To extend the life of your lash extensions, there are a few things that you can do. Many clients think that water contact decreases retention. Once your lashes are completely cured and you are outside of the 24-48 hr time frame, it is safe to clean your lashes. Clean lashes greatly increase retention. Throughout the day, one comes in contact with many natural oils and debris. As this sits on the extensions, it will begin to break down the adhesive causing premature shedding. cleaning your lashes with proper cleanser such as our SGC lash shampoo will gently and thoroughly clean your lashes assisting with retention. Another way to increase lash retention is to use a sealant or bonder. Using a sealant or bonder after lash application seals the extension with the natural lash. Using a bonder allows clients to get their lashes wet almost immediately after application.