Top Questions in Regard to Eyelash Extensions
How long do extensions last?
Eyelashes have a life span, or growth cycle, and they will grow to a specific length before shedding. Because each individual lash has its own growth cycle, it is perfectly normal to lose a few natural lashes every day. ***Your individual lash cycle, combined with how well you care for the extensions will determine how long they last.
With proper care and maintenance appointments every 2-4 weeks, your extensions can last forever!
What is the application process?
The process should be relaxing. After you lie down on the table, your lash artist will cover your lower lashes with a soothing gel pad or a special tape to protect your lower lashes during application. You then relax with your eyes closed. Most clients fall asleep during the procedure.
How long does it take?
The average Classic Lash full set takes 2-3 hrs. Volume full sets, on average, take 3-5 hrs, fill 2-3 hrs.
Is it safe for my eyes?
Eyelash extensions, when properly applied, are completely safe. The extensions are applied with a special adhesive that is similar to what is used in the medical field for suture-less stitches. And the extensions are applied to each individual, natural lash, using the proper length and thickness for each natural lash.
Will it damage my lashes?
When eyelash extensions are properly applied, they will not damage your natural eyelashes. Your natural lashes are always shedding and growing back in; the extension should simply fall off with your natural lash. The extensions themselves do not cause your lashes to fall out or become damaged unless your Technician is not applying the extensions correctly. I your Technician attaches the extension to more than ONE of your natural lashes, and does not separate and isolate properly, it can cause follicular damage or lash loss.
How will I know what "look" to choose?
A thorough consultation should be performed before applying your Full Set to determine your desired effect and suitable lengths/diameters to use. Your Lash Artist will choose the best look to enhance your natural beauty. To do this, we suggest Lash Mapping and before and after pictures to maintain the best structure.
How do I care for them?
The biggest complaint from clients is "my lashes just fell out" or "I don't know what happened"
What you do to care for your eyelash extensions in-between fills determines how long they last and how well they look in-between fills. Maintenance is EVERYTHING. Follow your after-care instructions.
Proper After Care?
- ABSOLUTELY NO MASCARA EVER!!! It does not matter if the mascara is 'designed' for eyelash extensions, mascara is NOT to be used. Mascara will clump the extensions together, close your volume fans, and cannot be washed off correctly without damaging the extensions and causing the extensions to pop off, mascara will also dissolve the adhesive bond.
- Most lash artists do not recommend their clients wear mascara over their extensions. It can weaken the bond and cause premature loss of the extensions. You may wear water-based, non-waterproof mascara on the lower lashes, being careful when applying and removing. Waterproof mascara is NEVER recommended.
- Use ONLY water based and OIL-FREE products around your eye area.
- Wash your eyes daily with an extensions-safe cleanser to keep your lash line clean. We suggest using Ch'ic Lash® water-based eyelash cleanser. Dry thoroughly by blotting (not rubbing) with a tissue or blow drying on a cool setting, not hot, as this can singe the extensions. Carefully brush with a clean mascara wand just the tips once dry, not wet.
- Oil breaks down the adhesive bond. Creams, serums, gel liners, liquid liners all should be avoided at the lash line. Avoid using cotton swabs or pads that will leave lint and catch on your extensions. We LOVE our microswabs for getting close to the lash line and in between the lashes.
- Use only powder for eye makeup...Powders are a great option and you can even use powders to give you a liquid lined look!
- Do not rub eyes or pick/pull at your extensions.
- Sleeping on your back is the best position. Avoid sleeping on your face. If you are a stomach sleeper, we advise you NOT to get extensions