How Does a Lash Lift Work?
If you are a fan of the eyelash curler and love the way it makes your lashes look, you might want to consider a lash lift.
What is a Lash Lift?
A lash lift is similar to a perm, but the chemicals used are much gentler and safer. The semi-permanent beauty treatment makes the upper eyelashes curl upward, giving your eyes a fuller, brighter look that lasts.
What is the process?
Before going ahead with the Lash Lift treatment, your beauty technician will want to ensure the eyes are free of any makeup and oil and will use a special cleanser. Cleansers such as Keep It Squeaky Rose Water Lash Cleanser are ideal for giving your lashes a deep cleanse. It also has additional benefits, including natural antiseptic, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory ingredients, as well as anti-aging ingredients, which can reduce puffiness and the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Once the eye area is cleaned, a shield made of silicone is applied to the eyelid using a specially formulated, non-toxic glue. The technician will then gently curl the lashes over the shield until all the lashes are held in position. Each individual lash is then separated before the perm lotion is applied and then the waiting begins. Depending on how thick the lashes are and how quickly the lashes take to the treatment, the client will need to wait approximately 10 to 15 minutes before the lotion is removed and the setting lotion can be applied. This acts as a neutralizer and prevents over-processing.
Type of curl
There are different options when it comes to the size of the shield and the type of curl you get. If it is your first time, you may want to ash the technician for their advice and recommendations.
Many clients like to get a lash tint at the same time as a Lash Lift. This can provide stunning results and will be done once the setting lotion has been removed.
Following the treatment, clients are advised not to get their new lashes wet for at least 24 hours. This means avoiding a hot bath, using a steam room or taking part in a hot yoga class because the steam from these activities can affect the treatment. The longer your new lashes have to set, the longer they will last and look good. However, once the 24 hours are up, you can treat your lashes in the same way as you would normally. This includes being able to apply eye makeup, including mascara if desired. For a dramatic and very modern look, invest in a Liquid Designer Eyeliner in Black to get a perfect finish line.
How long does a Lash Lift Last?
The average time a Lash Lift will last is six to eight weeks as this is the typical length of time for the lash growth cycle. For some people, it may be a little longer; for others, it could be slightly shorter.
To get the Lash Lift look in between appointments, you may want to consider applying faux lashes. This can be especially useful if you have a special occasion or end up on an unexpected date! To do this, you should invest in a Cliques Applicator, which makes the application process easier and ensures the correct fixing of the lashes.
The cost of the lash lift will depend on where you get it done and if you get your lashes tinted at the same time. Shop around and find a salon that you feel happy and comfortable with, and always keep your eye out (excuse the pun) for any special offers!
Are there any risks?
A Lash Lift is a very safe and standard procedure that is carried out all over the world. As with any treatment using specific formulas, there is always the risk of an allergic reaction, but this is extremely rare. You should speak to the salon if you are concerned. In very rare cases, clients may not be happy with the results as the lashes might not take, look over-curled, or, in rare cases, the lashes may be less robust and break easier following treatment.
Does it hurt?
A lash lift is a painless and quick procedure and one that is becoming increasingly popular, with many salons investing in the training of their beauticians so they can offer this to their clients. The procedure has been endorsed by celebrities and beauty experts and is one of the most effective beauty treatments around.