Everything you need to know about Lash Lift

Everything you need to know about Lash Lift

30.03.2022 Off By manager_1

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We’ve seen magnetic lashes and lash extensions to make your lashes look longer and fuller. A lash lift is a great option if you don’t want to worry about lashes crowding your eyes.

A lash lift is a professional treatment that involves using a curling rod to semi-permanently curl your eyelashes. Then, a technician sets the bend with a chemical solution so it stays up until the next session. It’s like a perm for your eyelashes. The effect is achieved by lifting your lashes from their root. It’s glamorous and there are no extra lashes.

What is the average time a lash lift can last?

It all depends on how fast your natural lashes grow. However, Patel says that a good lash lift can last for up to six weeks. The procedure costs about $100 (more or less depending upon where you live), so it is important to care for your lashes properly in order to get the best value.

Here are some tips to keep your lash lift looking great:

  1. For the first 24 hours following treatment, avoid water and mascara.
  2. Do not use eyelash extensions, lash serums or eye creams within the first 24 hours of treatment.
  3. After the treatment, only use oil-free products for your face.
  4. Do not sleep on your lash lift. Instead, sleep on your back the first night to prevent lashes from bending out of shape.

Can a lashlift go wrong?

Definitely. Elise Brisco, OD and CCH, clinical homeopath and integrative optometrist, says that there are many things that could go wrong during a lash-lift. Make sure to understand the risks before you book your first lashlift.

  1. If the perming solution seeps into the eyes, it can cause corneal scarring or chemical burns. Dr. Brisco says, “This is why it is important to have a skilled technician.”
  2. The perming solution can cause allergic reactions. Dendy Engleman M.D. (a board-certified dermatologic physician at Medical Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery in Manhattan) recommends that you visit a salon that will perform a patch test to determine if you have any allergies to perming solutions. She advises that you may not undergo the procedure if your lashes are fragile or thin.
  3. After a lash lift, dry eyes can occur. Dr. Brisco says that the lash lift causes the lashes to curl up, which exposes meibomian glands at the waterline or edge of the lids. This can cause red eyes, puffiness, burning lids, and even worse, reduce your ability to make healthy tear.

Can a lash lift ruin my eyelashes?

Possibly. Dr. Brisco says that there is a possibility that chemicals in perming solutions can cause your lashes to become brittle and snap. This could be the same thing as perming can do for your hair. Your lashes would look like they are spare and brittle.

Do you have to wear mascara with a lift?

You can wait for the crucial 24-hour window to reach for your wand. Otherwise, you risk losing the lift.

Is it worth getting a lashlift?

The procedure was loved by one of our beauty editors who tried it out herself. She says, “I can skip the curler and my lashes still stand out without mascara.” Her lashes looked amazing afterward!

Dr. Brisco recommends skipping the procedure from an eye health standpoint. “Honestly, I think that having a hair-perming solution so close to my sensitive eyes is just too much for comfort.”

Bottom line

Make sure you do your research about the best lash salons in your local area before you go for a lash lift. For the best results, read reviews and talk to your eye doctor.

There are other ways to get gorgeous lashes

  • EYELASH GROWTH SERUM Hydra-Strength Conditioning Lash Treatment EQUATE ($14.97)
  • LashBlast Mascara Extensions for the Clump Crusher COVERGIRL ($8.99)
  • Eyelash Curler SHU UEMURA ($23.00)
  • Magnetic Eyelashes LAMIX ($7.99)