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Things You Must Be Knowledgeable About Before Perming Eyelashes

Things to Know Before Perming Eyelashes
Are you thinking of getting your eyelashes permed? This article will explain the procedure of perming eyelashes along with its advantages and disadvantages.
Deepa Kartha
Last Updated: Feb 26, 2018
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Perming eyelashes is a semi-permanent alternative to curling them every day, in order to receive fuller and great looking lashes. So, if you are tired of using the eyelash curler every morning, getting your lashes permed is a good option. Perming them will enhance the beauty of your eyes. However, before you make an appointment at your local salon, it is important for you to know about this procedure in detail. It is a cosmetic procedure which is done by applying chemicals on the eyelashes. Though it is a painless method, perming one's eyelashes can cause some problems too. Here are certain crucial things you must know.
Perming Procedure
Though there are various perm kits available in the market, it is advisable to get it done by a professional. If you try to do it at home, there's always the risk of causing damage to the eyes. You should use these kits only if you are professionally trained to do so. Although a perm job when done by a professional can cost anywhere between $30 to $70, it is comparatively safer.
Before beginning the procedure of perming eyelashes, it is important to clean and dry the lashes thoroughly. The professional will first remove any traces of eye makeup with a makeup remover or an oil-free cleanser. Then, with small rollers, she will roll your eyelashes and apply water soluble glue to keep the lashes in their place. The next step is the application of the perming lotion on the eyelashes. This solution is allowed to stay on the eyelashes for 15 - 20 minutes, after which the glue and the lotion are removed gently with damp cotton. Then, the rollers are taken off from the lashes and a lash conditioner is applied on them to make them look soft. It can take anywhere between 40 to 50 minutes for the completion of the entire procedure.
Pros and Cons
A major advantage of perming eyelashes is that it rewards you with gorgeous looking eyes. Also, as the effect of the perm lasts for 3-4 months, one can save a lot of time and effort, as one does not have to curl the lashes everyday. Also, even if you have very short lashes, this procedure can make your eyelashes look longer, as well as fuller. However, the cons of this procedure outweigh its pros. Therefore, one has to be aware of them, before taking the decision of perming.
As the perming solution is made of chemicals, it can cause allergic reactions in people who have very sensitive skin. Also, there is a risk of the lotion going into the eyes and causing severe problems. Another drawback of the perming solution is that it emits a very strong odor. Sometimes, if the procedure is not done properly, it can cause the eyelashes to fall off, which may take several weeks or months to regrow. Apart from this, people have reported that sometimes, the permed look lasts only for five weeks, after which they come back to their normal state.
Once you have got your eyelashes permed, you're not required to apply mascara on it. However, if you do so, it is important to remember that you should not use a makeup remover while removing the mascara. This can damage the effect of the perm. Also, you should refrain from curling your eyelashes, as this can cause them to break off because the perming procedure would have made your lashes very sensitive. So, if you decide to get your eyelashes permed, choose to do it only from a trained professional.
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