First things first, our eyelashes fall out every four to six weeks just like the hairs on our head. We just don’t realize it because they’re small and fine. Eyelash extensions only get a bad rap because it’s more noticeable to spot natural eyelashes that have shed when they’re glued to long, thick and solid black fibers, and people don’t realize the process is normal and not a result of extensions. Your own eyelashes will, in fact, grow back. Because of the lash shedding cycle, new natural eyelashes are always growing in, hence why you get "infills.” If new eyelashes weren’t always growing back, there would be nothing for the technician to fill. In other words? If eyelash extensions really made your eyelashes cease growing, refills wouldn’t even be possible, because there has to be a natural lash for the extension to adhere to.
The answer is Nothing about the process hurts! It’s not a matter of tolerance levels; there simply is no pain involved in the eyelash extension process. If you are worried about someone using tweezers close to your eyes, you might feel anxiety, but the pain is not part of the deal.
Getting eyelash extensions does not affect the natural growth cycle during or after you decide to stop getting them applied. Many people feel that their natural lashes get thinner or shorter afterwards, but it’s essentially an optical illusion. You get used to waking up every day with thicker, dark, curled, longer lashes. So, understandably, you think your eyelashes are thinner and shorter after the extensions have ended. In actuality, that is not the case and getting extensions has no chemical effect on the thickness or length of the lashes you were born with.
Many people think that you have to take breaks from getting extensions in order to let your natural lashes “breathe”. The idea that it’s not good to get repeated extensions because your eyelashes need breathing room is mere myth. Your eyelashes do not know that extensions are being applied to them, and they continue to shed off like normal, and a new natural lash will grow back. However it is completely up to the client whether or not they wish to take a break.
- DO NOT wash your eye, avoid steam and sweat for 24 hours after lash application.
- DO NOT use oil-based product, cream and waterproof mascara. Use only water-based makeup & makeup remover.
- DO NOT perm, tint or use an eyelash curler.
- Remove makeup around the eye with a cotton swab.
- BE Careful to avoid pulling extension or rubbing eyes.
- Please seea trained lash technician to have your extension removed.
- To extend the life of your lashes, please schedule touch-up every 3 weeks.
Step 1: Removal All Makeup on and Around Your Eyes Using an oil-free makeup remover, start to remove the makeup on and around your eyes. For example, if you’re removing eyeliner, take a lip applicator or soft clean make up brush and use a foam cleanser before brushing around the skin and lashes. Stay away from cotton buds. Fluff can get into the eyelashes and you’ll find it becomes incredibly difficult to remove. Step 2: Remove Your Foundation If you tend to wear a lot of foundation, you need to remove this as well. Remove it using your preferred cleanser but stay away from the eyes. Particularly as many foundation removers are oil-based or contain some oil at the very least. Step 3: Wash Those Lashes To wash them, you need to gently wet your eyes and lashes with some cool, not hot, water. Then take a little lash shampoo or a lash cleansing brush and work it up into a lather in the palm of your hand. Now apply it to your eyes and gently brush your lashes. Repeat this part of the process until your eyes feel clean and refreshed. Step 4: Rinse and Dry Those Lashes Next, rinse your eyes off, so all the shampoo and excess dirt and makeup are removed from the area and your lashes. When it comes to the drying, much like with the washing, you need to avoid rubbing them, just pat/dab them gently with a soft paper tissue Step 5: Brush Those Lashes Out The final part of cleaning your eyelashes is to simply give them a brush out, twirling your lash wand gently through them before fanning them out. Ensure that you never brush your lash extensions while they are wet. Dry them properly with a tissue or use the cold setting on a hair dryer.