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.


At the moment the market is flooded with new salons offering cheap and quick 'full' sets, especially with those cheap internet deals that pop up. But what you save in money, you will often end up paying for in poorly or scantily applied extensions as well as potential damage to your natural lashes. A lot of salons are using extensions that are way too thick and heavy for your natural lashes, their reason for this is to achieve a thick 'looking' lash line in minimal time. They are simply cutting corners. After a couple of days these extensions start to droop, hang down and feel uncomfortable and irritating. We have been in this business since 2007 and many times have had to remove re-do work that was originally completed at salons that use cheap and nasty products along with staff who are not properly qualified or simply have not had enough practice.


When you have your lash extensions done with Bat Your Lash, you can be assured of the quality and that you will walk away with perfectly precision aligned lashes that are tailored to you.


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.

All lashes by Bat Your Lash are INDIVIDUAL. Yes, this means one by one- no bulbs with 3 or 4 lashes attached like I have seen around.

In THICKNESS we stock: 0.15mm (thin) & 0.20mm (thick)
In LENGTH we stock: 9mm (very short), 10mm (short), 11mm, 12mm (medium), 13mm, 14mm, 15mm, 16mm (long), 17mm, and 18mm (extremely long).


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 much does it cost?

See the pricing page.


How many eyelashes will I receive?

See the pricing page.


How long does it take?

See the pricing page.


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.




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Watch our video to see how eyelash extensions are applied



AFTER CARE

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.



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