They say the eyes are the window to the soul, and who doesn’t yearn for beautiful, long eyelashes? The secret to beautiful eyelashes is to care for the lashes you’ve got, and if you want more of a flutter, you can always fake it!
Caring for your lashes
The first step to getting beautiful lashes is to look after what God gave you.
Moisturise your lashes
This can prevent them from breaking and help them become stronger and healthier. Apply a tiny bit of natural oil like sweet almond oil to your lashes every evening before bed. Take care not to get any in your eye! This will condition them nicely.
Choose a good mascara
There are some mascaras that contain vitamins and other ingredients that claim to condition your lashes and help them grow. Why not give them a go? high street mascaras are getting better all the time.
Treat your lashes gently
Don’t rub your eyelashes too much or pull on them as they can break. Eyelash curlers can cause them to break if you use them too often, especially the heated ones.
What if you want to fake it?
If you aren’t blessed with naturally long fluttery eyelashes, there are a few options for you. You can fake it with falsies, which to be honest, have come a long way. The downsides though, are that sometimes applying them can be fiddly, and some eyelash glues on the market can cause irritation of the eyelids. Or you can try eyelash extensions.
How are eyelash extensions applied?
Lashes are applied on at a time, using a semi-permanent glue. There are 3 types of lashes; synthetic, silk, and mink.
How long does it take to apply them?
Applying a full set of lash extensions usually takes around 2 hours. You can also get a half set of lashes, which can be used to make your natural lashes look fuller.
Can the glue get into your eyes?
This is unlikely as your eyes will be shut during the application. However, some glues can cause irritation in some people. If you experience a burning sensation, or any discomfort during the application, this is a definite sign that you might be allergic to the glue.
How often should you get lash extensions done?
Your natural lash growth cycle is around 6-8 weeks, and this is roughly how long a set of lash extensions will last. You might need a bit of maintenance every 4 weeks to maintain the fullness of your lashes.
Do lash extensions fall out?
Each extension is fixed to one of your own eyelashes, so they will naturally fall out as your natural lashes grow. Avoid picking at them or pulling them if you want to keep your extensions looking good for longer.
Is there anything I should avoid after having eyelash extensions?
Keep water away from your extensions for up to 24 hours after you have had them done, as water can weaken the glue. It is recommended that you avoid using any oil-based products on your lashes for the same reason, and don’t use waterproof mascara as it increases the likelihood that you’ll pull your extensions out when you try to remove it.
If you want to wear mascara, apply it to the tips of the extensions only, as applying it at the base of the lashes can look clumpy.
Will lash extensions damage my natural lashes?
As long as your lash extensions are applied properly by a trained therapist, they shouldn’t cause damage to your lashes. But you have to make sure that you avoid rubbing your eyes or pulling on the lashes, as this is what can cause damage.
If you would like to learn how to give your clients eyelashes that flutter and make them look extra glamorous, sign up for our eyelash extension training course, which covers everything from the initial client consultation, to lash application, aftercare, and removal.
All our courses are taught in small groups which makes for a relaxing learning environment where you’ll get all of the attention you need. Steph, our academy director and trainer, has over 20 years’ experience in the industry so when you book a course with us, you’ll be perfectly prepared to be the most successful therapist that you can be.
For more information on any of our courses, call Steph on 07825337342