic Studio soon!