As a lash artist, you know how crucial it is to ensure your client's lashes look their best and last as long as possible. We've compiled this lash guide on the best practices for lash extension aftercare. From tips on caring for the lashes to what to avoid, we cover all the key points you and your clients need to know to keep their lashes looking fabulous for weeks. So, whether you're a seasoned lash artist or a newbie, read our expert tips for Eyelash Extension Aftercare.
Plus, we'll share some tips for longer lash retention!
Following these guidelines ensures your client's lashes stay beautiful and healthy for weeks. So, let's dive into the dos and don'ts of lash extension aftercare!
- Keep the lashes dry for the first 24-48 hours after application to allow the lash adhesive to cure fully.
- Gently cleanse the lashes daily with a lash safe cleanser to remove any makeup, oil, or debris that may accumulate.
- Brush the lashes regularly with a clean spoolie brush to prevent tangling and ensure proper alignment.
- Be gentle with the lashes, and avoid rubbing or pulling them.
- Use oil-free makeup and skincare products around the eyes to prevent the breakdown of the adhesive.
- Schedule regular refills to maintain the fullness and volume of the lash extensions.
- Get the lashes wet or expose them to steam for 24-48 hours after application.
- Use oil-based products or makeup removers around the eyes, as they can break down the adhesive and cause premature lash loss.
- Rub or pull your lashes, which can damage the natural lashes and cause premature shedding.
- Use mascara or lash curlers on the extensions, which can weigh them down and cause damage.
- Sleep on your face or with the lashes pressed against the pillow, as this can cause tangling and damage to the extensions. We recommend using Mulberry Silk Lash Mask to protect the eyelash extensions while sleeping.
EXPERT TIPS FOR BETTER LASH RETENTION
As a lash artist, one of the most important things you want for your clients is longer retention. A longer retention period means happier clients and more repeat business. However, achieving this requires a lot of effort and care. Here are some lash tips that can help you improve your client's retention:
- Properly clean the natural lashes
One of the most important preparations is ensuring they are thoroughly clean. Dirt, oil, and makeup residues can cause the glue to break down faster, leading to shorter retention periods. Make sure to use a lash foam shampoo or cleanser specifically formulated for lash extensions to clean the natural lashes before starting the application process.
- Use high-quality products
Using high-quality lash products can make a significant difference in lash retention. Cheap or low-quality products can be harsh on the natural lashes, causing them to break or fall out faster. Invest in high-quality lashes, adhesives, and other products to ensure longer-lasting lashes.
- Be mindful of humidity and temperature
Your work environment can impact the retention of your client's lashes. Humidity and temperature can affect the adhesive's curing time, and too much humidity can cause the adhesive to break down faster. To ensure the adhesive has enough time to cure correctly, maintain a humidity level of around 50% and a temperature between 65-75 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Proper isolation
Proper isolation is another essential factor in lash retention. Isolating each natural lash correctly and applying the extension to it ensures that it will not pull or weigh down any other lashes, causing them to fall off earlier than necessary.
- Educate your clients
Educating your clients about proper eyelash extension aftercare can go a long way in improving retention. Let them know what they should and shouldn't do, such as avoiding oil-based products and not rubbing their eyes, especially during the first 24-48 hours after application. Also, tell them how often they should come for infills to maintain their lashes.
- Use a good adhesive
The adhesive is the most crucial product in lash retention. Using a high-quality adhesive and properly curing it can make a huge difference in retention. Ensure you're using a suitable adhesive for your client's natural lashes and the environment you're working in.
REMEMBER: Longer lash retention is essential for client satisfaction and repeat business. Properly cleaning the natural lashes, using high-quality products, being mindful of humidity and temperature, proper isolation, educating your clients, and using a good adhesive can all help improve retention.
Proper eyelash extension aftercare is essential for maintaining the longevity and health of your lashes. As a lash artist, you must educate your clients on the dos and don'ts of lash extension aftercare and provide them with tips for longer retention. Following these guidelines lets your clients enjoy their beautiful lashes for weeks.
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