How You And Your Clients Can Preserve Eyelash Extensions During The Colder Months

Proper care for eyelash extensions is crucial all year round. However, as the seasons shift, your guidance for clients should also change to enhance the durability of their lash extensions. Our goal is to equip you with knowledge, and in turn, you should aim to educate your clients with the best aftercare suggestions. By doing so, clients will not only be satisfied with how long their lashes last, but you'll also find that refills take less time. This efficiency might allow for fuller lash sets or additional bookings. Winter poses unique challenges, so let's explore how your clients can maximise the life of their lash extensions during this season.

Navigating Winter's Challenges

With winter's arrival come specific challenges for lash extensions. Understanding these hurdles is the first step in managing them effectively. You might notice that cooler temperatures slow down the drying time of lash glue, which can lead to misaligned lashes or closed fans. One solution is to switch to a faster-curing adhesive or adjust your studio's environmental conditions.

Winter weather not only complicates the lash application process but also affects lash maintenance post appointment. Monitoring changes in humidity with a Digital Hygrometer is advisable. Discover more about winter lashing in our comprehensive guide.

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Impact Of Humidity On Lash Retention

During winter, heating systems are often cranked up, and while they provide comfort, they can also dry out the air. This drop in humidity can lead to dryer skin and hair, affecting how your clients' lashes respond. The reduced moisture isn't beneficial for the speed at which your lash glue dries.

Although heating keeps the space cozy, it can further reduce moisture levels, leaving lashes and glue craving hydration. Consider using a humidifier, or switch to a glue that cures more quickly. Reapplying Primer or Booster during treatments might be necessary if you notice the glue slowing down. Ensure new glue bonds are clear to prevent shock polymerisation. Additionally, slower drying glue can emit more fumes, potentially causing discomfort or chemical burns for your clients. A helpful tip is to apply a Superbonder Sealant at the end of treatments to lock in moisture and add flexibility to the glue bonds, combating brittleness.

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Winter's Effect On Client's Skin

Clients might opt for more hydrating moisturisers due to the drier conditions, introducing oils back into the skin which, while beneficial generally, can adversely affect eyelash extensions. Despite common beliefs, it's not just the presence of oils but their accumulation that can weaken the bond between the lash glue and natural lashes. Ensuring all oils are thoroughly cleansed before lash application is critical for a strong bond.

Oils can be challenging to remove, especially from between dense lashes, and might cause a clumpy look or contribute to conditions like blepharitis. It's crucial to thoroughly discuss aftercare with your clients. When clients return for refills, you may need extra time to cleanse their lashes, which could reduce the time available for achieving the full, lush lash look they desire. Advocating for a consistent cleaning routine and recommending oil-free moisturisers is key.

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Makeup Considerations

As the holiday season approaches, many clients will wear more makeup for Christmas parties, business gatherings, or family events. This period can be hectic, but clients still want to look their best. Using oil based makeup near the eyes can create significant issues if not properly cleaned, as buildup can complicate the removal process during refills and increase the risk of follicle infections.

Client Aftercare Guidelines

It's essential to actively communicate the care tips discussed earlier to your clients to help them address any potential issues before they require cleaning their eyelashes. How you choose to share this information, directly in conversations, through updates on your website, or via your social media stories, is entirely up to you, as long as the message reaches them effectively.

Offering specialised products in your salon can significantly aid your clients in maintaining their extensions. Our Clean Lashes DUO bundle is an excellent retail choice for aftercare. This kit includes a foaming Lash Shampoo and a Cleansing Brush, specifically designed to remove oils, makeup, or debris from lash extensions when used daily. Infused with antibacterial tea tree extract, our Lash Shampoo extends the life of lash extensions by ensuring they remain clean and healthy.

It's also important to inform your clients about the natural process of seasonal lash shedding, which may be more pronounced during the cooler months as the hair growth cycle tends to accelerate. For detailed information, encourage your clients to read the relevant blog post on your website.

Final Precautions Before Leaving The Salon

Once your clients are ready to leave the salon, their options to protect their lashes from the elements are limited. Applying Superbonder at the end of the session ensures that their lashes are waterproof immediately upon leaving, which is especially crucial during wet weather. Advising clients to carry an umbrella can further help keep their lashes dry and pristine, protecting them from rain or snow.

In summary, your role as a professional Lash Tech in managing winter's impact and providing essential aftercare advice is vital in helping your clients maintain the aesthetics and longevity of their lash extensions. By following best practices in your salon and emphasising proper aftercare, you can help ensure that your clients' extensions remain beautiful and durable until their next refill. Always remember to schedule their next appointment at the end of each visit to maintain their lash upkeep regularly.