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How Do I Choose the Best Eyelash Perming Kits?

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The best eyelash perming kits are intended for at-home use, contain multiple applications, and have step-by-step simple instructions. These kits can help you to achieve a long-lasting eyelash curl, similar to the temporary results achieved by using a metal eyelash curler. Perming eyelashes can eliminate the need to curl eyelashes daily or to wear mascara. Eyelash perming kits are best handled and applied by a professional, but they are available for at-home use as well.

It may be difficult to find eyelash perming kits sold for at-home use due to the potential dangers associated with getting chemicals in the eyes. Choosing a kit that is intended specifically for at-home use will help ensure a smooth, injury-free eyelash perming experience. Kits intended only for use by salon professionals may not contain the detailed instructions needed by someone new to the eyelash perming process. If you attempt to use a kit at home, wear gloves at all times, and be sure to cleanse the eyes and eyelashes well after perming.

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Browse reviews of eyelash perming kits to find a brand that has been satisfactory to other consumers, or ask for a recommendation in-person from an associate at a beauty supply store. The best kits contain pads for protecting the eyes and cleaning solution to remove the perming chemicals after the curling process is complete. Protecting the eyes from the perming chemicals used is of utmost importance. It may be useful to practice the eyelash rolling and setting techniques on a mannequin or on false eyelashes before attempting it on yourself. Watching online tutorial videos can also help clarify the process.

There are several dangers associated with eyelash perming kits. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has not approved any perming kit. Using a kit at home instead of having a professional perform the task increases the risk, as it can be difficult to properly apply the solution to one’s own eyelashes. Self-perming can also negatively affect results, as errors in the process can lead to uncurled or lopsided lashes or can cause the lashes to fall out. If the perming solution accidentally comes into contact with the eyes, the eyes should immediately be flushed with water to prevent potentially serious damage.

An eyelash perm typically lasts two or three months, around the time it takes for eyelashes to grow out. Most kits come with multiple applications, and choosing one of these kits is often the most economical choice. The perm process usually takes about an hour. Some choose to combine perming with other eyelash-enhancing procedures, such as the application of false eyelashes or dye.

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Ocelot60
Post 2

@raynbow- I don't think that eyelash perming is something anyone should try, whether they have sensitive eyes or not. Any chemicals that change the natural shape and structure of hairs on the body are harsh. I know because I use to give myself home perms and they can be very irritating to the skin. I can't imagine what they would do if you got them in your eyes.

Do yourself a favor and stick to using an eyelash curler, mascara, or even false eyelashes to get the results you want.

Raynbow
Post 1

I would love to have my eyelashes permed, because they are straight and I don't like using an eyelash curler to get the results I want. My eyes are sensitive, though, so I was wondering if anyone has thoughts about whether or not the lash perming solution would be likely to cause irritation.

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