Post # 1
- Wedding: September 2014 - Merritt Winery
Greetings, Bees! I have only been able to find one post regarding eyelash perming (not extensions) here. I’m looking for a litle more info. Has anyone done this? If so, what was your experience? I’m considering doing this for the wedding. Thank you!
Post # 2
Sounds like a good way to end up blind. Chemicals and hot things near the eyes? nope.
Post # 3
rosegoldgirl: Honestly, I would NEVER perm my eyelashes or do eyelash extensions. Having glues/chemicals that close to your eyes? No thanks.
Post # 4
Wow, some negative Nancys up in here. One: there is no heat involved. Two: people put on all sorts of weird chemicals near/on their eyes like creams, make up, glue for fake lashes, etc. People get LASIK on their eyeballs. Let a girl do what she wants, she is just trying to get educated right now.
rosegoldgirl: I have had eyelash perms done by professionals twice and I have done it on my own eyes three times. It is safe if you go to a reputable place. Yes there are inherent risks, and only you can make that decision for yourself. Eyelash perms are good for people who have naturally straight lashes that tend to uncurl after mascara or water contact. It does not make lashes fuller, longer, nor thicker. It only leaves them curled. I loved getting my lashes permed because almost all mascaras would undo my curl and they’d end up pointing down covering my eyes. Only super waterproof would work and removal would mean losing a couple lashes every night. The perm lasts the same as a cycle of lashes, anywhere from 6 weeks to 3 months. I’m usually the 8-10 week range. Hope that helps.
Post # 5
- Wedding: June 2015 - Dreams Las Mareas - Costa Rica
never heard of it… do you have any before and after photos??… Im just trying to imagine what it would so that a little mascara cant do…
Im not against it… just need more info
Post # 6
- Wedding: September 2014 - Merritt Winery
bunniejanie: Thank you for the info regarding your experiences. I will definitely be doing more research in the days to come. I’m assuming the stuff is no more chemical ridden than mascara or other lash growing stimulants out there. But, I will definitely be digging into this more!
Post # 7
bkprettygirl: I don’t have any before/after pics myself, but I’m due to re-perm again soon, so I’ll try to remember to take pics! It’s not a substitute for mascara, it’s to combat having straight, pointed-down lashes. Or for people that don’t want to use a lash curler everyday (which for some is more harmful than having it permed every few months).
rosegoldgirl: No prob, let me know if you have questions. I forgot to mention the chemicals are very similar if not the same as what people use on regular hair perms. And I don’t recommend people doing it on themselves unless they are 100% sure they can do it and have steady hands. It’s not for the timid. Leave it to the professionals. Also, check out youtube, there are lots of videos of the process that will show you exactly what to expect. And of course check out yelp for reviews, and don’t be afraid to just call the place up and ask questions. If they aren’t friendly or can’t answer questions, don’t go.
Post # 8
Eh…. I did not know that this was a thing. Hahaha, there is no way that I would subject myself to that. I can barely see with my already terrible eyesight, but it is better than nothing. I have naturally long lashes that curl at the ends on their own, though… I have never heard a man tell me that he thinks my eyelashes are very sexy, only my eyes, so I kind of don’t worry about it.
Post # 9
bkprettygirl: Yes, this–I’ve never heard of this and ended up Googling it out of curiosity. I’m not sure what the difference is between this and an eyelash curler. More permanent, I guess?
I’m weird because I have the opposite problem. As I grow older, I notice my lashes are curling more and I have to try and flatten them with mascara. Even my eye doctor commented on how curly they were. I wonder if they do eyelash relaxers, lol.
Post # 10
If you’re looking for a less permanent solution, and eyelash curlers + mascara generally work for you, a trick I’ve always heard about is to blast your eyelash curler with warm/hot air from a hair dryer for just a few seconds and use the heated tool to curl your lashes. You just have to be a bit careful to make sure the curler doesn’t get *too* hot.
Post # 11
Eye lash curlers dont work on me at all. My wedding MUA found it very, very frustrating that she could not get my eye lashes to curl whatever she did. I also hate wearing mascara, but did have them dyed for the wedding. She put some fake lashes just at the corners (I didnt like a full set) but they looked a little odd because they curled and the rest of my lashes didnt!
I now wonder if maybe I should have investigated perming.
Post # 12
My mum got her eyelashes permed, and I plan to get mine permed and tinted for holiday.
Find a good therapist who will do it for you and use the tightest perming bar they can give you- it lasts longer. Also dont use anything on your eyes for 24 hours after the treatment and the active perming ingredient will still be working during that time.
My mums eyes looked lifted, bright and her eyelashes framed her eyes perfectly. Her eyes genuinely looked years younger. She had very light blond, very fine and straight eyelashes and it made a massive difference on her. On some people, it doesnt work quite so dramatically if your eyelashes are already dark and thick but it might be worth a try!