FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What are eyelash extensions?
Eyelash extensions are semi-permanent extensions that look and feel just like the real thing. Unlike fake strip lashes, each individual fibre is attached to your natural eyelash one by one.
Why choose Bat Your Lash?
It can be very confusing for those looking to get lash extensions for the first time on where to go and what a perfectly applied full set is supposed to look and feel like.
How long will my extensions last?
Bat Your Lash eyelash extensions will last the life of your natural lash. The average cycle life of each natural lash is 6 - 8 weeks. When a natural lash falls it is replaced with the growth of a new eyelash. At any given moment, your natural eyelashes are at different stages of their life cycle. Eyelashes are required to be refilled (extensions topped up) to replenish the lashes that have completed their life cycle. Bat Your Lash recommends its clients return every 2 to 4 weeks for refills.
What are they made of?
Acrylic fibres. Bat Your Lash first began with silk lashes but we found that these, when exposed to extreme heat, would lose their curl totally. Our acrylic lashes are extremely light!
What do they look like?
They look just like your natural lashes only longer, thicker and black- depending on which extension you choose.
Is it safe?
Yes! Completely, no extension or glue is ever attached to your skin. Extensions are only ever attached to your own natural lashes. I also use only the best professional medical grade glue which comes in strong or sensitive.
Could I possibly have an allergic reaction to the glue?
It is possible- but quite uncommon to have a reaction. Glue never touches your skin. The extensions are attached one by one to your own natural lashes. If you are worried about having a reaction we can start you off with the sensitive glue and slowly introduce the stronger glue over time. First time clients generally choose the stronger glue because it has a 6 week hold compared to only 3 weeks with the sensitive glue.
How do they feel when wearing them?
So light you can't feel them.
How many eyelashes will I receive?
Between 45 to 65 lashes on each eye (depending on how many eyelashes you have to work with). Clients who have very sparse eyelashes will still get amazing results. In this case sometimes two eyelashes will be attached to the one lash to achieve maximum results. I recommend clients with sparse eyelashes choose the natural eyelashes over the thick ones so that two lashes can be applied to one of their lashes to create the effect of a full lash line. Applying two thick lashes to one eyelash sometimes can be too much for the lash to hold depending on the condition of the clients eyelashes.
How long does it take?
It takes 90 minutes to attach a full set and 50-60 for refills.
Can I wear Mascara?
You will not need to. The main reason my clients love their extensions is that there is no need to mess around with mascara anymore. At the point when you start to think you need them thickened with mascara is the point at which you should be getting them refilled to thicken them up. If you do apply mascara- the extensions tend to stick together and look messy. Any makeup caught in the extensions needs to be removed before bed with an OIL-FREE makeup remover.
To get the most from your eyelash extensions please...
Be gentle to your lashes.
Avoid rubbing your eyes and take care when dressing and removing clothes.
If any of the extensions become loose or sit in the wrong position (from rubbing or sleeping) please use the dry mascara brush provided to you to brush lashes back into place before you come in for your next refill. DO NOT pull them out as you will be pulling out your natural eyelash too and you can retard the hair growth.
Avoid steam from saunas for the first 24 hours. Exercising and showering is fine. Salt water and chlorine swimming are both fine at any time.
Please do not use mascara on your eyelash extensions. It will start to break down the glue.
The more you wear mascara, the less likely your eyelash extensions are going to last until the end of the lash growth cycle. Keep your new lashes clean from falling eye shadow and any other makeup as this can also start to break down the glue if left amongst lashes.
Use oil-free eye makeup remover only, and remove shadow/liner with a cotton tip. Cotton fibres from Dove Swisspers can sometimes get caught in lashes.
If possible, switch from using your liquid eyeliner to a pencil eyeliner, as liquid makeup can easily get caught in lash extensions when applying and it is hard to remove without damaging extensions. Keep lashes as clean as possible.
You should never apply oil-based products to the eyelashes, so be careful when applying eye creams and facial moisturisers.
It is very important that you do not perm or tint lashes after extensions are applied.
Explaining a refill to you
Eyelashes are like hair and finger nails- they are not living.
A single lash extension is attached to your natural lash. A natural lash falls off every 50 to 80 days on average due to the natural growth cycle and is replaced with the growth of a new eyelash.
Each person is differs slightly but generally in 3-4 weeks you will have around half of your original lash extensions left.
I recommend getting refills every two to four weeks. At any given moment, each of your natural eyelashes is at a different stage of its life cycle. A refill is needed to replenish the lashes that have completed their life cycle.
Natural eyelashes take about seven to eight weeks to grow back if pulled out prematurely, so please brush lashes back into position or come in for refills rather than pulling them out if they are out of place.