Now that you have your beautiful extensions, you will need to follow some simple aftercare rules to keep them looking their best.
It is very important that you thoroughly clean your lashes daily to prevent accumulation of dust and dander that could possibly lead to infection. Cleaning your lashes actually helps with retention. Your lash stylist will explain ways you can clean your extensions without harm.
Remember, just like nails, your natural lashes grow, and this means that your set will start to look less full over the weeks. 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 cannot see them. After 2 – 3 weeks you will require a maintenance appointment.
Humans shed approximately 2-5 natural eyelashes per upper lid, per eye, per day (lets average this at 3 per day), and your lash stylist 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.
Note: 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!