How long do the eyelash extensions last?
Because Lash-Is Adhesive is a strong performance adhesive with a long lasting bond, it is gentle enough to be used on the most sensitive of eyes. Lash extensions comfortably can last up to 2 months with a rebalance in between (usually 3 – 4 weeks). With proper care and touch-up maintenance, lash extensions can sometimes last beyond 2 months.
How do I take care of my eyelash extensions?
To extend the life of your long beautiful lashes, follow these easy after care instructions:
- Avoid rubbing your eyes. Be gentle with your lashes.
- Try to avoid sleeping on your stomach or on your lashes.
- Do not use a mechanical eyelash curler.
- Avoid oil-based makeup products and eye makeup removers as this will weaken the bond.
- Mascara is not necessary but if you must wear it, apply to the tips only and use only a water-based formulation. No Waterproof or Oil-based mascaras should be used.
- Use water based eye makeup remover.
- Do not use cotton balls.
- Minimize your visits to saunas or steam rooms. Frequent exposure to heat may cause the bond to weaken.
- Get a touch-up within 2-4 weeks.
Can I use eyelash Curlers with eyelash extensions?
The traditional, mechanical eyelash curlers should not be used (these are the metal contraptions that crimp lashes with a pinching action.) These will damage and break the lash bonds.
It is important to understand that Lash-Is Eyelashes are pre-curled and do retain their curl throughout their life, but due to our natural lashes’ own growth process, lashes do grow out with a few twists and turns. These are easily managed with the use of our Deluxe Heated Lash Curler, which is safe to use on natural and lash extensions, gently lifting and guiding those stray, limp lashes into place. Another added benefit is the extra life created, especially when the natural lashes have grown a couple of millimeters or more making lashes sag just a little bit.
Can I swim, shower, exercise or visit a spa while wearing eyelash extensions?
YES! Our specially formulated bonding agent allows you to shower, swim, and exercise. You can enjoy these lashes with little need to adjust your lifestyle. The first 24 hours is vital because it is recommended that you do not swim, spa or steam. The adhesive needs time to cure and bond.
What is the application process like?
It is a painless, gentle and relaxing procedure. The client lies comfortably on one of our massage couches with their eyes closed. Our expert technician applies the lash extensions to each individual eyelash. It generally takes 45-120 minutes to apply one full set (upper lashes only). Touch-ups can be done in 30- 45 minutes.
Can I apply mascara to the eyelash extensions?
The biggest advantage of wearing lash extensions is that you don’t need to wear mascara. If you feel you must wear it, then choose only water-based formulations and consult with your Lash-Is Technician. Do not use any type of oil based or waterproof mascaras. You can purchase the specially formulated Volume Up Gentle Mascara designed specifically to be worn with our lash extensions.
How often should I rebalance my lashes?
It is recommended that you rebalance your lashes every 2-4 weeks. Your natural lashes fall off about every 60-90 days due to the natural growth cycle and are replaced with the new growth of an eyelash.
Rebalancing replaces the lashes which have fallen out or replaces lashes that have outgrown the natural lash. Rebalancing take a shorter time than a full set application, with just about ten to fifteen lashes per eye, and are therefore less expensive.
*Consult with your Lash-Is Technician to determine the best time to schedule your touch-up, and how to properly care for your lash extensions to maximize time between touch-ups.
Who uses eyelash extensions?
Models and celebrities have been long wearers of lash extensions. With the natural look, anyone could be wearing them and you would never know.