Lash extensions: pre and post

PRE & POST-CARE INSTRUCTIONS

Eyelash extensions increase the length, volume and thickness of your natural lashes. It is a pain-free process and they feel weightless on your eyes. They are also water resistant, so you can shower, swim and exercise without damaging them.

PRE:

  • As a rule, avoid scratching your eyes as this can cause your lashes to break.
  • Remove all eyeshadow and/or mascara before you come to your treatment.
  • If you want to tint your lashes, do this 24 hours prior to your appointment.
  • Remove your contact lenses.
  • Decide whether you want to add length (long extensions) or volume (short extensions).
  • If your eyes are swollen, red or itchy you will have to wait for it to clear up before any treatment can commence.
  • Contraindications: chemo clients, allergic reactions to product or any infections.

POST:

  • Do not wet the extensions for 10 hours after application.
  • Any moisturisers, eye creams, oily or creamy eye make-up removers will act as a debonder to the glue, so take care when washing your face, making circles around the eyes.
  • Use eye make-up remover wipes to remove eyeshadow or eyeliner. Close your eyes and wipe gently. Chrissanthie eyelid cleanser is recommended. Cleanse the rest of your face with normal facial cleanser.
  • Do not rub your eyes or pull your extensions. Rather use the brush supplied. Pulling the lashes out will remove your extensions and hurt or damage the hair follicle, stunting future hair growth.
  • Curling of lash extensions are NOT recommended, especially NOT with a heated curler.
  • Do not use mascara as this will remove the lash extensions. Only use mascara when most of them have fallen out. Special lash extension mascara is available .
  • Be careful when you wash your hair as shampoo/conditioner can run into your eyes and constant rubbing/moisture can remove the extensions.
  • Avoid saunas and steam rooms for 48 hours after your treatment.

FAQs

How long do they last? The lash extensions are semi-permanent and can last anything between three and six weeks, depending on the growth cycle of your natural lashes.

How do I take care of my extensions? Do no rub, pick or pull your extensions. Refrain from using the wrong products (see post-care tips). Comb them regularly with the brush supplied. If any eyeshadow falls on the lashes, wet the brush and gently comb them.

Do eyelash extensions harm my own lashes? No. Your extensions will fall out with your natural lashes. This is perfectly normal. Your own lashes will grow back naturally.

How long will the treatment take? The application of a Classic full set takes +/- two hours.

How often should I come for my lash extensions? In order to maintain your extensions, you will need to come every two to four weeks.

Can eyelash extension be applied to sensitive eyes? Yes, but inform your therapist.

Do I need a break from eyelash extensions? No, unless your therapist recommends otherwise. This would probably be advised if it looks like your natural lashes have been plucked or pulled. A break would be up to four weeks.

How do I remove my extensions? Lash extensions fall out natuarlly or they can be removed with a salon soak off, taking 30 minutes or less. Do not pull or pluck them, as this will damage your natural lashes.

PLEASE NOTE: A full set of lash extensions cannot be guaranteed with late arrivals.