Lash Lift FAQs
WHAT IS A LASH LIFT?
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ARE LASH LIFTS SAFE?
Yes! Lash lifts are totally safe. It involves using specially shaped silicone pads to gently lift and curl your eyelashes which is safer than other techniques. The only way it would damage your natural lashes in any way is if they are over processed or if the solution gets in your eye. This is easily avoided by getting your lash lifts at the recommended time frame (6-8 weeks) and only leaving the lifting solution on for the proper amount of time (determined by your esthetician). We are also sure to keep the solution strictly on the lashes and not on the water line to avoid any adverse reactions and it getting into your eye. By getting the service performed by experienced and skilled estheticians, it ensures you will have the best experience!
WILL THIS DAMAGE MY LASHES?
No, not if you follow all of the pre and post care advice in the What to Expect Section. The lift solution is only applied to new lash growth and never to the ends of the lashes. We also fully assess the lashes to make sure they are healthy before we start the service.
IS IT PAINFUL?
Not at all! At first, when we apply the lashes to the rods, it may feel a bit strange. We will be gently pulling at the lashes during the service and you will feel when we take the lash tape off. For the majority of the service though, it's very relaxing! This is your time to unwind. Just be sure to communicate with us about any problems that you may have with skin sensitivity, or any medications that might interfere with the brow lamination treatment.
HOW OFTEN CAN I GET A LASH LIFT?
Lash lifts will last for the full natural lash shedding cycle which is typically 6-8 weeks. When the lift is fully grown out, you can get another lift. You don’t want to get them too often at risk of over processing the lashes.
CAN I STILL USE MY LASH GROWTH SERUM?
You should stop the use of your lash growth serum 48 hours before and after your lash lift service. Serums can cause a few complications for lash lifts. They work by extending the growth phase of the lash, which can change the result of your lift and lead to overprocessing if we aren’t careful. Those using Latisse will want to follow this advice as well. Just be sure to let us know that you are using a growth serum so we can ensure you get great results!
CAN I USE CASTOR OIL FOR MY LASHES TO GROW?
We do not recommend using castor oil (or any oil) for lash growth. Lash lifts can cause lash dryness and the lashes need to be able to absorb moisture to thrive. Castor oil doesn’t provide any nourishing properties for the lashes. It is a heavy oil which can cause the lash lift to drop prematurely. It is also thick and waterproof. It coats the lash and stops nutrients from penetrating the hair. This can then cause further damage by suffocating the hair and causing the hair to break off. Good aftercare will contain vitamins, proteins, & biotin to help nourish and feed the lashes to keep them strong and healthy.
WHAT AFTERCARE IS GOOD TO USE ON MY LASHES?
Quality aftercare is essential in maintaining the results of your lash lift. When receiving a lash lift, you are chemically altering the hairs. Any time you do this, there's going to be some aftercare required to boost hydration, condition, and nourish the hairs. Think of getting your hair colored. The hair will slightly change texture due to the chemical process and you will need to use a good conditioner to keep the hair healthy. That’s exactly what aftercare for lashes is, a daily conditioner. We love Elleeplex Advanced Aftercare Serum! It has amino acids, keratin proteins, collagen, and vitamins to keep lashes as healthy as possible while providing shine. It also has sunflower extracts to help maintain color after tinting. These are superior ingredients that can make a huge difference in the quality of your lashes long term. It can also be used on brows! You can purchase it here.
HOW LONG DOES A LASH LIFT LAST?
It depends on the length and quality of your natural lashes, but the lift can last for 6 to 8 weeks.
IS THIS SIMILAR TO LASH EXTENSIONS?
Lash extensions and lash lifts are 2 totally different services. We do not add any additional lashes to your eyes. All that we do is curl your natural lashes. Doing the lash lift can make your natural lashes appear fuller because they will be curled and tinted.
CAN I STILL WEAR MASCARA?
Of course! You'll just achieve a more dramatic effect when mascara is applied to your lifted lashes. Just be careful though, the mascara wand will run through your lashes much faster and you might get mascara on your lids!
CAN I WEAR WATERPROOF MASCARA?
We recommend that you skip it. The chemical makeup of waterproof formulas can be extremely drying to your lashes. Also, think of how hard it is to remove. The tugging and pulling required to wipe off the mascara can damage the lashes and most people cannot remove it all. This results in weakened lashes that are prone to breakage and over shedding.
WHY DO I NEED TO REMOVE MY MAKEUP BEFORE A LIFT?
We want to ensure a great lash lift result. If you come in with makeup and we cannot remove it all, it will result in a poor lift. The lift solution and tint will not be able to penetrate the lash fully resulting in a poor lash lift.
WHY ARE SOME LASHES RESISTANT TO CURL?
Sometimes lashes that have a strong cowlick or slanted growth pattern are more resistant to curl. This is also true of very thick lashes. Also, growth patterns due to plastic surgery in the eye area are often not able to be corrected. Every individual will be different, but it is still definitely worth a try to do the service once and see how your lashes hold the curl!
I HAVE VERY SHORT LASHES, CAN I STILL GET A LIFT?
Most of the time, yes. It can be challenging if the lashes aren't long enough to bring up and back on to the shield. When we assess the lashes at your appointment, if we determine that your lashes are too short or too fine or delicate, we will advise against a lash lift.