Eyelash extensions provide thicker, longer, and naturally abundant-looking eyelashes. Eyelashes are made thicker and longer through professional application of an individual synthetic eyelash directly attached to the natural eyelash with a specially formulated bonding agent. Once you have gotten your full set of eyelash extensions, you should return every 1-3 weeks for your followup “fill” appointment.
Lash extensions shed according to your natural eyelash growth cycle. Simply put, your natural eyelash growth cycle is the length of time before your eyelash falls out naturally. The average life span of an eyelash is between 90 and 120 days. And, of course, when your natural eyelash falls out, so does your extension. Everyone’s eyelash growth cycle differs, and often eyelash extensions can last up to several weeks. On average, a person naturally loses 1-4 eyelashes every day. There are six factors that affect how long eyelash extensions may appear to last, with one key factor being how well you take care of them.
AVOID USING OIL-BASED PRODUCTS such as Vaseline, oil based eye creams, eye serums, and cleansers. Read product labels to ensure that the products you are using are “oil-free”. Over time some extension may begin to separate from the natural lash and the use of oil-based products (both natural and synthetic) can make their way causing the extension to separate more quickly. Important caution: please do not intentionally use an oil-based product to remove your extensions, as extensions need to be professionally removed. Oil does not dissolve the adhesive bond and removing your own extensions may cause damage.
WAIT AT LEAST 24 HOURS before getting your lashes wet. This includes showering, splashing water on your face, visits to the sauna/steam room, swimming, crying, and sweating during exercise.
KEEP YOUR HANDS OFF YOUR LASHES no matter how bad you want to touch them. Don’t rub, pick or pull your lash extensions to avoid permanent damage to your natural eyelash. Just as plucking your eyebrow hair can cause damage to the root causing it to not grow back, the same is true for eyelashes.
USE WATER-WASHABLE MASCARA instead of waterproof mascara. Although mascara is not needed after getting lash extensions, if you want to use it, gently apply water-based mascara only to the tips of your lash extensions.
CLEANSE YOUR EYES with an eyelash cleanser. Eyelash cleansers are specially formulated to gently removing debris and oil around the eyes to prolong the life of your lashes and encourage their growth. Avoid using cotton swabs when cleansing your lash line. Always use a sponge applicator or a micro swab which can gently sweep across the base of your lashes without leaving behind trace fibers. After using cleansers, or when your lashes are wet from the shower, always pat them dry; avoid rubbing them with your towel.
Eyelash extensions add extra weight to your natural eyelash, so any additional weight or stress from perming, curling or tinting should be avoided.
Lavish Lashes and Minky’s Eyelash Extensions are available.