What are Eyelash Extentions?
HOW ARE THEY APPLIED?
What are Eyelash Extensions?
Eyelash extensions are synthetic lashes ranging in length from 6mm to 17mm. Once selected, the lashes are applied one at a time using a specially formulated, semi-permanent, surgical grade glue that will not irritate the eye nor damage the natural lash. However, there is always a possibility of an allergic reaction to the glue.
How are they applied?
The eyelash extensions are applied by separating your natural lashes and applying one or more extensions to one of your natural lashes at a time, while your eyes remain closed. Your bottom lashes will be covered with surgical tape or gel eyepads to keep any glue or lashes from coming in contact with them.
How long does it take to apply lash extensions?
Applying a full set of lashes takes about two hours, and they must be maintained by getting "fill-ins" every 1-3 weeks. The longer you go between Fill-ins, the less lashes you will have and the longer the fill in will take. After 3-4 weeks, the technician will apply a whole new set.
Everyone has different lashes, and depending on the condition of your own natural lashes, lash experts may only want to apply a certain length or thickness of lashes, and this is to keep your real lashes healthy and to prevent the new extensions from weighing them down. Applying too long of extensions to someone with very short, weak, lashes can make the lashes look messy and be harder to take care of.
What happens if glue gets in your eyes?
Since your eyes are shut the whole time lash extensions are being applied, glue will not get into your eyes.
Can you go blind?
No. Your eyelash technician is highly trained in application and safety of eyelash extensions. In the rare event that you do have an allergic reaction to the eyelash adhesive, it can be treated by a doctor with specific eye drops.
What happens when you cry?
If you experience any burning or discomfort during the procedure, causing your eyes to tear or making you cry, please let the technician know immediately. The application of extensions should be a completely pain-free experience.
How to Prepare for Your Appointment
So you've finally taken the plunge and are preparing to get your lash extensions for the very first time. Congratulations! You've made an excellent choice! Here are a few things you can do to prepare for your appointment of pampering and relaxation:
1. Remove all eye makeup and clean your lashes with an oil free cleanser
2. Take out your contacts (or bring a case with you to remove your contacts prior to starting your appointment)
3. As much as we love our morning coffee, it's best to avoid caffeine prior to getting your lashes done. Caffeine can make you jumpy and your eyelids flutter.
4. Limit your fluid intake. You don't want to have to get up just as you start relaxing during your lash application. It's harder to get back to that relaxed state after you've gotten up. Plus it takes a good 10-15 minutes off of the time you could be getting more lashes applied.
Eyelash Extension Aftercare
HOW TO MAKE YOUR LASHES LAST
Taking care of your eyelashes after they are applied is essential to making your lashes last as long as possible. For the first 24 hours do not allow water to contact the lashes. For the first 48 hours, do not wash your eyes with hot water or allow steam to contact the lashes-avoid steam rooms, jaccuzis and saunas. Getting the lashes wet can break down the bond of the eyelash adhesive. Be very careful for the first 2 days to not rub your eyes or sleep with your new lashes touching your pillow. Avoid makeup removers with oil to extend the life of your extensions as long as possible.