Mink Lashes Do's and Do Not's
We’ve compiled a list of great do’s and don’ts to follow both before and after applying so that you can make sure they last long and look luscious!
DO: Remove all of your eye makeup with a water based makeup remover – even from your bottom lashes. Making sure that the area is completely clean and clear of any foreign matter will help your technician do their job properly and ensure that the adhesive used can work as it is supposed to. The glue isn’t going to work well on top of eyelash primer or mascara, it’s got to go
DON’T: Do not curl your eyelashes before your appointment! Your technician needs a clean and flat work area and doesn’t want to be dealing with curly lashes. In fact, curling is an important part of both eyelash extensions before and after care – so just put the curler away while you have or are considering extensions.
DO: Take out your contact lenses. Your eyes are going to be shut for an hour and drying or tearing is going to make the process harder on everyone. You can consider just taking the lens case with you and taking them out before the application.
DO: Some salons recommend a tint for particularly light lashes before application for adding visibility and making the process easier.
DON’T: No spas or saunas for you for two days! That steam and heat can wreak havoc on your adhesive and an important part of eyelash extensions care immediately following the procedure is to keep them clean and dry
DO: Use water based mascara for eyelash extensions only! Oil based products and those that are waterproof are not appropriate for extensions and can damage the bond between your natural lashes and the tips you are having applied.
DON’T: Don’t rub or use harsh chemicals or oil based products when cleaning your new eyelashes. If you are wondering how to clean false eyelashes safely, talk to your technician before leaving about some suitable (and preferably natural!) products. He or she may also be able to offer other eye makeup techniques using products that are safe for use with your new Lashes that will keep them in place for as long as possible.
HOW TO CLEAN MINK LASHES FOR REUSE
Step 1: After washing your hands with fragrance-free and paraben-free soap or cleanser, use a Q-tip dabbed in water or water-based makeup remover over the lash band to help loosen the lash glue [optional]. Allow it to soak for several seconds.
Step 2: With the lash glue loosened, the false eyelashes should now be relatively easy to peel off. Take a corner of the lash band and gently pull off the lash strip. Do not pull by the mink hairs as to avoid accidentally ripping the individual mink lash strands off the handmade lash band. Peel off gently to avoid damaging your own lashes.
Step 3: This next step on how to clean mink lashes for reuse will help you preserve the natural-looking shaggy curl of the mink lash tips. Place the eyelash onto your index finger so that the lash tips wrap around it as to maintain their curl.
Step 4: This next step on how to clean mink lashes for reuse will help you preserve the natural-looking shaggy curl of the mink lash tips. Place the eyelash onto your index finger so that the lash tips wrap around it as to maintain their curl.
Step 5: This step on how to clean mink lashes for reuse requires your attention. Carefully rinse the lash band with water. Try not to get any water on the mink eyelash tips as to help preserve the lash curl. Using a wet Q tip will help prevent extra water from accidentally getting on the shaggy mink lash tips.
Step 6: Place the strip lash on its original Lashes tray for reshaping and continuous wear. Keep the lashes box closed to prevent bacteria and dust from settling on your luxurious false eyelashes.