Posted on August 17, 2018
If you have never had eyelash extensions before, it can be intimidating no matter how much research you put in to figure out what you can expect beforehand. For many people out there, having a stranger poke and prod at their eyes is a thing of nightmares (cue the Friend’s episode when Rachel couldn’t get eye drops into her eyes because of her eye phobia). Truthfully though, getting eyelash extensions could be a very relaxing pastime. Many people find it a relaxing process where they could sneak in a nap during their busy day. Here are some things you can expect to ease your apprehension about getting your eyelash extensions:
Bring some music or come tired
The process of getting eyelash extensions can take anywhere between an hour and a half to two hours. Your eyelash specialist will ensure that you are as comfortable as can be, and the procedure will be done in a tranquil treatment room where you can relax and stay still with your eyes closed during the entire process. So, to ensure that you feel your very best, bring some relaxing music to listen to, a mindfulness app to keep you calm and still, or just come tired so you can catch a few ‘Z’s meanwhile.
Take off all of your eye makeup beforehand with oil-free makeup removers
Any moisturizers or makeup removers with oils in it will cause your eyelash extensions to fall out prematurely. If you want long-lasting eyelash extensions, make sure you remove any eye makeup with an oil-free makeup remover well in advance and make sure there are no residues left on your lids and lashes.
If you wear contact lenses…
You can still get your eyelash extensions done with your contacts. However, it’s recommended that you take them out during the application process because your eyes can become irritated when you have to keep your eyes closed for so long.
Your lower lashes will be taped down
Expect your eyelash tech to tape down your lower lashes because they do get in the way during the procedure. It won’t hurt your lower lashes, but it does feel uncomfortable in the beginning.
Limit caffeine intake before the appointment
A little known fact, caffeine intake before your appointment can cause your eyes to flutter more than usual. So, to make it easier on yourself and your eyelash tech, try to wait for your caffeine fix for after the application process.
Eyelash extension procedures are a breeze if you know what to expect! We hope that we have given you a good idea of what to expect from our experts at lashup.ca. Call us up today if you have any other questions or concerns!