Eyelash Extensions 101
What are the lashes made out of?
PBT | silk blend fibers, which are the same fibers tooth brush hairs are made from. They are a synthetic fiber. They are heated and treated with formulations that give appearance and feel of mink or silks, faux mink or Siberian mink. They are lightweight and flexible.
What do you apply lash extensions with?
A very strong adhesive made with cyanoacrylate. It never touches the skin.
If I am allergic to latex can I wear them?
Yes, there is no latex in the adhesive.
Can I go swimming?
Yes, water and swimming will not affect your lashes but when water is in your eyes, blot them dry and avoid rubbing them.
How long do lash extensions last?
They will last until your natural lash sheds. Around 3-5 weeks. You have approximately 150 follicles in your upper lash line and approximately 70 in your lower lash line. They grow and shed at different rates. There is the anagen phase, which we refer to as baby hairs. Then there is the catagen phase, which we call the teenagers and the telogen phase, or the adult hairs. The baby hairs are too weak so we try to use the teenage hairs and the adults. On a daily basis, you will be shedding lashes. It is healthy and normal to lose between 1 and 5 natural lashes per day. If you are losing more than 5 extensions per day and/or the extensions are shedding without being attached to the natural lash, let your lash technician know right away.
What is the maintenance?
Maintenance depends on the strength of the adhesive used and how you care for them at home. We recommend you get a fill every 2 to 3 weeks to keep them looking full and beautiful.
Will extensions damage my own lashes?
They will not damage your eyelashes if they are applied correctly. Choosing the proper curl and diameter and using the right amount of adhesive prevents damage, so be sure to find a professional and certified artist. You can find one in our database HERE. You cannot remove your lash extensions yourself or pull them out as that will damage your natural lashes. Cleansing daily is very important. You can use the Chrissanthie cleanser which is included in our AFTERCARE KIT or can be purchased INDIVIDUALLY
Can I use an eyelash curler on my extensions?
No, there will be no need, because they come in different curls to give you the look you want without an eyelash curler. If you do use one it will cause lash damage.
How long does it take to apply a full set?
Depending on what style you choose, classic, volume or a combination, as well as the experience level of your artist, it can take up to 3 hours for a full set and up to 2 hours for fills.
How should I sleep?
We recommend sleeping on your back. If you’re a side sleeper we recommend using the Lash Pillow or Beauty Sleep Mask.
What is the difference between Classic and Volume?
Classic lashes are a one-to-one. Meaning one lash extension applied to one mature natural lash. applied to every lash. Volume extensions are handmade fans of 2 or more very lightweight extensions. Volume gives a more fluffy full appearance, hence the name Volume!
Can you trim extensions?
No, trimming your lashes runs the risk of trimming your natural lashes. Plus extensions are tapered at the end so they already come to a point.