There’s no denying that lash lifts are incredible. There is also no denying that it takes proper maintenance and care to keep them like that. But can you work out after a lash lift? Well, it depends on the time frame. The time frame, you ask? Read on to find out.
You cannot go to the gym directly after a lash lift as perspiration and water can affect the treatment. Wait at least 48 hours before working out to ensure your lash lift stays put.
What Is a Lash Lift?
A lash lift might be compared to getting your lashes permed. A lash lift, unlike lash extensions, only changes the form and color of your natural lashes.
A lash lift is a semi-permanent procedure that gives you the illusion of more prominent, thicker eyelashes.
The lashes are raised and lengthened from the root up. Many people include having their lashes tinted a darker color to enhance the look too.
Maintaining your lashes will later depend on how long the lash lift will last and how fast your lashes grow.
Types of Lash Lifts
There are five basic lash lifts to choose from:
- Classic Lash Lift
- Keratin Lash Lift
- LVL Lash Lift
- Yumi Lash Lift
- Lash Lift and Tint
Classic Lash Lift
A classic lash lift is your basic lash lift that uses a perming solution, neutralizing solution, and rods to curl and form your lashes.
Keratin Lash Lift
A keratin lash lift is just like your regular lash lift.
Instead of using chemical-based alkaline perming solutions like a classic lash lift, the keratin lash lift uses a keratin-based solution to do the lash lifting work.
Considered to be more nourishing for your lashes, it has less risk of damage since your lashes are made of keratin, and it uses a keratin-based solution.
The results are identical to a classic lash lift.
LVL Lash Lift
The abbreviation LVL stands for Length, Volume, and Lift. You may have seen it on mascara packaging.
The LVL procedure is identical to the lash lift and tint procedure. The main distinction is that LVL uses Nouveau Lashes‘ trademarked goods.
Lash Lift and Tint
Tinting your lashes to make them darker in appearance is often an optional choice along with your lash lift.
However, it can often come as a packaged pair. A lash lift and tint are just that—a lash lift followed by a lash tinting to create a fuller, darker lash look.
YUMI Lash Lift
The YUMI Lash Lift carefully raises your natural lashes from the root to make them appear longer and fuller.
The lashes will appear more extended, and your eyes will appear larger.
The YUMI Lash Lift formula is a very gentle keratin protein treatment that adds nutrients and vitamins to the eyelashes—developed in France.
It’s hypoallergenic, cruelty-free, and nutritious all at the same time.
The best part is the effects of a Yumi Lash Lift, which can last up to 5 to 12 weeks.
Can You Go to The Gym After a Lash Lift?
The answer is Yes, and no; well, it depends. If you are asking if you can go to the gym right after your lash lift, the answer is no.
If it’s been 48 hours after your lash lift, the answer is yes.
Whether you’re getting a Yumi lash lift, LVL lash lift, or keratin lash lift, the serum will continue to work even after you go home.
Thus, it’s critical to keep your lashes away from any water, steam, or perspiration the first 24 to 48 hours following treatment — that means no steam rooms, swimming, or strenuous activity.
It may be the source of life, but water is a killer for a lash lift as it can cause the lift and curl to relax, becoming undone.
While your lashes may look great immediately after, the lash lift is still doing its magic, taking time to settle in and truly take on the lash lift look.
Sweat is wet, thus an enemy to the lash lift process.
For more tips on how to best protect your lash lift, read my Lash Lift Aftercare – Day By Day Guide.
Lash Lift Dos and Don’ts
DON’T rub your eyes too much.
DO watch how you sleep. This may only apply if you enjoy sleeping with your face buried in a pillow. So, for the first night or two, do your best to sleep on your back or side. Again, this is since the lashes are still setting.
DO invest in a lash brush. Softly brushing your lashes helps retain the look and shape.
DO nourish your lashes. The lashes have just undergone a procedure to alter their natural shape and direction.
Consider it as if they went to the gym to improve their appearance. They appear to be better, but like at the gym, everyone will be thirsty after their workout. So, make sure they’re well-fed and hydrated.
DON’T use oils or oil-based creams to nourish your lashes. Instead, opt for oil-free enhancing serums like Yumi Lashes Nourishing Biotin Serum.
It’s designed like mascara and contains nourishing hair ingredients like biotin. Our lashes are hair now.
What Happens If I Get My Lashes Wet After a Lash Lift?
If you happen to get your lashes wet mistakenly, the result is the water will neutralize the curing process, leaving your lashes looking straight, not curled.
Once the water hits, it dissolves, and the glue and perm solution bond, altering its chemical makeup. Which means it can’t do its curling job.
Can You Go Running After a Lash Lift?
No, remember It’s critical to keep your lashes away from any water, steam, or perspiration for the first 24 hours following your treatment.
Running is a strenuous activity.
Your aesthetician should give you a list or tell you all the things you need to avoid and for how long to help keep and maintain your new lash look to make it last.
How Long Should I Wait Before Going to The Gym?
It usually takes 48 hours in total for the lash lift process to set completely.
Getting any wetness on your lashes during this time frame can risk and ruin your lash lift look.
So, wait for 48 hours before you start to break a sweat.
Once the 48 hours are over, you can have a nice streamy shower instead of those luke-warm ones, sweat hardcore, apply makeup, wear mascara, and ride a bull with your new gorgeous natural lashes.