Is professional eyelash shampoo really better than its alternatives?

Published : 02/03/2024 - Categories : yaLASHes Blog

Eyelash extensions not only remain current, but are also actively developing! New trends, effects and modeling forms appear every day and with them more and more high-quality, safe and modern professional eyelash extension products. Among these products we can highlight foam shampoo for eyelash extension, a necessary product for preparing natural eyelashes for eyelash extension and for eyelash care at home.

In this article we will explain why you need to use a professional eyelash shampoo before eyelash extensions. We analyze in detail what composition a shampoo has, as well as when and how to use it.

Is professional eyelash shampoo really better than its alternatives?

Eyelash shampoo: why is it needed?

It is a professional product specially developed to clean the eyelashes from dirt, sebum, cosmetic residues and bacteria. It prepares the natural eyelashes for eyelash extensions and ensures better adhesion between the natural and artificial eyelashes.

Sebum (skin fat) protects skin and eyelashes from moisture loss. It spreads along the lashes and supplies them with moisture and nutrients at the base. At the same time, sebum prevents the glue from reliably connecting the artificial eyelash to the natural one (fats and oils make the glue dry much more slowly and worsen the adhesion during curing).

Before eyelash extensions, the eye make-up must first be thoroughly removed and then its remains with shampoo, because in order to ensure a strong and long-lasting connection between the artificial and natural eyelashes, it is necessary to exclude any contamination.

Even if the client is not wearing makeup, she will still have sebum and dust particles between her eyelashes that can affect adhesion because the sebaceous glands produce sebum constantly.

Why is the degreaser not suitable for cleaning eyelashes alone?

The main purpose of a degreaser is to degrease the eyelashes, not to remove dirt (dust, mascara and eyeshadow residue, and other solid particles). The degreaser effectively removes sebum and residue from caring cosmetic products (creams, serums, foundations, etc.). However, he is unable to completely remove the remaining eye makeup. And it is precisely for these purposes that it makes sense to have a professional foam shampoo at your workplace!

Foam shampoo helps to extend the life of eyelash extensions and prevents premature loss of eyelashes and roots from sticking together due to sebum.

In addition, it helps prevent various eye diseases such as conjunctivitis, blepharitis, demodicosis and others. The shampoo thus preserves the health of the eyes and ensures the well-being of customers.

Is it possible to replace professional foam shampoo with improvised products, such as regular cleansing foam or micellar water?

Some lash stylists use micellar water, baby shampoo or cleansing foam. These do not always manage to reliably clean the space between the eyelashes. Additionally, they may contain oils that can make sticking difficult and irritate the eyes. Micellar water forms a thin film around the eyelash and should definitely be washed off with water, otherwise adhesion is not guaranteed.

A professional eyelash shampoo is an excellent solution for thorough and gentle cleaning of the eyelashes. It does not contain oils and has a suitable pH value (pH 5.4-6.4). It does not cause eye irritation, redness or discomfort. It effectively removes all impurities from the eyelids and eyelashes: cosmetics, sebum, dust, dead cells. Easily soothes and disinfects the skin of the eyelids, preventing inflammation, eye redness and infections.

Why is it recommended that customers use professional eyelash shampoo in their daily care?

Eyelash extensions require special care to maintain their beauty and longevity. One of the most important care steps is the correct daily cleaning of the eyelashes. Conventional eye make-up removers are not suitable for this as they contain ingredients that have a negative effect on the glue and can weaken the adhesion of the glue, causing it to peel off and the artificial eyelashes to fall off without natural ones.

Artificial eyelashes are very different from natural ones. Although sebum nourishes and moisturizes our natural eyelashes, it sticks to the roots of artificial eyelashes, forms clumps of fat, attracts dust and dirt and creates ideal conditions for the reproduction of bacteria and germs. This can lead to inflammation and infection. To avoid this, you need to clean your eyelashes regularly and thoroughly with a professional product.

