EYELASH EXTENSIONS FAQ
Lash extensions are a quick fix with long-lasting, hassle-free results. If you are interested in trying lash extensions but aren’t sure where to begin, here’s everything you should know pre-appointment.
What are Eyelash Extensions?
Lash extensions are not the same as strip lashes. They are semi-permanent, synthetic lashes that are glued to your natural lashes through the use of lash adhesive. They are placed on individually, either on each lash or every other lash, depending on the look you are going for.
How is it different from a Lash Lift?
A lash lift doesn’t use synthetic lashes, it is the augmentation of your natural lashes. A perming solution is used to lift and curl your lashes, making them appear longer and more shapely. You can also get a tint to make your lashes darker, giving a faux mascara look.
How do I prepare for Eyelash Extensions?
Before your appointment, make sure that there is no eye makeup or excess product such as moisturizer around your eye area. The area should be as clean as possible.
If your go-to mascara is waterproof, you should avoid this a couple of days before your lash extensions appointment. Otherwise, this may interfere with the application.
You shouldn’t come to the appointment wearing contact lenses as these cannot be in place during the treatment. This is because it will make it harder in the event that anything gets in your eye during the treatment.
Can I wear contact lenses with Eyelash Extensions?
Yes, once the lashes have been applied, you can wear contact lenses again. However, if you notice any irritation when wearing the contact lenses, we recommend getting them professionally removed as it might not be the best option for you.
How much do Extensions cost?
At Everyday Lash, we offer different lash extension treatments:
Full Set Individual Eyelash Extensions – 195.00
this is for classic, hybrid and volume
What are Relash(Fill-ins)?
Fill-ins are the re-application of lashes in areas that may have experienced lash fall-out or gaps. They are recommended to keep your lashes looking full and fierce, avoiding looking ‘gappy’.
How often should I get fill-ins?
As humans, we have between 90-120 natural lashes on our upper lash line. However, these will shed daily, an average of 2-5 lashes. We recommend booking an appointment for fill-ins every 2-3 weeks.
Can I wear mascara with lash extensions?
You don’t need to wear mascara with lash extensions, as they basically act as mascara anyway. With extensions, your lashes will look fuller, darker, and longer.
We recommend avoiding mascara altogether, especially with the more natural, lighter lashes as this will add weight to the lashes and give a higher risk of them falling out.
If you do decide to wear mascara, make sure you use oil-free makeup remover and be gentle, otherwise, it may cause lashes to fall out. You must not use any oil-based products around your lashes, as this may break down the adhesive that keeps the lashes intact.
Avoid waterproof mascara completely as this can ruin your lash extensions and will be very hard to get off, resulting in lashes falling out prematurely.
How do I look after my lash extensions?
Don’t pick at them – Picking at your eyelashes may weaken them and even make them fall out. This will result in bald patches along your lashline, and a fill-in would be necessary to restore them.
Brush your eyelashes – Use a clean spoolie brush to brush through your lash extensions. This will keep them in order and looking neat. It can also break down any pollen or dust on the lashes which can lead to infection.
Avoid steam rooms, sunbeds, and saunas for at least 48 hours – Moisture should be avoided in the first 24 hours as it won’t allow the adhesive to dry fully. Places such as steam rooms, sunbeds, and saunas can bring on sweat which may loosen the lashes. With that said, vigorous exercise should be avoided before the lashes have dried.
Hopefully, we have cleared up any questions you had. Should you have any questions during your appointment, your lash technician will tell you everything you need to know, along with all the aftercare to keep them in the best condition. If you have any more questions before your appointment, feel free to message us on our Instagram or via text .