A lash lift can do wonders for your lashes. However, for the first 24 hours, you must adhere strictly to lash lift aftercare guidelines. With this simple step-by-step guide, you will learn how to properly care for your lash lift to last as long as possible.
The 24 hours following your lash lifting treatment are essential for your lashes to set; therefore, keep away from exposing them to excessive steam, water moisture, or humidity. Inability to follow these instructions can lead to your lashes drooping.
What Is a Lash Lift?
Lash lifts are formulated to enhance the natural appearance of your lashes. Using a special chemical solution, it lifts and curls the lashes to create fuller-looking, darker, gorgeous lashes.
They can be tinted as well, using a natural pigment color to darken the lashes for a finishing touch.
Lash Lift Aftercare: First 24 Hours
Your first 24 hours following your lash lift treatment are vital to maintaining your lash lift’s look.
This is the time when the chemicals used on your lashes are still working.
Water, moisture, and oils are the enemy of the lash lift as they can dissolve the eyelash perm, reversing its effects.
So, do not do or use these things for the first 24 hours after your treatment:
- Showering and washing your hair
- Wear Mascara or eye makeup
- Putting in contact lenses
- Use of any lash products
- Rubbing your eyes
- Swimming and other activities that promote excessive sweating
- Avoid using oil-based products
- Don’t go to saunas
- Avoid long hot showers
- Sleep on your face
Lash Lift Aftercare: Day 1-3
As we know, the most crucial period after getting your lashes done is the first 24 hours (1st day).
Your eyelashes should not get wet or be exposed to excessive moisture. Keep away from applying eye makeup or any product on them right now.
Your lash lifting process is still setting. If you notice some discomfort or redness, try using a dry washcloth over your eyes and place a cold compress on top.
This way, it lessens your lashes’ risk of getting wet from the cold compress.
If you receive a lash tint in your lash lift package, you should avoid direct sunlight for a while, as the sun can lead to the tinted color fading.
Your lashes will still be a bit flexible, so continue to exercise caution not to get your lashes wet. As well as:
- Avoiding hot water/steam,
- Still hold off from applying any makeup
- Refrain from wiping/rubbing your eyes and sleeping directly on your face.
Contact your lash technician and doctor if you are still experiencing any pain or redness.
Your lashes are pretty much set, so you can now resume your regular routine again.
However, if you are going to use mascara, keep away from waterproof versions as they contain certain oils that can relax the curl.
In addition, avoid rubbing your eyes too much and using any harsh or oil-based makeup.
Last Lift Aftercare: Day 4-7
Hooray! You can now resume your life and even enjoy a warm shower.
Let the water cascade over your face freely.
The only thing to keep in mind, though, is still to keep away from any oil-based products and exfoliates, as they are known to have the ability to relax your lash curl appearance.
There’s pretty much no need to follow the previous aftercare guidelines now.
Unless you got a lash tint included. If so, you still need to avoid direct sunlight.
Day 20 -21
When day 20 hits, you will notice if you’ve got a lash tint that is starting to fade.
This is normal; it will begin to fade around this time.
Continue keeping out of direct sunlight to help it last longer.
You may start to apply a lash nourishing serum at this time as well to help your lashes respond better next time.
How To Best Maintain My Lash Lift
So, you’ve passed the aftercare, which is usually the first 2 to 3 days.
After this period, your lashes are good to go. That means you can get your lashes as wet as you want.
Return to swimming, washing your face like you used to, and sleeping however you want without worrying about messing up your lashes.
Still, you want to maintain this new lash look. Right? What is loved about lash lifts is their maintenance is low-key.
Give your lashes a brush using a lash brush or old mascara wand now and again to keep your lash lift looking fit.
When Can I Repeat the Lash Lift Treatment?
The duration of a lash lift ranges from 6 to 8 weeks, depending on the individual.
In that, you will need to repeat the procedure. The soonest you can do so is in five weeks. So, any time between 5 to 8 weeks.
This is because new lash growth has happened, so the new growth will need lifting.
Dry them right afterward if you get them wet during the lash lift aftercare time.
They may not change, but if they do and your lash lift is ruined, you should wait at least one month before repeating the procedure.
You don’t want to do it too often as the curling solution can damage your lashes.
When Can You Wash Your Face After a Lash Lift?
It is safe to wash your face as usual, usually after 48 hours (2 to 3 days) after your lash lift procedure.
Do so before that, and you risk ruining the chemical links that help lift and curl your lashes and give you that eye-brightening look.
To wash your face beforehand, take a wet cotton pad and gently clean your face, making sure to avoid your eye area.
How Long After a Lash Lift Can I Shower?
Experts say it is best to wait 24 to 48 hours before taking a shower.
You can opt for a bath instead, but make sure your bathroom dehumidifier or exhaust fan is turned on to remove any steam and moisture, as moist air can harm the setting effects of the lash lift.
After 24 hours, your lash lift will have settled enough for a brief shower.
Even so, cleaning your eyes is still not recommended; instead, use lukewarm water to lessen the build-up of steam.
Can I Wear Eyeliner After Lash Lift?
Yes, but it is recommended you wait 48 hours after your treatment.
Also, make sure it’s a formula that washes off easily, so you do not have to rub your eyes too hard.
Can I Wear Mascara with A Lash Lift?
You can, but stay away from waterproof types.
Again, like with eyeliner, it is advised to wait for a total of 48 hours after your lash lift before applying any eye makeup products.
The chemicals are still working on your lashes even after your procedure.
This time frame makes sure the chemicals have done their job, and your lashes have hardened and set.