11 Things You Need to Know Before Getting a Lash Lift

POPSUGAR Photography | Diggy Lloyd
POPSUGAR Photography | Diggy Lloyd

Lash lifts are the new buzzy beauty treatment: a cheaper, more natural-looking, low maintenance alternative to lash extensions. Essentially a modern version of the lash perm and tint, the treatment makes the most of your natural lashes. Once you've learned what the process of getting a lash lift is, and seen the incredible results, you'll probably want to give it a go yourself. But there are a few things you should know before going in for the treatment, in order to get the most out of your appointment. Read on for all the info.

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  • The lash lift will not damage your lashes, provided you follow pre- and post-treatment care as instructed.
  • The treatment is not painful, however it may feel strange, and you'll have to keep your eyes shut for the duration of the treatment (approximately 45 minutes).
  • The Eyelash Emporium's lead technician, Joanne McGovern, suggests getting lashes retinted three weeks after the treatment to maintain that faux mascara look.
  • Avoiding heat treatments or sunbathing for 24 hours will ensure the tint does not fade.
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  • You can keep lashes fluffy and tangle-free by brushing through them with a spoolie daily.
  • Using oil-based makeup removers may effect the longevity of the lift and disrupt the lifting solution.
  • The treatment is not recommended if you suffer from chronic dry eyes, or have conjunctivitis or other eye infections.
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  • To prolong your results, don't use waterproof mascara.
  • Results differ on each person, as nothing is being added to your lashes like extensions, but rather your own lashes are being uplifted.
  • You must arrive with no contact lenses in and no eye makeup on.
  • Using a lash treatment between lash appointments will ensure your lashes stay in good condition.