How do I clean eyelash extensions?
STEP BY STEP
- Remove all eye-makeup using an oil and glycol-free makeup remover. If taking off eyeliner, use a cotton tip dipped in remover and wipe it across your lid, or away from the lid. Never towards the extensions. Don’t use cotton balls as you’ll get into a furry mess, as they will catch on the bases of the extensions.
- If you are wearing heavy foundation, remove this too before washing eyes, using your cleanser of choice but AVOIDING the eye area. Some cleansers contain oil, particularly cream cleansers and ‘cleansing oils’
- Wet your eyes with cool water. Take a very, very small amount of a lash shampoo and lather it up on your palm. Apply this to both eyes, one at a time, splashing it over them. Don’t rub them like you’re washing hair though; just gently splash it over your closed eyes. If your eyes still feel grubby, repeat.
- Rinse it off and dab them gently dry. It doesn’t matter if they are a little damp, stuck together with water etc., when you brush them they will re-separate.
- Use your lash wand to very gently twirl through them and fan them back out.
- Do this 2-3 times per week.
– IMPORTANT – do wait at least 24 hours first (unless your technician has ‘snap cured them’ using a mister, some do, some don’t, we are currently trialing it but at the present time are still comfortable with our wait-24-hours policy) before wetting them.
* If you suspect that you have blepharitis, it’s important to first rule out an allergic reaction to eyelash adhesives, or that you do not have some other underlying eye condition. Please contact your doctor or pharmacist for medical advice first.