GOOD AFTERCARE IS ESSENTIAL!
During the first 24 hours:
- Do not get your lashes wet
- Do not wash your lashes with hot water or steam.
- Avoid swimming, saunas, steam rooms and jacuzzis. If you have a bath or a shower, avoid doing so with water that is too hot, and take take great care to ensure the water is kept away from the face.
After 48 hours:
- Do not try to curl the lashes; if you try, you will snap the extension bonds and could break your natural lashes.
- Do not rub, stroke or pick your lashes.
- You should not undertake any chemical lash service whilst wearing extensions, such as perming or tinting.
- Keep your lashes clean using a water and a recommended lash cleanser - both diluted baby shampoo and boots eyelid cleanser are great.
- Keep any oil-based products away from your extensions.
- Roll the extensions from above to keep them aligned and to remove any loose lashes using the clean mascara wand that you have been given to take away with you.
- If you experiences any itching or irritation to your eyes or lashes you should return to the studio quickly for removal of the extensions. Do not attempt removal yourself
Natural eyelash cycle.
This is the length of time any given eyelash takes to fall out. This is one issue that cannot be changed; no matter how well the extended lash is applied, if a customer's natural lash is at the end of its cycle, then both it and the extended lash will shed.
Hair grows in cycles, and each cycle has three phases – growth (anagen), transition (catagen) and resting (telogen). Hair only grows during the first phase and then it transitions and 'rests' until it falls out. The duration of each phases differs depending on hair's location on the body; for example, hair on your head has a much longer growth phase than your eyelashes do, which is why the hair on your head can grow to great lengths, while your eyelashes grow only a relatively short length. Once your eyelashes stop growing, they transition to the resting phase where they remain until falling out. While the eyelash is resting, the growth cycle starts again from the same follicle and a new eyelash pushes the old one out. The cycle is specific to each individual follicle, however, so some of your eyelashes will be growing while others are resting.
This means that eyelashes are continually falling out, causing gaps to appear after time. We therefore recommend each customer comes in for in-fills every 3-5 weeks to prolong the quality of the effect of the lashes. Some customers, however, may have a faster growth cycle, meaning they will require in-fill appointments more frequently.