Aftercare for Eyelash Extensions

PRE-TREATMENT PATCH TEST

All new clients, and existing clients who have not visited for over a period of 6 months are required to have a patch
test performed 24-48 hours prior to all lash appointment Once your appointment is booked, you may book your patch
test with me via text or email.
The test involves a small amount of product being placed onto the skin and will help me to determine if a client has
any allergies/ reactions to specific products relating to the desired treatment.

Taking care of your eyelashes and lash extensions

  • For the first 48 hours, I recommend that you avoid water contacting your lashes, the glue needs time to completely dry.
  • Steam rooms, saunas, sun beds.
    Extreme heat can also soften the glue. This can weaken the bonds and cause more fumes to be released, which increases the possibility of an allergic reaction and irritation. Extreme heat can also affect the curl of the lashes, so watch out for any flattening of the lashes – heat could well be the culprit!
  • Not that you should need it but don’t use waterproof mascara on your lashes.
  • Make sure you use an oil-free makeup remover.
    Oil won’t break down glue. It can, however, sneak in between the glue and the lashes making them slide off.
  • Do not pick or pull your lashes out
    Some of us like to fiddle with things, but our lashes shouldn’t be one of them! Apart from messing with retention, picking at your extensions can pull out the natural lashes from the root – these lashes may then never grow back! AVOID!
  • To keep lashes looking fabulous for as long as possible, I recommend infills every two to three weeks. This will keep your lashes looking full and uniform.
  • Finally and most importantly… keep them clean.
    Back in the early days of lash extensions the advice was to not get them wet, ever – now we all know that’s a little silly! Once the glue is dry, it’s water-resistant and will not suffer from coming into contact with water.

WHAT ELSE CAN EFFECT EYELASH RETENTION?

There are many factors that might affect eyelash extension retention. Some of the most common are:

Hormones

Whether it’s pregnancy or periods, hormone levels can play havoc with retention. Skin
can become more oily, the hairs’ growth rate can speed up causing lash loss more quickly.

Smoking

While there isn’t a lot of research on this, smoking could make a difference to the lash retention. This is most
likely due to the chemicals in cigarette smoke, and also the little bursts of heat close to the lashes at
semi-regular intervals.

Removal

The lashes are professionally applied to ensure no clumps or lumps, creating the look you desire. They will fall
out with your natural lash cycle. However, should you wish to remove your lashes or have a break, please do not
attempt to do this at home! I will be happy to safely remove them using a professional solution and a lot of
care, leaving your natural lashes in perfect condition.