7 Important Things You Need To Know Before Getting Your First Lash Lift
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After all these years, many ladies have finally realized that water-proof mascara is not the best option and obviously not the most natural beauty look to resolve their short, straight, or droopy eyelashes. While eyelash extensions could be a more feasible option, they require higher daily maintenance which not all ladies can accept.
You might wonder besides mascara and eyelash extensions, what other options are available to make your eyes look more alluring? Well, have you ever heard of Lash Lifts? Lash Lift is a well-rounded treatment that involves minimal aftercare and your natural lashes can be lifted and curved for as long as five to seven weeks!
Sounds too good to be true? Continue reading this article, where we will share with you more information on Lash Lifts – the process, the cost, the result, and aftercare tips.
What are Lash Lifts?
Lash Lifts are like a perm to your lashes that shape them into the perfect eye-opening curl. Lash Lifts can be customized to your desired level of curl. The process includes a 3-step keratin-based formula that strengthens the lashes while giving them an upward lifted effect. Your lashes will be lifted using a silicon pad and a lifting solution. Because the procedure involves the delicate part of the eye area, hence, the Lash Lift treatments should always be performed by a certified lash artist.
How does Keratin Lash Lift work? How long does it last?
Lash Lift Process:
Lash Lift treatment is a procedure where your natural lashes are lifted up to create a ‘bright-eyed’ effect. Generally, the process for a Lash Lift boils down to these 3 essential steps:
Step 1: First, your lash artist will do a detailed consultation with you to understand your preference in the type of curl you wish to achieve from the Lash Lift treatment. Your eyes will then be cleansed well and then your natural eyelashes will be gently glued onto the selected silicon pad placed on your upper eyelids. The length of your lashes is what determines the size of the silicone pad to be used. The sloped shape of the silicone pad serves as a foundation to give your lash a curve. You may feel a slightly ‘tight’ feeling at your lash area and that is normal as it means your lashes are glued well to the silicon pad.
Step 2: Once the lashes are positioned correctly on the silicone pad, a keratin-infused lotion is applied to your lashes for about 10-15 minutes. You should not be feeling any pain or discomfort throughout the process. It will be great to keep your eyes still to avoid any lotion from entering your eyes. In fact, it could be a good time to take a short beauty nap! After 10 – 15 minutes, it will be followed by a setting lotion to set your curled eyelashes in shape. This takes another 10 – 15 minutes and by this time, you could be well into your nap.
Step 3: After the setting of your lashes is done, you can opt to have a lash tint to give your eyelashes a darker shade of black. (yes you can do that!) Most people did not know that Asian lashes tend to be fairly black, and a tint can just do the work to give it a dark mascara boost effect. The tint will take another 10 – 15 minutes. Otherwise, your lashes will be thoroughly cleaned and then coated with a Filler Lash Lift lotion to nourish your eyelashes. Sounds like a lot but the entire Lash Lift process only takes about 45 minutes to complete. Talk about fuss-free beauty!
How long does the result last?
The results can last five to seven weeks, depending on how quickly your eyelashes grow and how well they have been taken care of. There is minimal aftercare for Lash Lifts, but keeping it clean could help prolong the curling effect. You can consider opting for a tint that helps darken the lashes, creating a more obvious mascara-like effect.
What is the difference between a Keratin Lash Lift and Lash Extensions?
There are a few important things to take note if you’re still considering which treatment to go for. Lash Lift or Eyelash Extensions?
Firstly, the most distinctive difference between Lash Lift and Lash Extensions is that Keratin Lash Lifts enhance the curl of your natural lashes, giving your lashes a visible curl and creating an eye-opening effect. While eyelash extensions lengthen your natural lashes using synthetic lash fibers which makes your lashes appear longer and fuller.
Secondly, Lash Lift can only lift up the natural lashes without adding any volume or length. Thus, the result depends greatly on the length and fullness of your natural lashes. On the other hand, Lash Extensions are customizable, lash artists can use different synthetic lash lengths, curls, and thicknesses to achieve the desired look that is suitable to your natural eye shape.
Lastly, Lash Lift is a low-maintenance treatment and can last up to seven weeks whereas Eyelash Extensions often require some care to maintain the effect. The retention of your extensions depends on the individual lifestyle and proper eyelash aftercare too.
In conclusion, if you prefer natural-looking lashes with minimal maintenance, a Lash Lift is the right treatment for you. If you want longer and fuller-looking lashes, plus you don’t mind putting more effort into taking care of your lashes, opt-in for Eyelash Extensions.
Do Lash Lifts damage your eyelashes?
Keratin Lash Lift maintains the health of your natural lashes by using plant-based proteins as well as keratin-based Lash Lift lotion that is completely safe for your eyelash. In short, Lash Lifts will not damage your natural lash. However, do take note of a few reasons why some people experience negative results:
- They have not done thorough research on the lash salon they chose to do their Lash Lift. It is advised to read more reviews from the past customers, and do research on the brand website/ social media before making an appointment.
- The salon used low-quality Lash Lift products that might contain a high percentage of chemicals that dried up the lashes, causing lash breakage.
- The staff performing the procedure are not certified, not well-trained and have insufficient experience.
- Purchased online D-I-Y Lash Lift kits and performed Lash Lift at home without understanding the risks of doing so.
Are the Lash Lifts suitable for everyone?
Lash Lifts are suitable for most eyelashes, short lashes, straight lashes or droopy lashes. Lash Lifts are also suitable for men. However, for people who have severe skin irritation or very sensitive eyes, it is advised to avoid doing Keratin Lash Lift as the chemical may cause irritation to the eyes.
How much does a Lash Lift treatment cost?
A cost of a Lash Lift treatment varies across Singapore beauty salons, usually from $80 – $120. Prices are depending on the skills of lash therapists and the quality of the products used. It’s not always the best idea to go for a cheap Lash Lift treatment. There is a high chance the salon uses low-quality Lash Lift products that will harm your natural lashes.
Are there any aftercare tips?
There is minimal aftercare to this treatment. You merely have to avoid applying mascara and eye curler for the next 1-2 days after your Lash Lift appointment and keep them as clean as possible. It is recommended to apply Lash Lift Nourishing Serum daily to keep your lashes strong and healthy. If you wish to maintain the lift, you can get a new Lash Lift treatment after 6-7 weeks.
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At Dreamlash Korea, lash artists are highly skilled in performing lash lift procedures that have a natural eye-brightening effect. Dreamlash only uses high-quality products – designed and produced in Korea – and applying the best techniques to up your lash game.