Caring for Your Lash Extensions

Lash extensions are all the rage and the newest way to upgrade your natural, everyday look! However, they are very delicate and whether you are brand new to lash extensions or get your lashes done regularly, it is important to know the facts about keeping your lashes clean and healthy.

The first 36 hours after getting your lashes are crucial to making sure they last. DO NOT touch them for the first few hours. Lashes are very delicate especially for the first day. The oils in your hands can weaken the root of the lashes making them not last as long. You should also try to keep them as dry as possible for 24-36 hours. This will allow the lash adhesive to cure and hold longer. Also try to avoid sleeping on your face that night until the adhesive is fully cured!

After care is perhaps the most important part of making sure your lashes last. If you have an oily face try usings products that can help control the oils so the adhesive does not weaken. Make sure you clean your lashes properly. You should clean them with the proper soap everyday after taking your makeup off. Failing to clean your lashes can not only make them fall out, but it can cause infection or irritation. The biggest thing to remember is to communicate with your lash technician, if you think you will need a longer session and if you have any questions. We are happy to help if you need anything during your treatment or after!

There are a few major “don’ts” when you get eyelash extensions such as:

  • Don’t play with, pick, or rub your lashes roughly. This can pull your lashes off – natural and artificial.
  • Don’t use oily products on your eyes. This can create build up if not cleaned properly.
  • If you can help it, do not use mascara on your eyelashes.
  • Don’t use makeup wipes/baby wipes/ or cotton pads to take your makeup off.
  • Do NOT remove them yourself. Always get a professional to remove them to preserve your natural lashes.
  • Do not put strip lashes on top of them.

If you’re in Anderson, South Carolina and you’re ready to enhance your look, book with our lash technician today! We’d love to bring your vision to life, at Images Salon & Day Spa. Call us today at 864-225-8355 to book your appointment.