Everyone wants long, thick and beautifully curled lashes. There are a lot of fancy gadgets available such as eyelash curlers, heated eyelash curlers, false eyelashes and then we have the holy grail – Mascara. Then what is this ‘lash lift’ and why should I get it done? Well, I my lovelies have to the best of my knowledge tried to answer these questions for you, enjoy!
I LOVE curled lashes, however I face a lot of pesky little issues, for example, when I curl my lashes using a curler, I sometimes end up with a kink rather than a curl and I can’t get rid of it. Constant use of mascara damages my eyelashes, they fall out and sometimes I don’t have time to use mascara. I and false eyelashes always fall out major time!
A lash lift is a process in which your lashes – not matter how short/long/thick/thin they are, are curled. I have read a lot of controversial things as damaging to eyelashes, burns, perfect and long lasting curls. After a lot of hesitation I looked up a salon with the best reviews and booked in for an appointment (especially because my graduation was coming up and I did not want false lashes).
I chose Hair in the City due to their reputation and reviews. After I booked in for an appointment, I was kindly asked to come in for a patch test. Now let me tell you, the welcoming atmosphere of everyone working there shocked me. Even though they were busy, they smiled and politely chatted with me. The patch test consisted of the solutions used being put behind my ear in a small quantity, it was a bit smelly (like hair dyes) and then it was removed with a wet cotton pad. If I felt any sensation/ tingling / burning by that night, I was told to inform the salon and my treatment would not go on. Luckily, I had no reaction.
On the day, I was given some privacy to settle down and I was offered a cosy blanket as Steph said that It can get really chilly over an hour. She was amazing, and spoke to me throughout, a great chit chat made the time fly !
She first tapped my bottom eyelashes away to protect them (no they weren’t ripped off at the end). She then applied a silicone pad to my eyes with an adhesive. My eyelashes were then carefully stuck onto the pad, so they were all individually placed. Trust me I was about to doze off, hehe!
A solution was applied for approximately 12 minutes (the consultant will adjust the duration according to the flexibility of your eyelashes). This solution changes the shape of your eyelash molecules so they stay in the form in which they are placed.
Another solution was applied after the first one was removed for the same duration and this ensures that your eyelashes stay put. This was followed by a nourishing oil (most salons skip this but it’s really good for your eyelashes). You have the option of then tinting your eyelashes to a blue-black shade. I got mines done and I didn’t regret.
At the end a cleanser is used to ease your eyelashes off the silicon pad and voila! beautifully curled lashes are yours! Don’t they look amazing?
So I got a couple of questions which my amazing followers wanted answered. Steph very kindly answered these:
- How long does the lash lift last? It last’s 6-8 weeks.
- Aftercare ? You can’t wet your eyelashes with anything for 24 hours.
- How long does the procedure last? Approximately one hour, it depends on the flexibility of your lashes.
- Requirements? The lash lift procedure will only go on if your lashes are healthy.
- What did Steph recommend, Lash lift or extensions? “It’s a personal choice but I prefer lash lifts as they are low maintenance and are natural.”
A big thank you to Steph for beautifully carrying out the procedure and answering questions.
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