Aftercare is no afterthought
Ensure your extensions stay beautiful and last as long as possible
The average life span of an eyelash is between 90 and 120 days. Your eyelash extensions will shed according to your natural eyelash growth cycle, and when your natural eyelash falls out, so will your extension. Everyone’s eyelash growth cycle differs, and often eyelash extensions can last up to several weeks. Six factors affect how long eyelash extensions may appear to last, and one key factor is how well you take care of them.
MAKE YOUR LASHES LAST LONGER
Avoid using oil-based products
Oil-based products, like Vaseline, oil-based eye creams, eye serums, and cleansers, are no friends to eyelash extensions. We recommend reading the product labels carefully to ensure that any products are oil-free. Some extensions may begin to separate from the natural lashes over time, and oil-based products (both natural and synthetic) can cause extensions to separate more quickly.
Important safety notice: Never intentionally use an oil-based product to remove your extensions! All extensions must be professionally removed. Oil does not dissolve the adhesive bond, and removing your extensions this way may cause lasting damage.
Wait at least 24 hours
Wait before getting your lashes wet; avoid activities including showering, splashing water on your face, visiting a sauna or steam room, swimming, crying, and sweating during exercise.
Do not touch your lashes
No matter how badly you may want to touch your lashes, don't. Never rub, pick or pull your Lavish Lashes® to avoid permanent damage to your natural eyelash. Just like plucking your eyebrow hair can damage the root causing it not to grow back, the same is true for eyelashes.
Use water-washable mascara
Avoid waterproof mascara. You will not need mascara after getting Lavish Lashes®, however, if you want to use it, gently apply water-based mascara only to the tips of your lash extensions. We recommend Max2 Volume Up Mascara, specifically formulated for lash extensions.
Cleanse your eyes
The Lavish Lashes® Gentle Eyelid Cleanser and the Guinot Eye Cleansing Gel are specifically formulated for gently removing debris and oils around the eyes to prolong the life of your lashes and encourage their growth. Avoid cotton swabs when cleansing your lash line and always use a sponge applicator or a micro swab to gently sweep across the base of your lashes to avoid leaving behind trace fibers. After using cleansers, or when your lashes are wet from the shower, always pat them dry and avoid rubbing them with your towel.
Are you a side sleeper?
Introducing the Antibacterial Lash Pillow by Save My Face® - a must-have for lash therapists! This pillow, which weighs only 1 oz, is made of fluid-resistant CA-regulated medical vinyl and provides gentle neck support while allowing you to view the base of lashes with ease. It is easy to disinfect and clean, making it a favorite of professionals worldwide, including surgeons, nurses, aestheticians, massage therapists, and, of course, lash professionals.
Are you a side sleeper?
About Max2, which has nurturing ingredients and can be applied to the lashes, promoting their durability and enhancing their appearance.
Contact your certified lavish lashes® stylist
To avoid rubbing your eyes too aggressively on your pillow while sleeping, you may want to consider purchasing a Save My Face Pillow® to support your neck and head while freeing the space around your eyes to prevent wrinkling and damage to your lashes.
Eyelash extensions add extra weight to your natural eyelash. Avoid adding weight or stress to your lashes with perming, curling, or tinting.
Ask your lavish professional about Max2
Max2 contains nurturing ingredients and can be applied to eyelash extensions, promoting durability and enhancing appearance.
Contact your certified lavish lashes® stylist if you experience signs of irritation
Signs of irritation may appear as redness, itchiness, or swelling around the lash line, which may occur within 24 hours of the application. In case of an allergic reaction, the lash extensions might have to be removed. To avoid damage to your natural lashes never remove the eyelash extensions yourself.
BOOK YOUR NEXT APPOINTMENT
Plan a follow-up session
Schedule a follow-up appointment with your professional Lavish Lashes® stylist within 2 – 3 weeks to replace any outgrown lashes.
Feel free to consult the staff at the Lavish Lashes® office or your Lavish Lashes® professional for any questions regarding the after-care of your Lavish Lashes®.