Temporary false lashes are any lashes designed to be worn for a short period; ie, a day or less. They can be made with human hair, or with synthetic materials. The highest quality synthetic material is made with Keraspecific Fibre. This is made to feel and behave like real human hair. They are not designed to be worn when showering, sleeping or swimming. They are applied with lash glue designed specifically for temporary lashes.
Permanent lashes, also known as eyelash extensions, are lashes applied with a stronger adhesive. Generally, a single lash is applied to each natural lash; when applied properly, neither the extension lash nor the glue should touch the eyelid. The bond is designed to last until the lashes naturally fall out, though the extensions may fall out faster if one uses oil-based eye makeup remover or rubs eyes regularly.
Lash extensions last up to 4-6 weeks. They fall out gradually with the cycle of your eyelash development. There are 3 stages of eyelash growth. Stage 1 is Anagen over 30 percent of the eyelashes are actively growing. Lasts up to 7 weeks. Stage 2 Catagen the lag phase, the growth stops and the follicle will shrink. This cycle can last close to 3 weeks. Telogen is the final phase just before the eyelashes begin to fall out. Every eyelash is in its own phase so there are many eyelashes in every phase at all times. You are continuously growing new lashes as the old ones fall out.
Will they damage my own lashes?
They do not damage the eyelash growth because they are not applied to the root of the hair. Your lashes will continue to grow. In London, Ontario we are lucky to have fabulous lash technicians. You want to be sure you are going to someone who is very precise. Failure to place lashes correctly can mean premature lash loss, but they will grow back. This is why your lash provider is very important. If we are not able to accommodate your schedule, or you wish for someone closer to your area within the city, we can recommend a technician for you.
Can you use eyelash enhancement products at the same time?
It is safe to use lash growth serums such as Lattise at the same time that you have extensions on. We have never heard, experienced concern or seen any ramifications in doing this. Keep in mind this is not necessary! You will fall in love with your lashes over and over again.
How is it done?
They are applied to each individual eyelash. You will be lying down during the entire procedure. Your real lashes and surrounding area will be cleaned, oil and make up free before starting. We request you arrive with no make up whenever possible. Your lower lashes will be protected by paper tape and if desired a collagen patch to assist you by working instantly to reduce fine lines, dark circles and puffiness by up to 92 per cent.
A full set of eyelashes takes a trained eyelash technician at least two hours. A medical history is completed by you before we begin. During your procedure we make you comfortable with soft music, pillows and blankets. No worries, we are sworn to confidentiality, so your snoring will be kept to ourselves.
Do not use saunas, hot tubs or swimming pools for the first 48 hours. Avoid getting water on them for at least 24 hours. If you need to shower, wait for at least 6 hours and a face away from the shower head. Do not rub! Dry them only by pressing softly with eyes closed.
How often will I need touch ups?
If you’d like to maintain your full lashes you will need to get them tidied up and filled usually every 2 to 4 weeks. We prefer you have them filled every 2 weeks to keep them looking optimal. Plus, your appointment time will be shorter and more convenient for your schedule.
What choices of lashes do I have?
The most popular are Mink and Silk. Silk & Mink are softer, more natural, and it is said they last longer. You can also choose from several colours, crystals and even feathers. We have to admit, the feathers look makes us think about a certain book series, with characters that live in "the Capitol". What I do know is coloured lashes are becoming very popular. Our favourite is the Dual Tone/ Ombre. Just ask at your next visit and we can show you why.
Before you come in for your lashes, there are a few things you need to do.
1. Remove all eye-make up before you come in for your appointment. Be sure to use an oil free, water based make-up remover.
2. Remove contact lenses.
3. Bring your favourite music on your phone to listen to through your headphones.
4. Do not curl your natural lashes before you come in for your appointment.
5. Visit the washroom upon arrival. Your visit will be between 1 & 2.5 Hours long without a break.
6. Turn off your cell phone.
7. Remind us to take your Before Pictures.
8. Lay back, Relax and Get EXCITED... your going to LOVE your new lashes!
Contra indications... Reasons Eyelash Extensions may not be for you.
1. Eye infections or conditions such as, but not limited to Pink Eye (Conjunctivitis), Itchiness or Scaly Lids (Ciliary Madarosis). *
2. Eyelash Mites (Demodex folliculorum & Demodex brevis). *
3. Untreated or not under control Hypthyroidism as this can cause premature lash loss. *
4. Trichotillomania - Compulsive pulling out of your eyelashes.*
5. Recent Chemotherapy or Radiation Treatment.
* We will refer you back to your regular physician or optometrist if any of the above is suspected.
Keep your lashes looking fabulous and long lasting by following these After Care Instructions.
Do not use saunas, hot tubs or swimming pools for the first 48 hours. This will compromise the adhesive.
Use oil free products, especially oil free make-up remover!
Sleep on a silk pillow case to avoid sleeping on your face.
Do not use Q-tips, cotton balls or cheap cotton pads to clean your lashes. Lint may stick to your lashes.
Do not use regular crimping eyelash curlers. They will damage your natural lash and can break the extension. If you do want to use one, we suggest and offer a heated eyelash curler.
Wash lashes at LEAST 3 times a week. This prevents infection due to bacteria buildup, improves lash retention between fills, and makes for better attachment during the lash fill.
Avoid rubbing or touching your eyes or lashes. NEVER pick off your lashes! If you want them removed, please speak to a lash technician and have them professionally removed.
Ideally, apply a sealant every 3 days to prolong the life of your lashes and to give them a dark, glossy sheen.
No mascara is needed any more. Using mascara will compromise the glue which will weaken the extension. Should you still desire to use mascara, we do offer one that works great with your lash extensions.
The retention of your lashes between fills is dependent on your home care routine. Be good to your lashes and they will be good to you!