If you are looking to add length, volume, and lift to your lashes, a lash lift may be exactly what you are looking for. Lash lifts are an alternative to eyelash extensions that allow you to enhance the look of your lashes without adhesives or glues.
What are lash lifts?
A lash lift is like a perm for your lashes. While they don’t actually add length to your lashes, they give your lashes the illusion of extra length by making them curlier. There are many different types of lash lifts that range from the J curl (a more natural look) to a C curl (super curled). During a treatment session a solution will be added to your lashes. During this time, you will be asked to lie down with your eyes closed. A heated rod will be placed against the lashes, and yet another solution will be applied to create a seal. The entire process can take over half an hour. Once the process is finished, you will be asked to refrain from wearing makeup for 24 hours. You will also be instructed to prevent your lashes from getting wet.
How long do lash lifts last?
The length of time that a lash lift lasts varies from person to person depending on their natural lash cycle. Generally speaking, a lash lift should last anywhere between 6-8 weeks. There are some things that can cause the lifespan of a lash lift to diminish. These include swimming, as well as the use of harsh products or heat.
Does it hurt? Is it safe?
Lash lifts do not hurt and are considered to be very safe. Clients should try to keep their eyes closed during the process, but all lotions used are safe even if they do get in the eyes. With that being said, your specialist should do a patch test 24 hours prior to your treatment to ensure that you don’t have any allergic reactions to the lotions being used. Lash lifts are also safe for pregnant mothers.
Benefits of lash lifts
- They give your lashes a natural looking lift.
- The process of lash lifting is relaxing.
- Formulas used are safe and gentle..
Is there any after care involved?
Yes. It takes a lash lift 24 hours to set into place. During that time, you should avoid getting your lashes wet or rubbing your eyes. You should also avoid eye creams, mascaras, and saunas or facial steamers. Once you have had the treatment, avoid using eyelash curlers. They can weaken and damage your lashes, lessening the effect of the lift.