A nice fuller eyelash enhances the beauty and attractiveness of your eyes. If you want something more dramatic, this can be achieved by getting eyelash extensions. However, eyelash extensions can be high-maintenance and cause your eyelash to be brittle over time. Fortunately still, if you aren’t particularly blessed with lush lashes -- this can be solved entirely with a lash lift and tinting.
What are lash lifts and tints?
The lash lift is a procedure that curls your lashes from the base to the tip, allowing you to view their entire length. Though all lashes have a natural curve, this procedure uses a tiny curling rod and a lifting solution to enhance that shape. The treatment, however, should always be carried out by a registered practitioner.
Tint is a term that refers to an artificial dye used to colour hair. Therefore, an eyelash tint involves applying a unique colour to your lashes, providing you with weeks of dark, thick lashes without the need of mascara. All you have to do is sit back on a salon chair while a professional dyes your lashes while you close your eyes for about 10 minutes. It's a quick and painless procedure.
Things to keep in mind before your lash lift and tint appointment
Before your lash lifting and tinting session, there are a few things to think about. These may include the following: 1. Eyelash extensions should be removed three to four weeks before the visit.
2. Two to four days before your treatment, avoid wearing waterproof mascara or curling your lashes.
3. On the day of your visit, don't wear any eye makeup, such as mascara, eyeshadow, or eyeliner.
4. The day before, remove all of your eye makeup using an oil-free makeup remover.
5. Before the process, you must remove your contact lenses. Most importantly, if you've had eye procedures like eyelid lifts or LASIK, you should wait at least 6-12 months before proceeding.
The lash lift and tint process
Years ago, lash lifts used to be known as lash perms, in which a bendy rod would be used as a mould guide to give the lashes a curling effect. The lash lift differs significantly in that the lashes are urged to be straightened from the root rather than curled, but the results are practically identical.
Procedure steps include:
1. Patch test
The most important step is to make sure you've had a patch test. This involves applying a few drops of the solution to your skin for at least 48 hours to see whether you have any sensitivities or reactions.
2. Cleansing and preparation
The professionals use a protein remover solution to ensure that the eyelids and lashes are free of any makeup, oils, or residues. The lower lid lashes are then coated to prevent them from perming.
3. Curling rod or shield
Shields come in three different sizes. The larger size is better for lashes that are naturally long and only need a tiny lift. The medium size is ideal for the majority of clients; it provides a strong lift without curling the lashes and is perfect for medium to long lashes.
The little size is ideal for those with shorter natural lashes or who want to achieve a permed effect. Using the bonding gel, the lashes are carefully tacked back onto the shield upwards. Because the bonding agents will leave the lashes in the exact location where the hairs have bonded, the straighter the lashes are, the better the result.
4. The lifting balm
A balm is applied to the lashes in this stage. Its purpose is to break down the disulfide bonds, causing the lashes to lose their form and structure. In the second stage, it will be reconstructed and turned on for 10-14 minutes.
5. The fixing lotion
Using the shield curl as a guide, a repairing lotion will be applied to mend those broken bonds and allow them to fuse. As a result, you'll have to wait another 10 minutes to get the curl you want.
The lashes are given a burst of colour in this stage. There are many other tint colours to pick from, such as blue-black, black, dark brown, brown, and so on. The lash lift and tint expert will meticulously cleanse the lashes before mixing and applying colour to them for a few minutes.
7. The nourishing lotion
This treatment will help nourish your lashes while also removing any dye or lotion residues. And there you have it! You've finally gotten the lifted and coloured lashes you've wanted for a long time!
8. The setting lotion
Finally, using the shield curl as a guide, a setting lotion will be applied to mend those broken bonds and allow them to fuse. As a result, you'll have to wait another 10 minutes to get the curl you want.
For the next 24 hours after your lift, avoid water, steam, eye make-up, and make-up remover. Exposure to moisture and humidity just after a perming treatment can undo the effect, as it can with any perming treatment. You can treat your lashes as usual after the 24 hour window; there's no need to change your make-up routine or cease washing your face.
After your lashes have been lifted, some experts recommend utilising a conditioning treatment like coconut oil to maintain them healthy and nourished. For more info on lash lifts and tints, or to book an appointment, please don’t hesitate to contact us!