Example of dirty eyelashes

Example of dirty eyelashes

Example of clean eyelashes

Example of clean eyelashes

Professional foam eyelash shampoo has a number of advantages over traditional products:

• Contains no oils or other components that destroy adhesives.

• has a neutral or slightly acidic pH value (pH 5.4-6.4), which corresponds to the natural pH value of the skin and eye mucosa. Does not disturb the acid-base balance of the skin, does not dry it out, does not irritate, does not burn the eyes, does not cause tearing, allergic reactions or inflammation. Gently cleanses the eyelashes and eyelid skin.

• has a soft foaming texture that is easy to apply and wash off. It lathers well and spreads evenly on the lashes, penetrating between the lashes and removing all impurities. It does not leave a sticky or greasy residue on the eyelashes and eyelid skin and does not clog pores. It washes off completely with water and leaves no marks.

• Has antiseptic and antifungal properties.

• contains ingredients that have a positive effect on the eyelashes and eyelid skin, stimulate eyelash growth, moisturize, strengthen and protect the eyelashes. They also soothe and soften the skin of the eyelids.

Professional eyelash shampoo is not a luxury but a necessity for anyone who wants to enjoy eyelash extensions.

Composition of eyelash shampoo

Di-water – distilled water, which forms the basis for making an emulsion. It also serves as a solvent for all other components contained in the product.

Decyl glucoside is a soft non-ionic surfactant of plant origin. Helps form a stable emulsion and is a good foaming agent. It only slightly degreases, but has good softening properties. Decyl glucoside belongs to a new generation of surfactants that are very mild and gentle on the skin and eyelashes (does not cause irritation or dryness). Biodegradable.

Sodium cocoyl glutamate is a mild surfactant of plant origin with a mild cleaning effect. Recommended for sensitive skin. Biodegradable.

Sodium lauryl glucoside carboxylate is a very mild natural foaming agent. Used as a mild emulsifier, foaming agent, foam stabilizer and thickener. Has a gentle cleansing effect and is recommended for sensitive skin and children's skin. Biodegradable.

Lauryl glucoside is a very mild plant-based surfactant. Complements other surfactants and enhances their foam-forming, foam-stabilizing and cleaning properties. Lauryl glucoside does not dry out the skin, has softening properties, is easily washed off and does not violate the skin's protective lipid barrier. It is suitable for sensitive skin and children's skin.

Citric acid is used to regulate the pH of the product, as well as as a preservative and antioxidant. In combination with surfactants, citric acid provides thick and abundant foam and thoroughly cleanses the pores. It regulates the function of the sebaceous glands and cleanses the skin of excess sebum. It has antibacterial, exfoliating, moisturizing and strengthening effects.

Sodium gluconate enhances the effects of other components. It is used as a preservative, acidity regulator, stabilizer, chelating agent (neutralizes and binds metal ions, preventing oxidation, discoloration and decomposition of the product) and foam stabilizer. It has a moisturizing effect.

Sodium benzoate – a preservative. It has antiseptic, bactericidal and antifungal properties.

Ylang-Ylang (Ylang-Ylang, Hydrosol) – distilled water from ylang-ylang flowers, is an excellent tonic. It has an anti-inflammatory effect, normalizes the functioning of the sebaceous glands, has an anti-aging effect, moisturizes the skin and strengthens the eyelashes.

Type of application

  1. Moisten your eyelashes with warm water.
  2. Shake the shampoo foam bottle and apply a small amount of foam to the palm of your hand (before refilling) or a special eyelash brush (before refilling).
  3. Apply the foam to the eyelashes and massage gently for 1-2 minutes (from roots to tips). At the same time, avoid getting foam in your eyes.
  4. Rinse off the foam with warm water and gently pat your eyelashes with a paper towel or towel.
  5. Wait until the eyelashes are completely dry before moving on to the next step of eyelash extensions.

Suggest your clients to wash their eyelashes daily with the shampoo to keep them clean and healthy.

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