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Get Long-Lasting Lifted Lashes – The Lashlift Explained

A lashlift is a popular eyelash treatment that gives your natural eyelashes a lifted, curled effect that lasts for weeks. It’s a great alternative to eyelash extensions or daily use of an eyelash curler. Here is a step-by-step overview of how a lashlift treatment works:

Consultation and Prep
Before starting the lashlift process, the lash technician will have you fill out a consultation form and ask about any allergies or sensitivities you may have. They will also examine your eyelashes and determine if a lashlift is suitable for your natural lashes. The technician will cleanse your eye area to remove any makeup and oils. They may apply eye pads or tape to protect your lower lids during the treatment.

Setting the Perms
A lashlift involves using perm rods or silicone pads to set a curl or wave pattern into your natural eyelashes. The technician will carefully separate and isolate sections of your upper eyelash line and apply an adhesive onto your lashes. Then they will place perm rods or silicone pads against your lash line to hold the lashes in the desired curled shape. Your lashes will be rolled onto the rods or pads row by row until all upper lashes are set in the curl shape.

Perming Solution Application
With your lashes set in curls with the perm rods or pads, the perming solution is applied. The perming solution, also called the lifting lotion, is what enables the curls to set and last for weeks. It acts like a perm for your hair. The technician uses a small brush to apply the perming solution thoroughly to your lashed from root to tip while set on the rods. The solution needs to process for some time, usually 10-15 minutes.

Neutralizing and Setting
After the processing time, the perm rods will be removed and a neutralizer will be applied to stop the chemical processing. The neutralizer rebalances the pH of the lashes. Then the technician will apply a setting lotion or serum to help set the curls and keep the lashes in great condition. This part of the process usually takes another 10-15 minutes.

Lash Tinting (Optional)
Many lashlift services offer lash tinting in conjunction, which involves dying the lashes a darker color so they appear thicker and more visible. The tint is massaged onto lashes in a similar manner as the perming solution. The tint also needs to process for 5-10 minutes.

Final Touches
To finish and prep the lashes, the technician removes any remaining residue or deposits from solutions used. They may apply a final conditioning serum or oil to nourish the lashes after the chemical processing. The eye pads, tape and any rods or silicone pads will be removed and the lashes separated. You now have lifted, curly lashes ready to flaunt!

The Lashlift Effect
When done properly by a trained professional, a lashlift can give very impressive results. Your natural lashes will appear much longer, thicker and lifted. The treatment creates a very eye-opening, elegant curl to the lashes that allow them to better frame your eyes. The results can last for 6-8 weeks with proper aftercare. As your natural lashes shed, new eyelashes will grow in with the same lifted effect. Many clients love getting lashlift treatments because it eliminates the need for using eyelash curlers daily. The curl opens up the eyes beautifully without the high maintenance and costs of eyelash extensions. Regular touch-up appointments every 6-8 weeks can maintain the lifted lashes.

Proper aftercare is important to extend the longevity of your lashlift results. For 24-48 hours after your lashlift, you should avoid getting your lashes wet or using oil-based eye makeup removers which can disturb the setting. Avoid rubbing your eyes as well. After the first 48 hours, you can gently cleanse eyes and apply oil-free, water-based mascara. Try not to pull on the lashes. Regular touch-ups every 6-8 weeks are recommended to maintain your fabulous curled lashes!

Overall, a lashlift is a great semi-permanent way to add striking lift and curl to your natural lashes. The treatment involves setting your eyelashes onto perm rods, applying special lifting and setting solutions, neutralizing the chemicals, and tinting for extra definition. When properly done by a trained technician, a lashlift can give you weeks of bright, wide-eyed results. Pamper your eyes with this popular curled lash treatment.