Mascara can only do so much. Sometimes you need an extra boost on your lashes. Lash extensions are always an option, but they require extra maintenance. A lash lift is like a perm for your lashes. It’s a low-maintenance process that lifts and curls your lashes long-term.

“A lash lift curls your lash from base to tip so that you can see the full length,” according to Clementina Richardson, a celebrity lash expert. The process alters the shape of the lashes through a curling rod and a lifting solution. This should always be applied by a licensed professional from any lash lift service.

Treatment should begin with a thorough consultation to determine what kind of lash style you want to achieve. The therapist will then pick the curling rod size to shape your lashes. Your eyes will be cleansed, and a silicon rod will be placed over your eyelids. Your natural lashes will be curled over and attached to the rod with an adhesive to set your lashes. A lifting lotion is then applied so the lashes can mold around the curling rod, then a setting lotion is used to set the last shape.

The whole process takes around 45 minutes to an hour. Results will last for four to six weeks, depending on how fast your lashes grow. Extra care is required for the first 24-48 hours. Your lash lift requires two days to properly set so you can enjoy the results longer.

Dos and Don’ts After the Treatment

  • Do not rub your eyes. It can break your lashes, spoil your curl, and get a lifting solution in your eyes.
  • Do not get your lashes wet for the first 24 hours.
  • Do not use harsh products on your eyes. Go barefaced and product-free for two days for a longer lash lift life.
  • You can go to a sauna, but it may weaken the lift effect.
  • No makeup for the first 24 hours. Limit the products that you use near your eyes.
  • Avoid waterproof mascara. You can wear mascara and oil-free eye makeup after 24 hours. Waterproof mascara needs scrubbing to remove. Use water-based or mineral mascara instead. You can use a water-based cleanser to remove them.
  • Do not swim for the first 24 hours.
  • No other facial treatments for 24 hours.
  • Do not use an eyelash curler. Your lash lift will be sabotaged – your lashes will return to normal. It may also damage your lashes.
  • Wait long enough for your next appointment. Your lashes need time to recover between treatments. They might get overprocessed and damaged if you undergo lash lifts too often.
  • Wait at least a month to allow your lashes to go back to their natural state.

Day 1:

  • No touching or rubbing the eyes. Apply cold, damp cotton if irritation occurs.
  • Avoid water contact for the first two hours.
  • Do not sleep on your face. Sleep on your back or side.
  • Do not wear contact lenses.

Day 2:

  • Avoid hot water or steam on the face.
  • If redness and irritation have not subsided, contact your technician.

Day 3 onwards:

  • Refrain from rubbing your eyes.
  • Do not use oil-based products or conditioning treatments. The oil acts against the solution applied to your lashes, creating a lasting curl. Oil also coats your lashes with residue that shortens your lash lift’s lifespan.
  • Strong sunlight can make the tint fade faster. The same goes for kitchen appliances and beauty tools. Do not peek into your oven to check if your cake is made. Do not dry your lashes with your hairdryer.
  • Avoid exfoliating cleansers or products with AHAs.
  • Brush your lashes gently to retain the shape. Groom them daily. Clean your lashes every day by using a lash brush or a cotton swab with an oil-free cleanser. Wash away oil, dirt, dead skin, and eye makeup before they become residue on your lashes. When your lashes are dry, sweep a clean spoolie brush through them. Maintaining clean eye hygiene will prevent eye infections, blocking of your lash follicles, and prevent lash mites.
  • Condition your lashes. Your lashes should stay healthy and strong to maintain their curl. Put castor oil on a cotton swab and apply it to your lashes before sleeping at night. Wash it off with warm water when you wake up.
  • Treat your lashes gently. Do not pull, stroke, or play with them.

What to do before your lash lift session:

1. Find a lash pro. Choose certified and experienced lash lift technicians to do your lash lift. This way, you can be assured that your lashes will be lifted using top-notch products for lasting results. Request the technician’s credentials and sample works before you book.

2. Pick a lash lift with a protein boost. Choose a keratin lash lift to coat your lashes with the similar protein that makes up the hair on your head. Keratin promotes hair growth to give your lashes extra life.

3. Get your lashes healthy. Start applying castor oil a few weeks before your lash lift. A lash serum will also work. They can repair and strengthen your lashes and will also make them thicker and longer.

4. Stop wearing makeup and using your eye curler. 

  • 3 days before: Stop wearing waterproof mascara so there will be no residue on the day of your lash lift procedure.
  • 2 days before: Stop wearing regular mascara.
  • A day before: Stop using your eyelash curler.
  • On the day: Remove your makeup and thoroughly clean your lashes before the session.

In summary, lash lift aftercare suggests paying special attention to the lashes for two to three days and sporadic brushing and nourishing after that.

The lash lift aftercare directions are quite simple. It is critical to be cautious for the first 24-48 hours post-procedure until the curl toughens. After that, avoid touching your lashes, rubbing your eyes, oil-based products, and sunlight exposure if you’ve had tinting.

Around three weeks after the treatment, you can start nourishing the lashes with whatever product your technician recommends.

Contact Beautiful Revenge Salon to speak to our lash lift experts. Book your appointment now.