Long, beautiful lashes don’t have to feel as though they’re impossible to achieve. We get it, lash treatments can feel a bit overwhelming as of late because there are so many options. You can try false lashes, lash extensions, and now lash lifts. If you haven’t heard of lash lifts before, don’t worry, you’re not alone. The treatment has been getting a lot more buzz recently, because of the results and the fact that the process is considered damage-free. Don’t get us wrong, we love eyelash extensions and popping on a pair of falsies as well, but a lash lift requires minimal effort. You won’t have to worry about whipping out your eyelash curler every couple of hours either, so we’d say it’s a win-win situation. Now, let’s get into the nitty-gritty.
What Is a Lash Lift?
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A lash lift aims to give your eyelashes an upward curl and is a semi-permanent treatment. They have been labeled as a perm for your lashes and even a push-up bra for your lashes. Lash lifts get the job of an eyelash curler done with a gentle chemical solution and can be done on any set of lashes. The process is entirely customizable, and you get to determine how lifted you’d like your lashes to turn out.
How Do Lash Lifts Work?
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The process begins with your lashes getting separated and your eyes being shielded for protection. Once the eyes are protected and your lashes are separated, the chemical solution is applied onto the lashes. This solution can take between 6-12 minutes in order for it to work—it all depends on your hair type and its ability to curl upward. Once that is complete, a setting lotion is applied to help keep the curl in place for as long as possible. To add moisture back into the eyelashes, a hydrating complex acts as the last step of the hour-long process. We also recommend adding an eyelash serum like Vegalash into this mix as a part of your daily routine. With Vegalash, a proprietary blend of bio-actives nourishes your lashes at the source, lengthening the growth time of your lashes and strengthening the roots so they can better handle the chemicals used to achieve that perfect curl.
How Long Do Lash Lifts Last?
Because most beauty treatments aren’t uniform, the length of the lash lift varies between customers. On average, they last about six to eight weeks and you’ll notice slight shedding as the time approaches for a refill. Don’t worry, this shedding is completely normal and the natural way our eyelashes grow regardless. Again, everyone is different and some will need a refill sooner or later than others.
How Much Do Lash Lifts Cost?
Lash lifts tend to be more cost-friendly than extensions, but prices vary among different lash specialists. Expect to pay between $100 and $200 plus tip.
What Products Can I Use With Lash Lifts?
The good news is that you’re still able to wear mascara and eye makeup as usual with a lash lift. All you have to do is wait 24 hours to let the treatment settle.