How Eyelash Extensions Work
How they’re applied
When scheduling your Full Set lash appointment be sure to allow enough time before your next engagement. Full Sets tend to take between 2 and 3 hours depending on the lash style you want. Before you can get your new set of lashes done, you need to come to your appointment prepared. This means making sure you aren’t wearing any makeup around your eyes and that your lashes are properly cleaned with a mild soap like our Eyelash Club Lash Cleanser that is available for $9.95. Once at the Eyelash Club for your appointment, your tech will use a sensitive skin-safe tape to keep your bottom lashes out of the way before starting. They will then begin taking individual lashes and gluing the lash extension to it. It sets into place and they continue around each eye until the desired look is achieved. You are welcome to bring in a blanket or neck pillow to ensure you are comfortable throughout the 2 hour process.
How to care for them
After you’ve gotten your set of lashes done, it’s first important that you don’t touch them for the first few hours to avoid getting oils from your hand on them. In the next 24 hours it’s important that you don’t get them wet or too warm. The glue needs 24 hours in the proper climate to fully sure correctly and ensure the best retention of your lashes. After this point, in order to keep your lashes looking good, you should be washing them with Eyelash Clubs oil-free lash cleanser every day. You can wear makeup, but we recommended staying away from oil based products around the eyes and definitely no mascara on your lash extensions. If you follow these recommendations you should only need a fill about every two weeks. Eyelash Club offers unlimited free fills for their members so you can go in twice a week to get your fill if you would like to have an ever- full look to your lash line.
How they’re removed
To get your lashes removed you should book an appointment with a professional, as trying to remove them at home can be very damaging to your lashes and eyes. Once you’re with a professional tech, they’ll start by putting eye pads under your eyes to protect the surrounding skin, as well as taping your bottom lashes down to keep them out of the way. The tech will then apply the glue remover using a micro swab. After it sits for a couple minutes, the tech will use a lint-free swab to brush out the extensions. Then your lashes are thoroughly rinsed to ensure there’s no left over glue or remover. After about 40 minutes you will be back to your natural lashes!
When going into your eyelash appointment it is best to have a good idea of the style of lashes you want! Understanding the difference of each eyelash extension option you have available to you will help you make this decision. Everyone has a unique eye shape and face shape. These factors will allow you to determine which of the 3 styles best fits you. If you are still unsure, your lash tech will give you her best opinion on what would be best for your set of eyes.
If you are looking for a more simple look, then classic lash extensions is the style for you! Although these are the least dramatic set of lashes you can get, they are still noticeable and full. The whole point of getting eyelash extensions is so you can achieve the look as if you are wearing mascara/false lashes. The classic lash set is for those who do not want as full or dramatic lashes. These lashes will provide you with just enough length to be recognizable, yet subtle at the same time. If it is your first time getting lash extensions, it is recommended that you start off with classic to see how you like them.
A hybrid set of lash extensions are the perfect blend of fluffy and subtle lashes. This style is not overwhelmingly intense, and still gives your eyes an extra pop. Hybrid lashes give you a more dramatic look. You should try this style first if you are not sure if you are ready for the ultimate volume set. Depending on the size of your face and your eyes, you will want to have your lash tech examine what is the best fit for you. You cannot go wrong with this style! You get the luxury of having full lashes, while not being so intense.
Now for volume! Out of the three styles, volume lash extensions are the most full and fluffy. If you want that dramatic look, as if you are always wearing false lashes then this is the style for you! The volume set is the most dramatic, as the most lash extensions are applied with this style. Your lashes will be both thicker and longer in length with a volume set.
No matter what style extensions you chose to get, the after care process is the same for all. Make sure you are cleaning your lashes a minimum of once a day with a foam cleanser in order to keep your lashes fresh and looking brand new each and every day! 🙂
With eyelash extensions you get the luxury of having beautifully full lashes 24/7! There are many myths regarding eyelash extensions that you should be aware of. Lash extensions should be pain-free and hassle-fee. It is important to set the record straight on these false interpretations on extensions.
One myth that needs to be addressed before deciding to apply eyelash extensions is that they ruin your natural lashes. This is completely untrue. If your eyelash extensions are applied correctly and properly, they do not ruin the health of your natural lashes. Your own natural lash thickness and length should be taken into consideration before choosing the proper styles and fibers specifically for you. In order for there to be no damage to your natural lashes, the fibers should be 3mm longer than your own lashes. If you choose to wear longer lashes for a long period of time, they might weigh down your lash roots.
Your lashes should not have too much glue on them or else they will become irritated. Make sure that your lash tech does your lashes by going through each individual lash. This allows for a more clear and clean set of extensions. Your lashes are constantly growing even with your lash extensions. So it is important that you clean them and take proper care of your extensions.
