Setting the Record Straight ... Lash Myths & FAQs

We're here to set the record straight for you lash lovers and artists today! With such a booming industry sometimes information can get a little twisted and you could be told incorrect facts. We want you all to live your best lash lives.

Lash Extensions cannot get wet.

This is probably the number one myth that we regularly hear. The funny thing is that while you do not want to get them wet for the first 24 hours (to allow the adhesive to fully cure) avoiding getting them wet will actually result in them coming off quicker! Plus not washing your lashes can result in eye infections and oil build-up. We recommend using a lash shampoo or cleanser of some kind to clean your lashes every night. This removes any dirt, oil or makeup residue that may have gotten onto them throughout the day. Along with washing we recommend regularly combing them as well, this removes any loose ones. 

The longer the extensions are, the fuller your set will look. 

Definitely not true. There are many different ways to create full and fluffy lash sets, but super long extensions are not one of them. To have healthy lashes after removing your extensions your artist should never go more than 2mm longer than your natural lashes. Otherwise, you run the risk of them being too heavy for your lashes to handle and having your natural lashes break off completely. 

All lashes are the same and can handle the same sets of extensions.

Sadly not true either... every set of natural lashes varies. Some people have naturally thick lashes that can handle extremely dramatic and full sets of extensions. Whereas some people have very thin and sparse lashes that may only be able to handle a light Russian Volume set. To keep natural lashes as healthy as possible is always recommended to only apply lashes that the client's naturals can handle. 

Lashes are for everyone. 

While the majority of people are good to go when comes to getting extensions, there are also quite a few people who are not great candidates for them. These include people who work out often/use saunas and steam rooms regularly. The heat and sweat from using steam rooms or working out consistently break down the lash adhesive a lot faster than on other people. This will require much more frequent fill appointments. Other people who do not make good candidates for extensions are customers with allergies. The good news is that if you are one of the few who are allergic to lash adhesive you are still eligible to get a lash lift and tint. 

It's okay to put mascara on your extensions in between fills.

We typically suggest avoiding putting mascara on while wearing lash extensions. The oils found in mascara can break down the adhesive on your extensions. If you are we Russian volume lash lover we definitely recommend not wearing mascara, as they will close your fans. Plus removing mascara from extensions can cause premature extensions loss as well. 

 

We hope this has cleared the air for some of the questions you may have had regarding lash extensions! Remember if you ever have any questions feel free to send us an email at shop@lashesbydesign.ca and we would be more than happy to help! 


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