Proper Aftercare For Lash Extensions
Spending money at the salon for any type of service is generally an investment you want to last. Whether it is nails, hair, or lash extensions, life is extended based on aftercare. Yes, you read that right. There is aftercare for lash extensions. Not only does proper care give them a longer life, but it will also help to prevent infections.
Why Cleaning Is Necessary
You wash your body to remove dead follicles, dirt, sweat, and oil at the end of the day. The same philosophy applies to your eyelashes. A buildup of debris is a breeding ground for bacteria, which will get into your eyes. In addition, oils from your eye make-up will break down the adhesive bonds.
How to Clean Extensions
The main thing to remember when caring for your lash extensions is to do everything gently. The rougher you are with your lashes, the quicker they will fall off.
- Step 1 – Remove all make-up with oil-free makeup remover. It is best if you do not apply regular eyeliner or mascara, but rather use liquid liner. Oil-based removers will break down the adhesive. When using any remover, gently wipe your lid using a cotton swab. It is best if you wipe across, but always away from the lashes.
- Step 2 – After cleansing the eyes, remove the remainder of your makeup. Unless you are using an oil-free remover for the entire face, avoid the eye area.
- Step 3 – Take lash extension shampoo and apply it to closed, damp eyes. You will want to dab it on, resisting the urge to rub. After rinsing, if you still feel dirty, then repeat this step.
- Step 4 – Gently dab your rinsed eyes with a towel to dry. Again, resist all urges to rub the lashes into the towel.
- Step 5 – Using a lash brush, gently brush the lashes to separate them.
Some Important Notes
It is important to clean your lashes fairly often, more often if you exercise. You will need to wait at least 24 hours after the application of extensions before getting them wet. You need to allow the bond to set. If you are having any adverse reactions to the adhesive, consult your doctor or medical advice. Once you have ruled out an allergic reaction, your stylist can guide you on other cleaning options available. The end goal is to have beautiful, long lashes that last until your next filling.
For more information contact a salon that offers lash extensions.