Best ways to make eyelash extensions last longer
If you want your clients to love their eyelashes not only right after the procedure but also after several weeks after leaving a lash salon, you should give them important recommendations!
Why do eyelashes fall out?

Firstly, let's talk about why natural eyelashes can fall out. Don't forget that eyelashes (like hair) need to renew themselves. It's been scientifically proven that, on average, a person loses 4 to 7 eyelashes per day. In addition, in case of poor diet, lack of vitamins and other health problems, eyelash loss can become more frequent.
Average lifespan of eyelash extensions

On average, lash extensions last from 3 to 8 weeks with gentle care. It depends on many factors:
  • the quality of the work of a lash artist;
  • the quality of lash products used;
  • aftercare.
A lash artist should be responsible for the first two factors. But the aftercare falls on the client's shoulders. That is why you should give the most detailed instructions on how to take care of eyelashes.
However, there are some cases when it is difficult to guarantee a long life of eyelash extensions:
  • Pregnancy and breastfeeding.
  • Menstruation.
  • Various diseases and allergic reactions.
  • Hormonal disbalance.
  • Oily skin.
  • Climate change, salt water.
  • Taking antibiotics, vitamins, and other medications.
  • Severe stress, other individual characteristics.
  • Porosity of eyelashes.
What should you tell a client after the procedure in order to maximize the lifespan of the eyelash extensions?
A client should wash the eyelashes regularly.

A client may prepare the foam for cleaning at home by mixing water and baby hypoallergenic shampoo in a ratio of 1 to 5. If the client is too lazy to prepare the foam on his/her own, don't forget to warn him/her that it is worth choosing a ready-made foam that doesn't contain any oils.
Forget about cosmetics containing oils

Such products have a negative effect on lash adhesive. Moreover, your clients should avoid using waterproof mascara, cleansing milk, eyelash growth products and lash curlers!
We brush not only hair, but also eyelashes!

Remember to warn your client to avoid brushing the base of the eyelashes in order not to harm its growth!
Explain to your client why it is dangerous to remove eyelash extensions on their own

This is one of the main points! As you know, self-removal of eyelashes can lead not only to tearing of natural eyelashes, but also to eye injury. Clients often take off their eyelashes not because they don't want to spend money again, but because they don't know how it can harm. Therefore, you should highlight the importance of removing the eyelash extensions in a lash studio.
Is it ok to touch eyelashes?

Of course, after leaving the studio, your clients can touch and scratch their eyes, but they must do this very carefully. Don't forget to warn them against sleeping with their face down in the pillow (even if it's their favorite sleeping position). Otherwise, they may find several lashes in their bed in the morning.
How does glue affect the lifespan of lash extensions?

As we said before, the quality of lash products also plays a significant role . Especially the quality of lash glue. How can you make sure your glue won't let you down? First, check the expiration date. It is also necessary to follow the rules for storing glue:
  • Store in a dark, cool, dry place. Never place it next to a battery or other heating equipment.
  • Avoid direct sunlight.
  • It is not recommended to store the glue in the refrigerator, as sudden temperature changes can affect its work.
Don't forget to check the level of humidity and temperature in your lash room. Optimal conditions for the glue: humidity 40-60%, temperature 18-24 degrees (manufacturers usually write these indicators on the packaging). Use a hygrometer to measure the humidity and temperature. You can order it on ALIEXPRESS for $5.
Remember to change a glue drop every 30-50 minutes and shake the tube before using it!
What else can affect the loss of eyelash extensions?

  • Small contact area due to insufficient amount of lash adhesive.
  • If the base of an artificial eyelash does not fit tightly enough to the natural eyelash, lash extensions may fall out too fast. Moreover, the eyelash will sag and disturb eyes while blinking.
  • Wrong choice of thickness and length of eyelash extensions. When working on weaker eyelashes, use a smaller diameter and shorter lengths.
  • Too long indentation. During the procedure, you must clearly see each lash and control the indent of the inner and outer corners. The ideal indent is 0.5 millimeters.
We hope you found this article helpful!
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