𝐂𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐧𝐬𝐞𝐫 - 𝐖𝐇𝐘 𝐝𝐨 𝐰𝐞 𝐮𝐬𝐞 𝐢𝐭?
To answer this question we need to look deeper into the lash structure and under the skin 🧐
Every single lash on our eyelids has its own sweat gland and oil gland. Sweat glands are triggered by our nervous system, and produce sweat in specific circumstances, for example, when we are super hot or stressed 😩
Oil glands work every hour, doesn’t matter what is going on outside, skin produces oils. Sebaceous glands are located close to the hair shaft, and produce sebum directly into it 🤨 Oils are needed for lash to grow up from underneath the skin and have a direction exactly “out” and for eyelids not to feel dry all the time.
The purpose of cleanser is to help you to remove any oils from the natural lash and create a dust free surface for adhesive to bond with natural eyelash 🛁 No Primers can do what Cleanser does, only it has the ingredients needed to cleanse the lash.
It also creates a perfect pH level for better adherence of the eyelash extension to the natural lash, and promotes bonding process in the lash glue.
Does cleanser help with the lash retention?
Why do I need to use primer then?
Cleanser prepares the lash and slightly lifts up the cuticles of natural lash. Being Alkaline it makes natural lash clean but prone to feeling dry. We need primer to nourish the natural eyelash and give an extra layer of moisture, as we know our lash glue cures under humid conditions.
Can I use saline to clean the lashes?
Saline solution is great when it comes to preparing natural lashes for lash lift and tint or for brow lamination. However it is not suitable for eyelash extension procedure. Simply because it has salt crystals, which will be left on the lash surface once saline has evaporated. You may not notice it, but if we were to look under microscope, we sure would see it.
Will cleanser dry natural lashes?
No, it won’t. It will clean and prepare natural eyelashes for the application procedure, preparing the perfect surface for glue to bond on. But you should use primer after cleanser.
Will I get 7 weeks retention?
Totally, we suggest to use cleanser and primer from the same brand as your glue. Our glues have different bonding time, but they all have been proven to have the best retention of 5 to 8 weeks.
Don't forget, the natural lash cycle is something that no one can control, so if your client has a very short lifespan, the lash retention of course will be affected.