Tired Of Getting Lash Extensions? Try Damage-Free Alternative, Lash Lifts
Beautiful, thick, long lashes — there’s nothing better than that! In fact, having long and curled lashes has the power to elevate your entire complexion as it instantly makes your eyes look bigger, brighter, and more youthful. If you aren’t one of the lucky few if have been born with naturally long lashes, you’ll know the struggle that comes with achieving such a goal. Getting your eyelids pinched by your eyelash curler, applying layers of mascara only to have it smudge under your eyes and leaving you looking like a zombie. Not fun. And in recent years, getting eyelash extensions seemed to be the miracle solution for getting longer lashes. Well, for those who have tried getting an eyelash extension, it isn’t as great as people make it out to be. Sure, it comes with the convince of not having to apply mascara or curl your eyelashes. But, it’s also extremely damaging. As the extensions are individually glued to your natural lash, once the extension falls off, your natural lash often goes with it. And, if your natural eyelashes don’t fall off, they’re often much weaker and thinner due to the glue that was applied to attach the extension to your lash. Long story short, eyelash extensions are great — if you don’t care about your eyelashes falling off or getting super thin and weak. So, is there really no way for people with short, straight lashes to get beautiful, long lashes? Enter, lash lifts. In this article, we’ll be covering everything you need to know about this new alternative to lash extensions. Keep reading to find out more!
A lash lift is a perm for your lashes
So first things first, what is a lash lift? To put it simply, think of lash lifts as perms for your lashes. It doesn’t involve any extensions or harmful glue. Instead, a specially-designed chemical solution (that’s not irritating or damaged to your lashes) is used to curl your lashes. Most people liken the results to having your eyelashes curled by an eyelash curler, but the results last for up to several weeks. Furthermore, as there are no extensions added, the results look extremely natural. Furthermore, lash lifts can be performed on both your upper and lower eyelashes. This opens up your eyes even more and makes them look much brighter and bigger.
It requires little preparation
When going for a lash lift appointment, little to no preparation is needed. Some eyelash artists may ask you to go bare-faced, but most are okay with removing any makeup for you. However, you may have to wait for all the extensions to fall off first if you have existing eyelash extensions. Also, if you’re eyelash extensions have fallen off completely, we may want to wait for a few weeks before scheduling a lash lift. This is to give your eyelashes time to strengthen and grow after being weakened or damaged by the extensions.
Expect noticeable results
Just like getting an eyelash extension, you’ll notice instant results after getting a lash lift. For those of you who have thinner eyelashes, you might want to get a lash tint to get even more noticeable results.
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You can customize your lash lift
Lash lifts aren’t a ‘one-style-fits-all’ procedure. How much you should curl your lash depends on various factors like the length and thickness of your eyelashes, eye size, and eye shape. Before the procedure, you should talk to your artist to decide which how ‘tight’ your lashes should be curled. In general, if you want to go for a more natural look, then getting a softer curl would do the trick. However, if you’re looking for something a little more dramatic then you should opt for a tighter curl and get a lash tint as well.
The process is pretty straightforward
A typical lash lift appointment looks something like this:
- Your appointment will begin with a consultation with your artist to discuss what style of lash lift you want to go for.
- Your artist may assess things like the length and thickness of your eyelashes, eye size, and eye shape.
- You’ll then be asked to lie down and relax while your artist gets to work.
- After removing any makeup, and cleansing your eyelashes, your artist will use a curling rod, often made of silicon, to curl your eyelashes.
- After that, lifting and nourishing lotion is applied to your lashes to get them to hold the curl and moisturize them.
- You may want to listen to some music or a podcast while waiting for your lashes to be done as the whole process takes about 45 minutes.
Lash lifts typically cost $100-$120 per appointment
Lash lifts are generally much more affordable compared to eyelash extensions. One session will cost you around $100 to $120 while getting eyelash extensions can cost you double this amount. However, some unauthorized and unregistered artists may charge cheaper prices so it’s important to go to a registered beauty salon.
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Results can last up to two months
Depending on how you care for your lashes, a lash lift can last anywhere between six to eight weeks. After getting eyelash extensions, it’s advised not to wear any mascara (you shouldn’t need to) as certain formulas may weaken the curl of your lash lift. However, if you really need to, use water-based mascaras. Neither should you rub your eyes using excessive force when removing any eye makeup.
The upkeep is low-maintenance
One of the biggest perks of getting a lash lift is that its incredibly low maintenance. Right after your appointment, you should keep your lashes as dry as possible. This means no bathing, washing your face, and if possible, not sweating as well. Furthermore, unlike eyelash extensions, you don’t need to comb them religiously. However, if you want your lash lift to last longer, you can use a spoolie brush to comb your lashes to separate them and keep them fluffy. If you want healthy lashes, you can apply nourishing, hydrating natural oils like coconut or castor oil.
Now that you know how great lash lifts are, it’s time to book an appointment! Say goodbye to short, straight lashes and hello to thick, beautiful ones!
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