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All The Facts That You Need To Know Before Getting a Lash Lift and Lash Extension Procedures


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Have you always wanted to make your lashes look fuller, longer, more luscious and with depth and tone to boot? If this is the case, you will definitely love incorporating lash treatments into your beauty routine. Beautiful lashes will certainly make your eyes pop, and lash treatments are becoming more accessible and affordable treatments that women can get. But with all the lash treatments on offer, what lash procedure will look great on you?  Which one suits your face and will make you stand out from the crowd? 

 

The two most common options are lash lifts and lash extensions. In this article, we will give you a comprehensive look on these two eyelash procedures, which hopefully helps you decide which is the perfect solution to your lash problems. 

 

What is a lash lift?

 

A lash lift is essentially giving your lashes a good perm. The procedure takes about one hour to complete, which includes lengthening and curling your natural lashes. With a good lash lift procedure, you don’t need to do it again in 6-12 weeks.

 

One great benefit and major selling point of lash lifts is that it makes use of your own lashes. You do not have to worry about false lashes falling off or your supposed waterproof mascara from running ever again. 

 

A great product to use for lash lifting is the Elleebana Lash Lift One Shot Kit, a great kit to work with especially for first-time users. It has everything that you need to complete a lash tint and lift procedure at home. 

Other benefits:

 

Just like traditional hair perming procedures, a lash lift sets the shape of our natural lashes. They use a chemical solution to lift your lashes, instead of doing it old-school using a mechanical curling tool. When done by a lash expert, lash lift results can last up to 6 weeks or up to 12 weeks with the right maintenance. 

 

You may customise your lash lifting procedure through various ways. Do you want your lashes to lift high upwards to your eyebrows or fanned out to make your eyes bigger and wider? There are different techniques of lash lifting, so make sure to be firm about your aesthetic goals before undergoing this lash procedure. 

 

Benefit:

 

When done right with the right products and tools, eyelash extensions will enhance your overall look. It delivers a dramatic aesthetics to your eyes and is perfect for weddings and special occasions. You may also get lash extensions on a normal day, especially if your work requires for you to wear makeup. Having eyelash extensions will speed up your time to prepare, since you don’t need to apply mascara or put on a dramatic makeup look all together.

 

Preparation:

 

There are no preparations for an eyelash lift. 

 

You don’t need to have thick lashes to get a lash lift. This procedure can be performed on all lash types, be it thin or thick lashes. 

 

Maintenance:

 

To keep your lashes’ luscious depth and volume, you may choose to apply a lash serum that will help grow and thicken your lash more. An excellent maintenance and enhancement product that you can apply on your lifted lashes is the Elleebana Elleeplex Aftercare Lash Formula. 

If you opt to go to a professional for a lash lift, they will typically remind you to return after three weeks for much-needed upkeep. 

 

Precautions:

 

First timers may notice redness and itching a few days after a lash lift. In general, this procedure poses minimal risks, but those who are allergic to dyes may find the minor side effects a bit worrisome. 

 

What is an eyelash extension?

 

This procedure is semi-permanent in nature. Depending on your preference and budget, you may use synthetic faux mink or silk fibers which are individually applied on your natural lash hairs. With this procedure, you can customise the volume, length, and curl of your lash extensions. Technicians will meticulously apply between 80 and 140 individual lash hairs hence this procedure may last up to 2 hours. 

 

The length of lashes will depend on your preference, but they usually come in lengths between 9mm to 14mm. We recommend using Elleebana Mink Lash Trays that usually contain enough individual hairs for one session. 

An expert lash extension may last between 4 to 6 weeks or depending on your maintenance and care practices. 

 

Preparation:

 

Prior to an eyelash extension, make sure to clean your face and remove mascara for best results. 

 

Your lashes may need to grow a bit longer, so the extensions have something to stick on. You may use a lash growth serum to lengthen your hair a bit for best lash extension outcome. We recommend Elleebana Elleeplex Regen to nourish and grow your hair longer before and after lash extension treatments. 

 

Maintenance:

 

Make sure to keep your eyelash extensions dry and away from moisture at least 48 hours after the procedure. This is to ensure that your lash extensions adhere nicely on your natural lashes. 

 

Precautions:

 

If you have serious allergy issues or have sensitive eyes, eyelash extensions may not be the right lash treatment for you. As the procedure involves the use of a glue to adhere the fake lashes to your natural ones, you may experience eye redness and itching several hours after the procedure. This will subside naturally without medications or interventions for those without allergic reactions to the glue use during the procedure. 

 

To make your eyelash extensions last longer, avoid touching your eye region or rubbing your eyes. 

Do not use oil-based cosmetics or skincare products, since oil can weaken the adhesive action of the glue. 

 

Use an old and thoroughly washed mascara wand to brush your lash hairs before sleeping.

 

Lash extensions will naturally fall off over time as our natural lashes grow. The adhesive glue loses some of its power over time, so make sure to visit your lash expert for lash fillings three weeks after your initial appointment. 

 

We hope that with this guide, we helped you choose which lash procedure is suitable for you and your needs. Make sure to follow through with the maintenance appointments and to care for your lashes using the right products at home.