A POST FOR CLIENTS
What is “Capping”? No, it’s not rocking a cute hat - but that would be nice too.
Capping is a term used to describe a technique in lashing. The word “capped”/“capping” has been in the Lash Industry for a very, very long time. However I recognize that not all Lash Artists are aware of this method. Some professionals haven’t received formal training in the technique due to a difference in educational curriculum, which can lead to misuse or just a simple misunderstanding.
In my practice, I’ve begun incorporating capping to avoid mechanical damage.
This is my sole reason. Capping was a technique I was taught well over a year ago, but had never put into practice. It wasn’t until recently, that amidst my on-going search for continuing education, I learned that this could very well be the greatest reason on the planet to cap a lash.
I’ve come to recognize that capping is one surefire to ensure optimal lash health AND sustainability… when used properly.
Why do I talk about sustainability? Because so many women now prefer to enjoy their lashes on a regular basis - much different from the past when women would only have a Lash service prior to an event and have them removed afterward.
It’s important to understand that in every Fill appointment, the Lash Artist must manually remove grown out lashes with their tweezers, and not a professional solution (like a scheduled removal service).
This can, but not always, cause a bit of wear and tear on the natural lash. As lashes are growing, they may not always be fully formed before an extension is applied. Now remember, an ethical Lash Artist will determine what weight a growing lash can bear. But, this doesn’t always mean that the lash was done growing. If an extension is applied to a lash that isn’t fully formed, when manual removal occurs a few weeks later, the natural lash may peel. This is much a like a split end in your hair should you need a visual.
This is considered mechanical damage.
If a shorter, lightweight fan is applied to that same growing hair, once it grows out, the Lash Artist can then determine how much total weight that fully grown lash can handle, and cap it with another fan. This would mean that two smaller, lightweight fans would be attached to one natural lash.
If you are a Lash Artist, or client and have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach me at info@AdornLashArtistry.com