Volume Lashes, also referred to as 2D/3D Lashes or Feathered Lashes, are the newest type of lashes taking over what we refer to as Classic Lashes. Volume lashes is a technique where instead of placing a heavier, classic, one lash to one lash, we are able to use a lighter, thinner silk or mink, man-made lash, and place two or more lashes per natural eyelash.
This is the only method of lashing DOLLFACE uses. Why? Volume lashes allow us to create an overall better look, style and thickness without weighing down or damaging your natural lash.
Lash adhesives used here at DOLLFACE have a main ingredient called Cyanoacrylate. Cyanoacrylates can be found in dental and medical procedures, and can also be found in some cosmetic and first aid products. Cyanoacrylate is an acrylic resin which dries with moisture.
Formaldehyde, a natural gas, is NOT an ingredient in lash adhesives. It is however, naturally produced in very minimal amounts as a byproduct of the main ingredient, and is released as the adhesive degrades over time. Due to this naturally occurring process, there is currently no lash adhesive that is formaldehyde-free. But this low amount of formaldehyde is minimal compared to the amounts we are exposed to everyday in many other products such as nail polish, dish soap, cosmetics, fabric softeners, paper products, cigarettes, floor cleaners, car exhaust, ovens, and much more.
You can develop an allergy to the adhesive, lashes, patches or tape after a long time of getting lashes without a problem. Most allergies show up a day or two after the appointment.
If an allergy occurs, we will remove your lashes as soon as possible. It will take about 3-7 days for the allergy to go away. Usually, if an allergy occurs or has occurred, then you will most likely always have this allergy and are no longer a candidate for lash extensions.
Notify your lash artist if an allergy has occurred in the past so that we may book you for a patch test before a full set.
VOLUME LASHES AND YOUR NATURAL LASHES
Properly applied lash extensions do not cause damage to the natural lash, although there are some unfortunate situations that lead to natural lash damage.
Cheaper is not always the best route to take when it comes to your eyes. Cheaper prices often means that technicians need to speed through the process, and take shortcuts, to maximize their time and money - which of course leads to poor quality work. Having untrained and inexperienced technicians who use too much glue and try to convince you that cluster lashes are the same as volume lashes, can lead to broken natural lashes and even baldness.
You can also cause damage to your own natural lashes by rubbing your eye, pulling at your extensions, or waiting too long between refills. Grown out lashes will twist and turn and when brushed, can pull off the natural lash causing pain or soreness.
We encourage you to always do your research before booking any lash appointment.
NATURAL LASH SHEDDING
Our lashes go through the hair growth cycle, just like the rest of the hair on our bodies. Every individual lash grows and sheds every cycle. Meaning that every lash with an extension will shed over time. This is natural and normal to notice your own lash attached to a fallen extension. It was time for that lash to shed and it was not the extension pulling it off. It is normal to lose one to four lashes a day because of this shedding process and is also the reason why we need to fill your lashes every two to four weeks to keep them looking fluffy and full.
This semi-permanent, invasive technique, is a way to fill or correct brows with strokes that mimic the look of real hair, allowing us to create a natural looking brow. After your initial appointment, and a touch up appointment four to eight weeks later, microblading lasts anywhere from six to eighteen months.
Microblading is a technique performed using a hand-held tool and micro-needles bunched together forming a blade allowing you to create fine incisions and deposit pigment into the top layer of the skin. This procedure will leave you asking how you ever lived without it.