Clients should clean their lashes daily with Eyediology’s foam cleanser and eyelash cleansing spritz to free the lashes of any makeup, dirt and most importantly bacteria. Avoid over brushing the extensions as this could lead to them coming off prematurely as well as straining the natural lash with the constant contact. Clients should completely avoid using oil based products on lashes.
Clients should avoid pulling or tugging at lashes, if there is an extension coming loose clients should rather see their lash therapist for them to fix it. Pulling or twisting lashes could cause severe damage to the natural lash. Clients should try their best to sleep on their backs or, if sleeping on their sides, on the edge of their pillow.
- Getting them wet ( for 6-12 hours after an application)
- Avoid extreme heat
- Avoid wearing mascara on them
- Avoid spray tans ( for 6-12 hours after an application)
- Don’t use mechanical curlers on the extensions.
- Lash lifts cannot be done while extensions are on.
- Avoid pulling or tugging
- Slightly itchy eyelid an hour or two after an application
- Slight redness on the eyelid for 1-3 hours then disappears.
Eyelashes are one of the most subtle yet powerful facial features. They draw attention to your eyes, helping you to communicate without saying a word. Eyelash extensions were designed to enhance your eyes by lengthening and thickening eyelashes. There are many forms of extensions which can create the desired look a client is wanting. There are single strands (Synthetic, mink and silk) which are perfectly curled and designed to mimic a client’s natural lash. Eyelash extensions were designed to make an eye appear fuller and more luscious but most importantly to be comfortable and non-invasive for every day wear. Eyelash extensions are ideal for every day wear as well as special occasions.
Depending on whether you are doing a classic, hybrid or volume set as well as how many natural lashes a client may have, a set can take from 60- 90minutes.
Having eyelash extensions applied is a very therapeutic process. Clients should be able to fall asleep during the treatment.
The only time a client will feel a slight pressure is if two lashes have stuck together and they need to be gently pulled apart. The eyelash therapist will firmly hold one extension in one tweezer and the other in the second pair of tweezers, gently pulling them apart. Clients are advised not to scrunch their eyes while this is taking place as they will pull towards themselves and since the two lashes are being held firmly in the technician’s tweezers it will yank their natural lash which could cause it to be uncomfortable.
One of the main benefits of having eyelash extensions done, is never needing to wear mascara again. Eyes can be made to look incredibly natural or dramatic so the need to further mascara application is unnecessary. However, some clients feel the need to use mascara close to when their fills are due (or if they are overdue on an eyelash refill), in this case we advise to only use water based mascaras and only to apply to the tips of the lashes (not wiggle it too much into the base of the lashes) as cleaning is a little harder with extensions on. Too much rubbing to get mascara off could cause tension on your natural lashes causing them to break. The most important things when cleaning lashes is to use an oil free makeup remover and to be gentle. However, mascara is not advised to be used with extensions, this is especially true for volume lashes as it clumps the perfect fans together!
Mechanical eyelash curlers are not advisable to use on natural eyelashes as they have a tendency of breaking the lash. Heated eyelash curlers is recommended rather. However, when applying eyelash extensions there are many different types of curvatures that can be used to receive the desired effect the client is looking for. Eyelash curlers are therefore not necessary at all.
YES AND NO. The simple answer to this is, yes it can cause a certain degree of damage to a client’s natural eyelashes. A lash technician will need to be trained thoroughly to know how to apply extensions correctly. The placement of the extension, thickness or weight of the extension, the length of the extension, the amount of glue used as well as eyelashes being correctly isolated all contribute to how your lashes will bode going forward. Untrained technicians will use too much glue causing the lashes to clump together, the wrong weight of lash or the incorrect length of extension which could lead to traction alopecia. Traction alopecia happens when excessive tension is placed on the hair shaft, causing the hair to fall out and damaging the hair follicle. It is questionable if eyelash can or cannot grow back after this stage has been reached.
Choosing a trained lash professional is of the utmost of importance as they have been taught how to minimize/ prevent this from happening. Natural eyelashes go through strong and weak stages. Trained professionals will be able to identify when a client’s lashes are going through a weak stage and they will then make the necessary changes/ adjustments in length and thickness of the extension to help assist the natural lash. In severe cases where lashes are breaking and starting to thin out, the technician should advise you to take a break for a few months and they should explain all the different options of making your lashes grow back strong and healthy before putting the extensions back on again.