Lash lift home care
Lash Lift home care instructions depend vastly on the quality of products used for the treatment as the effect that aggressive and gentle lotions have on the natural lashes varies like night and day.
If aggressive lotions are used for the treatment, customers must use nourishing products at home to prevent lashes from becoming thinner, dehydrated wonky looking.
Unlike most Lash Lift products on the market, ours are so gentle that NOTHING will happen to your customers’ lashes if they don’t use special nourishing products at home! Their lashes will not become dehydrated or look funny; they will look as healthy as before.
Differences between lash food and lash serums
Lash Lift aftercare products must nourish lashes after aggressive lotions have dehydrated them. It’s important to understand that there is a difference between the purpose of lash food products and serums. Lash food products are (usually) made of natural ingredients without the addition of chemicals. Their purpose is to give lashes the nutrients they need to become stronger and healthier, but they don’t grow lashes much longer. The most common lash food product is castor oil.
Lash serums synthetically (with the help of chemicals) extend lash growth cycles and thus make lashes grow longer than they naturally would. Unfortunately, most lash serums provide little to no food for lashes to grow healthier and stronger. That’s why they usually give a distinct spidery look to lashes – lashes are noticeably longer but as thin as before. In addition, there is a widespread misconception that serums grow NEW lashes as in awakening dormant lash follicles. Unfortunately, the majority of lash serums do no such thing. Instead, they grow existing lashes so much longer than lashes that were too short to be noticed before the serum becomes visible, making it look like you’ve grown new lashes.
If you are interested in the chemical differences between lash serums, you can read about them here.
When choosing home care products, customers should consider these differences and choose products according to their goals. For example, if the intention is to nourish and grow lashes longer, then both a serum and a lash food product should be used. In addition, both products should be used in the evenings as our bodies rejuvenate and grow the most during the night when we sleep.
Lifting lotions dehydrate the skin underneath and around the eyebrows, so nourishing it at home after the treatment is very important. Instead of using regular face creams for that, I’d recommend using something that also benefits eyebrows, so you kill two birds with one stone.
Brow Lift’s primary purpose is to give eyebrows a fuller look and cover gappy areas where they were once over-plucked or had natural gaps. However, laminated eyebrows are very soft, so using a brow styling gel is necessary to keep them looking like you want them. In addition, using a brow gel daily will enhance any brow lamination you do.
Brow Styling Balm
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Its professional formula transforms ordinary brows into a perfectly laminated look. As they use this product regularly, they'll experience a lasting brow lamination effect that will impress them. Retailing Brow Styling Balm to your customers is an excellent way to boost your retail sales and help them achieve flawless brows with our Brow Styling Balm - the ultimate brow lamination solution.
First 24h after the treatment
90% of lash adhesive molecules cure in about 2 minutes after applying extensions to the natural lash. The remaining 10% can take up to 24h to cure. If you use our Superbonder after the 2 minutes, you’ll speed the curing process so much that the remaining 10% will cure in just 3 minutes. Continue reading about curing speed here.
Touching lashes and getting them wet should be avoided until the polymerization process is complete. Failing to do so will decrease lash retention because cyanoacrylate has yet to reach its full strength, and interfering with the polymerization process will prevent it from curing properly.
If you don’t use Superbonder at the end of the lash application, you should not do a post-treatment wash to avoid weakening glue bonds. Also, recommend that your customers avoid touching their lashes and getting them wet for the first 24h hours.
After 24h post treatment
The essential part of lash extensions home care is washing them every night with a foamy lash wash. Avoiding washing lashes will lead to loss of retention and various lash diseases, most commonly Blepharitis. It’s important to use a lash foam that’s been made for lash extensions to ensure that lashes become as clean as needed and that the lash foam ingredients don’t negatively impact lash adhesive’s retention. Avoid making lash shampoo from baby shampoo because:
- It’s irritating for the eyes! It includes a numbing agent so you don’t feel the irritation, but it is still there!
- It reacts with lash adhesive so that it can reduce retention.
The best lash foam for daily use is pH balanced. I recommend making lash shampoo from concentrate and selling it to customers to make noticeable extra income (the price per foamer is MUCH lower than ready-made lash shampoos). If you don’t retail a lash cleanser, you cannot control what your customers will use at home.
Because of their density, lash extensions collect much more dust, dirt, and sebum than natural lashes. It’s better to wash them with a cashmere brush instead of just hands because the long soft bristles of the brush clean all of the debris out much more efficiently than hands.
I recommend educating all your customers about this, as non-professionals often don’t know much about it, and many people still believe that avoiding washing extensions will increase retention! Customers with very oily skin should wash their lashes with lash shampoo twice daily to prevent build-up and closing of the volume fans.
I recommend adding the price of a foam cleanser + cashmere brush to your full set prices and not charging customers extra. Like this, your customers are more likely to start taking proper care of their lashes immediately and will be more likely to continue buying the product from you in the future. Occasionally, check in with your customers to see if they still have lash shampoo left. This will increase your retail sales + ensure that customers keep using a great lash wash instead of drugstore bought.
It’s also essential to brush lashes daily to keep them looking neat. I recommend giving them the brush you used during the treatment for free or offering cute blinged-out lash wands for sale.
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Should lash serums be used with extensions?
The length and density of eyelash extensions should be chosen in a way that doesn’t damage the health of natural lashes. However, if lashes become damaged, it’s crucial to understand that using a lash serum will not strengthen or grow new eyelashes! The purpose of a lash serum is to artificially lengthen lash growth phases to grow them faster and longer. Instead, a lash food product should be used to strengthen lashes.
A lash serum should only be used in combination with extensions when the natural lashes are too short to hold extensions. In all other instances, they do not benefit the customer because the fastened speed of lash growth means that extensions will grow out faster, and lash sets don’t look neat for long.
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