Lash Lift FAQ
All about a Lash Lift...
It’s a lifting technique designed to give you longer-looking lashes
without the need for lash extensions. Because the Lash Lift uses your natural lashes to create that coveted wide-eyed look, this amazing treatment will last up to 6-8 weeks.To top off the
treatment, and add depth to your lashes opt in for a lash tint which really makes your lashes look more prominent. The procedure takes about 30 to 60 mins to complete, depending if you have a tint as well. It really is an easy way to instantly brighten and open up the eye area! As with every beauty treatment, results can vary from person to person.
How do I prep for a Lash Lift Treatment?
Stop applying waterproof mascara two days prior, it takes a long time to get out off waterproof mascara. If you wear contacts take them out. Wash off all makeup from that area.
What should I expect from my lash lift treatment?
- A relaxing, simple and pain free beauty procedure.
- Allow up to 1 hour for your appointment.
- Lashes that are lifted up so your eyes are open.
How do I care for my Lash Lift?
- Not getting them wet for the first 24 hours.
- Brushing your lashes daily.
- Remove makeup gently with non oily removers.
- Avoid rubbing your eyes.
- Use Ellevate and Elleeplex together to get maximum longevity out of your lashes.
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How long does a Lash lift last?
A lash lift will begin to naturally drop after about 2 months and your lashes will be back to their natural look. The lashes should drop evenly and will not look out of place.
How often should i get a lash lift?
You can repeat the treatment after a minimum of one month if you feel you need to.
I have very short lashes can I get a Lash Lift treatment?
Most of the time, yes. Though it can be challenging if the lashes aren’t even long enough to bring up and back on to the shield or rod. If they are not long enough we recommend EyeEnvy Lash Growth serum and we'll book you in for a lash lift in 4 weeks.
Why do I have to wait 24hrs till I can get them wet?
Water or moisture should not come in with your lashes for at least 24 hours after a lash lift because water will alter the bonds in the hair's cortex once they have set via chemical change. Here's another way to understand this. A lovely perm will drop in the rain or once you wash your hair again.
Can I still wear mascara?
Absolutely, but not for the first 24 hours. and avoid waterproof mascara.
Why can't I wear waterproof mascara?
Harsh chemicals are used in waterproof formulas in order to make them waterproof. This chemical composition is extremely drying to your lashes. Not to mention all the effort and extra tugging and pulling on the lashes to remove the mascara. To be honest, most people are not great at thoroughly removing the mascara. If that’s the case, now you’re running around with this super drying film of chemicals on your lashes 24 hours a day. This results in weakened lashes that are prone to breakage, and over shedding.
Why do I have to stop wearing waterproof mascara 2 days prior to the Lash Lift treatment?
Pretty much for all the reasons stated above. If you are a regular waterproof mascara wearer, then you already have dehydrated and weakened lashes, which will result in a poor Lift and possible further damage.
Can I use eye makeup remover?
Yes, but please wait 24 hours after the procedure before you do this, and make sure it’s oil free.
Can I still use an eyelash Curler?
We do not recommend the use of an eyelash curler after your Lash Lift, using an eyelash curler may weaken and damage your lashes, on occasion it can even cut your lashes. A Lash Lift gives a much better result than using a curler.
Is a Lash Lift the same as an eyelash perm?
No! The treatment is not the same. Some of the lash perms of years past use tiny little rods that produce a way too inverted curl. Others use a type of lash curler/clamp which can be uncomfortable and difficult to work with. The methods today on offer are a silicon rod or shield that lift the lashes from the root, producing a beautiful, uplifted look as if you used a high-quality eyelash curler.
Can I get a lash tint too?
Yes! for better results we recommend getting a Lash Tint after the lash lift.
How long does the Last Tint last?
A tint can last up to 2 weeks.
Can my bottom lashes be tinted too?
Absolutely, it's totally up to you.
Is the Lash Lift Treatment safe?
Yes. The chemical procedure used in the Lash Lift is tried and true, and used by thousands of women around the world.
However, as with any treatment, we recommend an optional patch test 24 hours beforehand. If you are unsure please inquire about a patch test when you book your Lash Lift appointment.
Do I have to tell you my medical history?
Yes! Sadly this lash treatment is not for everyone. Our technicians at Lash and Dash are highly trained, and will
guide you in your beauty procedure as thoroughly and carefully as
possible. It is best to have full disclosure, please note the following general potential risks and complications that, although minimal, are recognised risks to clients receiving a Lash Lift treatment:
- Eye Infections/disorders
- Recent Eye Surgery (you will need to wait at least 6 months to a year from your last treatment. When in doubt, always consult with your physician.)
- Allergy to product/s
- Very sensitive eyes
- Hay fever sufferers/Watery Eyes
- Damaged lashes or
- Lashes with gaps
- might be more suited to a light volume lash extensions instead.
- Dry Eye Syndrome
- Using prescribed medicated eye drops
- Medication – Thyroxin (in some cases can prevent lashes from curling)
- Contact Lenses – must be removed
- Chronic dry eye
- Active eye
infections of any kind
- Trichotillomania (habitual pulling out of
- Recent chemo treatments - you will need to wait at least a year
from your last treatment.
- When in doubt, always consult with your
I have downward pointing lashes, will this treatment be good for me?
Heck yes! Anyone with these types of pesky lashes will love the lash lift! Post treatment, your lashes will all be evenly dispersed and lifted.
Do you do Lash Lifts on men too?
Absolutely! Its great for everyone and especially the men as they age they get turned inward lashes so it's not only aesthetically pleasing it has medical benefits too.
Natural Lash Growth Cycle & Eyelash Function
Eyelashes go through a three-phase growth cycle. Long, thick eyelashes are one of the most desirable features a person can have. Thousands of products are sold to enhance the look of lashes from mascara to lash conditioner to lash extensions.
So, when you wake up in the morning and notice and eyelash or two that
have fallen out and are resting on your cheeks, it can be a little unsettling. It's important to understand that this is a normal process, like every other hair on your body, eyelashes are perpetually moving through a natural growth cycle. We produce new lashes on average every 7 weeks.
Eyelashes aren't just a pretty feature on the
body; they have a very specific and important function. Eyelashes are
designed to prevent objects from getting in the eyes. Each eyelash is actually a sensory hair that reflexively shuts the eyelid whenever it is touched by dirt, dust or anything else that could possibly get in the eye. The upper lid typically has about 90-150 lashes on it, while the bottom lashes have between 70-80 lashes. Most eyelashes grow to be 10mm long just 3/8 inch.
Eyelash and Hair Growth
Although it may not seem like it, hair growth
is a preset function of the body. Every hair on your body follows a
three-phase growth cycle and eventually falls out, which is typically
nothing to worry about.
ANAGEN (GROWTH) PHASE
The anagen phase is also called the growth
phase. This is the phase when lashes are actively growing. It can last
between 30-45 days. Only about 40% of the upper lashes and 15% of the
lower lashes are in the anagen phase at any one time. Each will grow to a
specific length and then stop.
CATAGEN (TRANSITION) PHASE
The catagen phase is also known as the
transition phase. During this phase, the lash stops growing and the hair
follicle shrinks. If an eyelash falls out or is plucked during this
phase, won't grow back right away because the follicle needs to complete
the catagen phase before it can move on to the next one. This phase
lasts between two and three weeks.
TELOGEN (RESTING) PHASE
The telogen phase is also referred to as the
resting phase. This can last more than 100 days before the eyelash falls
out and a new one begins to grow. Each individual lash is in its own
phase of the growing cycle, its normal for a few lashes to fall out most
days. It typically takes between four to eight weeks to full replace