Do eyelash extensions hurt?
What are individual eyelash extensions?
NO. They do not. If your eyes hurt after having extensions applied, they were either not applied correctly or you may have had an allergic reaction - If you think you do have an allergic reaction please visit your GP.
How long does the application process take?
Individual eyelash extensions can take from 45min-2 hours. Depending on the look you are after and how many lashes can be applied to you specifically.
How long do eyelash extensions last?
When properly applied by a certified lash technician and carefully looked after, eyelash extensions can remain in place from 2-5 weeks or until your natural lash falls out (lashes grow in cycles of about 60 to 120 days). It is normal to lose up to 5 natural lashes per day!! To keep your lashes looking as fabulous as when they are first applied; regular 2 – 4 weekly infill treatments are necessary as your eyelash extensions will gradually diminish in number due to the natural shedding and replenishing cycle of your own eyelashes.
What is an 'Infill'?
A few weeks after having a full set of lashes applied, your lashes will start to fall out naturally ready to grow new ones. So when this happens you may start to notice your lash extensions thinning out, this is when you should get an infill. Infill procedure is just applying new eyelash extensions to the new eyelashes that have grown, filling in the gaps.
Eyelash Extensions are lightweight, synthetic eyelashes that come in a range of lengths, thicknesses, curl styles and colours. They are expertly bonded individually on a ‘lash by lash’ to your own natural lashes, creating longer, thicker, fuller lashes that look incredibly natural and are completely comfortable and safe to wear for your natural lashes. When properly applied by a professionally trained lash artist and maintained with regular 2-4 weekly infill’s it is possible to wear eyelash extensions on an ongoing basis. I have plenty of design options tailored to suit your requirements.
How do I prepare for my eyelash extensions treatment?
Lash application time can easily be used up by the need to clean eyes in preparation for your treatment – to avoid this please come to your appointment with clean, makeup free eyes. Be prepared to relax for 1-2 hours, some clients like to bring headphones to listen to music or podcasts while relaxing and some people even fall asleep, and wake with beautiful new lash extensions.
How do I look after and care for my lashes?
The correct care for your eyelash extensions lashes in the first 48 hours will ensure they are as long-lasting as possible.
For best results avoid swimming, spas, tanning and excessive steam for 48 hours – take care when showering, exercising and opening microwaves, ovens, dishwashers etc.
Following these instructions will allow the adhesive to cure to its fullest strength and will help your eyelash extensions lashes to form the strongest bond possible.
It is important that the eye area and lashes are kept very clean particularly if you are wearing eyelash extensions, failure to do so can result in irritation and possible infection. If you experience any eye irritation please contact your eyelash extension technician immediately.
- Avoid all oil based products near your lashes, as these will weaken the bond of the adhesive.
- Remove eye makeup carefully from the eye area using oil free makeup remover and a cotton tip.
- Groom your lashes every day, especially in the morning, this will help to keep them looking beautiful at all times.
- Treat your lashes gently – no rubbing, pulling, picking or tugging!
- Avoid using waterproof or oil based mascara and Do Not try to curl or tint your lash extensions.
- I recommend using my Black Diamond coating sealant 3-4 times a week to keep your lashes looking like new. (I have this available to purchase )