Lash Lift Versus Lash Extensions: What’s the Difference?

March 22, 2019

Lash Lift Versus Lash Extensions: What’s the Difference?

 

Your lashes are important and potentially one of the first things people notice about you when they look into your eyes. It’s no wonder you might spend way too much time in the mirror trying to reach lash perfection. Achieving the perfect lash look may seem impossible at times even though you have the best lash curlers or mascara. Lash drop is a common problem for many women despite some of their best efforts.

 

Lash Extensions


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To combat the problem of thin lashes or lash drop, some women to add extensions to their lashes to add a boost volume, curl and length.  One of the perks of this approach is that you don’t have to worry about glue or self-application. Also, lash extensions look natural. However, one of the things that may be a turn off for some women is the cost. Additionally, you have to proceed with caution when wearing these lashes. No rubbing of your eyes or doing anything else that might impact the security of these lashes.

 

Lash Lifts

What is a lash lift? Think of a lash lift as being similar to getting a perm. Lash lifts help to make lashes look longer and curly. Ideally, you will want your lashes to grow to optimal lengths before setting out to get a lash lift so that you can achieve the best possible look.


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A lash specialist uses a silicone rod to curl your lashes, painting the hairs with a lifting solution. Before you embark on this procedure, you should get a consultation to ensure you are both on the same page about the image you want these lashes to project.


Once your lash lift is complete, there are a few rules that you must follow. During the first 24 hours, you want to avoid getting these lashes wet –which means no mascara. After the time passes, you are good to go with your regular lash styling practices.


Whether you choose to apply lash extensions or get a lash lift, look for someone who specializes in these techniques so that you may minimize your risk for injury or damage. Also, beware that since you are using a chemical process to lift your lashes that you may be at risk for an allergic reaction. Therefore, try to perform a skin test before the procedure.





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