Are you curious about lash lifts and what they can do for your client’s eyelashes? Lash lifts have become increasingly popular in the beauty world, and it’s essential to understand how these treatments work on a person’s lashes. Many cosmetologists wonder if lash lifts will damage the natural lashes. Read our blog post to learn more about the safety and efficacy of lash lifts and find out how you can use them to create stunning results!
What Are Lash Lifts?
Lash lifts are a cosmetic treatment that uses perming techniques to lift and curl natural eyelashes. This allows for an overall enhancement of the eye area, providing definition and volume to the lashes. Lash lifts use silicone pads of varying sizes to shape and curl the natural lashes from root to tip to achieve a perfect arch. A professional-grade perming solution sets the curl for beautiful, voluminous lashes that can last for up to eight weeks.
Are Lash Lifts Safe?
As a cosmetologist, your client’s safety comes first. As such, you may wonder, “Will lash lifts damage the natural lashes?” A common misconception about lash lifts is that they are harsh and damaging. The reality is that, when done properly and professionally, lash lifts won’t damage the natural lashes.
That said, lash lift treatments aren’t without their risks. When you mismanage or incorrectly administer them, they can cause dryness and brittleness in the hair due to overprocessing. The good news is that there are steps you can take to prevent issues such as overprocessing and ensure your clients leave your salon with beautiful, healthy results.
How To Prevent Damage During Lash Lifts
Lash lifts are a great way to give your clients’ lashes an instant lift. Plus, the process is generally safe—but like with most things, it’s important to educate and prepare yourself for any unexpected mishaps that may occur. Here are some tips for cosmetologists to follow when performing a lash lift to ensure minimal lash damage.
1. Use the proper size shield for each client’s natural lashes. Using a shield that is too small may cause pinching of the lash, while using one that is too big can result in an uneven lift.
2. Apply the correct amount of lifting lotion and setting lotion. Applying too much lotion can cause the lashes to become brittle, while applying too little may result in an incomplete lift.
3. Always keep an eye on the timing of the procedure and remove the solution from the lashes when the time’s up. Leaving solutions on for too long can damage the lashes and prevent them from lifting properly.
By following these simple tips, you can ensure that your client’s natural lashes will remain healthy and damage-free. If damage does happen, though, don’t worry. Lash hairs fall out and grow back as a part of their natural growth cycle, meaning there won’t be permanent ill effects from any slip-ups. So go ahead and explore this exciting service to provide beautiful, long-lasting results that make your clients feel glamorous.