Lash extensions that last are 50% down to you as the lash tech and 50% down to your client following all the aftercare to ensure the best possible retention.
Making sure you are letting the client know all the aftercare needed to ensure the best possible retention is down to you. You should go through and make sure your client understands the following aftercare.
Aftercare for lash extensions:
- Don't get your lashes wet for the first 24 hours. This will allow time for the adhesive to cure properly.
- Avoid steam rooms, saunas and sun beds for the first 48 hours.
- Don't use any oil-based or waterproof products near or around the lashes. This will break down the bond between the lash and the adhesive meaning the retention of the lashes will be poor.
- Do not tint, perm or curl the lashes.
- Don't pick, pull or rub the lashes, this overtime can cause damage to the hair follicle.
- Don't touch the lashes, any oils that are on your fingers will get onto the lashes and will break down the bond between the lash and the adhesive meaning the retention of the lashes will be poor.
- Make sure you are brushing your lashes! Once in the morning and once at night is enough.
- Make sure you are cleaning your lashes with a lash cleanser.
Cleaning your lashes is important for healthy long-lasting lashes!
Remember - healthy, clean lashes = Better retention
Making sure your clients are cleaning their lashes are important not only will it improve the retention of the lash extensions, it will also keep their natural lashes clean, healthy and free from bacteria. Not cleaning the lash extensions can lead to a buildup of dirt, oil, make up and dead skin, this overtime can lead to infections and lash mites!
Stocking lash cleansers for your clients to purchase is a must. Clients are more likely to purchase the product if it's available at the appointment. Making sure your client knows how to clean the lash extensions is also really important.
How to clean your lash extensions:
- Get your lash cleanser and your lash cleansing brush.
- Pump some of the lash cleanser into the lid or straight onto the eye lid depending on which you prefer.
- Using your cleaning brush, apply some cleanser onto the eye if you have pumped it into the lid. Creating circular movements work the cleanser into the lash line. This will remove any buildup of dirt, oils, dead skin and make up from the lashes.
- Wash your lashes with water, make sure you have washed all the cleanser out of the lashes.
- Pat the lashes dry, do not rub or tug at the lashes as this will pull the lashes out. You can also use a lash fan to dry the lashes.
- Once clean and dry brush through the lashes.