Be sure not to rub your eyes or tug or pull on the extensions because this can cause lash loss and may actually damage your natural lashes. If you notice that your lashes are diminishing over time, there are lash serums to help with growth. With the proper technique you should have no worries about your natural lashes falling out. This is a myth that makes potential users hesitant. It is all about the proper lash care and the lash techs expertise.
The luxury of eyelash extensions is the simplicity that comes with it! You no longer have to spend hours and hours doing your makeup. With lash extensions there is no need for mascara, or eyelash curlers. Your makeup routine just got so much quicker!
Quick & Easy
When you wake up in the morning, the motivation to put a full face of makeup on can be hard to come by. With eyelash extensions, you have already saved yourself so much time and effort! If you still choose to wear makeup with your extensions, the only products you really need are your facial products. Everyone has their own personal preferences on the amount of makeup you put on.
If you want to wear eye-makeup, it is good idea to avoid mascara at all costs! You absolutely do not need to apply any mascara because your lashes will automatically look full and fluffy. If you prefer using mascara regardless, it is recommended to use non oil-based products. When it is time to do your eyes, the only products you should be putting on your eyelash extensions are your eyelash wand. After every appointment you will get an eyelash wand to comb out your lashes after a night of sleeping. Your lashes can get a little messy when you are sleeping, so combing them through when you wake up will put them all back into there proper place.
Not putting on any mascara, or even eye makeup in general, allows you to have more free time in the mornings. Like most of us, our morning are stressful and hectic. Lash extensions are great to have to help save us some valuable time before we head off to start the day. You do not have to worry about the struggle of removing your eye-makeup at the end of the night either! Although if you are wearing eye-makeup it is recommended to use a cotton swab to remove top eyeliner or eyeshadow.
Always remember that the products you put on your face should be all oil-free! Oil-based products loosen the bond of the eyelash glue and will cause fallout earlier than expected.
When you get beautiful lash extensions from Eyelash Club, there are some things you should be aware of so they stay full and fluffy for a longer period of time. There are certain products that you can and can’t use with lash extensions. All lash wearers should understand what certain products can do to your lashes!
A product that we recommend our client to use to clean their lash extensions is LashPure Eyelash and Eyelid Cleanser. This is a soft, foamy cleanser that is not too harsh on your extensions. You want to remove all of your makeup first. Then, you want to wash your eyelashes. Do so by mixing the cleanser with some water in your hands and gently brushing them down through your lash extensions. You want to make sure you do not rub left and right on your lashes, as this will loosen the bond of the glue. Gently run your fingers down your lashes to remove any excess bacteria or dandruff that may be built up in your extensions.
Products to use with eyelash extensions are your normal everyday products. Make sure that the products you put on your face are oil-free. If your makeup has oils in it, the chances of you loosing lashes increases. When removing makeup, an excellent product to use is Garnier’s Skinactive Micellar Cleansing Water. The main aspect you need to focus on is choosing oil-free products. You can wear oil-free mascara, although it is not necessary with extensions. When you apply mascara to your lashes only apply it to the tips of the lashes. Avoid running the product all the way from the root of the eyelash to the tip as this will affect the bondage of the glue on your lashes.
You want to make sure you stay away from oil-based products as these will loosen the glue and you will see more fallout than normal. Be sure to check the labels on your makeup products to see if they are oil-free before purchasing. You do not need to wear mascara with lash extensions as you will automatically have full lashes everyday you wake up. If you choose to wear mascara, a highly recommended one for lash extensions is Maybelline’s Great Lash mascara. This is oil-free, and not water proof.
Eyelash extensions are a quick and easy solution to having full, fluffy lashes. A question that is commonly asked is, when is the appropriate time to get an eyelash fill? Everyone is unique and different from one another, as this same rule applies to your eyelashes!
How to Know When
There are many determining factors that go into the solution of filling in your eyelashes. The most important factor to take into consideration is the overall look of the lashes. If you feel like there are a lot of gaps, or space, between your lashes you should go and get a fill. The usual time frame individuals receive lash fills are 2-3 weeks, but this differs from person to person. The timing all comes down to how well you maintain them.
Depending on the person, you will see various amounts of fall out. Your lashes will do what you do to them, so it is important to keep your daily activities in mind when having lash extensions. Take into consideration the way you wash your face and your eyelashes. You do not want to be too rough when cleaning them, or else you will need a fill sooner than expected.
Also, depending on how you sleep can be a determining factor. If you are a rough sleeper, your eyelashes will become looser and looser and naturally fall out at a quicker rate than others. When doing everyday activities always remember that you have extensions on!