By now you would have heard about the new cleansing routine that is taking the Lash Extension Industry by storm – and shock!
It is pretty mind blowing stuff when you have been following the same aftercare procedures for years and repeating time and time again to your clients that they should not wet their lashes for 24 hours after the application. So how can we justify suddenly cleansing the extensions just 5 minutes after the application!?
As you are aware the Lash Industry has come a very long way in a relatively short space of time, as have the products that are constantly being developed and improved. With the advancement of lash adhesives in particular, we are able to change a lot of the guidelines we have previously followed in terms of curing times and aftercare advice. One in particular being the amount of time we need to wait before we can wet the extensions.
During the application the airborne vapours from the adhesive settle on the skin and eyelid area. Even though the adhesive may be cured at the end of the procedure these vapours are still present. The longer the vapours have to settle on the skin the more chance there is of sensitivities occurring. This is where the cleansing comes in!
Using a nanomister will speed up the curing process of the adhesive but it cannot prevent excess adhesive vapours from settling on the skin. It will also provide a soothing relief for the client, and rehydrate the eye area. It is also advised to always use an Anti allergy gel pot during the application to absorb excess airborne fumes and chemicals produced by the adhesive.
Here is everything you need to know – if we haven’t answered all of your questions please do not hesitate to get in touch!