Eyelash Extension Aftercare

So you got your extensions, Now What?

Keep them Clean! Keeping your extensions clean and free of any dirt, dead skin, oils, and makeup will ensure the longevity of your lashes and give you the best retention. Cleanse them daily with a specially formulated lash cleanser for the best results. Avoid wearing oil or wax based makeup - this included eyeliners especially.

 

Avoid exposing them to excessive amounts of heat! Your extensions are made of synthetic fibers that are heat sensitive. Exposing them to heat can effect your retention, the curl, and can even singe the ends! Be mindful when using the following: saunas, hot showers, blow dryers, flat/curling irons, the oven, & while cooking on the stove.
 

Avoid pulling them out! Some extensions are placed on a lash that is still in its growth phase, and as your natural lash grows, the extensions will grow out with it. This growth can allow the extension  to twist and turn and get all weird and wonky on you. The best thing you can do is to use your brush to push it back into the rest of the extensions. If it really bothers you, you can try to trim just that extension, but avoid pulling it out at all costs because this will become a strong, healthy adult lash that will stick around for a while. Lashes that are pulled out prematurely are replaced with weaker, finer lashes.
 

Avoid Touching & Playing with them. Your fingers are full of oils, dirt and bacteria. Every time you touch your extensions you transfer all of that onto them. This can affect the retention and cause them to shed faster. The best thing to do is just leave them alone, and if you really need to touch them - use one of the mascara spoolies you received at the end of your appointment to brush them out.

Keep them Clean! Keeping your extensions clean and free of any dirt, dead skin, oils, and makeup will ensure the longevity of your lashes and give you the best retention. Cleanse them daily with a specially formulated lash cleanser for the best results. Avoid wearing oil or wax based makeup - this included eyeliners especially.

 

Avoid exposing them to excessive amounts of heat! Your extensions are made of synthetic fibers that are heat sensitive. Exposing them to heat can effect your retention, the curl, and can even singe the ends! Be mindful when using the following: saunas, hot showers, blow dryers, flat/curling irons, the oven, & while cooking on the stove.
 

Avoid pulling them out! Some extensions are placed on a lash that is still in its growth phase, and as your natural lash grows, the extensions will grow out with it. This growth can allow the extension  to twist and turn and get all weird and wonky on you. The best thing you can do is to use your brush to push it back into the rest of the extensions. If it really bothers you, you can try to trim just that extension, but avoid pulling it out at all costs because this will become a strong, healthy adult lash that will stick around for a while. Lashes that are pulled out prematurely are replaced with weaker, finer lashes.
 

Avoid Touching & Playing with them. Your fingers are full of oils, dirt and bacteria. Every time you touch your extensions you transfer all of that onto them. This can affect the retention and cause them to shed faster. The best thing to do is just leave them alone, and if you really need to touch them - use one of the mascara spoolies you received at the end of your appointment to brush them out.

For the best results & Retention: 

Purchase specially formulated aftercare products.

The Body Bar Hawaii carries specially formulated lash cleanser and sealants to help you maintain and keep your extensions looking their best. Even better are entire kits ready to go home with you after your appointment. These kits include The Body Bar Hawaii Lash Bath, a cleansing brush, mermaid travel wands, and a rinse bottle, upgrade to the deluxe kit to add in BL's Black Diamond Sealant - all contained in a beautiful mermaid bag for you to take home. All of these products are available for purchase in the kits or separately as needed. 

The Body Bar Hawaii Lash Bath: Specially formulated lash cleanser designed to clean the extensions of dirt, oils, makeup, and dead skin, without damaging or drying out the adhesive. Contains essential oil extracts of Rose, Orange, and Tea Tree for a refreshing and moisturizing cleanse.

BL Black Diamond Sealant: Specially formulated sealer design to protect and condition your natural lashes as well as the adhesive, prolonging the life of your extensions by 25% with regular use. This coating wraps the extension, your natural lash, and adhesive conditioning it and keeping the bond from becoming brittle. Once the sealant has dried, a protective barrier keeps out dirt, oils, and dead skin preventing breakdown. Use daily after your cleanse for best results.

