Eyelash Extensions Aftercare – What you should and should not do

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This post is particularly important for people who are new to eyelash extensions! Our customers often ask us about the SHOULD and SHOULD NOTs after their sessions to ensure that their eyelash extensions stay clean and last as long as possible. Below are a few tips on how to take good care of your eye area post-appointment!

SHOULD

  • Try your best to keep them dry for the first 24 – 48 hours after your appointment. Avoid swimming/ sauna/ hot showers during this period. 
  • Avoid using oil-based makeup removers around your eye area; micellar cleansing water is your best friend!
  • Use cleansing foam and a brush to cleanse the eyelashes and allow them to last longer – you can purchase a set at our DR.LASH outlets for only $28/-
  • Comb your eyelash extensions regularly with a spoolie

SHOULD NOT

  • Rub your eye area harshly
  • Sleep on your face
  • Use oil-based products around your eye area
  • Mascaras are strongly not recommended; a mascara/eyeliner effect can be achieved solely with eyelash extensions (check out our DOLL, DIVA and AVANT GARDE series)
  • Do not attempt to remove/pull out the extensions on your own; always visit the salon for a proper removal session where the extensions can be removed safely without harming your natural lashes

Our patient and meticulous therapists will always remind our customers again on these important tips during and after the sessions so feel free to ask them anything if you have questions. Hope to see you soon! 🙂

How Long Can Eyelash Extensions Last For?

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How Long Does Eyelash Extensions Last For?

Are you contemplating on whether to get eyelash extensions but worried about how soon it’ll drop off? How long eyelash extensions can last on a person varies, due to several reasons such as the products used, the skills of the therapists, and the aftercare given. If everything is done right, it then all boils down to just one factor, the growth cycle of your own natural lashes.

Just like the hair on your head, your natural lashes go through 3 stages of growth, so seeing some lash loss is all part of the normal growth cycle.

Eyelash Growth Cycle

Anagen (Growth) Phase

Also known as the growth phase, the anagen phase is the period when your eyelashes are actively growing, and lasts between 30 and 45 days. Only about 40 percent of the upper lashes and 15 percent of the lower lashes are in the anagen phase at any one time. Each lash will grow to a specific length and then stop.

Catagen (Transition) Phase

The catagen phase is also known as the transition phase. During this phase, the lash stops growing and the shrinking of the hair follicle happens. If an eyelash falls out or is plucked out during this phase, it won’t grow back right away because the follicle needs to complete the catagen phase before it can move on to the next one. This phase lasts between two to three weeks.

Telogen (Resting) Phase

Known as the resting phase, the telogen phase can last more than 100 days before the eyelash falls out and a new one begins to grow. Because each individual lash is in its own phase of the growing cycle, it’s normal for a few lashes to fall out most days. It typically takes between four and eight weeks to fully replace an eyelash.

It’s therefore important to understand that it’s perfectly normal for your eyelashes to drop. However, proper cleansing of your lashes is also imperative to the shelf life of eyelash extensions. Proper care will help to keep them clean and remove excess oils from make-up or surrounding skin areas.  Facial oils can also break down the bonds and integrity of the extension and can cause early extension separation.

Speak to our lash experts today at DR. LASH for more information!

I Have Sensitive Eyes, Am I Still Suitable For Eyelash Extensions?

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Well, in short, you are. Eyelash extensions are bonded to the natural lash, rather than the eyelid, hence, contact with any part of the eye or skin is at the bare minimum. Though some adhesive might get on the skin at times, it is unlikely to be a significant amount. If you are unsure, do ask our LashCraft Stylists to perform a test on a small part of your skin, this will give an adequate indication if you may have any adverse reaction to the adhesive used.

Nonetheless, there are times that your carelessness may have a part to play for any adverse reactions. For instance, frequent rubbing, and tugging on your eyelashes can not only rip off your lashes, but also transfer glue and other nasty stuff like dirt into your eyeballs, which can cause irritation in people who don’t even have sensitive eyes to begin with.

Hence, with the care and skills provided by our therapists, combined with proper hygiene and care, eyelash extensions will be safe for you. Should you be notoriously sensitive and want to take extra precaution, do get some advice from your ophthalmologist first!

Will Eyelash Extensions Affect The Health Of My Own Natural Lashes?

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This is often a very commonly asked question amongst 2 groups of people. The first group are ladies who have never done eyelash extensions before, and is always afraid to try. The second group are ladies who have done it before, but had a not-so-great experience.

If applied correctly and properly, they are safe and will not ruin the health of your natural lashes. Since each lash extension is attached to a single eyelash, they will naturally fall out with your natural growth cycle of your lashes. Since each lash extension is attached to a single eyelash, they will naturally fall out with your natural growth cycle of your lashes.

Many don’t realize that applying eyelash extensions is a form of art by itself. There’s never a one-size-fits-all type of eyelash extension, and in fact it should be catered to the individual based on numerous factors, which is why we call our eyelash extension services LashCraft. Some of these factors include the weight, length and curl of the eyelash used. Lashes that are too heavy, or clusters (pre-made fan) tends to have a larger amount of adhesive used, which may cause your natural lashes to break.

 

But of course, YOU will also have a part to play in the health of your lashes. Here at DR. LASH, we provide after-care kits and simple guidelines to teach you how to prevent premature lash loss and even damage to your eyelashes. Some of these simple guidelines involve not rubbing, tugging or pulling on your extensions.

The reason why we call ourselves DR. LASH is because we believe in not just looking good, but feeling good. The health of one’s eyelashes are our priority, which is why we have signature treatments like Lash Rejuvenation, aimed at treating your lashes from it’s roots, to grow your own natural lashes healthily, and filling the gaps with eyelash extensions, only when our therapists find that you’re ready.

Still unsure or worried? Don’t hesitate to come on down for a free Lash Analysis, and our therapists will be more than happy to advise from there. See you soon!