Are you interested in giving your lashes a lift, but concerned about the potential damage and risks? If so, you’ve come to the right place! We’re here to break down all the facts about lash lifts so you can make an informed decision for your beauty needs.
Benefits of a Lash Lift
A lash lift kit can provide great results for individuals looking to enhance the appearance of their eyelashes without having to use eyelash extensions. This treatment involves using semi-permanent products and tools to lift, shape, and curl individual lashes around pads. With this procedure, you’ll get longer-looking lashes that are lifted away from your eyes which is great for people who have naturally straight lashes.
The main benefit of it is that it helps to make your eyes look larger and brighter by elongating your natural lashes. The effects of it can last up to 8-12 weeks depending on the condition of the natural lashes, so it’s a great solution if you don’t want false eyelashes every day or if you don’t have time for daily maintenance.
Having thicker, longer life is a plus in any case – many feel more confident with thicker and darker looking eyelashes after having this procedure. However, it’s important to consider that this treatment does not help achieve longer eyelashes as it works on what already exists; but your treatments will stay in place until they grow out!
How to Minimize Damage from a Lash Lift
It’s important to understand the risks and know how to prevent or minimize damage. There are some simple steps that can be taken to ensure that your lash lift is as safe and effective as possible.
- Research your technician carefully before booking an appointment. Ensure that they are properly trained in the procedure and ask what type of product they are using. Natural ingredients are usually gentler on the lashes than the synthetic chemically-based versions, so keep an eye out for those.
- Work with your technician to customize the solution for your specific needs, such as allergy testing if needed, selecting a solution strength based on your lash length and thickness, and then asking them to take small test swipes of the product along different parts of your line first to ensure best results.
- When it is time for application, lie back in a comfortable position so you do not jar or pull the lashes when you close or open your eyes during application. Communication with your technician throughout the whole process is key – be sure to speak up anytime something doesn’t feel right or if any discomfort develops during application.
- Finally, right after application make sure to apply a light coating of castor oil or vitamin E oil on each side of your eyelashes every night before bed – this will help nourish and condition them while they heal from being lifted.
Aftercare for a Lash Lift
Once you’ve had it, it’s important to be mindful of your aftercare routine. Properly caring for the treated lashes will help ensure that the treatment has long-term effects and prevents damage to your natural lashes. Here are some tips for caring for your lift:
- Avoid oil-based products: Oils can decrease the longevity of your results as they can break down the keratin that helps hold your natural lashes in their curled position.
- Be gentle: When washing or taking off makeup, use a very gentle hand and lightly pat the area around the eyes with a soft cloth or washcloth. Avoid rubbing or scrubbing the lashes.
- Keep them coated: Apply a clear coat of mascara if desired, just make sure it says “lash enhancing” so it won’t damage your extensions. Otherwise, any kind of mascara will be too harsh on treated lashes and can cause them to become brittle and break more easily than untreated lashes.
- Wait 48 hours before getting them wet: This will help allow time for any additional curl setting that needs to occur after retinting.
- Go Lash Free Every 3 Weeks: It is important to go extension-free for three weeks during a lashing cycle in order to give your natural eyelashes time to rejuvenate and regrow correctly once any damaged ones have shed from normal wear-and-tear cycles.
Alternatives to a Lash Lift
If you don’t want to risk the potential damage that may come with this type of lift, there are other alternatives available. For example, many professionals advocate using mascara and eyelash curlers instead of this type of lifts. Using a small curler, you can curl your lashes at the base to give them an extra boost of volume and a slightly lifted effect. This is still great for those nights when you want to add a bit more pizzazz to your look.
Whether or not you opt for it or perm, there are several ways to encourage healthy lashes and prevent their fallout or brittleness. Treating them with gentle beauty products can make all the difference in having long, full lashes without the need for major treatments like extensions or lifts. Look for natural-cleaning products with hydrating ingredients like jojoba oil that condition while they cleanse – they can be applied directly onto any existing extensions as well as natural lashes to prevent breakage and keep them looking lush year-round.
When it comes to this kind of lifts and the safety of your eyelashes, do your research to find a reputable and experienced technician who can advise you on the best practices for having a lash lift. The most important thing is to always follow post-treatment instructions, which typically include:
- Avoiding water or sweat near the lashes for 24 hours.
- Not rubbing your eyes or touching your lashes.
- Coming back for touch-up treatments as instructed by your technician.
Ultimately, a skilled esthetician with experience in lash lift services can minimize potential damage to your eyelash health. With that said, despite the potential risks of lash lifts, many individuals have experienced successful outcomes with minimal to no damage done whatsoever to their natural eyelashes.