The Body Bar Hawaii carries specially formulated lash cleanser and sealants to help you maintain and keep your extensions looking their best. Even better are entire kits ready to go home with you after your appointment. These kits include The Body Bar Hawaii Lash Bath, a cleansing brush, mermaid travel wands, and a rinse bottle, upgrade to the deluxe kit to add in BL's Black Diamond Sealant - all contained in a beautiful mermaid bag for you to take home. All of these products are available for purchase in the kits or separately as needed. 

The Body Bar Hawaii Lash Bath: Specially formulated lash cleanser designed to clean the extensions of dirt, oils, makeup, and dead skin, without damaging or drying out the adhesive. Contains essential oil extracts of Rose, Orange, and Tea Tree for a refreshing and moisturizing cleanse.

BL Black Diamond Sealant: Specially formulated sealer design to protect and condition your natural lashes as well as the adhesive, prolonging the life of your extensions by 25% with regular use. This coating wraps the extension, your natural lash, and adhesive conditioning it and keeping the bond from becoming brittle. Once the sealant has dried, a protective barrier keeps out dirt, oils, and dead skin preventing breakdown. Use daily after your cleanse for best results.

But HOW do I cleanse them?

  1. Dispense 1 pump or a pea size amount of cleanser onto the back of your hand. (For cream cleansers, wet the mascara spoolie and create a foamy lather)​                                                             

  2. Swipe the cleanser onto your brush and work into the extensions, focusing on the lash line. Brush in outward strokes to dislodge any dirt, dead skin, oils, and makeup. Repeat on the bottom side of the extensions, being careful not to get any cleanser in your eyes. You can also brush back and forth across the extensions in a "tooth brush" like motion, just be sure to be gentle on the eyelid to avoid irritation of the skin.​                                                                                                       

  3. Use the rinse bottle to rinse the lashes directly onto the lash line. Using the bottle will ensure that you get a good rinse, and will wash away any debris that have been loosened. If you do not have a rinse bottle, cup your hands with water and splash onto your face and rinse a few times. Do not put your face under the shower head if cleansing in the shower! They're waterproof - but not jet spray in your face waterproof.                                                                                                                    

  4. Repeat 1-3 as necessary.                                                                                                                                

  5. Pat dry using a lint free towel.                                                                                                       

  6. Once your extensions are dry, apply the sealant (see Sealed Deal for full instructions on how to apply the sealant), focusing on the base of the extensions where the adhesive is, that's where you want the most protection, and let dry.                                                                                                                                                 

  7. Brush your extensions. If you have applied too much sealant, that's ok - do not wipe it off, because then you'll just need to apply more. Wait for the sealant to dry and then use your mascara spoolie to brush through & fluff the lashes. If  your extensions are still stuck together, brush back and forth across the tips a few times, and then brush through from base to tips. Volume lashes: avoid brushing out your extensions when wet. Wait until they are dry to brush through and fluff the fans back out. 

  1. Dispense 1 pump or a pea size amount of cleanser onto the back of your hand. (For cream cleansers, wet the mascara spoolie and create a foamy lather)​                                                             

  2. Swipe the cleanser onto your brush and work into the extensions, focusing on the lash line. Brush in outward strokes to dislodge any dirt, dead skin, oils, and makeup. Repeat on the bottom side of the extensions, being careful not to get any cleanser in your eyes. You can also brush back and forth across the extensions in a "tooth brush" like motion, just be sure to be gentle on the eyelid to avoid irritation of the skin.​                                                                                                       

  3. Use the rinse bottle to rinse the lashes directly onto the lash line. Using the bottle will ensure that you get a good rinse, and will wash away any debris that have been loosened. If you do not have a rinse bottle, cup your hands with water and splash onto your face and rinse a few times. Do not put your face under the shower head if cleansing in the shower! They're waterproof - but not jet spray in your face waterproof.                                                                                                                    

  4. Repeat 1-3 as necessary.                                                                                                                                

  5. Pat dry using a lint free towel.                                                                                                       

  6. Once your extensions are dry, apply the sealant (see Sealed Deal for full instructions on how to apply the sealant), focusing on the base of the extensions where the adhesive is, that's where you want the most protection, and let dry.                                                                                                                                                 

  7. Brush your extensions. If you have applied too much sealant, that's ok - do not wipe it off, because then you'll just need to apply more. Wait for the sealant to dry and then use your mascara spoolie to brush through & fluff the lashes. If  your extensions are still stuck together, brush back and forth across the tips a few times, and then brush through from base to tips. Volume lashes: avoid brushing out your extensions when wet. Wait until they are dry to brush through and fluff the fans back out. 

