A lash lifting home kit is a DIY beauty product designed to give your eyelashes a semi-permanent lift and curl, similar to the effect of using an eyelash curler. The kit typically includes a perming solution, setting lotion, nourishing oil, silicone pads, and other tools needed for the process.
A lash lifting home kit works by applying a perming solution to your lashes, which breaks down the disulfide bonds in the hair's keratin structure. This allows the lashes to be reshaped and curled. The setting lotion then reforms the bonds in their new curled position, and the nourishing oil helps to condition and protect the lashes.
When used correctly and according to the instructions, a lash lifting home kit is generally safe. However, it's essential to perform a patch test 24 hours before using the kit to ensure you don't have any allergies or sensitivities to the ingredients. Always follow the provided guidelines and avoid getting the solutions in your eyes.
A lash lift from a home kit typically lasts between 6-8 weeks, depending on your natural lash growth cycle and how well you maintain the lift.
If you have sensitive eyes or wear contact lenses, it's recommended to consult with your eye care professional before using a lash lifting home kit. If you get the green light, make sure to remove your contact lenses before starting the lash lifting process.
You should wait at least 24 hours after using a lash lifting home kit before applying mascara or using an eyelash curler. This allows the lift to set properly and prevents any potential damage to your lashes.
To maintain your lash lift, avoid getting your lashes wet for the first 24 hours, and avoid using oil-based makeup removers or cleansers. Gently brush your lashes daily with a clean spoolie to keep them looking neat and separated.
Lash lifting home kits are generally suitable for most eyelash lengths and types. However, if you have extremely short, sparse, or damaged lashes, it's best to consult with a professional before using a home kit.
If you experience irritation or an allergic reaction after using a lash lifting home kit, immediately rinse your eyes with cool water and consult a medical professional or eye care specialist for further advice.
It's not recommended to use a lash lifting home kit on your lower lashes, as the solutions can easily come into contact with your eyes, increasing the risk of irritation or injury. The kits are designed specifically for use on upper lashes.