Eyelash Extensions Information

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Eyelash Extensions

They are semi-permanent extensions adhered to your natural lash. There are many different types of extensions from real mink fur to silk. They come in various lengths, and your lash technician will determine which lashes are best for you. Not everyone's natural lashes can handle the weight of really heavy or long extensions, so it is best to listen to your technician's recommendation.

Fills

Your eyelashes are each on their own growth cycle, hence why they don't all fall out at the same time. So when you have extensions, you get them filled in every few weeks as the extensions will fall out with your lashes that are already shedding. I'm more aware how much shedding my lashes do when I'm wearing extensions because they're longer and more noticeable, but it's nothing alarming. Most people get fills every 2-3 weeks, though some clients who come in every week because they desire a very full look. It's up to you, but if you go past four weeks, you'll likely have to pay for a new full set.

Eyelash Styles

In addition to various types of extensions, there are also different styles. You can request a natural, more modest look, or a sultry, voluminous cat-eye where your lashes fan out on the ends.  

Talk to your technician beforehand to determine what style you want.

Why Eyelash Extensions

Aside from making you look like a beautiful goddess, eyelash extensions can make you look more awake and alert. They're also known for taking years off of your face as they instantly making you appear younger.

Lash Shedding

 

Lash Shed

Natural lashes grow in cycles – the average cycle is usually 9-12 weeks. This means that the amount of lashes you have week after week will vary, depending on what stage of your lash cycle you are in. Some weeks your lashes will look fuller than others, and some weeks your retention will be better.

Every 9-12 weeks the client will experience a large loss of lashes, and this is perfectly normal. However, when you wear eyelash extensions, this shed may be more noticeable because you may see a few more extensions falling out than usual. If you are new to wearing extensions you might be alarmed, however do not be as this is just the natural pattern of eyelash growth cycles.


Spring and autumn lash sheds

During the spring and autumn, humans, just like animals, shed hair from all over their bodies – including our lashes. At these times of year, you may find your lashes do not last as long because of this natural shed, and you may need to schedule your infills more frequently. After a few weeks our bodies do calm down, so do not be alarmed.

If you have any problems with your extensions, then please let your therapist know immediately, and within any designated guarantee time offered by your therapist.

If any client experiences a problem with their lashes, then the therapist will do their best to work with that client to rectify the problem. However, please note that the products used on all clients are tried and tested and, as such, they do work – with satisfied clients returning week after week with healthy natural lashes and well-maintained extensions. In the rare event of a client experiencing any problems, it is usually as a result of improper aftercare, or they may not be a suitable candidate for lash extensions. Although eyelash extensions are a fantastic beauty treatment, there may be times when they are not suitable for everyone. Refunds are not offered on eyelash extension treatments.

Please return for your infill within your designated time, after which you will be charged additionally for the extra work needed, and you may need a full set.

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Individual Eyelash Extensions Care

Blepharitis

Eyelash Extension Aftercare

THE FIRST 24 HOURS:

Avoid getting your lashes wet to allow the adhesive to thoroughly cure.

Refrain from excessively touching your lashes.

And beyond:

Avoid any hot steam from showers or sauna as well as tanning salons or swimming during the first 48 hours. After this period, keep the above-mentioned activities to a minimum as this may cause the adhesive bond to weaken.

DAILY MAINTENANCE:

• Avoid using any oil-based products on the eyelash extensions.

Chemical peels, alpha hydroxy and other highly acidic substances should also be avoided whiles wearing your fabulous new eyelash extensions. These substances will dissolve the adhesive bonding agent.


• Do not perm or tint your lashes before or after lash extension application.

• Do not use a regular eyelash curler to curl your eyelash extensions, heated curlers are fine.

• Do not pull your eyelash extensions since this will pull out your natural lashes.

• Do not try to remove the eyelash extension on your own.

• Cutting the eyelash extension is not advised, since you may cut your own lashes. 

• Clean you eye make-up carefully with oil free make-up removal.

Avoid cotton balls, cottom rounds or other fibrous cleaning pads. Fibers may get lodged in the base of your lashes and cause irritation.


Optional Aftercare: 

A coating sealant product can be used to increase the bonding strength of your eyelash extension and gives lashes a wonderful shine. Please consult with your technician.

What happens is a lash loosens or becomes dislodged?

Do not pull on the eyelash. Please contact your technician to make an appointment to have it removed or replaced to avoid damage to your natural lashes. As your natural lashes fall out due to the growth cycle, you may wish to get refills to keep the eyelashes looking beautiful.


MYTHS: 

There is a MYTH about lash extensions being fragile, or unable to hold up through a cleanse, swim, or hot yoga session. The absolute BEST part about having lash extensions is that you should never need to alter your daily routine because of them! Lash extensions compliment each and every activity you could throw at them. Lash extensions aren’t scared of water, showers, or a swim! Lashes love to be combed through, and pampered! The ONLY thing lash extensions are scared of is… OIL. (of course, wait for the glue to adhere) 

Oil on our lash extensions breaks down the bond of our adhesive prematurely, and causes lashes to “slip” off Definitely something we need to be avoiding. 