Sealed Deal

  1. For best results - apply the sealant after every cleanse!                                                           

  2. For new bottles of sealant wipe excess product off on the lip of the opening, because the product is so thin - a little goes a LONG way.                                                                     

  3. Close one eye and focus the bristles of the sealant at the BASE of the extensions and wiggle back & forth. This will ensure that the product gets in between the extensions. Move along the lash line from inner corner to outer.                                                                                                     

  4. Repeat this step on the bottom of the extensions.                                                                                                                    

  5. Once you've wiggled your way through the bases of all the extensions go back through and swipe the product out towards the tips. Do not dip into the bottle of sealant again. You are now spreading the current product along the shaft of the extensions.                                                                                                                                           

  6. If you find that you have a lot of excess product on the extensions, don't worry. Just let it dry, do not wipe off, because you'll just have to go back and apply more to ensure you've got full coverage.                                                                                                                  

  7. After the sealant is dry, using a dry mascara spoolie, brush through & fluff the lashes. If  your extensions are still stuck together, brush back and forth across the tips a few times, and then brush through from base to tips. You may need to brush them a few times to fully fluff them out, especially if you have volume lashes.

ProTip: If you wear eyeshadow or powders on your face and notice that there's fall out onto the extensions making them look dull or dusty, swipe on a coat of the sealant to darken and gloss them back out. Don't be afraid of layering the sealant in multiple coats, you can't use too much, as it won't harm the extensions. So if you've already sealed them the night before, and you need to use another coat after makeup application, or before the gym, that's perfectly fine!

 

ProTip: Sealant is a great way to "style" your lashes as well for a different look when you have volume lashes. When applying the sealant, apply to the tip to create a spiky effect and let dry. Once you cleanse, the sealant will wash off and you'll be able to fluff them back out. 

  1. For best results - apply the sealant after every cleanse!                                                           

  2. For new bottles of sealant wipe excess product off on the lip of the opening, because the product is so thin - a little goes a LONG way.                                                                     

  3. Close one eye and focus the bristles of the sealant at the BASE of the extensions and wiggle back & forth. This will ensure that the product gets in between the extensions. Move along the lash line from inner corner to outer.                                                                                                     

  4. Repeat this step on the bottom of the extensions.                                                                                                                    

  5. Once you've wiggled your way through the bases of all the extensions go back through and swipe the product out towards the tips. Do not dip into the bottle of sealant again. You are now spreading the current product along the shaft of the extensions.                                                                                                                                           

  6. If you find that you have a lot of excess product on the extensions, don't worry. Just let it dry, do not wipe off, because you'll just have to go back and apply more to ensure you've got full coverage.                                                                                                                  

  7. After the sealant is dry, using a dry mascara spoolie, brush through & fluff the lashes. If  your extensions are still stuck together, brush back and forth across the tips a few times, and then brush through from base to tips. You may need to brush them a few times to fully fluff them out, especially if you have volume lashes.

ProTip: If you wear eyeshadow or powders on your face and notice that there's fall out onto the extensions making them look dull or dusty, swipe on a coat of the sealant to darken and gloss them back out. Don't be afraid of layering the sealant in multiple coats, you can't use too much, as it won't harm the extensions. So if you've already sealed them the night before, and you need to use another coat after makeup application, or before the gym, that's perfectly fine!

 

ProTip: Sealant is a great way to "style" your lashes as well for a different look when you have volume lashes. When applying the sealant, apply to the tip to create a spiky effect and let dry. Once you cleanse, the sealant will wash off and you'll be able to fluff them back out.