Frequently Asked Questions About Lash Extensions and Lash Adhesives
For most ladies, mornings are very hectic. In fact, most ladies dread waking up in the morning when they think about the usual morning scramble. They have to decide on what to wear, then change their minds after coming out of the bathroom. Additionally, there’s the hair to worry about, and the eyelash to adjust. All of this before dashing off to work. Hectic and sometimes frustrating, right?
Lash extension glue are quick fixes that offer hassle-free, long-lasting results. However, for a first-timer, you have some questions and a bit of reservation about lash extensions. This article is created just for you. By the time you get to the end of this article, you will have gained a deeper understanding, and you will know everything you should know before going for a lash extension appointment.
1. What are Lash Extensions?
Not to be mistaken for strip lashes, lash extensions are synthetic, semi-permanent lashes that are attached or glued to your natural lashes via the use of lash adhesive. How it is placed on the lash depends entirely on the look you are going for. Since they are placed individually, you can choose to place them on each lash or every other lash.
2. How is Lash Extension Different from Lash Lift?
A lash lift is the augmentation of your natural lashes. It is typically a perming solution to lift and curl your lashes, making them appear shapely and longer. You also have the option of tinting your lashes to make them darker. This gives it a faux mascara look. A key difference between lash extensions and lash lift is that lash extensions use synthetic lash while lash lift does not. But the endpoint is the same – long, luscious lashes.
3. How Do I Prepare for My Lash Extension Appointment?
So, you have decided to extend your lashes with a synthetic lash. Good choice. Now comes the easy part. When the day comes for you to get your lashes extended, make sure there are no moisturizers around your eye area or eye makeup. The eye area should be as clean as possible.
If you use waterproof mascara, you should avoid using this for a couple of days before your appointment. This is because the mascara can interfere with the application and you won’t get the result you are looking for.
Lastly, don’t go to your appointment wearing contact lenses. Not that it interferes with the lash extension process, but it is for your safety. If something gets into your eye during the treatment, it will be near impossible to get it out because of the contact lenses.
4. Can I Wear Contact Lenses With Lash Extensions?
Of course. Once the extension process is complete, you can always wear your contact lenses. But, if you start to notice any discomfort, itching, or irritation when wearing your contacts, you need to get them professionally removed.
5. What are Infills?
Infills are the reapplication of lashes in areas that have experienced gaps or lash fall-out. They are very necessary to give you that “fierce” look – full and proud, instead of a “gappy and shabby” look.
6. How Often Should I Get Infills?
The recommended frequency for getting infills is between 3-4 weeks. This is because the average adult has between 90-120 natural lashes, and 2-5 lashes shed every day.
7. Can I Wear Mascara with Lash Extensions?
Lash extensions make your lashes look darker, longer, and fuller. This means that extensions act naturally as mascara, so you don’t need to wear mascara. It is advisable to completely avoid mascara especially if the lash extension you fixed is the more natural, lighter lash. Mascara adds extra weight to the lashes and you run the risk of them falling out.
If you still decide to wear mascara, be sure to use an oil-free makeup remover and be gentle. Otherwise, you risk wiping out the lash extension. Again, never use any oil-based product around your new lash extension, because it will break down the lash adhesive that keeps your lashes intact.
Also, you want to avoid waterproof mascara completely. This will ruin your lash extension.
8. How do I look after My Lash Extensions
There are some little things you can do to look after your extension;
- Don’t pick at them.
- Brush your eyelashes every morning and night with a clean spoolie brush
- Sleep on your back on the first night so you don’t bend or misshapen them in your sleep
- Avoid sunbeds, saunas, and steam rooms (including the kitchen) for at least 48 hours so that the adhesive can dry up properly or you run the risk of the lash extensions falling prematurely
- Avoid rigorous exercise