Caring for Your Lash Extensions Before your eyelash extension appointment:
• Clean your lashes thoroughly
• Do not curl your lashes
• Come in without any eye makeup and mascara
After your eyelash extension appointment:
• It is recommended that lashes be washed with a gentle cleanser and water every single day. (Recommended product- Effaclar by La-Roche Posay (available at CVS))
• Avoid getting lashes wet (including hot tubs, saunas & swimming pools) for 24- 48 hours.
• Avoid waterproof mascara
(Wearing any mascara regularly will decrease the time between touch-up appointments!)
• Use only oil-free eye makeup and eye makeup removers
• Use only products recommended by your eyelash professional
• Do not rub, pick, twist or pull lashes or lash extensions
• Never put your lashes in the direct stream of your shower head as this will damage the lash extensions
***Please be gentle with your lashes. How you care for your lash extensions will directly affect the look of your lashes as well as the length of time between touch-up appointments.
See your professional lash artist to:
• Safely remove lashes
• Adjust the length or curl (lash curlers can break the lashes and/or affect the bond)
• Maintain their fullness with regular infills
Eyelash Extensions are semi-permanent eyelash extensions comprised of individual synthetic eyelashes that are curved to replicate a natural eyelash. They are applied to individual eyelashes, one extension at a time, for a natural, elegant look that adds length, curl, and fullness to the existing lashes.
Will extensions damage my natural lashes?
Properly applied lash extensions that are glued ONE by ONE to your natural lashes will NOT damage your natural lashes. This is where you will find that not all lash technicians are created equal. A great deal of care must be taken in ensuring that each natural lash is perfectly isolated prior to applying any extensions. Properly applied extensions will stay on for the duration of the Natural lash's life cycle (60-90 days). As the naturally shed, they will not pull out the adjacent lashes. As one lash sheds, a new one has grown in its place.
Why are Minky's Eyelash Extensions more expensive than other brands?
Everyone wants a discount and yes, you can get a full set of eyelash extensions done for $100 or $150. But would you really want to? At this price, technicians have to speed through the procedure to maximize their time. This leads to poor quality work or shortcuts leading to 3-4 lashes being clumped together which can lead to damaging the natural lashes. Having extensions applied by a seasoned, professionally trained technician helps to ensure the long-term safety of your eyelashes. And you know what they say- "Good work ain't cheap. Cheap work ain't great."
What are Minky's Eyelash Extensions made out of?
Minky's Eyelash Extensions are made from synthetic polyester. Synthetic lashes respond better to wear and tear than other materials. In addition, synthetics have the least possible chance of allergic reactions with human skin.
What are the benefits of wearing Eyelash Extensions?
The main advantage of wearing eyelash extensions is how much time you can save during your beauty regimen. With eyelash extensions, you hardly need any other make-up; mascara is no longer necessary. The added benefit is that they look beautiful morning and night, all day, every day. No matter how tired/hungover/ill you are, you’ll still look glamorous.
How long does the procedure take?
It generally takes between 1- 2 1/2 hours to apply a full set of Eyelash Extensions. Touch-ups can be done in as little as 45 to 120 minutes.
How long do Eyelash Extensions Last?
The look can be maintained indefinitely with refills. When properly applied the eyelash extensions will remain in place until the natural lash on which it rests falls out. The natural lash cycle is between every 60 to 90 days. When a natural lash matures and falls out, a new lash has already been growing and quickly replaces it. This process is constant, and occurs at any given moment. Our natural lashes are at different stages of their life cycles. Some are just growing in, while others are ready to shed. People typically shed between 1 and 5 natural lashes each day, depending on their individual growth cycles. On shorter natural lashes, this growing and shedding cycle is virtually unnoticeable. With proper aftercare, touch-ups are typically only needed once every 2 to 4 weeks to replace the lashes that have shed.