Lash Lift Vs Eyelash Extensions

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Lash Lift vs Eyelash Extensions The main difference being the lash lift enhances the natural lash by the addition of a curling agent. Where as the eyelash extension achieves the look by adding additional imitation lashes to your natural lashes.

Lash Lift vs Eyelash Extensions:

To be or not to be?

What is a lash lift?

It’s the enhancement of your natural lashes by applying a Keratin based treatment to them. This is applied to each of your individual lashes, making them appear thicker and plumper.

A lash lift or eye lash extensions - Is there a difference between them?

A lash perm used to be the gold standard until the lash lift arrived on the market. The same could be said for lash lifts and eyelash extensions. All these treatments achieve a similar look, by providing a longer and plumper looking lash.

The main difference being the lash lift enhances the natural lash by the addition of a curling agent.  Where as the eyelash extension achieves the look by adding additional imitation lashes to your natural lashes.

In a similar fashion to having hair extensions added to your hair, eyelash extensions are attached to the natural eyelashes.

What are eyelash extensions?

Eyelash extensions are fibres that are glued to the natural lash. These can be of animal or synthetic origin.

This is a semi-permanent treatment which adds bulk and length to your own natural lashes. They come in different lengths and different degrees of curl which look every bit natural.

As they are individually attached to the existing lashes this is not a fast process taking from 1 to 2+ hours to achieve the desired look.

They are shed along with the lash they are attached to as a natural process, this makes the lash last anywhere from 4 to 8 weeks.

Advantages of eyelash extensions  

a)  INDIVIDUAL & CUSTOMISABLE

Getting eyelash extensions is highly individual and customisable due to the sheer range available. Different lengths, curls, thicknesses and styles all create your own individual look. They can create the illusion of different eye shape varying from style’s such as cat eye to natural styles.

b)  EXTREME FLEXIBILITY

Eyelash extensions are a 24-hour, 7 day a week proposition. They are individually attached, unlike fake lashes and won’t come. Which means you can go about your normal life knowing that your extension won’t come off. Whether it be exercising, sleeping or even swimming. Of course, they can be removed if you want them to be or for a maintenance infill for example.

c)  A SAVING IN VALUABLE TIME

You no longer need to apply mascara or go through having to fit fake lashes every day. Some really dramatic looks can be achieved so you can satisfy your inner diva.

Time is valuable so why waste it if you don’t have to during your normal beauty routine.

d)  IMPROVE LASH HEALTH

There are misconceptions about eyelash extensions causing harm to your natural lashes. Properly applied extension won’t cause any damage. You also won’t need to remove mascara or for that matter any other products you might normally apply to your natural lashes. Eyelashes can actually be given the chance of recovery from daily lash enhancement cosmetic’s removal.

Maintenance and care

Lash extensions do require some maintenance particularly around your eyes, you should be careful not to rub them or use any oil-based beauty product on or around them. As mentioned previously due to the normal eyelash shedding process, your eyelash extension will fall out on their own. The duration of time lash shedding takes varies from person to person. So, to keep your lash extensions looking their glamorous best, they will require regular infilling. Regular salon appointments are a must possibly every 3+ weeks.

What’s a lash lift?

It’s the enhancement of your natural lashes by applying a Keratin based treatment to them. This is applied to each of your individual lashes, making them appear thicker and plumper.

With the aid of silicone pads, the lashes are lifted from the roots using a special perming solution. This causes the lash to curl and appear longer and more pronounced. This gives the illusion that your eyes are larger and more open.

Advantages of a lash lift

a)  GENERALLY LESS TIME REQUIRED WHEN COMPARED WITH EYELASH EXTENSIONS

With a lash lift procedure taking around half the time when compared to applying eyelash extensions. It is a real alternative to eyelash extensions.

b)  NATURAL LOOK WITHOUT COMMITING TO INFILLS

A similar enhanced look can be achieved to that of eyelash extensions. Where the lashes are curled and appear fuller and plumper while making the eyes appear larger and more open than they are. A lash lift is the perfect beauty enhancement when you either don’t have the time or are particularly worried about the whole eyelash extension process.

c)  LOW-MAINTENANCE AND SIMILAR APPEARENCE

The lash lift is an easy, low maintenance and faster way to get beautiful lashes. Whether your lashes are long or short a lash lift will curl all your natural lashes in the same way. Where as eyelash extensions use different length lashes and curls to achieve this. A lash lift will last around 6 to 8 weeks, similar to eyelash extensions but without the extra cost associated with extensions. Lastly you won’t need the additional salon appointments for infills required with eyelash extensions.

Maintenance and care for lash lift and lash extensions

Absolutely no products should be put on your lashes for at least 24 hours. That means no mascara! Every effort should be made to avoid rubbing your eyes, so the lash lift and eyelash extensions get the best possible chance to last as long as possible.


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