Eyelash Extension aftercare is as important as choosing your certified Eyelash Extension Stylist!

Immediately following an appointment

The following activities will result in a weaker bond and premature eyelash extension loss and therefore should be avoided during the first 48 hours following an eyelash extension application. This is the length of time the adhesive takes to fully cure.

  • Exposure to heat, steam, sauna or friction

  • Application of eye and eyelash cosmetics

  • Exertive exercise that causes facial perspiration

  • Sleeping on side or stomach

  • Receiving chemical treatments, such as eyebrow tinting, eyelash tinting or perming, hair bleaching or dyeing.

  • Receiving irritating eye-area treatments, such as chemical peels, skin-resurfacing procedures, eyebrow or any form of facial waxing or laser treatments.


Reducing Sensitivities

  • Avoid scheduling other “pamper me” appointments within the same day or two of your lash appointments. Many people treat themselves to a full day to catch up on their “Trims, Treatments and Trends” – this results in a day – or a couple of days in a row, of more exposure than usual to chemicals and irritants. For instance, having your hair coloured, your nails done and your Lash Extensions touched-up is A LOT of chemical/irritant exposure in a short period of time…possibly enough to trigger the body to have a heightened sensitivity reaction.

  • All eyelash extension adhesives contain cyanoacrylates. It is this substance that creates the ultimate eyelash extension bond. It takes 24-48 hours to cure fully during which time it releases slow fumes. These can be an eye irritant. At Glamoholic we force a cure, using hydrogen (water) as the accelerator – in the form of a cool mist from a compression nebulizer. This allows you as the client to wash your lashes before going to bed on the evening of your appointment. Please follow the instructions below on Lash Cleanliness.


Other no- no's

  • No use of waterproof mascara - if you use mascara it should be water soluable.

  • No use of oil based products around the eye area, especially your eye-make up remover and facial cleanser.

  • If you get regular facials, please advise your Esthetician that no oil based products should be applied around the eye area.

  • No use of eyelash curlers

  • No tinting or perming of eyelashes while wearing eyelash extensions.

  • No continuous tugging, rubbing or pulling on the eyelash extensions.

  • Do not visit saunas or steam rooms frequently. Routine exposure to heat may cause the bond to loosen.

  • Be gentle with your lashes, avoid tugging and getting them caught on clothes and towels

  • Never pull off the eyelash extensions as this will pull out your natural eyelashes

  • The most common cause of lash extensions falling out before the end of your natural lash cycle includes excessive touching, use of oil based products, layering on excessive amounts of mascara which requires excessive cleansing, & frequent exposure to heat sources such as spas, saunas & tanning salons.

  • Avoid blasts of direct heat as this can cause the lash extensions to lose shape... i.e. step aside when opening the oven/bbq or if you smoke turn head to the side when lighting a cigarette

The importance of Lash Cleanliness and maintenance

  • Lashes should be cleaned at least 3 times a week for non-wearing make-up clients and every night for clients who do wear make up.

  • If lashes are not kept clean this can lead to a build up of oils, dirt and make-up which can cause itching, irritation or inflammation otherwise known as Blepharitis

  • Use a micro fibre applicator or pointy tip cotton cosmetic applicator to get in between the lashes to clean away eyeliner and eye shadow, using your oil free make up remover.

  • Cleanse and wash your lashes with baby shampoo and warm water, make a Lash Shampoo see recipe below or use Theralid Eye Cleanser.

  • Gently blow dry your lashes to dry thoroughly. Hold your blow dryer on your lap facing upwards and dry on the cool setting

  • Gently brush through your lashes after drying and every morning to maintain a good appearance.

  • If possible use a Lash Sealant i.e. Black Diamond Sealant every other day to extend the life of your lashes.

  • Schedule your re-lash appointment within 2-3 weeks of your initial eyelash extension appointment


Allergic reactions

  • Allergic reaction or allergy to eyelash extensions? Yes, this is possible. It is rare but it can happen. ·

  • Please follow the lash cleanliness steps to avoid an allergic reaction due to a build up of make up, chemicals from cleansers, oil and other cosmetics. This type of bacterial infection is commonly known as Blepharitis.

  • In the case of an allergic reaction to adhesive or eye gel pads. Completely clean area with Lash Shampoo (below) or Steralid Eye Cleanser.

  • Applying a warm compress to your eyelids for five minutes once to twice per day can help too. If symptoms of itchiness, redness and/or puffiness persist seek medical assistance immediately.


Lash Shampoo Recipe 

In a foam pumper, mix (can pick up at Sally's or maybe the dollar store)

1 part baby shampoo 

3 parts bottled or purified (NOT TAP) water

1/2 teaspoon baking soda*


The instructions are simple - wash daily with the lash Shampoo. Use a fluffy handful (no less than the size of a golf ball) to cleanse the lashes; eyes closed; using upward strokes and gentle gestures over the eyelid. No "see-saw" scrubbing back and forth - just upward strokes from root to tip. Rinse thoroughly. Do NOT towel dry the lashes, but blow them dry with a hair dryer. It is important to use a hair dryer to dry the lashes evenly so they separate without difficulty.


*Baking soda reacts with and tempers acidic qualities (i.e. glue fumes when curing), has mild antiseptic properties and soothes irritation, relieves itching & burning symptoms of allergic reactions .


Eyelash Extension Aftercare

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