The Before and Aftercare of Lashes

By Mar 19,2018

For those of you who have never had eyelash extensions, they comprise of individual lashes made up of silk, mink or synthetic material that are individually attached to your own natural lashes. This treatment is intricate and time consuming it can take up to two hours for a full set – an opportunity for a great power nap!

If it is your first exposure to lash extensions or Lash Lift you will need a patch test atleast 24 hours before your treatment.

The incredible thing about lash extensions is that they guarantee thick, fluttery, perfectly-curled lashes and accomplish the look that mascara can never achieve.

With proper care your lash extentions should last about a month, without the need for any infill’s.

Tip: Avoid wearing waterproof  mascara for a week before your lash lift or lash extension appointment as it leaves an invisible film on your lashes that will keep the lash extentions from fully adhering or your natural lashes properly lifting.

If you wear contact lenses please ensure you have a spare pair with you or your glasses, as your contact lenses must be removed for both lash extention and Lash Lift treatments.

Once your therapist has applied your eyelash extensions you will need to look after them to avoid them from falling out. However, it is perfectly normal for a few to shed during the first twenty-four hours whilst the adhesive is still setting, so this is nothing to worry about.

Aftercare:

Avoid getting lashes wet for the first 24/48hours

Avoid saunas, steam rooms and swimming for the first 48 hours

Avoid any oil on the face and around the eye area, as oil will take the lashes straight off, be especially careful with sun creams.

Avoid pulling or rubbing eyes

Avoid wearing any mascara

Avoid any tinting or perming treatments on eyes while the lashes are on

Avoid using eyelash curlers

Gently brush or comb through your lashes daily with the brush the therapist provides.

Please contact us if you want the lashes removed or if you discover any discomfort or irritations.

Lash Lift, aka LVL is a new updated treatment that has taken over from the old-fashioned lash perm. The lashes are glued onto a curved silicone pad to which the lifting and setting lotions are applied. The whole treatment takes about forty-five minutes to an hour.

Lash Lift is an amazing treatment for anyone, perfect for holidays if you don’t want to wear mascara or for general everyday wear. I have Lash Lift treatment regularly and absolutely love it as I’m fairly low maintenance and prefer the extra 10minutes in bed rather than faffing around with mascara in the mornings! I also love the fact that they are my own natural lashes.

NB: For the first 48 hours following your treatment it is essential to take extra care as your lashes are still adjusting to their new shape.

Aftercare

Avoid getting lashes wet for the first 24/48hours

Avoid saunas, steam rooms, swimming or washing your face with hot water for 48 hours

Avoid touching or rubbing eyes

Avoid any lash curlers

Avoid oil on the eyes; check your eye make up remover is oil free

Avoid waterproof mascara

Another thing to consider after having Lash extensions and Lash Lifting treatments is how you sleep. Try to avoid sleeping face down on the pillow to keep your lashes as perfect as possible. Your new lashes are very easily distorted when your face is against your pillow throughout the night. Always brush your lashes using a clean mascara wand especially after getting them wet to ensure they dry naturally in their natural shape.