Lash lifts have now become one of the trendiest and most in-demand procedures in eyelash beautification. It has revolutionized the traditional techniques in perming. Even with this innovation in aesthetics, the million-dollar question remains: do lash lifts ruin eyelashes?
Before you dive into this popular trend, we will give you all there is to know about lash lifts. Let us run through some vital facts and answer some frequently asked questions so that you can be fully educated and equipped about this procedure. Don’t wink, or you’ll miss out on all the juicy information. Let’s go.
Lash Lifts 101
What is a Lash Lift?
A lash lift is the painless process of curling and lifting your lashes from the tip to the base. Since your lashes have a natural shape, a lash lift enhances their entire length, alters their body, and makes them longer, curlier, and beautiful. So, forget all the mascaras advertised, and you have used them before; this procedure is the extra boost your eyelashes need.
- Find the best beauty therapist out there.
A successful lash lift needs an expert who knows everything to do, primarily since they work around your eyes. So, take time to do research and find beauty therapists that are well-trained and experienced. With this, you can be assured of your eye’s safety as well as a successful lash lift procedure.
- Know if you’re allergic to the perming solution.
While you’re on it already, research and ask experts if you are allergic to the perming solution. Before scheduling an appointment, ensure the procedure will be safe for you through a patch test. Knowing this will prevent any flare-ups that might happen.
- Don’t get the chemical near your eyes.
Generally, beauty therapists know what they are doing, but it also pays to ensure that you don’t get the perming solution in your eyes. The treatment is not scary but will involve chemicals possibly harmful if mishandled. So, it is best to know this beforehand.
- Don’t leave the perming solution for too long.
Perming solutions need to only be on your lashes for up to 12 minutes maximum on average. If left longer, it may cause your lashes to be brittle or snap off. Experts will monitor the time and be attentive to be sure.
- Check the type of curl you want for your lashes.
Before your appointment, know the type of curl you want for your lashes. Even at the start of your procedure, you should review the list of curl types so you can choose your preference beforehand. Knowing this will prevent over-curled lashes and will provide you with perfect lashes later on.
- Keep your lashes water-free for the next 24 hours.
Don’t get your lashes wet 24 hours after your appointment. If not, your lash lift will be wasted because your lashes will right away deform and drop, wasting money in the long run. So, make sure your lashes will have no contact with water for the next 24 hours.
- Don’t use waterproof mascara.
After undergoing the lash lift procedure, you will no longer need to use mascara because your eyelashes will be long, dark, and curled perfectly already. But if there is a need for you to use it still, never use waterproof mascara because it may lead to your lashes losing form or falling out.
- Keep your lashes humid-free for the next 24 hours.
Like water, you must also avoid humidity so your eyelashes can retain the effects of the lash lift procedure. Too much moisture can also deform your lashes right away. So, avoid humid places or activities for the next 24 hours after your treatment.
- Don’t pick your lashes.
Resist the urge of picking your lashes because it will just throw all the money you’ve spent for your lash lift procedure. So, don’t pick mascara from eyelashes just yet, even if you feel tempted to fiddle with your lashes. Doing this may also ruin and deform your lashes after your lash lift procedure.
Q: “Does it hurt?”
A: Although you may feel uneasy during the procedure, lash lifts are painless and will require you to close your eyes entirely, keeping it safe as possible during the whole treatment. You can relax during the procedure, making the experience worthwhile after all.
Q: “Is it safe?”
A: Yes, lash lifts are generally safe, primarily when handled by well-trained and experienced experts. The procedure typically involves your lashes being placed onto specially shaped lifting pads before applying the chemicals used.
Q: “How long does this treatment take?”
A: On average, lash lift procedures will only take around 45 minutes up to an hour. It may only take longer if other methods are done other than the lash lift, like tinting your eyelashes. Lash lifts will be worth the wait, especially with your results later on.
Q: “Will this affect me using contact lenses?”
A: In the long run, lash lifts will not prevent you from using contact lenses. However, you will be asked to remove them temporarily for your convenience since your eyes will be closed for the entire procedure.
Q: “Can I clean my eyes afterward?”
A: Right after your procedure, you may need to wait 24 hours to ensure the prolonged effect of the process. However, you can use mild products gently in cleaning your eyes if there is a need.
Q: “Can I use makeup right after?”
A: Yes, you can, but keeping your lashes unscathed for the next 24 hours after the procedure is highly recommended. And in the long run, you may not need to use mascara once the procedure results take place.
Q: “When can I have my next lash lift?”
A: After around two months from your last lash lift, your lashes will go back naturally and drop evenly without looking out of place. You can have another lash lift treatment after a minimum of a month if there is a need to, or be patient waiting for your lashes to go back to their natural form.
Given proper procedures done with utmost safety and by professional experts, lash lifts are very safe and will not ruin your eyelashes. However, this will also require you to be very disciplined in keeping and maintaining the effects of your lash lift procedure not to waste your money. Just be knowledgeable of the facts and know some questions frequently asked, and your journey towards beautiful lashes through lash lifts will start and end on a very positive note.
If you are interested in getting your lash lift but still do not have reservations, you don’t need to worry – our awesome friends from Belle Visage Medical Aesthetics are experts in this field and will take care of you.