A fresh, full set of eyelash extensions can change your life! You’ll probably find yourself addicted after your first set, so it’s never too early to learn how to look after them. Here’s our top 7 recommendations:
- Avoid getting them wet for up to 48 hours after application.
- Do not rub or touch your eyes.
- Clean with eyelash foam cleanser every 3 days
- Brush through your eyelash tips in the morning
- Do not use oil based products around or on the eyes
- Do not sleep on your face
- Stay on top of your infills (recommended every 2 - 3 weeks)
Avoid getting your lash extensions wet
You should try to avoid getting your new lashes wet within the first 48 hours. The water will react with the eyelash extension glue and cause a flash cure. This is a little like cooking a chicken from the outside in - cooked on the outside and frozen on the inside. Basically, water will cause the lash bond to become brittle and break.
After the 48 hour period, you’re safe to shower again. It’s a myth that you should never get your eyelash extensions wet once having a new set, in-fact quite the opposite!
Top tip: When showering, don’t position your head in the full strength of water flow. Let the water instead run down your face.
How to clean fake eyelashes
We’re often led to believe that the less we touch and clean around, the better and longer our eyelash extensions will last. This is wrong, in fact, it’s entirely the opposite! The health of your eyes is really important, and, when wearing lash extensions, it becomes harder to clean around them.
How Do I Clean My Eyelash Extensions?
Using a soft bristle brush and specialist eyelash extension cleaning foam, clean approximately every 3 days. Getting into this habit removes traces of natural oils, dust and make-up. This prevents any build-ups causing pressure on your lashes and breaking down the bond. Ultimately, you need to clean clean clean to avoid premature lash shedding.
We recommend you use the new Eyelash Emporium Aftercare Kits. You can purchase them on one of your visits to our salon.
Eyeliner and mascara for eyelash extensions
You’re heading out, and the temptation for more va va voom is huge, so you reach for the mascara and eyeliner to pump up the volume. Please don’t do this! The product gets caught between lashes and build up. This, in turn, becomes much harder to clean and may lead to premature lash loss and affect your eye health! If you must add mascara, it’s vital that you’re using a water-based variant. We hand select mascara and other products in our salon that won’t damage your new extensions or eye health. Ask us about our products when you next visit.
We take great pride in the eyelash services offered to our customers. If you need any advice, or you’re now ready to get your lash extensions, book an appointment online and we’d be happy to help.