After having your lashes done (full set or refills as well as lash corrections), avoid water, heat, facial service and tanning beds in the next 24 hours. If receiving a facial, request for dry cotton rounds or tanning goggles to be placed over your lashes. Avoid facial products on your upper lids. Goggle should be worn for spay tanning.
After 24 – 48 hours, resume normal life style, but resist to heat, sweat, sauna and water.
Clean your lashes at least once a day. See our cleaning instructions.
If you use any kind of cleaning liquid/products, they must be oil free. Oils will weaken the integrity of the adhesive and make your lashes shed.
Brush lashes with mascara wand at least once a day. Gentle roll the brush over the lashes with your eyes closed to detangle your lashes. Open your eyes and adjust lashes with brush.
We recommend oil-free conditioner and be very cautious with hair conditioner that are oil based. Lean your head back and do not let it dripping on to your lashes.
We recommend oil-free Mascara. Only apply mascara on the tips of extensions. We recommend using an angle head synthetic brush to apply mascara. Do not use waterproof mascara.
Avoid getting close to the heated oven, grill or fire pit. When cooking, open an oven or grill lid, should wait 20 – 30 seconds so the heat/steam/smoke to dissipate before approaching. Excessive heat can straighten your lash extensions.
Avoid shower water stream from directly hitting your lashes.
Use any kind of skincare products but use a washcloth to rinse off avoid these products which often have high oil concentration dripping onto your lashes.
How to clean your Eyelash Extensions - Step by Step
Remove all eye-makeup using an oil and glycol-free makeup remover such as Oil Free Makeup removal. When removing eyeliner, use a cotton tip dipped in oil free remover and wipe it either across the lid or away from the lid but NEVER towards the extensions. Do NOT use cotton balls as it will cause a huge mess.
If you are wearing heavy foundation, remove this too before washing eyes, using your OIL-FREE cleanser of choice but AVOIDING the eye area.
Wet your eyes with cool water. Take a SMALL amount of oil-free baby shampoo or Lady Lash Professional eyelash cleanser available at the studio and lather it up on your palm. Apply this to both eyes, one at a time, splashing it over them. Don’t rub or lather them like washing hair; just gently splash it over your closed eyes. If your eyes still feel grubby, repeat it over again.
Rinse it off and dab them gently dry. It doesn’t matter if they are a little damp, stuck together with water etc., when you brush them they will re-separate.
Use your lash wand to very gently twirl through them and fan them back out.
Do this 2-3 times per week.
IMPORTANT - Please do wait at least 24 hours before wetting your Eyelash Extensions.
Basic Eyelash Hygiene
Many people seem to think, that because we tell you in the aftercare instructions, not to wet your eyelashes for 48 hours, this means do not wet them ever. This is actually incorrect, and you do need to get them wet regularly in order to clean them. Improper cleaning of your eyelashes/extensions and eyelids can actually cause a few problems that will mean your extensions end up not lasting as long as they should.
Blepharitis is a common problem amongst those who do not exercise good eyelid hygiene. It’s defined as “inflammation of the eyelid” and but from our experience it seems to be a condition that is annoying and irritating rather than dangerous. Basically, dead skin cells when not washed away properly can build up on the eyelids, and cause itchiness and inflammation. It can even cause your eyes to look a bit red and sore. Some people that have blepharitis believe they are having a minor allergic reaction to eyelash extensions and/or glues. We suggest proper cleansing of your lids and extensions, you might discover that:
1. The itchiness disappear very quickly.
2. Your eyes feel much better.
3. Your Extensions last longer !
It is worse when one wears very thick/dense eyelash extensions, and then coats them in mascara (which we NEVER recommend) because as you can imagine, they are almost impossible to clean well.
In addition, if you have an oily complexion, and/or also if you’ve been wearing makeup or moisturizer that does contain some amount of oil in it, some of this oil will end up on your eyelash extensions. If you never wash them, the oil remains there, building up, and wears away eyelash adhesive causing your extension to fall off sooner. All eyelash adhesives are attacked by oil. The less oily you let your eyelash extensions get generally the better your extensions will last.
Recommended OTC Products
Systance Ultra: To help dry eye symptom relief.
Visine Original: To remove eye redness.
Thera Tears SleriLid: Eyelid cleaner.
Lady Lady Professional Foaming Cleanser: Eyelash cleanser (Available at Lady Lash Professional Studio).
Zaditor: Eye itch relief.
Cortizone -10plus: Relieves itch Fast!
Zyrtec Allergy: For Allergy.
Benadryl: For Allergy.