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The Truth about Lash Lifts and Lash Extensions

The Truth about Lash Lifts and Lash Extensions
Which is better?
By Rachel Patterson

TP 202003 beauty 05We鈥檝e all heard about the hype and promises of lash lifts and lash extensions. Both of these procedures have become increasingly popular during the last couple of years. It鈥檚 safe to say that plenty of women have considered or have had one of these processes done to get lush looking eyelashes.


In this article, we take a closer look at both of these beauty treatments to establish which is better and which is safer.

TP 202003 beauty 02What you need to know about lash lifts


A lash lift consists of lifting your eyelashes to give a more natural glam look. This procedure takes around an hour and a half and is effective. The results last from anywhere between 4鈥6 weeks before you will need to go in again.


With regard to the pricing, lash lifts are much more affordable compared to lash extensions. If you鈥檙e on a budget, then this could be a great alternative. Besides the fact that lash lifts are budget-friendly, they also are a lot safer then lash extensions.


Lash lifts also do not cause any eyelash hairs to fall out鈥攚hich is a very important point to be noted. However, you might need to avoid steam and hot showers, because the steam might affect the longevity of the procedure.

TP 202003 beauty 04Here鈥檚 what happens during a lash lift


1. You will be told to close your eyes.
2. Next, the lash technician will clean the area around the eyes to remove makeup or any other dirt.
3. Once the area has been cleaned, a silicon mould is placed over the top eyelashes, on the eyelid.
4. Each eyelash is lifted and stuck onto the mould with glue.
5. Thereafter, a perming and setting lotion is applied to the eyelashes and left on for about 45 minutes.
6. Once the perming and setting lotion is removed, you can opt to add an eyelash tint. This step is completely optional and is usually done to darken the lashes.

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What you need to know about lash extensions


Lash extensions are completely different to lash lifts and give a more dramatic look. The procedure takes roughly 1-2 hours, and the results are beautiful. However, unlike lash lifts, lash extensions require a lot more maintenance.


The procedure is also a lot pricier than a lash lift, and we often question if it鈥檚 worth the price tag. People who opt for this method have to go in for refills every 2鈥3 weeks because the lashes fall out quite easily. Besides that, a massive disadvantage to this procedure is that the natural eyelashes also fall out, which isn鈥檛 ideal.


Here鈥檚 what happens during the lash extension procedure


1. The technician discusses with you the different types of look available i.e. dramatic or natural.
2. Next, the area is thoroughly cleaned to maintain hygiene.
3. A silicon patch or a special type of tissue is placed under the eye.
4. Each eyelash is then separated and the lash specialist glues an extension onto the natural eyelash.

TP 202003 beauty 07Lash lift vs lash extensions


Each of these options is completely different and they both come with their own set of pros and cons.


The lash lift is a lot more budget-friendly and lasts a longer time than lash extensions. However, if you plan on going into a steam room you can risk losing the lift. However, you don鈥檛 have to worry about your natural lashes falling out.


Lash extensions, on the other hand, look a lot better at first because they are a lot more noticeable. However, they are a lot more expensive and require much more maintenance. Lastly, your natural eyelashes can fall out with the extension.




In conclusion, we would recommend a lash lift over lash extensions. The main reason behind this is because lash extensions have far more cons than a lash lift. Also, you will save a lot more money over time.


If you plan on getting either one of these procedures done, always ensure that you go to a professional who knows what they are doing. It鈥檚 also vital to ensure that you are not allergic to the glue that is being used. Always seek medical advice before going in for any type of procedure.

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