Avoid heat or water contact (e.g. steam, saunas, showers, spray tanning/tanning beds) for the first 24 hours.
Clean your lashes a minimum of once a day (and every time you sweat or go swimming) with an eyelash extension cleanser so that dirt, dead skin cells, makeup, and oil build-up do not accumulate. Preventing build-up will increase lash retention. Cleaning your lashes regularly is hygienic and prevents infection which can cause decreased and weakened hair growth.
Avoid touching your lashes as the oil in your fingertips will effect lash retention.
Do not rub, pull or tug on your lashes.
NEVER attempt to remove your own lash extensions. They must be professionally removed to avoid eye lash damage/loss.
Brush and groom your lashes every morning and after showers - but not when wet - with a dry mascara wand (aka a spoolie brush which will be given to you at your appt.) to maintain growth. Brush from the middle to the tip of the extensions. Be sure to clean your spoolie brush with soap and water regularly and more often if you have oily skin.
Do not use cotton balls or pads with loose fibers that can catch on your lash extensions.
When showering, avoid direct water contact with your lashes.
If your lashes get wet, gently pat dry with a lint-free towel (to avoid snagging) or dry with hairdryer on cold setting only, then brush through from center to tip (don't let air dry).
Avoid hot steams and heat (ex: getting to close to heat when cooking or opening up stove). When drying your hair be careful to not apply heat to your lashes and when drying bangs use a cool setting on your hair-dryer. When getting a facial, opt out of the facial steamer. If you smoke be careful, as heat can lead to burning, singeing of your extensions.
Absolutely no mascara, eyeliner (including bottom lid) or eyelash curlers.
Avoid all oils and glycols. These ingredients diminish the bond and cause premature shedding. Keep all products with these ingredients away from your lashes.
Use an eyeshadow shaped brush to clean lashes with an oil free soap. Use downward strokes along with side to side motions but never against the natural lash growth.
Use lint free products to remove makeup around the eyes.
Sleep on your back or side with lashes off the pillow. Do not sleep on your face.
It is important to wash your pillow case regularly - a minimum of 2 times a week. Our heads hold more dirt and bacteria than anywhere in our body. I recommend silk pillow cases: they are more forgiving on your lash extensions, and help prevent wrinkles!
If you have oily skin use oil blotting sheets on your face and eyelids as needed to help minimize oils that can effect lash retention.
It is normal to loose 2-5 lashes a day (hair sheds more during fall and spring) but by following these rules you will extend the length of having fuller looking lashes.
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