The True First 48hrs
The first 48 hours after receiving a new set or a touch up on the eyelash extensions are crucial. The after care instructions that your eyelash tech gave you are important and could determine how long your extensions last.
I can tell you from personal experience that following the instructions makes a huge difference. Some directions may include not to get the extensions wet, no eye makeup(such as eyeshadow, mascara or eyeliner), heavy exercising or sleeping on your stomach. I would even include to watch the temperature when taking a shower or bath and make it quick! Hot water cause mist in the air…which falls onto your extensions. Also, have your hair or facial appointment before the eyelash appointment. The oils, sprays or creams used during those services will interfere with the adhesive.
One of the main reasons for all the do’s and don’ts is because the eyelash adhesive needs time to cure, or set. Following the 48 hour after care instructions give your lashes a longer “life span”. Be good to your lashes! These extensions cost a pretty penny and take time(at least 90 minutes for a new set). There are some other things to do during the weeks you are wearing the extensions that may extend or shorten the lasting power…stay tuned for the next post 😉