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Q: "are there age restrictions on who can receive lash services at lovelash?"
Q: "what are the lash extensions made of?"
The lashes I use are synthetic (silk and faux mink). I do not use real human or animal hair to limit the risk of allergic reaction often found when using these types of lashes.
Q: "can you create a custom look for me?"
Most definitely! Lovelash carries a variety of different lash curls, lengths, and thicknesses to custom fit your individual lash needs.
Q: "how are the lash extensions applied?"
The lashes are applied using an eyelash extension adhesive, 1 individual lash extension (or 1 Russian Volume fan) per 1 natural lash, allowing your natural lashes to grow and shed just as they would without lash extensions.
Q: "will lash extensions damage my natural lashes?"
No. If they are applied correctly and properly (to each individual lash), they are safe and will not ruin the health of your natural lashes. If you choose to not follow the after care instructions and/or you choose a lash stylist who applies lashes that are; too heavy, too long, or adhered together- this is when damage can occur and people can overtime experience premature lash loss. Please always make sure your lash stylist is experienced, licensed, and certified.
Q: "how long will the lash extensions last on me?"
Lash extensions can last indefinitely with routine fills. The overall retention you will get depends on how carefully you follow the after care instructions and your hair growth cycle. Since each lash extension is attached to a single eyelash, they will fall out naturally along with your natural hair growth cycle of each lash (it is not uncommon for some people to shed 2-6 natural lashes each day.)
Q: "how often will i need to get a fill?"
This depends on how closely you follow the after care instructions and your hair growth cycle. However, we've found for most people routine fills every 2-3 weeks is necessary to keep them in the best possible condition. A full set is usually needed after 5+ weeks or if lashes are without more than 50% remaining from previous fill.
Q: "what does a fill consist of?"
A fill is a touch-up appointment to not only replace (fill) the extensions you have shed but also to cleanup and replace the lashes that have grown out since your last lash appointment.
Q: "do lash extensions hurt when they are applied?"
Q: "can i still wear mascara?"
We recommend discontinuing the use of Mascara all together as it will weaken the bond and cause your extensions to shed prematurely from your natural lash. Not to worry, most people find that mascara is no longer necessary after having lash extensions applied.
Q: "can i get my extensions wet?"
After the first 24 hours you can get your extensions wet! In fact, we recommend cleansing your lashes at least once a day [see below.] Make sure to keep your face and lashes away from direct contact from shower head, steam, and excessive heat.
Q: "why do i need to cleanse my lashes?"
Dirty eyelids and lashes will breakdown the adhesive bond between natural lash and extension due to oil build-up. This will lead to premature lash shedding and you needing a fill sooner that necessary. Even worse dirty lashes can hold bacteria which can lead to eye infections (such as Blepharitis).