WHAT ARE EYELASH EXTENSIONS?
Eyelash extensions are different than temporary eyelashes. While you can apply temporary lashes yourself, they only last a day and are glued to the lash line. Eyelash extensions require a professional to apply, last for several weeks and are glued to individual lashes.
Eyelash extensions range in material, length, volume and curl.
WHAT ARE EYELASH EXTENSIONS MADE OUT OF?
Lash extensions can be made from animal hair or synthetic fibers. Lash Affair loves animals and only uses extensions made of PBT blend synthetic fibers, which are the same synthetic fibers toothbrush bristles are made from. They are heated and treated with formulations that give the appearance and feel of natural lashes. They are also lightweight and flexible.
WHAT IS THE BEST GLUE FOR EYELASH EXTENSIONS?
Eyelash extension glue is a very strong adhesive made with cyanoacrylate. The best glue for eyelash extensions depends on humidity and sensitivity, as well as strength needed.
IF I AM ALLERGIC TO LATEX, CAN I WEAR THEM?
Yes. There is no latex in Lash Affair lash adhesives.
CAN I GO SWIMMING?
Yes. But wait a day. After 24 hours, water and swimming will not affect your lashes. However, when water is in your eyes, blot them dry and avoid rubbing them.
HOW LONG DO LASH EXTENSIONS LAST?
Lashes will last around 3-5 weeks, until your natural lash sheds.
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. 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 or the extensions are shedding without being attached to the natural lash, let your lash artist know. Check out this post to learn more about the hair growth stages, as well as about fall shed.
WHAT IS THE MAINTENANCE?
Lash extension maintenance depends on the strength of the adhesive used and how you care for your lashes at home. We recommend you get a fill every 2 to 3 weeks to keep them looking full and beautiful. Need a lash artist? Call us to get our recommendations! 800.608.2420.
WILL EXTENSIONS DAMAGE MY LASHES?
Extensions will not damage your eyelashes if they are applied correctly. A professional, certified artist will select the proper curl and diameter and use the correct amount of adhesive to prevent damage.
CAN I USE AN EYELASH CURLER ON MY EXTENSIONS?
No. And there will be no need to because they come in different curls to give you the look you want without an eyelash curler. Using a curler can 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, use the Lash Pillow or Beauty Sleep Mask.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CLASSIC AND VOLUME EYELASH EXTENSIONS?
Classic eyelash extensions are applied at a one-to-one ratio — one extension for each mature natural lash.
Volume eyelash extensions are handmade fans of 2 or more lightweight extensions, creating a fuller, fluffier appearance.
CAN I TRIM MY LASHES OR EXTENSIONS?
No. Trimming your lash extensions runs the risk of trimming your natural lashes. Plus, extensions are tapered at the end so they already come to a point. If you feel that your lashes are too long, ask your artist to go shorter!
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