PRE + POST CARE INSTRUCTIONS
PRE EYELASH EXTENSION PREPARATION RECOMMENDATIONS:
The only preparation recommended is that you wear no eye makeup to your service appointment as it interferes with the adhesives, remove contact lenses and for best results avoid oil based products for at least 48hrs before your appointment.
POST EYELASH EXTENSION CARE:
- Avoid getting your lashes wet within the first 24 hours after your application.
- For the first 48 hours after application it is suggested to avoid swimming, saunas, or steam rooms.
- It is best to avoid oil based eye products as they will weaken the bond of your adhesive. These include cleansers, moisturisers, cleansing oils/water, aromatherapy oils, spray toners, coconut/rosehip oils, eye creams, mascaras etc. If you use cleansers that aren't safe for extensions you must take care to wipe the cleanser off your face rather than rinse, as residual product will wash into your lashes.
- Do not pick, pull or rub your lashes.
- Do NOT use face cloths, sponges, makeup pads, cotton buds or other items on or near your lash extensions. These will tug at your lashes causing damage and premature lash loss.
- Do NOT use makeup remover wipes while wearing lash extensions. They're full of nasty oils, glycols and emollients that lash extensions do not like which cause your extensions to fall off prematurely. Very prematurely! They won't last long at all when using makeup wipes. Makeup wipes are not an ideal way to cleanse your face in general as they leave residual makeup on your skin and tend to dry out your skin.
- Sleeping on your back with a silk pillow case will help prevent fallout
- Avoid using mascaras that are not formulated for lash extensions.
- Do not use an eyelash curler, perm, or tint your lashes.
- If you experience any signs of irritation contact your lash extensionist immediately . You could be experiencing an allergic reaction to the extensions and need them removed.
- It is recommended to come for your eyelash extension touch up within 2-3 weeks to replace any outgrown lashes.
- Clean lash extensions last longer - lashes must be cleaned at least 3 x per week as part of your home care routine + chlorine, salt, sweat and oils should be removed immediately from lash extensions to maintain the integrity of your lash adhesive.
Some clients believe 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 as per your lash technician's instructions - however this doesn't mean don't get them wet forever!
- Use a specific lash extension foaming cleanser and brush to ensure you're getting an anti bacterial solution on your lashes to maintain eye and lash health. Using a lash specific cleanser will avoid potential glycols, oils and other no-no's for lash extensions that are often found in regular facial cleansers.
- Ask you extensionist for advice on cleaning your lashes at home!
LASH LIFT + TINT
PRE + POST CARE INSTRUCTIONS
PRE LASH LIFT PREPARATION RECOMMENDATIONS:
- Please arrive COMPLETELY FREE OF ALL EYE MAKE UP. If there is ANY mascara left on your lashes, this will result in a rushed service (due to extra time needed to remove make up) and a poor lift!
- STOP ALL USAGE OF WATERPROOF MASCARA & OTHER OIL BASED PRODUCTS AT LEAST 2 DAYS PRIOR TO YOUR LIFT. It is ideal to not wear any mascara 24 hours prior to your Lift. If this is not possible, at least steer clear of the waterproof mascaras and make sure your using a non-oil based mascara.
- Be sure there is no make up remover residue left on your lashes. Just super clean, dry lashes.
- No eye creams, oils or moisturiser in or around the eye area for 48 hours prior
- If you wear contacts, they must be removed prior to the service
- Please arrive a few minutes early to your appointment so you have time to use the restroom. There's no stopping in the middle of a Lash Lift!
- Take it easy on the caffeine before your appointment. Makes for a much more relaxing and less fidgety session.
POST LASH LIFT CARE:
-Do not use waterproof mascara while you have your Lift! Waterproof mascaras are extremely drying and damaging to the lashes.
- No heat, steam, saunas, water, oils, lotions, creams, face wash, make up removers and wipes on lashes for a minimum of 24 hours. In other words, please plan to LEAVE YOUR LASHES FREE AND CLEAR OF EVERYTHING FOR 24 HOURS.
- Oil make up removers do have a tendency to drop the curl a bit faster. That's not to say that you can't use them. But just be aware that you may not get as long a time out of your Lift.
- Have your workout done prior to your appointment. Then please wait 24 hours after your Lift for your next workout.
- I will provide you with a clean mascara brush. Because your lashes are still malleable (shape shifting) within the first day or two, a side sleeper/face sleeper can notice changes to the curl upon waking. Use the brush you are provided to straighten back out the curl pattern. It's a good idea to use that brush every morning after you wash your face, just to further encourage a consistent curl pattern and better grow out.
- As your Lash Lift grows out and your lashes are going through their normal growth cycles, you may notice (usually towards the 6th week or more) that some lashes are twisted over the the side and/or look a bit "frazzled". This is just the remains of the Lift growing out. This is NOT permanent and is NOT lash damage. It can make getting lash extensions difficult to apply for 1-6 months after your appointment - discuss this with a lash artist BEFORE booking a lash extension appointment.
-Although rare, sometimes adverse/allergic reactions can happen. If you experience any irritated and/or swollen eyes, rinse your eyes out throughly with water, take an anti histamine, apply a cold compress and contact your technician straight away. DO NOT RUB your eyes as this will cause way more irritation. If required, seek medical attention.
-Above all else, if for some reason there is something about your Lash Lift that you don't like or that seems wrong...DON'T FREAK OUT! Seriously, this is not an exact science and with certain lash types, it can take a bit of trial and error and adjustment to get just the right curl. If it's something that you absolutely can't live with, contact me and we'll have you pop in to take a look and make any necessary adjustments. Otherwise, just be sure to let me know any questions you have on your next visit.