With 2019 now upon us and the VERY warm and humid weather in full force, we thought it was a good time to remind everyone of aftercare for their lashes.
We recommend trying to keep the lashes dry for 24 hours, and this includes away from extreme heat/sweat and steam. Some salons don’t agree with this, and that ok. This is mainly so that you keep things like shampoo, oily face creams etc from getting on them and to avoid touching them whilst they are brand new and that they aren’t exposed to steam straight away.
No oil. Lashes HATE, hate hate oily products, full stop. Micellar water is included here, as many micellar waters actually contain oily ingredients. PLEASE DON’T USE MICELLAR WATER! Use an oil-free makeup remover (we stock a couple, and everyone visiting in December will be given a mini @lashgame_sydney oil-free remover. Please avoid any waterproof makeup and things like gel/pot eyeliners as they are sticky and the oils eventually degrade the lash adhesive. If you use mascara on your volume lashes, it will destroy them and they will look like clumpy classic lashes.
Sunscreen – it’s very important to use it, of course, but make sure it’s an oil-free one. Spray on isn’t a great idea either as it will get all in between your lashes, if you spray your face. Many brands made specific sunscreen for face.
Clean your lashes – it gets the skin oils off them. Did you know that your eyelids are one of the oiliest parts of your body? We recommend this stuff: https://lash-game.com/shop/aftercare-products/eyelash-extension-foaming-cleanser/ (we also sell it in all of our salons), it’s liquid gold (ok, it’s white and foamy, but it’s magic stuff). Foaming lash wash, to be used after removing makeup. Clean them very gently with the soft cleansing brush, never rubbing down hard onto the extensions. When you remove makeup, so do gently – I use a cotton tip (the el-cheapo, non-fluffy kind!) dipped in makeup remover to work eyeliner off very gently, working AWAY from the lashes. Follow the makeup removal with a lash wash. Makeup wipes/cotton pads are not suitable for use around eyelash extensions.
No strip lashes on top, unless you like to torture your lash artist for fun. We know when they’ve had strip lashes on top. The glue leaves a residue that gets stuck in between your extensions and is impossible to pick out without doing a bit of damage. If you are getting classics but they are not full enough for you, why not let us try Hybrids or Volume for more of a strip lash look?
In summer, your hair (and your lashes) grow faster, and if it’s very steamy, extensions may not last as long. It’s likely you will need infills a little more frequently than in the dry winter months, when lashes don’t grow as fast, and your skin usually has less oil sitting on it.
And if you have any questions at all, give us a call – we are only too happy to help! .