Clean lash extensions last longer – lashes must be cleaned as part of your home care routine!
Some clients think that keeping their lash extensions away from water will keep them on longer, however this is very untrue and has quite the opposite effect! Your lash extensions will fall off prematurely when you avoid cleansing them. Yes, always avoid water for the first 24 hours or as per your lash technician’s instructions – however this doesn’t mean don’t get them wet forever!
It’s critical you cleanse your lash extensions. Improper cleansing or avoiding cleansing all together will cause problems resulting in your lashes not lasting as long as they should. Not cleansing regularly or correctly also leads to potential infections, irritations, poor lash health/growth and lash mites (yes these are a real thing!).
Dead skin cells, dirt, makeup and oil will build up in your lash line very quickly! All this build up will eat away at your lash extension’s bond, breaking it down over time. Lash extension glue LOVES to be kept clean in order to maintain it’s strong bond to your natural lash.
Dirty lashes causes your lash glue to become weak resulting in extensions falling off your natural lash instead of lasting the entire life of the natural lash cycle and falling out when the natural lash is shed.
Dirty lashes don’t necessarily look dirty when looking in the mirror, but under your lash technician’s lamp with magnifying glasses the build up is very obvious.
Just as you wouldn’t go to the dentist with un-brushed teeth, always come to your lash appointment with freshly washed lashes. Don’t wear any mascara to your appointment as removing it is tedious and eats into your lash application time meaning less lash extensions applied by your lash technician.
Mascara residue can also cause poor adhesion resulting in your lashes not lasting as long. I’m not a fan of wearing mascara on extensions because the rubbing required to remove it causes damage and lash loss. If you feel the need to wear mascara it MUST be a lash extension safe mascara which I have available to purchase.
The benefits of regular lash cleansing
Clients who wash their lashes correctly between appointments return with SO MANY more lashes left compared to clients who don’t cleanse at all (or cleanse incorrectly). A refill shouldn’t be done when you have little to no lash extensions left – a refill is done when you just start seeing gaps (ideally when 50% lashes remain). This ensures your lashes are always looking full and lush.
Most clients with regular lash growth that look after their well applied lashes are able to go 3 weeks between refill appointments and return with 50% lashes left. If you’re not getting these results then it’s time to check your home care routine to see if we can figure out what’s going on…
Clean Lash Extensions look and feel new again!