Lash Extension FAQ
How long will a set of eyelash extensions last?
Your natural lash cycle can be anywhere from 21-90 days. Each day you lose 3-5 natural lashes. Since each lash extension is attached to a single eyelash, they will fall out naturally with the natural growth cycle of your lash. Factors such as your eyelash characteristics, lifestyle, health and general care of your lashes can affect how long an individual lash extension will last. When applied properly, lashes should never rip out natural lashes prematurely.
How often should I get touch-ups?
We recommend getting a touch up every 2 to 3 weeks, depending on how you take care of your lashes. If you wait too long many of your eyelash extensions will fall out and you will require a full set.
What are the lashes made of?
Borboleta lashes are faux mink lashes made out of unique synthetic yarn fiber, that most closely resemble that of a human lash. These unique fibers(instead of plastic and/or silk) make our lashes noticeably lighter, softer, and more flexible. They are a matte finish, for a more natural looking lash.
Can I shower and swim with lash extensions?
Yes. The adhesive is waterproof and allows you to get your lashes wet. Please keep water away from your lashes for the first 24 hours after application or touch-ups, as this allows for the adhesive to properly cure. Always avoid excessively hot baths, showers or steam rooms. High heat will change the adhesive’s optimal chemical properties and lead to faster break down of the glue.
How do I clean my lash extensions?
Cleansing your lash extensions is one of the most important factors in your lash retention! Dead skin cells, when not washed away properly, can build up on the eyelids and cause itchiness and inflammation. It can cause blocking of the hair follicles and eyelids can end up looking red and sore. To properly cleanse, remove all eye-makeup using an oil-free and glycol-free makeup remover such as BLINK. If taking off eyeliner, use a makeup brush dipped in remover and wipe it across your lid, or away from the lid. Never towards the extensions. To wash, use the makeup brush and gently wash your lash line with an oil free cleanser such as Foster, or 3 parts water + 1 part baby shampoo and rinse with cool water. Do this daily. Don’t use cotton balls as you’ll get into a furry mess, as they will catch on the bases of the extensions.
Can I apply mascara to eyelash extensions?
Yes, you can wear mascara, but you won’t need it! Oil-based products will loosen the lash extension’s glue bond leaving you going to the salon for a refill sooner than should need to. If you do decide to use mascara, do not use oil based or waterproof mascara. Us mascara on the tips of the lashes only.
Can I use eyelash curlers with lash extensions?
It is not recommended to use mechanical eyelash curlers on your eyelash extensions as these curlers will damage the extensions and possibly pull out your own natural lashes. The extensions do have a natural curl, but if more of a curl is required we recommend using a heated eyelash curler.
How do I choose the look I want?
Lash extensions are available in a number of lengths and thicknesses. We will consult with you to see what style best suits your eyes, lifestyle or occasion. We will also determine the proper length and weight your lashes can support as each person’s lashes vary in strength and length.
How do I take care of my new Eyelash Extensions?
- Do not get lashes wet for the first 24 hours
- For the first 2 days after application, it is best to avoid swimming, saunas or steam rooms.
- Avoid running water directly on your lashes –like blasting water over your lashes in the shower! You do need get them wet when cleaning lashes, but lightly splash water with your hands when washing your extensions daily.
- Do not rub your eyes, do not pick or pull on your lashes (this may cause your natural lashes to come out prematurely and damage your lash root)
- Only use water based mascara (mascara is not recommended, but if you must). If applying mascara, do so from middle to tip, avoid root area
- Use water based eye makeup remover
- Lash cleanse: Oil-free and glycol-free cleanser. You can also use 3 parts water, 1 part baby shampoo in a foam pump bottle. Use this solution with a makeup brush to wash your lash line to remove all dirt and oil gently. Rinse with water. Do this daily.
- Do not perm your lashes
- Do not use a mechanical eyelash curler