• In 1970 Acid balanced perms were introduced, which were less damaging than previous perming methods. Then in the 80's, this method led to eyelash perming.
In eyelash perming, a chemical and physical change occurs that permanently alters the structure of the eyelash hair. The physical change happens when the eyelashes are wrapped on a rod or secured within an iCurl Lash Clicker. The chemical change is created by the perm solution (reducing agent), then the neutralizer (oxidizing agent). To understand how the perm works, we must understand the structure of the hair.
• The cuticle is the outermost layer.
• The cortex is the major component of the hair (middle section). This is where the change occurs.
• The medulla is the innermost layer.
The chemical composition of a lash is called keratin; this is a protein made up of approximately 19 amino acids. When many amino acids are bonded together, they form chains of polypeptides. These are wound around each other, resembling the shape of a spring. The lash hair contains high concentrations of the amino acid cysteine, which joins together crosswise with disulfide bonds, which add strength to the keratin proteins. In order for the perm to work, the bonds must be broken. The lash will become soft and conform to the shape of the rod. Then the neutralizer is applied to chemically bond the broken disulfide bonds back together.
A Lash Lift, otherwise known as a lash perm or lash curl, is not harmful or damaging to your lashes. Nik at Mojo Beauty is very experienced and gentle with your lashes and ensures that she uses the specific size curler for the length of your lashes to give them the best curl. She also ensures that your skin and eyes are protected from the perming solution. It is a relaxing treatment and is finished off with a lash tint to enhance the appearance of your eyes even more. The curl in the lashes lasts up to 8 weeks, but as the lashes have a 10-12 week growth cycle, the new lashes grow back straight, which is the indication to re-book for your next lash lift treatment.
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