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Lash Lift vs. Eyelash Extensions

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Lash Lift vs. Eyelash Extensions


Alright, lovely ladies! What’s your lash preference?

☐ Lash Lift

☐ Lash Extensions

It might seem like a tricky question, but it’s not really. If you ask us, we would say lash lift, but then we might be biased. Our eyelash lift kit is pretty easy to use, and its results are amazing. However, we are not choosing favorites because lash extensions have their own place in the beauty industry, and that’s on the top shelf… for good reason.

In case you are confused, we are not talking about falsies, which you apply with lash glue. Though they give you a glamorous look in a matter of minutes, the after-effects on removal are painful. 

Before we get into the details, let’s look at both lash options:

What Is a Lash Lift?

A lash lift is like a temporary perm for your lashes. Lately, eyelash perm kits have been hitting the market as an easy way to get beautiful, long lashes at home by yourself. The kit includes lash perm molds, glue, silicone pads, and a couple of serums. The lashes are extended and set in place using glue, which is then wiped, and serums are applied to nourish them. The result is stunning, long lashes that sweep upwards with flair. 

The downside of an eyelash curling kit is… well, there’s none. Are you wondering, “how long does a lash lift last?” Then, you should know it lasts at least 3 to 4 weeks. There’s the thing of learning how to apply the glue the right way but other than that, your lashes are safe from any harm. 

Nicky Lash Lift Kit

What Are Lash Extensions?

Eyelash extensions are single lashes that are attached to your natural lashes. Both lashes are fused together using glue to make the fringe look longer, darker, and fuller. There are different types of lash materials, which include mink, faux mink, synthetic, and silk fibers. You have your choices of curl patterns, extension lengths, and tints. You can easily customize your look based on your hair color.

Moving on to the pros and cons of lash extensions, there are plenty in both categories. 

  • You get to have longer-looking lashes every morning, without any efforts
  • No more need for mascara
  • Done by a professional, so you know the effects will be good

As for how long do eyelash extensions last― at least 2 months! That’s four more weeks compared to the timeframe of a lash lift. 

You are not going to like the cons. First, the glue used in lash extensions can be a little damaging for your natural lashes. If not removed properly, you can rip out your original lashes. Second, you might need to get a few top-ups to fill up the space of lashes that fell. Third and last, the procedure itself + the extra sessions can be quite expensive. 

Eyelash Extensions

How to Remove Eyelash Extensions at Home

You are probably now worried about your eyelash extensions and want to remove them. DO NOT use a tweezer to pick out the remaining eyelash extensions. This is a sure way to lose your natural lashes and damage the follicles in the process. Chances are your lashes will grow slow after this fiasco or not at all.

Did we mention that your side hacks might also cause an infection? So, don’t go looking up on the internet and trying out the first tip you come across!

Now here’s some good news ―there are plenty of products on your dressing table that you can use to remove the eyelash extensions slowly and safely. These tricks are tried and tested, and we have recommended them to all our clients,

Without further ado, here’s how to remove eyelash extensions at home:

Use Steaming Hot Water

There was a time lash experts recommended against taking a hot shower because that could damage the lash extensions. To tell you the truth, a little hot water doesn’t hurt them. On the other hand, steaming hot water hits differently. Moisture and heat can help your remove the extensions easily. Heat melts away the glue, and you will see your lashes literally fall to the floor.

Eyelash Extensions Steam Water

Use Castor Oil

Oils are great at removing stubborn makeup. This applies to eyelash extensions too. Castor oil can be used as an overnight removal treatment. Rub a small amount of the oil on your lashes. Make sure you don’t get it into your eyes. Once the lashes feel soft and oily to touch, massage them a little and go to sleep. You can then use a makeup remover in the morning to wipe off the oil and lashes.

Castor Oil

Use a Strong Makeup Remover

Oil-based makeup removers are best at removing stubborn eyelash extensions. Most cosmetics have glycols as solvents which help dissolve the glue. So, buy an oil-based cleanser that is rich in vitamins, which help nourish the lashes too. This is a slow but effective way to remove the extensions.

In conclusion, a lash lift at home is a much better choice, as it has fewer cons. Yes, the lash perm lasts for 3 to 4 weeks, but you can easily do one again after a one-week break. We are not against lash extensions. If you have the money, you should definitely go for it. The only thing you need to learn is how to take off eyelash extensions safely. As we said, let go of the tweezer because it will do you no good. You will probably end up poking your eye with it or pulling your lashes so hard that your eye gets inflamed.

Now that you know what a lash perm kit and eyelash extensions can do to your natural lashes, what would you prefer? Let us know your thoughts in the comment, and do share any tricks that worked for you well.