Now for the serious lash aftercare stuff advice… If you want your lashes to stay on looking beautiful for the maximum amount of time, you must must must follow our aftercare advice to the letter.
Now for the serious lash extension aftercare stuff… If you want your lashes to stay on for the maximum amount of time, you must must must follow our aftercare advice to the letter.
- Do not let your eyes get wet for 24 hours after application. This means no showers, face-washing, sweating or crying!
- Avoid swimming pools, saunas and steam rooms for 48 hours after application.
- Do not use any oil-based products near to the eyes at all while wearing lash extensions. Oil will loosen the bonding of the extensions. This includes oil-based cleansers and eye make-up removers, and any other moisturising creams, wipes, lotions and sunscreens which contain oils. Care must be taken to apply any type of eye cream/products near to the eye. All products must be used sparingly, avoiding the lash line area.
- Specific oil-free eye make-up remover MUST be used at all times when wearing extensions. This can be purchased from nkd if you don’t already have some at home.
- We recommend that you apply oil-free eye make-up remover with your fingertips before rinsing off and gently patting dry with a towel.
- After 24 hours, lashes can be rinsed with warm water and patted dry. Cotton wool should not be used on lash extensions.
- Do not use an eyelash curler on your lash extensions.
- Be gentle with your lashes. Avoid touching, rubbing and pulling your eyelashes.
- Waterproof mascara must not be used, nor must any other type of oil-based mascara. Only specially-formulated mascara for lash extensions can be worn. This can be purchased from nkd. (Please note that most regular mascaras are not recommended as they will dissolve the bond with the lashes).
- If wearing oil-free mascara, apply to the tips only and do not use more than twice a week.
- Lashes can be gently combed through.
Apart from strip lashes, all other lashes should be professionally removed in-salon. Picking at your lashes, or attempting to remove them at home is likely to cause some of your natural lashes to fall out.
For more advice on how to best look after your eyelash extensions at home, please read our lash extensions FAQ section.