Oil can get onto your lashes from a number of things:

oil based eyeliners 

oily foundation 

oily make-up removers  


Sebum (natural oil) is produced by the sebaceous glands in your hair follicles. 

It is sebum that keeps our body hair from drying out, and it’s also what causes our hair to get oily after a day or two without washing. 

So how do we keep our lash extensions free of oil (sebum)? By DAILY washes with your lash shampoo. 

Lash Shampoo keeps your eyelid skin, and lash extensions: free of any dirt or debris, clean of bacteria, and most importantly… free of any oil! 

Lash shampoo is available to purchase. Please see our store for more details.  

Why cleanse your lashes? 

Lash Cleanser, not only effectively removes eye make-up (even water-proof mascara) but has been used on clients suffering from blepharitis with remarkable results. Proper cleaning of lashes is essential in preventing eye conditions that can happen when bacteria or Ph levels are out of balance. This is an absolute must-have product for all lash extension wearers to maintain eye hygiene and health!  

Blepharitis is an infection of the eye lash follicles and is usually accompanied by an overgrowth of Bacteria called staphylococcus.  

Symptoms may include: burning, grittiness, sensitivity to light and crusting or redness of the eyelid margins. It has also been associated with styes. About 30% of the general population suffers from this condition (either knowingly or unknowingly).

The Glamour Room in Cochrane will give you amazing eyelash extension in Cochrane area.

FAQ

  • How much do eyelash extensions cost? Depends on Classic or volume eyelashes. Also depends on your current communities market.
  • Do Individual Eyelash Extensions damage your natural eyelashes? No, a certified lash technician has been trained to ensure that your lashes remain healthy.

The best to do is research and be informed. Check out information about eyelash extensions reviews. Ask questions. We are here to help ensure you receive the most up to date information. Do not hesitate to email or book a consultation.


Now that you have your beautiful extensions, you will need to follow some simple aftercare rules to keep them looking their best.

Remember, just like nails, your natural lashes grow, and this means that your set will start to look less full over the weeks. After 2 – 3 weeks you will require a maintenance appointment, if you wish to keep them looking their best. You will see your eyelash extensions naturally shedding daily, so do not be alarmed as this is perfectly normal. Your natural eyelashes do this every day, but you just cannot see them.

Clients returning for infills must return with at least 50% of their set remaining, otherwise this will be classed as a full set and the full set fee will apply. Clients that attempt to return for an infill outside of the designated infill timeframe set by their therapist, may be charged for a full set of eyelash extensions due to the additional work now required to rectify the set.

At an infill we remove extensions that have grown out and twisted, and replace those extensions that have naturally shed with your natural lashes.

Humans shed approximately 2-5 natural eyelashes per upper lid, per eye, per day (lets average this at 3 per day), and your therapist will apply approximately 100 extensions to the suitable natural lashes of each eye, therefore you will see the following general loss patterns:

  • After 7 days you will lose 21 extensions
  • After 14 days you will lose 42 extensions
  • After 21 days you will lose 63 extensions

Therefore after 3 weeks you may have lost over half your set.

**It is normal to lose up to 5 extensions per eye within the first 24 hours, do not worry.

Now you can see why your lashes, just like your nails, have to be maintained to keep them looking their best; because eyelashes grow and shed daily!

Why Its Important To Clean Your Lashes

 

If you wear eyelash extensions, you'll no doubt have been told by your Lash Technician how important it is to cleanse and brush your lashes every single day.  

Not only only is it important to keep the natural lashes and lash extensions in good condition, but also to keep your eyelids pristinely clean, healthy and reduce the risk of bacterial infections.  Common symptoms of Blepharitis include scratchy, crusting, irritated, red and dry eyes. 

Any irritation of the eye and eyelids, redness, crusting, a scratchy feeling, is cause for concern. 

Blepharitis is common among people who wear eyelash extensions, and do not cleanse the eyelid area thoroughly every day.  

So what's the solution for Healthy Lash Extensions?  Daily use of a lid cleanser will help with symptoms you may experience in response to bacterial infection and Blepharitis. 

* Completely cleanses and sanitises the eyelids  

* Removes all traces of eye make-up including long - wearing and waterproof formulas  

* Cleansing will not break down adhesives used in eyelash/brow extensions  

* Great for cleansing make-up artist brushes and tools  

* Ideal for sensitive skin and contact lens wearers leaving eyes feeling cool and relieved without any oily residue  

DID YOU KNOW?  Eyelash Extensions don't cause bacterial infection, but improper hygiene does.   

So, what is Blepharitis?  

This is an infection of the eyelids and eyelash follicles and is due to bacteria called Staphylococcus or sometimes parasitic mites called Demodex.   It is the most common cause of red, scratchy, and dry eyes. 

You will not know what the cause of your red, scratchy, dry eyes is until you have been examined by an eye specialist or optometrist.  Any questions? Send us a message and we will get back to you as soon as we are available but within 24 hours.  Check out our website for eyelash cleansing brushes.


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