Although you may wet your lashes straight away and the adhesive dries in 1-2 seconds, the chemical changes it goes through to cure can take a full 24 hours, before this time the bond is still fragile so do take care when brushing etc.
> After this time you must wash your lashes everyday. At your first appointment for a full set we will provide you with a free aftercare pack which consists of a sample sachet of a cleanser, a foamer pump bottle, brush to cleanse your lashes and a brush to comb your beautiful extensions.
>DO NOT use mascara/liquid eyeliner. They will break down the adhesive over time, it will close volume fans and reduce your retention. It is also extremely difficult to completely remove all traces resulting in a dirty, unhealthy lash line. They also cause lashes to clump together which leads to premature shedding and over time permanent damage.
**Please note: Repeat offenders of this will be removed from my client base. I do my upmost to keep your natural lashes in perfect condition and will not take responsibility for natural lash damage due to bad aftercare.
>Do brush your lashes 2-3 times a day.
>Return for your maintenance every 2-4 weeks and be sure to book your appointments in advance where possible.
>Do not pull/pick your extensions.
>Avoid makeup wipes to cleanse your face as they contain oil.
>Be careful when applying moisturisers/face creams.
Do I need a patch test? Even If I have had extensions on before somewhere else?
Yes. If you are a new customer of ours and have not been patch tested for extensions or for eyelash/brow tint, you will need to do so at least 48 hours before your appointment. As every lash technician uses different products and glue, we need to ensure that we minimise a reaction by doing a patch test before hand. This is not only for insurance purposes, but as a reputable technician who cares about our clients, if we didn't patch test we wouldn't be doing our job correctly; our first priority is your health. We need to point out however, that by having a patch test will give us very good indication as to wether you are going to have a reaction - it does not rule it out. A reaction is still possible and can happen at any point (generally within the first 48 hours) The more exposure you have to the glue (which contains an ingredient called CYANOACRYLATE) the more risk you are to having a reaction.
So what is involved in patch testing for eyelash extensions?
As the glue is an irritant and will not touch the skin during application, we do not apply the glue to your skin directly. We place approx 6 lashes to each eye and use all the products on you that we would on the day such as under eye pads, tape, primer etc
How long will they last for?
Dependant on how you care for your lashes, they can last for up to 6/8 weeks. However, to keep them looking full it is recommended to have them infilled every 2/3 weeks.
Taking care of your semi-permanent lashes
Semi-permanent eyelash extensions are wonderful because they are completely low-maintenance. Please do not get the eyelash extensions wet for 24 hours after they are applied. You cannot use any oil based makeup removers or products on the lashes or around the eyes. The best care for these lashes is to just leave them alone, which is why they are so great – you will revel in the time it saves you in the morning when you pop out of bed looking bright-eyed as though your mascara and eye makeup is already done!
Does the procedure hurt?
No you should not feel any pain throughout the procedure. You will however be required to keep your eyes closed for the duration of your treatment to allow me to apply the lashes with ease.
How long does the treatment take?
A full set of Classics take approx 2 hours
A full set of Volume takes approx 3 hours
Infills take less time, dependant on how many lashes need to go on.
Can I wear contact lenses?
Yes you can- The lashes are applied only to your natural lash and do not touch any skin or the inside of your eyelid. It does not affect the lens at all. However, you must remove your lenses before any eye treatments to prevent any glue fumes from getting trapped behind the lense which could cause irritation.
Can I get my eyelashes tinted?
You can get your lashes tinted before the procedure but not after, it is recommended but not essential to have them tinted if you have very light pale lashes, as this will darken the root and blend in with the lash extension. A patch test for any tinting is required 48 hours before.
Can I wear mascara with the lashes?
No Way! The oil in the mascara can break the bond of glue and weaken the lash. You can wear normal mascara on the bottom lashes.
Do they take off your own lashes when they come off?
No they should not take off your own lashes when you remove a full set, when properly applied they should not damage your natural lashes at all. Over a 6 week period, your natural lashes grow and shed, they will shed along with any extension on that lash, which is why you need infills on a regular basis.. You will lose approx 3-5 natural lashes a day due to the natural lash shedding cycle. If you pick, pull and brush too hard then of course they will come out along with the extension.
Are eyelash extensions right for me?
If your eyelashes are naturally very curly. frizzy/ kinked all over then it is very difficult to guarantee the endurance of the lash extension put on- please get in touch before booking.
If you have had any eye complaint and have any of the below, then it is advised to not have eyelash extensions;
Conjuntivitis (within the last month)
Dry Eye syndrome (medically confirmed and on going)