YourEyelash Extension tips
Eyelash extensions are used to enhance the length, fullness, and thickness of natural eyelashes. The extensions used by Spreebee Beauty are made of synthetic materials and faux mink. The main method of applying the extensions is by individually adhering them to the eyelashes one-by- one in order to prevent the lashes from sticking together. False eyelashes and eyelash extensions are not the same.
Types of lashes
Although false eyelashes and eyelash extensions both enhance the length of eyelashes, they differ in various ways. Furthermore, false eyelashes and eyelash extensions are also referred to as temporary false lashes and semi-permanent lashes, respectively.
Temporary false lashes
Temporary false lashes, also known as strip lashes, clusters, flares and other names are designed to only be worn for a short period time and can be made with a variety of materials and are not designed to be worn when showering, sleeping or swimming. They are applied with lash glue designed specifically for temporary lashes.
Semi-permanent lashes, also known as individual eyelash extensions, are eyelashes applied with an adhesive which is usually cyanoacrylate. There are different types of cyanoacrylates including ethyl, methyl, butyl, and octyl, which are designed for bonding to different surfaces. Lash adhesives are made from methyl-2- cyanoacrylate which is designed to bond a smooth surface (the eyelash extension) to a porous surface (the natural eyelash). it is designed to be used around the eyes and on the natural lashes, but not on the skin as it may cause irritation.
Eyelash extensions are waterproof and give the appearance of having mascara on without the messy clumps and smudging of makeup. 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, usually around 3–4 weeks new lash growth will need to be bonded, making lash extensions a regular bi-weekly or monthly service if one wishes to maintain the full look.
Eyelash extensions come in many types, lengths, colors, curves and thicknesses, from natural-looking, to glamorous, as well as dramatic. The look you desire is also dependent on each individuals natural lash length, thickness, and condition it is in. Your lash stylist will help pick out the lashes and look that is best for you at the time of the service.
In the United States, eyelash extension services can range from $100 to $500, depending on:
- The number and type of lashes used
- The skill level of the cosmetician
- The venue where the extensions are applied
In order to avoid excessive bleeding and poor color deposit:
- Do not drink alcohol 24 - 48 hours before your tattoo
- Do not consume coffee before your procedure
- Do not take an aspirin or ibuprofen for pain relief (this thins the blood)
Because an average person might have anywhere from thirty to eighty lashes per eye it can take one to two hours to attach a full, new set. Eyelash extensions usually last around 3–4 weeks, after which they start falling out or thinning. Maintaining a full set of lashes requires a refill service approximately every 2–4 weeks depending on each client.
What to Expect
Applying a full set of new lashes can take anywhere from 90 to 120 minutes and it is painless and very relaxing (you can even fall asleep!). Arrive with NO EYE MAKEUP on. To prepare the eye area for extensions, your esthetician will clean your lashes and place hydrating eye pads on top of your bottom lashes. Then, with your eyes closed, your lash professional uses tweezers to apply the extensions using special adhesive. You don’t need any patch test before your first eyelash extensions visit. If you have a very sensitive skin you can always call the eyelash extensions salon just to ask them for an advice.
Do not get your lash extensions wet for at least 24 hours. (You may want to wash your hair before your lash appointments). Avoid using oil based eye makeup remover or cleanser . Do not rub or pick your lash extensions. Book your next fill in as soon as possible to get the best available time for you. Avoid steam, saunas, hot showers, and be careful cooking over the stove/oven as heat will straighten and possible singe your lash extensions or loosen the bond. In order to protect your investment, you may want to invest in proper cleaning products and view my products I have that are formulated for extension wearers.