Hello Everyone! Thank toy for visiting my blog and for your comments. I prepared a new article for you about beauty treatments and safety tips.
Eyelashes are a must-have treatment for many women, there are many types of eyelashes: strips, clusters, individual and semi-permanent individual (single). The price, application techniques or final effect vary a lot. The most expensive eyelash extensions are semi-permanent and can cost from £40 to even £200 per set.
Semi-Permanent Eyelash Extensions -consultation.
Here is few basic information on this type of lashes:
*Eyelashes (like all hair on our body) grow in stages: some are small (baby lashes), some are already mature (thicker and longer), some are nearly ready to shed and some are just starting to grow under the skin. They grow in few rows, so we never see big, bold gaps, when they shed. The growth cycle is about 3 months long, but can be shorten by health problems or stress.
*Semi-permanent -this mean that to maintain full look you will need an in-fill every 4 weeks, which is paid for additionally.
*Individual -mean, that only 1 single false lash will be glued to your 1 single natural lash (1:1) They should stick together creating thicker and longer, naturally looking eyelash.
*Full set of those lashes is 70-100 lashes per eye (depending on how many lashes client has) Full set is completed when there is no "empty"grown lashes left. Baby lashes are left alone, they will be extended in 4 weeks (some of old lashes will shed and baby lashes will grow by then)
Here is some useful safety tips for you:
1. Consultation is a very important part and need to be performed before every treatment:
-Consultation should be done 24-48 hours before the application of lashes, after filling the consultation form, patch allergy test should be done. Usually it's a small dot of eyelash glue behind your ear, to check if you react to it. Don't treat in as a nuisance -it is very important as it will protect you. I've heard of cases, when someone reacted to eyelash glue and ended up in a hospital, with half head swollen and unable to open eyes!!
-Patch test need to be done every time, because things change from day to day and you can become allergic any time.
-Client consultation card has many questions, answer all honestly for your own good.
-During consultation you should be asked about your expectations -it's your lashes and your money, so you have right to expect results -if they are possible.
-You should be told about types of the eyelashes available (there are different curls, thicknesses and length) and Stylist should help you to choose the best for you. They can't just apply anything without asking! Best results are achieved, when false lashes are up to 40-50% longer than your own lashes and similar in respect of curl. They stick together better and stay on for longer.
-If you want very heavy, glamorous look (Jordan), the lashes used will be thicker and longer, but may not last as long because of their weight.
2. Contraindications to the treatment:
-Positive allergy reaction to adhesive or tape
-Surgery in eye area (wait 3-6 months after)
-Eczema, dermatitis around eyes
-Hay fever (tears wet the lashes and glue doesn't bond well)
-Syndrome of dry eye
-Any changes on the skin around eye or sensitivity
-If you wear contacts bring container to remove them for the time of treatment
3. Never have eyelashes done if:
-There is no proper consultation
-There is no patch test
-You have any of above symptoms
-You have doubts about stylist's qualification
-Salon is not clean or chaotic
-Stylist doesn't follow health&safety rules -doesn't sanitise hands, tools or doesn't seem knowledgeable
Remember: people who don't speak any English usually (not always) don't have qualification valid in this country, insurance doesn't cover them and they can't do a proper consultation.
4. After application:
-Don't do anything with your new lashes within first 24 hours, glue is too fresh.
-Don't put anything oily on eyelashes, oils will dissolve glue and lashes will shed before time!
-Don't apply mascara -it is usually oil-based -if you have to use it, you must buy water-based. To avoid using mascara have an eyelash tint before your consultation (it also needs a patch test!)
-Don't use makeup removing lotions or wipes (OILS) use water-type solutions like Garnier gentle eye makeup remover (in green bottle only £5-£6) or similar.
-Don't rub your eyes, don't sleep face down -you break and rip out your lashes, sometimes with your own... :-(
-Don't use lash curlers-it breaks false lashes
-Be careful when putting face cream on (OILS) avoid eye area, anyway every beautician will tell you not to apply cream on your eyelids, even without lashes.
-Be good to yourself and don't pick your lashes off; if you want them off have it removed professionally, there are special removing gels for that.
Remember not to put mascara or too much makeup on before the treatment -it only makes things more difficult.
Eyelashes on both eyes are not the same, if you have preferred side to sleep on, you might find, that lashes on that side will be bent or broken, making application difficult or even impossible in this place.
That's all for today :-) If you have any questions or comments feel free to post them. I'll post another article soon. Enjoy your safe treatments. Take care.