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AFTERCARE + RETENTION

I JUST BOUGHT MYSELF SOME PRETTY LASHES.. now what?!

DAY 1:

Enjoy them, and let them be! Allow the adhesive to do it's job + completely cure to 100%. Don't fuss about with excessive combing or touching. Wash before bed + again in the morning. You’re not even stressed, because you planned ahead + scheduled your first Infill at the 2 week mark (where you will have at least 50% of your extensions remaining).

DAY 2 + ON + ON:

Every single day, cleanse your lashes 1-2X with an extension safe cleanser + soft bristled brush. Rinse, blot dry + softly comb with a mascara spoolie. Loyal lash clients book their Infills months in advance to make sure their self car lash naps are booked around their busy lives. Weddings, birthdays, vacations. Lashes are an accessory that lives with you. They’re easy to fall in love with + can easily fit into most lifestyles with the proper education.

  • Use oil-free makeup remover.

  • Pay special attention to your lash line when removing makeup

  • Gently clean  your lashes with the cleanser, brush, and rinse bottle provided to you at your appointment. Please let me know if you   need a  refill of the cleanser, or if you need to purchase any of these items

  • After cleansing your lashes, gently pat them dry with a VIVA brand paper towel or blow dry them with a blow dryer on a cool setting held at arm's length.  A small, hand -held fan is also a good option for drying your lashes.

  • Brush lashes twice a day with the wand provided to you at your appointment. Do not over brush them, as this can cause them to fall off prematurely.

  • Sleep on your back or on your side with lashes off the pillow.  A special sleeping mask that protects your lashes can be purchased.

  • Schedule regular touch-up appointments (fills) every 2-3 weeks.

  • Don't tan or spray tan 48 - 72 hours after application.

  • Don't use mascara on your lashes.

  • Don't perm curl your lashes.

  • Don't pull or tug on your lashes. 

  • Don't  rub your eyes.

  • Avoid saunas and hot steam (including facials) while wearing extensions.

  • Avoid letting water from your shower head run directly onto your lashes.

  • Do not use eyeliner pencils - use an oil-free felt or pen tip only.        

  • Do not use cotton balls or pads with loose fibers that can catch on your lash extensions.

  • NEVER attempt to remove your lash extensions - they must be professionally removed. If I applied your lash extensions, I will remove them free of charge. If another technician applied your lashes, there is a $35+ fee.
     

 Contact me with any questions or concerns.

Dream Lashes & Skin Tips

  • If it looks like you need a fill, you’ve waited too long. Book an extended fill or a  Removal + Full Set.
     

  • Longer appointments = more time for lashing. In addition to your habits + overall retention, how dense your lashes are naturally also play into how long you’ll need for each appt. Do yourself a favor- when in doubt, choose the longer appt. You wouldn’t be happy with half a bang trim, would you?
     

  • NO STRIP LASHES. If you need more fluff, ask for it + prepare to upgrade your service. Over the counter temporary falsie glue can leave a harsh, sticky residue on your lashes. Not only that, natural lashes can get ripped out prematurely in their removal, causing unnecessary damage.
     

  • No picking or pulling. Our fingers carry disgusting germs.
     

  • Wait 24 hours for your spray tan. TBH, DLS isn’t too familiar with spray tanning procedures or chemicals, but we’ve read this over + over.
     

  • Tears + sweat should be rinsed ASAP. Rinse immediately, but try to use the brush + cleanser as quickly as possible. Even marathoners + hot yoga lovers can enjoy their lashes when they’re kept clean!
     

  • Avoid heat. Heat of all kinds. Heat from saunas, bbqs, ovens, boiling pots, super hot showers, + that heat tunnel created between your face + your hand when you light up that cig or doobie. The extension (a synthetic material) will melt, fuse together, lose it’s curl +/or singe causing damage to your natural lashes.

  • No sleeping on your face. Friction from your pillowcase can interfere with your retention. Try a silk pillowcase, a 3D eye mask, or a neck pillow.
     

  • ​What are you even using/doing? Pay attention. To your habits (srsly- stop touching your face). Your products. Your retention (does one eye always keep better than the other? Could be sleep or snugging habits). Your likes + dislikes. Your medications. When you’re more aware of what’s happing in your environment + pair it with a clear idea of ‘what you want’, you ultimately will be a happier lash client.
     

  • Beware of the products you use. Mascara is a big fat NO. Lots of eye products will adhere to the your lashes, the extensions, or interfere with the bond- ruining your beautiful set. Resist waxy, oily and waterproof makeup. As well as some oil cleansers + makeup setter
     

  • DLS’s #1 tip for superb retention… Keep em clean! Build up of skin, dirt, oils, sweat, sebum, etc. will suffocate your lashes + they will DIE. They will fall out prematurely, + if this continues and they’re able to grow back, they will be weak + frail. Should your lashes have an extreme build up, a removal will be suggested. Depending on your natural lashes condition after the removal, either a new set or a break from the service will be suggested. Eye disease is no joke - + DLS will not knowingly allow our clients to let bacteria breed upon their eyelids.

How To Cleanse Your Lashes

-Remove any excess makeup around the eye using an eyelash extension safe makeup remover.​

-Grab your favorite lash extension cleanser and a fluffy eyeshadow brush 

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- Squeeze one pump of your cleanser onto the brush.

- Swirl the brush across your eyelid, natural lash base  and lower lid. *If you notice the foam       dissolving quickly add another pump of cleanser 

- Rinse the eye with cold/warm water. 

 

- Repeat on the opposite eye.

- Once DRY brush lashes into place.

**Lash Tip! Clean lashes = better retention. 

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11 REASONS YOUR LASH EXTENSIONS ARE FALLING OUT

Lash extensions are all the rage in the beauty industry these days.  They are a simple, semi-permanent way to make your lashes look longer and fuller.  Women have been ditching their mascaras for extensions because they look more natural and last longer.  However, they do require a bit of maintenance and if you aren’t properly caring for them, they won’t last as long as they should.  Here are some reasons why your extensions may be falling out.

1.  NATURAL LASH SHEDDING

2.  WEARING MASCARA/WATERPROOF MAKEUP

3.  OILY SKIN OR OVERLY ACTIVE OIL GLANDS

4. PICKING OR RUBBING THE EXTENSION

5. SLEEPING STYLE

6. NOT CARING FOR THE LASH PROPERLY

7. USING THE WRONG SKINCARE PRODUCTS

8. LASH STIMULATORS

9. MEDICATIONS/VITAMINS

Thyroid medications can change the environment of the lash area, making natural lashes oilier, dryer, or more brittle.  Please be aware that if you are taking this medication, your lashes may respond differently.   If you take vitamins that encourage or stimulate hair growth, your lashes may shed faster.  There also may be other medications that change your body’s chemistry and make lash extensions not stick so great.

10. GETTING THEM WET TOO SOON

 It is recommended that you do not get your new lash extensions wet for at least 24-48 hours after they are applied because the glue is still curing.  If you do get your new extensions wet, they can crystalize and cause irritation, which leads to harmful eye rubbing.  After they have fully dried, you are free to swim and workout as usual.