I want to talk a little about the risks associated with waxing, as there are some. Most people like to think that there will be no negative side effects from any beauty procedures they undertake, but that's simply not true. Just as with eyelash extensions there is the risk that you might be allergic to the glue and have a negative reaction, with waxing, your skin may react to the wax, and there is a possibility that the skin can burn or tear. You are having hot wax placed on your skin and ripped off after-all!
Wax burns are the least likely side-effect of waxing, especially if you go to a reputable salon. It tends to happen more often with at-home waxing. If the wax is so hot that it causes a burn on the skin, then you should rethink going to that salon again! This simply should NOT happen, but just in case it does, here's what you need to do:
Skin Tears or Lifting
Skin is sensitive, and everyone's skin reacts differently to waxing. Certain products, such as Retinol can make the skin thinner and more prone to lifting or tearing, but unfortunately, it is a risk for anyone undertaking a wax.
Skin lifting happens when both dead and live skin are pulled off with the wax, creating an abrasion similar to scraping one’s knee. The client may not realize that they have an abrasion until a day or two later when a scab begins to form. Here are some reasons why the skin lifts:
The good news is, with proper treatment, skin damaged by lifting or tearing will heal and not leave a permanent scar:
Redness, Rash or Bumps
Waxing not only pulls the hair out of the follicle; it pulls at the skin too, which can lead to skin irritations.
Other side effects of waxing
Every method of hair removal has some potential side-effects and waxing is no exception. Waxing remains popular because it is quick, inexpensive, and provides longer lasting results than shaving or hair removal creams. However, it's important to be fully educated on the potential side-effects of waxing before you book an appointment, and understand that these side-effects could happen to you. In most cases, the chances of anything very negative occurring are low, however, the more common side effects are more likely, so you need to be prepared.
Once you found a pair of fake eyelashes that you love, it’s understandable that you’re going to want to wear them over and over! So how many times can you reuse fake eyelashes before they need replacing?
This post covers the life span of different types of false eyelashes and how to care for your eyelashes so you can get the most use out of them.
Can you reuse fake eyelashes?
The good news is YES! Yes you can reuse false eyelashes, but how many times you can reuse your fake eyelashes depends on how the eyelashes are made, the material that has been used, and how well you take care of your false eyelashes.
How many times can you reuse false eyelashes?
How many times you can reuse your false eyelashes all depends on the quality of your fake eyelashes and how well you clean and care for them.
A cheap brand like Ardell can be worn 4-5 times, whereas investing a little more buying a more durable brand of fake eyelashes (like KES Lashes) will mean they can be worn up to 20 times with the right care. Our false eyelashes have a thicker band than Ardell lashes which adds to their durability.
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Congratulations! You've bought a pair of the greatest fake eyelashes you can buy. These false eyelashes are reusable multiple times. They are 3D, made from 100% real mink. However, there are some special care instructions that must be adhered to in order to get the most wear from your sparkling new false eyelashes.
Be gentle with your false eyelashes
Grasp the fake eyelashes by the band when picking up. Don’t tug when applying or removing. If you find it difficult to remove the false eyelashes from your eyelid, dampen a cotton swab with water and rub it gently over the band to loosen the glue. If dried glue builds up on the band of your fake eyelashes, gently peel it off with your fingertips.
Apply mascara with care - do not apply to the fake eyelash
Applying mascara to the fake eyelash can cause damage, so only apply to your natural eyelashes first, let it dry, then apply the false eyelash.
Proper storage of your fake eyelashes is key
Store in the original packaging to maintain the lash shape and to keep them clean and protected from dirt, dust and bacteria.
Have fun with your lashes!
Asking which is better, eyelash extensions or fake eyelashes is like asking which is better, men or women (and the answer is always women! jk). They are completely different products that work best in different ways for different people.
Here are some of the pros and cons of each:
Eyelash Extension Pros:
Ultimately, some people’s lash extensions last longer than others, and even on the same person sometimes they will last longer than others. It really comes down to a few things:
Ultimately, the better care you take of your lashes, the longer they will last. Check out these lashes that are three weeks old and still looking damn good!
