Let's all take a lash bath!

As lash artists we all know how crucial it is to educate our clients on the importance of keeping their lashes clean. At least at my shop we explain that not cleaning can cause issues with blepharitis, eye irritation, and poor retention of the extensions themselves.  We have all seen the horror stories online from people who didn't follow protocol but to my surprise it has come to my attention that a good amount of lash technicians are not starting each service by cleaning their clients lashes.  Seriously!!  The techs are depending on the clients to do it themselves or charging an extra fee for the service.  To me this is just part of doing eyelashes and caring for your clients. I for one wouldn't want to depend on someone else to build the foundation of my service. It's just not a great plan for success. Having clean lashes allows your product to work at its full potential.  Even natural oils can breakdown the bond of the adhesive and cause the extensions to come off prematurely.  Imagine having a barrier of natural oil and dirt on the lashes and then trying to adhere new ones on top of that.  The adhesive is now more applied to the dirt and oil than it is to the natural lash.  No way are these going to stay on like they should.  It only takes 5 minutes to shampoo those lashes but it could make the difference between a return client or a very frustrated one.  So lets all take a lash bath and grow that lash business!