Having your lashes curled really opens up your eyes, it really can look good if you have small eyes or short lashes. I was having a facial the other week and the lady across from me was having her eye lashes permed. I thought I would give it a go as my lashes aren't super long but they are quite straight tend to point downwards so get tangled up in the lower lashes! I don't mind curling my lashes with a lash curler but I often forget if I am in a rush. I also don't feel like I need mascara all the time as my lashes are black and thick enough not to need to plump them. I just wanted a bit of curl that wouldn't droop away as the day goes on.
It cost me £5 as I went to my local beauty therapy college, a great way to get treatments for next to nothing from students who have been well trained - they are not let loose on you without having been trained! If they are not experienced then my advice is run, run for the hills and don't look back!
It took 45 minutes from start to finish and I found it very relaxing, as long as you look away from the spatula very close to your eyeball!
How long does it last
The therapist said that if the perm takes well it should last 4 - 6 weeks.
It's cheap and if it works means lovely curled lashes which frame the eyes nicely.
No need to use an eyelash curler every day!
You need to have a skin test 48 hours before the perm, to make sure you don't react to the chemicals which are quite strong.
The smell of the chemicals is grim, like singed hair even before it's on your lashes!
If it doesn't take, you get nothing for your time and money!
Lashes feel a bit dry afterwards and the results are variable.
Some of the lashes took really well, others now look a little bent rather than curled! See the photos to see what I mean.
I don't think I'll do it again as I wasn't very impressed with the results. Perhaps a different therapist would do a better job. I think I was expecting the same amount of curl that I get from my lash curlers. Since not all lashes were curled, I am going to have to keep curling my lashes anyway! The therapist assured me that mascara on the lashes will help but I don't always wear dark thicker formula mascara so I think I will just use clear mascara to keep the curl uniform.