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How to Care for Your New Lash Extensions: A Guide by Signature Beauty Bar

Updated: Jun 10

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Congratulations on your new lash extensions! At Signature Beauty Bar, we want to ensure you enjoy your stunning lashes for as long as possible. Proper aftercare is essential to maintaining the look and longevity of your extensions. Here’s a comprehensive guide to help you care for your new lash extensions:

1. The First 24 Hours

The initial 24 hours after your lash application are crucial for setting the adhesive. Follow these steps to ensure your lashes stay in place:

  • Avoid Water: Keep your lashes dry for the first 24 hours. Avoid washing your face, swimming, or exposing your lashes to steam.

  • Skip the Sauna: Steer clear of saunas, hot tubs, and steam rooms, as the heat can weaken the adhesive bond.

2. Gentle Cleansing

Keeping your lashes clean is essential to prevent buildup of oils and debris, which can weaken the adhesive and cause premature shedding.

  • Use a Lash Cleanser: Opt for an oil-free, lash-specific cleanser to gently clean your lashes. Avoid products containing oil or alcohol.

  • Be Gentle: Use a soft brush or your fingertips to cleanse your lashes. Avoid rubbing or tugging at them.

  • Pat Dry: After cleansing, gently pat your lashes dry with a soft towel. Avoid using cotton pads or tissues, as they can leave fibers on your lashes.

3. Avoid Oil-Based Products

Oil can break down the adhesive used for your lash extensions. To prolong the life of your lashes, avoid using oil-based makeup, cleansers, and moisturizers.

  • Choose Oil-Free Makeup: Opt for oil-free mascara (if needed) and eyeliner. Water-based products are best for maintaining the integrity of your lash extensions.

  • Oil-Free Skincare: When applying skincare products, be mindful to avoid the eye area or use oil-free alternatives.

4. Be Mindful of Sleeping Positions

Your sleeping position can affect the longevity of your lash extensions. To prevent unnecessary stress on your lashes:

  • Sleep on Your Back: Try to sleep on your back to avoid pressing your face into the pillow.

  • Use a Silk Pillowcase: Silk pillowcases are gentler on your lashes and reduce friction, helping to keep your lashes in place.

5. Regular Maintenance

Maintaining your lash extensions requires regular touch-ups and care:

  • Schedule Refills: Book your refill appointments every 2-3 weeks to keep your lashes looking full and beautiful. This helps replace any lashes that have naturally shed.

  • Brush Daily: Gently brush your lashes daily with a clean spoolie brush to keep them looking neat and prevent tangling.

6. Avoid Excessive Touching

Touching your lashes frequently can transfer oils and dirt, which may weaken the adhesive and cause premature shedding.

  • Hands Off: Try to avoid touching or pulling at your lashes. If they feel uncomfortable, consult with Colleen at Signature Beauty Bar for advice.

7. Be Cautious with Makeup Removal

Removing makeup can be tricky with lash extensions. Here’s how to do it safely:

  • Use Gentle Removers: Choose oil-free makeup removers and be gentle when removing makeup around your eyes.

  • Avoid Cotton Pads: Use a microfiber cloth or makeup remover wipe to avoid leaving fibers on your lashes.

By following these aftercare tips, you can enjoy your beautiful lash extensions for weeks to come. At Signature Beauty Bar, we’re dedicated to helping you maintain your lashes and keep them looking fabulous. If you have any questions or need further assistance, don’t hesitate to reach out to us.

Book Your Next Appointment

Ready for a touch-up or interested in getting lash extensions for the first time? Visit our website to book your appointment with Colleen at Signature Beauty Bar today. We look forward to helping you achieve and maintain your perfect lash look!



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