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Is Eyelash Perming Safe?

I see how eyelash perming could sound enticing: You'd have perfectly flipped-up lashes 24-hours a day, no eyelash curler required. The way it works is that your lashes are treated with a special glue, and then wrapped around a mini sponge-y roller. While holding your eyes tightly shut, the perming solution is applied to the upturned lash, and then it is left to set for about five minutes. The result is that "wide-awake" look, which lasts for two to three months. But before you get too excited,

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  • The lash perming solution has not been approved by the FDA.
  • Eyes are extremely sensitive organs, and they react differently than other parts of your body to certain chemicals. Even if the chemicals do not come in direct contact with the eye (which they absolutely should not during this process), they can still cause severe reactions, particularly if you wear contact lenses. These reactions can include anything from mild irritation to a full-blown allergic reaction, even blindness.
  • While the normal eyelash has a lifespan of about five months, perming chemicals can be damaging to the lash, making them fall out even sooner.
  • If you do choose to give it a try, make sure that the person performing the procedure has completed a training course and has the certificate to show for it, as such courses are available through most cosmetology institutions. Have any of you tried this procedure? If so, what did you think?

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Chere-Gaterie-Nail-Spa Chere-Gaterie-Nail-Spa 4 years
I just wanted to take a quick second and respond to this post. We have been doing eyelash perming in our studio, in Canada for over 10 years now. This is a beautiful and safe procedure ..."if" you choose a trained professional. The results are amazing and our clients LOVE eyelash perming. We discuss eyelash perming in this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_imd4wNUAmI
Chere-Gaterie-Nail-Spa Chere-Gaterie-Nail-Spa 4 years
I just wanted to take a quick second and respond to this post. We have been doing eyelash perming in our studio, in Canada for over 10 years now. This is a beautiful and safe procedure ..."if" you choose a trained professional. The results are amazing and our clients LOVE eyelash perming. We discuss eyelash perming in this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_imd4wNUAmI
camilia camilia 6 years
I have long straight eyelashes and its blonde and not curl. I just got eyelashes perm and tint last month,its so beautiful,voluminouse curl.I have fabulous lashes after 70minutes. It's wonderful and safe.
camilia camilia 6 years
I have long straight eyelashes and its blonde and not curl. I just got eyelashes perm and tint last month,its so beautiful,voluminouse curl.I have fabulous lashes after 70minutes. It's wonderful and safe.
thompssj thompssj 6 years
My friends talked me into getting this done when I was in Mexico City and I hated the entire 40 minute perming and dyeing ordeal and swore I would never do it again. That said, I am now OBSESSED with how good they look. I'm blonde with long lashes that were very fair. I wake up every morning with dark curly lashes and they look AMAZING. You never have to wear mascara, which is great for people who are rubbing their eyes all the time (moi) and it's one less thing to worry about. Stings like hell and you have to make sure they don't drip perm solution on your lower lashes or they'll kink but TOTALLY worth it.
britalia britalia 6 years
I first heard about eyelash perming about 22 years ago, read about the risks and decided to stick with the eyelash curler. Fast forward to about 3 or 4 years ago: Nothing - and I mean Nothing - stops them from being completely stick straight. I'm 41 and I don't know what has changed but I even invested in a heated curler from Japan and that didn't keep the curl for more than 2 minutes. I never thought I'd be trying the perm thing, but I did and Loved, Loved, Loved it. It took years off of me - absolutely unbelievable. So I went for the third time today (same salon)and it didn't work. Am very disappointed. Does anyone know if things like fatigue or hormones can affect result?
issysquaw issysquaw 7 years
The last couple of weeks I have to use a curler to help with fullness.Adding this to my prior comment
issysquaw issysquaw 7 years
The last couple of weeks I have to use a curler to help with fullness. Adding this to my prior comment
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