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Whether talking about your own eyelash extensions or those of clients you’re working on professionally, it’s imperative that they’re looked after for the best value to be offered. Eyelash aftercare is important to the customer for satisfaction reasons and for the professional’s reputation, but the good news is that it can be learned with flexible online beauty courses.

Shortly we’ll be looking at the online learning options available to anyone wanting to gain a comprehensive understanding of eyelash extensions, but first, we’re going to be going through five handy tips to ensure your or the eyelash extensions of your customers stay looking amazing for longer.

Tip #1 - Try Not to Sleep On Your Lashes

For those front-sleepers amongst you, we’re here to tell you that it’s just not good for your eyelashes. With your face smooshed up against your pillow for hours at a time, you’re just going to have those lashes pointing every which way! As beauty courses will teach you, you need to do whatever you can to avoid flipping over and snoozing face down. 

Tip #2 - Wash Those Eyelashes Every Day

Easily the most important piece of aftercare advice we can give you is to wash your lashes every day. However, many forget this simple, yet effective measure. Products containing oil - which is often found in makeup - can easily affect the adhesive that keeps the extensions in place and that’s without discussing the potential for getting eyelash mites!

Tip #3 - Keep Moisture Away For 24 Hours

Ok, so we know that we just mentioned that beauty courses tell us to wash eyelash extensions every day, but that shouldn’t kick in until the 24-hour point. Before that, you need to avoid moisture as much as you can, which means staying away from hot showers, working out or stove cooking. Fail to take account of this and you could find your new eyelash extension simply falling out!

Tip #4 - Do Your Best Not to Rub Your Lashes

Some of us can’t help that tendency to rub our eyes, as it’s automatic, but it’s to be avoided at all costs if you don’t want to bring a premature end to your lovely new eyelash extensions. Not only can the act of rubbing damage the extensions but as online learning on the subject shows, any lotions or oils on your hands can break down the glue that’s holding them on. Either way, it’s a bad idea. 

Tip #5 - Stay Away From Sources of Extreme Heat

If you’ve never had eyelash extensions installed, then you may not understand the need to stay away from heat. It’s a common issue, as when they get too close to high-heat sources like candles, cigarettes or ovens, they can shrivel up and melt. Doing this just once can render those expensive lashes null and void and it can be more than a little alarming to boot!

Affordable Professional Online Training On Your Terms 

Aftercare is a big part of the eyelash extension process, with these tips accounting for just five of the things you can be doing to protect your own extensions or those of your clients. The good news is that anyone wanting to fully develop their knowledge in this regard can do so with beauty courses like our video-based Eyelash Extension Course Bundle that makes learning a cinch!

This is just one of many CPD-endorsed, professional training courses we offer at OCA that can be taken at your own pace and paid for in manageable instalments. If you’d like to know more about us and the full range of online learning we offer, simply visit us today at

However, if you have any questions or anything you’d like to explain more fully, you should get in touch with us today on 1300 611 404. Our friendly advisors are on standby to help you in any way they can. 

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