swipe for 3 week retention ➡️ how long do extensions last? 🧐 most adhesives boast a 6-8 week hold, and well, maybe if you don’t sweat, blink, emit warmth, produce oil, and your hair doesn’t shed, you will have your full set for two months! there are so many factors in lash retention, and aftercare is crucial for getting the most out of your set.
🧼 cleansing: your lashes should be cleansed daily, twice a day for those with oily skin/lids or if you wear makeup, and after exercising or sweating profusely. use a lash extension cleanser (i love and retail @prolonglash.canada) and cleanse each eye with a soft brush for 15-20 seconds. rinse well, gently pat dry, allow to air dry, then brush with your spoolie.
🛌 sleeping: do not sleep on your lashes! sleeping on your back is ideal, or use a satin pillowcase to reduce friction if you’re a side sleeper. this also prevents hair breakage and wrinkles!
🧴products: avoid using any and all oil containing products around the eye area! this includes makeup, cleanser, creams, serums, and sunscreens. oil is the adhesives kryptonite and will break down the bonds making your extensions shed. most makeup and skin care products contain oil, even those labelled oil-free so read the ingredients carefully! oily offenders include glycerin, glycols, petroleum products, and micellar water.
👉 hands off!: rubbing or touching your eyes incorporates more oils and the friction will loosen the bond. use your spoolie, cleansing brush, or the lint free swabs in your aftercare kit to remove any fibers or debris from your lashline.
the second photo is a well looked after hybrid set after 21 days 😎 because of lash growth, even the most pristinely cared for sets require maintenance within 4 weeks to keep them neat and prevent damage to grown out lashes. the original lashes will begin to shed and need to be replaced, so this client can expect a longer fill at her next appointment, and will then experience another longer cycle with the freshly applied extensions ✨ #blinktwiceforyes