Thinking about upping your eyelash game. Let us introduce you to the lash lift, a semi-permanent treatment that aims to curl your lashes upward so you can ditch the eyelash curler.
The process, which is generally painless and fairly quick, seems to be gaining popularity. Loads of people who have tried the treatment have amazing things to say about it.
Lash lifts, unlike lash extensions which involve adhering false inserts to the lash line to create fullness are all about enhancing what a person already has. They’re essentially like a perm for your lashes.
What exactly is a lash lift?
It’s like perming your lashes into a lifted, curled state. But unlike the harsh formulas that were once used to perm the hair on our heads, the treatment for lash lifts is gentler. It’s also not quite the same thing as previous lash perm methods, which have existed for years, the old method of lash perming included a different formula and a different tool for actually curling lashes.
How does it all work?
Before starting the actual process, the eye area and lashes should be free of makeup and oil. The technician then applies a silicone mold or shield onto the eyelid using a non-toxic glue. “That’s the only thing that touches the skin,”!
With the silicone mold on the eyelid, the technician then curls the lashes using the glue over the mold, which is curved upward and outward to create a curl. Once the lashes are adhered to the shield and separated, that will reveal the final outcome. It should be noted that this service is done on the upper lashes.
“Once each and every lash is applied onto the mold, we separate them individually, so you get a nice curl on the lashes, and you would apply the perm solution, The perm solution is a chemical solution that sits on the root of the eyelashes, between the root and middle of the lash, and it would sit depending on the client from 10 to 15 minutes. The perm solution “softens the hair so it’s malleable or vulnerable …. Then we wipe that off and put on the setting solution, and that re-hardens the hair so the shape is set in place.” (That setting solution, also known as a neutralizer, prevents over-processing, which could lead to leashes looking too curly.To get the desired curl, there are different mold shapes and sizes.Once the solution is removed, an oil or conditioning solution is often applied to the lashes. Lash lifts are often paired with lash tints for extra oomph.When the treatment is done, the client should avoid getting the newly permed lashes wet for the first 24 hours.“You just don’t want to use anything that would get your lashes wet, even in terms of steam, hot shower, hot yoga,The longer you let it set, the longer it’s going to last.
How long does a lash lift last?
Typically, a lash lift will last six to eight weeks, about the same amount of time as the lash growth cycle. They could last up to 10 weeks for some people.When it comes to maintaining a lash lift, it’s super easy. “Once it’s done, it’s done, noting that after that first day, you can wear mascara, not wear mascara or rub your eyes, and the results would still be visible