Lash extensions are the ultimate beauty tool. Effortlessly gorgeous lashes from the moment you wake up! Lash extensions have become a trend that has risen in popularity over the past few years. Our lash technician Chloe from Parisian Beauty has answered some of our most frequently asked questions when it comes to lashes!
“Can I wear makeup to my eyelash extension appointment?”
Nope! Please come without any makeup on residue of makeup around the eye area. This includes eyeliner, concealer, eyeshadow as well as eye cream. Anything on your lids or lashes could have a reactive affect. Don’t even curl them! You do not want to waste your treatment time!
“Do eyelash extensions ruin your natural lashes?”
There is a myth that eyelash extensions may ruin your natural lashes. However, when lashes are professionally applied using high quality glue, products and the client continues to look after them, there will be no damage.
“Can I swim or shower with my eyelash extensions?”
You can, at least 24 hours after your appointment. Our professional lash adhesive takes 12 hours to fully dry. It’s super important that you’re gentle with your lashes and make sure that no water touches them during this time. Swimmers, gym and spa goers may find infills are needed sooner than others due to the lashes getting wet more often.
“Can you wear eye makeup with eyelash extensions?”
We do not recommend using mascara with lash extensions. Why? Because when you attempt to take it off at the end of the day, you can actually cause your extensions to break from the friction and makeup remover. Russian volume lashes are hand-made lash fans, therefore, eye makeup will close the fan and look like an individual hair. As for eyeliner, avoid using cream-based formulas. They often contain oils and waxes that can break down lash glue.
“If I do wear eye makeup, how shall I remove it?”
We recommend micellar water or baby shampoo. Gently swipe downward, rather than back and forth, to get your lids and lashes clean. And whatever you do, avoid rubbing or tugging at your eyes.
“Can you wash your eyes with eyelash extensions?”
Only use water or diluted baby shampoo. Other products may contain ingredients that can weaken the bond of your lash extensions and cause them to shed prematurely.
“Should you brush your lash extensions?”
Lashes can get tangled when you’re sleeping or showering, so it’s required that you gently brush your lashes with a clean ‘spoolie’ brush when you wake up, after you shower (dry lashes first) and at the end of the day. To prevent unnecessary tangling, try to sleep on your back or side (not your stomach).
We recommend a silk pillow case too!
“How do you know what size eyelash extensions to get?”
So you want Kim Kardashian level lashes? Great – but that doesn’t mean your eyes can handle them. The type of lashes you can apply all depends on the length and strength of your natural lashes. Wearing lashes that are too long or too thick for your lashes can actually cause damage in the long run, so you need to make sure your extensions aren’t too much longer or thicker than your natural lashes.
Kim K inspired set of Russian Volume Extensions done using specific mapping, to achieve a wispy, uneven lash line. These are most suited to clients who have a lot of natural lashes. This is a mix of light wispy Russian volumes with thicker spikes to create the uneven strip effect.
Classic Cashmere lashes – Individually applied to a single lash of your own. “Mascara effect.” Classic cashmere lashes with lengthen and create a thickness to the hair without adding volume. Cashmere lashes are vegan friendly, cruelty free & hypoallergenic. The term cashmere simply describes the softness and lightweight feel of these lashes.
Russian Volume Lash Extensions 2D-3D Light Volume Lashes – 2 to 3 lashes are collected and fanned then applied to an individual lash. These are beautiful for clients who would like a natural yet fuller lash line.
Russian Volume Lash Extensions – These lashes (also known as 3D-6D) originated in Russia and has recently made a breakthrough in the US and Europe. This is a precise, handmade lash application technique. Several very thin separate extensions are picked manually, created into a lash fan and wrapped around the natural lash to ensure a very strong and long-lasting bond. The Russian Volume technique allows us to increase the number of eyelashes you have naturally and helps us to achieve a fuller, denser and fluffier lash-line. They still feel light wearing and can be styled in so many different ways.
“What is our lash cycle?”
We lose 1-5 lashes a day and on average, a person can lose up to 20% of their natural lashes every two weeks. Natural eyelashes grow in and fall out in cycles, which occurs every 60 to 90 days. A new eyelash has already been growing to replace the lash that falls out and for most of us, we don’t even notice.
If you have ever noticed how your hair sheds more during certain seasons, you’re not alone! This is called “seasonal moulting” and it’s completely natural for lash and head hair!
“What is a Lash lift / perm?”
Lash lifts are a great natural alternative to extensions. Your lash technician will determine the curl by looking at the space you have between eye lid and brow bone. A shield is then placed on your eyelid, your lashes are carefully glued to the shield and set.
You will not need to use lash curlers however you may still want to wear mascara if you want to have texture to the hair. Lash lifts lasts 6-8 weeks with no maintenance!
“Lash extensions or strip lashes?”
We all have busy lives. Lash extensions save you the morning mascara application as well as make you feel you can apply less make up. If you are going on holiday or have a special occasion, you no longer need to worry about lash strips sliding off and always packing your lash glue. Unlike the temporary lash strips, lash extensions are customisable making them look a lot more natural.
“How do I know what I want?”
Do not worry – this can all sound too confusing! On your initial full set appointment or patch test if you require one, Chloe will examine your natural lashes, eye shape and determine what look you are trying to achieve. After 9 years of lashes, her expertise will be able to guide you!
“What are the lash glue ingredients?”
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