Do you need to cleanse the client’s lashes prior to applying eyelash extensions?
The answer is Yes! With each client, whether you are applying a full set of lashes or just a fill, you should always cleanse the lashes prior to starting the service. Any debris or residue on the natural lashes will cause a barrier between the natural lash and the adhesive. Once that debris is loosened or washed off, it will also release the extension causing a lower retention rate.
Even if the client has visibly clean lashes, use any recommended method of pre-treatment to ensure the lashes are “squeaky clean”; most often, you will find that there is still some makeup residue or natural oils still on the lashes at the lash line.