Be gentle with your lashes. No touching, rubbing, water, sweat, or steam for 24 hours.
Avoid running water directly on your lashes.
Avoid oily products (including some sunscreen products) on or near your lashes
If you insist on mascara, only use water based mascara and apply it middle to tip avoiding root area.
Use water based eye makeup remover only!
Do not perm or curl your lashes.
Avoid sleeping on your new eyelashes.
Do not pull on your lashes (this may cause your natural lashes to come out prematurely) – If you want them removed, please come back. A special removal agent is used that will protect your natural lashes.
Maintain extensions with regular touch up appointments.
Frequently Asked Questions
CAN YOU SHOWER OR SWIM RIGHT AWAY? ARE THERE PRODUCTS YOU SHOULD ABSOLUTELY AVOID?
Keep water away from your lashes for the first 12 to 24 hours after application or touch-ups. Water can weaken the adhesive before it is set and cause lashes to fall off. The after-care varies depending on the glue used. For instance, with glue for sensitive eyes, oil-based products or makeup removers around the eye area are not recommended. Using water-proof mascara on the extensions is not recommended for any type of glue, as it is hard to remove and can actually pull off the lashes prematurely when trying to take it off.
IS IT OKAY TO ALSO WEAR MASCARA?
If you are planning to wear mascara in addition to the extensions, only use a specially formulated lash extension mascara. Apply the mascara only on the tips of the extensions and with a very light hand. This will be enough to give your eyes that "pop" along with the extensions. Using mascara at the base of the extensions will get very clumpy and risk of damage is also a factor to keep in mind. Learn more about lash extension mascara- click here!
WILL YOUR NATURAL LASHES GET HARMED OR DAMAGED?
The biggest myth is that lash extensions ruin your own lashes. They do not. If applied correctly and properly, they are safe and do not ruin the health of your natural lashes. Be sure not to rub your eyes or tug or pull on the extensions because this can cause lash loss and even damage to your natural lashes. If lashes are applied properly and to each individual lash, they won’t fall out.
How Often Do You Need To Get Lash Extensions Redone?
Lash extensions last through a full growth cycle of natural eyelashes, typically six to eight weeks. That said, because each person’s lash growth is somewhat variable (just hair growth), I suggest light lash maintenance every two to three weeks to maintain a full look.
Do Lash Extensions Fall Out Over A Certain Period Of Time?
Since each lash extension is attached to a single eyelash, they will fall out naturally along with the natural growth cycle of each lash. We recommend a touch-up every three to four weeks.
When an inexperienced professional applies lashes, he or she often applies one synthetic lash to three to four natural lashes, causing clumps or the lash to break and fall out. In addition, your lashes might fall out if you pick at them or try to pull them out yourself, which is a big no-no. But if you avoid those two problems, your lashes should stay intact.