One of the best tips for keeping your new eyelash extensions clean and connected starts before arriving to your lash appointment. Preparing the evening before your appointment by removing all of your eye and face makeup thoroughly with an oil free makeup remover; and cleansing your lashes with water and Johnsons baby shampoo or a professional grade eyelash cleanser for eyelash extensions. Eyelash cleansers are made to remove oils such as makeup and moisturizers that may migrate into the natural lashes, most people cannot see this, but often debris gets left behind and sits in the lash line which makes it difficult for the lash extension to adhere to . Going to a new lash appointment with makeup and dirty eyelashes will slow down your new lash appointment service; and cut into the amount of lash extensions that go onto your natural lashes. At the beginning of your appointment your lash artist will wash your eyelashes before each service to remove any left over makeup that is on your natural lashes. This process of the extra cleansing will help benefit the health of your natural lashes and a better fit for your extensions. Appointments are set for a specific amount of time for a full set or lash fills , coming in with dirty lashes when receiving a full set or lash fill will only take time away from receiving the full benefits of your lash service. Arriving to your appointment with a clean pallet will give you eyelash artist the correct amount of time to carefully craft and design a beautiful new eyelash look just for you.
- Be brave and let your lashes have a break from makeup and mascara the day before or at least the day of your lash appointment. Please do your best not to use mascara 24 hours before your lash appointment. Some mascaras can take several days to completely be removed especially water proof , or long lasting mascara’s . I know this sounds a little bit scary to go without mascara or makeup on your eyes, however it will save you time and money in the long run. This service is an investment in yourself and sharing this advice is hopefully useful for your investment. Starting out with the right steps is much more rewarding when the results give your the best service and you have beautiful lashes stay put with a light amount of shedding between fills. Great results after your first appointment will insure beautiful results each and every time. It is important from the very beginning to understand how extensions work and how they are applied. Lash Extensions are all applied with an adhesive that needs to have a clean, ( squeaky clean) oil free, and dry surface in order for the lash extensions to bond properly. These adhesives all need to cure at least 24 hours, and they cannot get wet during that 24 hour time period. (Lash extensions will not properly attach if the natural eyelashes have makeup and mascara on them . Just a quick wash before you come in will not do the lashes much good , mascara’s are stubborn and some eye shadows and liners are as well.) The adhesive has better retention when the lashes are applied onto clean , dry, oil free natural lash in a low humidity environment of 45 to 50 percent humidity and a temperature of 70 to 72 degrees F. A professionally trained lash artist with a background in esthetics ,nursing and/or who has been professionally trained in eyelash extension services knows just how important it is to create the ideal environment and the proper steps to take to make sure you receive the best service , we greatly appreciate our clients and want them to have the best experience.
- The best service received for lash extensions goes beyond the application. Creating a comfortable and safe environment for the client makes the experience much more enjoyable and a relaxing experience . The benefit of being able to feel relaxed coincides with a great application; a noisy background, chewing gum, texting and bringing friends and family along for a lash appointment is distracting for you and movement of the face and body makes it difficult for your lash artist to carefully separate each of your tiny lashes and properly adhere them to each individual natural lash. Giving yourself a break from distractions is an excellent way to take this time to relax, and unwind from a busy day . The benefit of taking time out for yourself to relax offers a memorable experience and your lashes will look amazing as well as you will be feeling refreshed and beautiful when you leave. Now that you are in the know of what to expect for your future eyelash appointment and fill appointments you can now relax and enjoy a lash spa service and leave with lovely new lashes .
- Remember to clean your new lash extensions every evening before going to sleep, clean natural lashes will stay healthier and your extensions will last longer between fills. Clean lashes are happy lashes!