Adhesive is different from glue in the sense that it does not dry it cures. Curing means that the adhesive turns from a liquid to a solid when it comes in contact with moisture. This is an important aspect of eyelash extension adhesive as it allows for a strong yet flexible bond. The adhesive used by Pretty Little Lashes & Brows has been has broken down by a chemist who has replaced the harsh chemicals with softer, safer ones. This adhesive is designed to last long, feel natural and allow for natural movement. All adhesives used at Pretty Little Lashes & Brows are formaldehyde free.
The eyelash extensions used by Pretty Little Lashes & Brows are triple treated to hold their curl- this allows the curl to hold in all types of climates. Both types of extensions are available in different lengths, thicknesses and curl levels. During your personalized consultation we will decide which type will be best for you.
Faux Mink Lashes
Faux Mink eyelash extensions are made with synthetic yarn fibers that closely resemble natural lashes. They are soft, flexible, have a natural feel and maintain their curl unlike their real mink counterparts. Only faux mink eyelashe extensions are used at Pretty Little Lashes, they do not contain any animal hair or fur.
Silk eyelasheextensions are shiner, thicker and darker in color than faux mink eyelash extensions. Silk lashes offer a more dramatic look.
Do not get your eyelash extensions wet for the first 24 hours- This allows the adhesive to cure properly.
Cleanse your lashes daily- This is very important, eyelashes catch debris and dust from entering your eyes. You must cleanse them daily in order to keep them clean and looking their best. Pretty Little Lashes offersLash cleansers for purchase. Only cleanse after the 24 hour period has elapsed.
Brush your lashes daily- You will receive a brand new mascara wand with every lash appointment. Gently comb through your lashes to keep them looking fresh.
Avoid oil based products- Oil will break down the adhesive and shorten the life of your eyelash extensions. Mascara is oil based and is not to be used on your eyelash extensions- most women find that they do not need to wear mascara with their lash extensions but if you wish to do so Pretty Little Lashes offers water based mascara for purchase. Other oil-based products to avoid includes make up remover, lotion, wax eyeliner and cream based eye shadow. Pretty Little Lashes offers oil free lash cleansers; we can also recommend great oil free lotions, and makeup.
Sleep face up- Sleeping with your face in the pillow will damage your lashes and cause premature shedding. If this is not possible for you, sleeping on a silk pillowcase is highly recommended. Silk mimics human skin, causing less friction. Silk pillowcases are also good for you hair, skin, and those with allergies. Pretty Little Lashes can also place orders for silk pillowcasesat your request.
Do not touch your lashes- The more you touch them the more they are likely to fall out sooner than they should. The oils on your fingers can also break down the adhesive. No touching, pulling, rubbing or playing with your eyelash extensions.
Maintain your lashes by getting them filled every 2-3 weeks- Regular fills are required to keep you lashes looking full and beautiful. Make sure to get your lashes filled while there is still 40% of the extensions still attached to avoid being charged for a full set.
Your Lash Cycle:
Eyelashes go through a three stage life cycle: Anagen- growth phases, Catagen- transition phase and Telogen- resting phase. This process can take 2-3 month depending on the person, each individual eyelash goes through this phases independently of the other.
Lash cycles can vary by cycle and can be affected by hormones, diet changes and certain medications. It is normal to lose 1-4 lashes per day. This is something you may not notice without eyelash extensions but will be more aware of as you are losing an extension attached to your natural lash.