Preparation & Aftercare
Before Your Appointment...
▪️Come to appointment with a clean face.
▪️Avoid mascara at least 24 hours prior for lash appointments.
▪️Facials should be at least 48 hours on either side of appointment for most lash & brow treatments.
▪️Take a shower prior to appointment if possible. Most lash & brow appointments require avoiding water post appointment.
▪️Washing hair should happen at 24 hours on either side of appointment for lashes and brows.
▪️Avoid coffee/excessive caffeine prior to appointment.
▪️Bring containers for contact lenses if you prefer not to wear during service.
No Water, No Heat, No Steam
Lashes - Depending on the type of adhesive used, you may need to wait up to 24 hours before your lashes come into contact with water. Though adhesives have advanced AND we now have rapid curing products, I still advise my clients to err on the side of avoiding excessive water, heat, or steam for the first 24 hours.
Brows - Both lamination & henna require avoiding water in the area for at least 24 hours. Microblading requires avoiding excessive heat & steam for the first few days or however long it takes for your skin to close. For all, avoid excessive sun exposure and sweating.
You may shower using tepid water, angled away from your face - nothing hot enough to steam up the bathroom.
Avoid Oil & Cotton
Lashes - The main two enemies of the adhesive are oil & cotton. Cotton's fibers get stuck in the lashes and may yank out the natural lash. The fibers also extremely hard to get out of the lashes once they are intertwined. Oil breaks down the adhesive. Avoid any oil use below the brow line. Cover the lashes before using any type of oil-based spray. Again, although the new generation of adhesives are more oil resistant, they are not oil proof. The cleaner and drier you keep your lashes, the longer they will last.
Brows - Avoid cotton & excessive oil or petroleum on recently micro bladed brows. In our experience, the more you leave the brows alone to heal and dry, the better the pigment will hold without bleeding too much. Avoid excessive oil after henna brow application.
Use a washcloth to wash your face
Lashes - Avoid any activity that puts undue pressure on the lashes. This includes splashing water on the face or standing underneath the shower.
From now on, wash your face using a washcloth and wipe around the eye area. You may consult with your lash artist about special lash cleansers that you may use with your extensions if you wish to clean them separately.
Brows - For microblading, gently cleanse face with hands outside of the shower. For henna & lamination, avoid water in the area for 24 hours.
Use Oil-Free Eye MakeUp and Remover
Lashes - If you choose to wear makeup, especially eyeliner, make sure that it is oil-free. The best eyeliner to use is kohl liner, or powder liner, as it is water soluble. Basically, choose one that is easy to remove and will not require excessive rubbing at the lash line.
Make sure that all removers are oil-free as well. Many people use micellar water or Neutrogena.
Brows - For henna, no makeup on the area for 24 hours. Avoid cleansers with exfoliation & AHA’s.
Though it may be hard at first, the best sleep position is on your back. Do your best not to sleep on your face.
Get a silk pillow case. The cotton in a regular pillow case will promote extra shedding on whatever side you sleep on.
Lashes - If you prefer to wear a sleep mask, it must be the kind with beveled edges.
Avoid ALL of the No's
No eyelash curlers.
No high heat scenarios.
No excessive eye rubbing.
No attempting to remove extensions on your own.
Contact us IMMEDIATELY for any concerns regarding skin or eye irritation in the treated area.