I am often asked this question and I regularly have people book online as an existing client with the reasoning that "you have that time slot available why can’t I get a fill?". I know for a lot of people it’s frustrating when you can’t find a new lash technician to fill your work if you’re on vacation or have moved to a new city but here is my reasoning why!
First it seems like a lot of people aren’t actually aware of whether they have classic lashes or volume lashes and there’s a big difference so I have had people coming to me telling me that they are wanting a classic fill and when they show up it actually turns out they have volume lashes which is a far different process and takes longer!
Secondly with my own work I know exactly what to expect. I know that I placed the lashes correctly, I also know that I used correct amounts of glue, my lashes and glue are top quality, and I know that I use the proper technique. Other people are not as thorough.
The pictures you see here are from somebody who came to me telling me they had classic lashes, unaware that they had volume lashes. The volume lashes were held together with humongous amount of glue. It was impossible to separate them so I ended up taking off most of the lashes. Bear in mind that a fill appointment is usually an hour and 15 minutes. Luckily I had 2 hours available and it took me that long to do this ladies lashes - 2 hours for a simple fill on somebody else’s work.
Ultimately the reason I don’t fill other people’s work is that A) I have enough clients of my own and my time should be available for them first before I have time for other people’s clients, and B) It’s incredibly rare that I am able to fill somebody else’s work in the same time that I can fill my own work. When someone wants a fill and it’s not my work, I don’t know how much time to leave available. I am a bit of a perfectionist so I don’t want to do a half-ass job, but I don’t know how long it’s going to take me to do a proper job
If you have lashes that need filling the chances are I will recommend you come in and have them removed and a new lash that applied by myself. If you’re in town on vacation and need a fill, I MAY be able to fit you in depending on how much time I have available to fit in around my own clients.
I know it is frustrating as a client to not be able to find someone to fill your lashes when you're in town for a short space of time, or looking for a new lash technician, but I wanted to share my reasons why I don't fill other technician's work.
One of the questions we get asked most often is ‘how do I clean my lashes?’ Cleaning your lashes is the number one thing you should do once you get lash extensions, and here's why:
But sometimes the dirt, dust, debris, dead skin and oil is not visible to you.
How to clean your lashes
There’s a myth that if you’ve had lash extensions for a while, you should take a break every now and then and let your natural lashes have a chance to grow back healthy and strong. But this is just a myth! In most cases, there is absolutely no need to take a break from lash extensions if they’re being applied properly. This is one of my lovely clients who has had lashes for almost 2 years now. You can see the natural lashes are still looking very strong and very healthy.
This client comes in every three weeks for a fill. As I conduct the fill I place bolder, heavier lashes onto the thicker natural lashes, and lighter lashes onto thinner natural lashes. Sometimes, a fill will be made up more of lighter lashes as her natural lashes are looking a bit thin. My clients trust me and know that I am going to do what is best for their lash health. Sometimes that means a fill with lighter lashes, and sometimes it’s a more dramatic fill as I can use thicker lashes. This rotation, and ensuring I never use thick extensions on weak natural lashes, means that there is rarely any need to take a break from lash extensions!
This is one of the most common questions I am asked, and the answer is no. Not if lash extensions are applied properly. One of the things I pride myself on is that I put lash health first. I will only apply a lash that is not going to damage the natural lash.
Clients often come to me and have an idea of the type of lashes they want. Sometimes it’s possible to recreate that look, and other times it’s not. I simply won’t apply lashes that are too long and too heavy that can cause damage to the natural lash. I’ve lost a couple of clients this way. They want very heavy, very thick lashes, and aren’t happy with thinner lashes that I apply to protect their lash health. I’m OK with that! My reputation is at stake, and I never want to cause damage to a clients lashes, even if it means that client chooses to go elsewhere.
This is one of my lovely clients who had to go away for some time, so wasn’t able to come in for a fill until after all her extensions had fallen out. She has had lash extensions for over a year and her natural lashes still look thick, long and healthy!
This is how your natural lashes should look 4 weeks after your extensions have come out...no damage, just beautiful natural lashes!
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