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I Got A Lash "Perm" And I'm Never Going Back To Eyelash Extensions

Here's everything you need to know to get the eyelashes of your dreams.

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Hi! I'm Dani, a beauty and style writer who's obsessed with beautiful lashes and ~lazy girl~ makeup. Though I have long, dark lashes, they also happen to be incredibly straight. Even when I use mascara and a curler, they always go back to their natural form.

I've tried extensions in the past, but they're expensive and don't last very long. I also became allergic to the glue they use, and woke up one day with my eyes swollen shut, so yeah, I decided to quit them for good.

Though I obviously knew I was making the right call by going back to my natural lashes, I missed extensions terribly because I am suuuuuper lazy when it comes to makeup. Fake lashes are so dramatic that you don't have to do much to your face to look like you actually put in some effort.

I'd heard about a treatment called Lash Lift, and after looking at a couple of pictures on Instagram, I was intrigued. Lash Lift is a keratin-infused enhancement treatment which curls your natural lashes for six to eight weeks. I decided to give it a try, and the good people from the Lash Loft made magic happen.

Since I was so pleased with the results, I asked Alisa, the esthetician who worked on my lashes, a couple of questions about the treatment.

"A Lash Lift is a new keratin infused lash enhancement treatment. It turns the eyelashes upwards and adds tint to give them length, height, volume, and the appearance of having longer and thicker lashes," she said. "It's basically a combination of a tint and perm. It adds the color of a lash tint to match your skin tone and the long lasting curl of a lash perm for height and length. The keratin infusion will feed the lashes and strengthen them."

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* Mine was done with a non-toxic formula that doesn't have any dangerous side effects.

* The treatment was painless and relatively quick (takes about an hour).

* If you love the results, you can get it again and again, but they recommended waiting at least eight weeks between treatments.

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* If you have eyelash extensions, remove them at least three days before.

* For best results, avoid using waterproof mascara or eyelash curlers five days before treatment.

* You can't wear eye makeup (mascara, eyeshadow, or eyeliner) the day of.

* Make sure you take off any eye makeup with oil-free makeup remover the day before.

* You won't be able to get your face wet for 48 hours following the procedure, so buy face wipes to clean your face and avoid the shower.

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* Avoid getting water on your lashes 48 hours after treatment.

* No mascara, steam, excessive sweating, lash serums, lash extensions, or eye creams for 48 hours.

* Use oil free make up remover wipes to wash your face after the treatment.

* After 48 hours, you can do whatever you'd do with your natural lashes.

"The treatment can last six to eight weeks, depending on some natural factors like skin type (oily or dry), natural lash cycle (your natural lashes are in constant and varying stages of growth cycle), and how well you take care of your natural lashes," explained Alisa.

So how did my lashes fare, you're wondering? This is what my lashes looked like over eight weeks:

This is me on vacation. I took a selfie to record how amazing my lashes looked with very little mascara on. I ran out of mascara that day so I literally mean very little.

I think it's important to note that I went swimming a lot in this vacation, and my lashes held up. Also, please ignore my messy brows, I was in a foreign country and I trust very few people with my eyebrows.

* I had a very positive experience with this treatment, however, you should always ask your doctor if you're considering doing something like this.

* I truly loved how my lashes looked and would recommend it to anyone who wants to give their lashes a boost.

* It's pretty low-maintenance, you only have to careful with them for the first 48 hours.

* In the process, I didn't lose any lashes which is something I struggled with when I got extensions.

* They last sooooo long. This is different for everyone, but mine lasted about eight weeks, which is wild.

Here's a video of the whole process:

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Just FYI, Lash Loft provided the service free of charge. BuzzFeed did not, however, get paid for covering the spa.

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