Lash extension: How to keep your lashes for 3 weeks or more

Some of us might not live without our lash extension, here is the details of what to do to look after your lashes extension.

1. NO steam

Avoid ‘steamy’ experiences for 24 hours afterwards. This includes saunas, steam rooms, the gym, hoovering, but also standing by the kettle waiting for it to boil, opening the dishwasher while it’s on and oven door while cooking – who knew these household dangers lay in wait ready to ruin your beautiful lash extensions?

2.NO get lashes wet

No washing hair for 24 hours, the shower will still produce steam and can affect the adhesive bond.

To wash or not to wash lashes straight after treatment is a controversial subject – we know some people say that washing straightaway can help prevent reactions, however, there is another group of lash artists who have found post-set washing makes client’s eyes sting. 

So best is keep them dry for 24 hours.

3.NO micellar water

Micellar water – full of lovely little micelles, perfect for removing make-up quickly and efficiently. People look at the word ‘water’ and assume it’s fine to use on lashes – but it’s not – a micelle is a lipid, i.e. an oil, meaning micellar water is one of the worst products to use on lash extensions.

4.NO makeup wipes

Makeup wipes are also a no-no – they contain fibres which will catch on the lashes and pull them off, and they are impregnated with oil which breaks down the eyelash adhesive.

5. NO waxy eyeliners

Lovely waxy eyeliner packed full of beeswax, form fillers, thickeners and oil – so difficult to remove and so good at breaking down cyanoacrylate. Instead use oil-free eyeliners.

6.YES  clean lashes daily

Clean eyelash extensions often. Every day you should be brushing through the lashes with a mascara wand and you should also be giving yours lashes a good clean! We recommend our Lash Cleansing Duo set, perfect for getting into the lash line to clean away any nasties! Get them for £19.99 in our salon

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