Eyelash Extensions 101: Everything You Need To Know

Eyelash Extensions

Do you want eyelash extensions but you’re not sure where to start?

We’ve got you covered. This article will help you understand how eyelash extensions work, types of lash extensions, frequently asked questions, myths around them, and popular styles. Let’s get started!

To begin with,

What Exactly Are Eyelash Extensions?

Eyelash Extensions are made of natural or artificial fibers in different sizes, lengths, and curls to match your natural eyelash. Certified professionals in classic, volume, or hybrid types apply them to your original lashes using eyelash extension glue. Eyelash extensions will elevate the overall look of your face. A professional lash technician can help make your appointment a breeze. They are trained to perform this procedure and can give you an expertly done lash application that lasts all day without needing touch-ups.

Types of Eyelash Extensions

Lash artists use three different kinds of eyelash extension materials: mink, silk, and synthetic. Mink lashes are made from real mink fur and come in a variety of lengths, shapes, and colors. Silk lashes are made from the same material as spider webs and have an iridescent sheen. Synthetic lashes are made from fibers like nylon or polyester and are available in a wide range of sizes, shapes, and colors.

You can have your lashes done in a variety of lengths and curl strengths, depending on how you want them to look. Typically, your lash artist will use multiple lengths and curl strengths to create a wide-eyed effect, with longer lashes being placed toward the outer corners of your eyes and shorter lashes placed on the inner corners.

And then comes the most asked question:

Will Eyelash Extensions Damage Natural Lashes?

Yes, eyelash extensions are safe. There are risks of getting problems like allergies, eye infections, and loss of natural lashes. But this is NOT a direct side effect of getting eyelash extension itself but is mostly caused by unprofessionally executed lash extension placement. 

That’s why it’s so important to find a good lash technician—someone who knows how to use their skill set responsibly and respects your health and safety as a client.

A good technician will also know how to treat any allergies or infections that might arise during the process. They will also take special care to maintain your lashes as they grow out so they don’t get damaged or lose length before they are fully healed.

How Long Do They Last?

Depending on the individual, eyelash extension can last from two weeks to four weeks. The total lash growth cycle of natural lashes is approximately 90 days. It grows thicker, then stops growing and eventually sheds. So eyelash growth is highly unique to the person and the refilling schedule has to be decided based on that.

Is The Process Painful?

Actually, no. Though you may feel anxious knowing that the technicians will be working close to your eyes with a tweezer, the process will not hurt or pain when it is done properly. So if you feel uncomfortable while getting an eyelash extension, you will have to rethink.

Mascara With Eyelash Extensions?

Getting an eyelash extension will make you ditch using mascara. Because your eyes are gonna look full and pretty anyway and the need for the application of mascara is less. But if you feel like you need to apply a stroke, then go ahead with it. But make sure you apply a mascara that’s water-based, contains conditioning ingredients, and is formulated for easy removal.

After Getting An Eyelash Extensions

If the lashes are flaking off, there’s a good chance something has interfered with the adhesive bond. Avoid getting your lashes wet for the first 24 – 48 hours, as water will weaken glue before it has a chance to set. If you use a cotton pad or swab to clean out your extension, you may be pulling on it and pulling out the extension. Opt for disposable swabs that are safe for your eyes and apply them to a balled-up tissue. Keeping the extension tidy is crucial in maintaining its aesthetic appearance.

Benefits Of Getting Lash Extensions

Eyelash extensions are an easy yet dramatic way to enhance your natural lashes. They will make your eyes ‘pop’, and noticeably more dramatic, by giving the illusion of fuller and longer lashes. You’ll love skipping the morning eye-makeup routine. It is an ideal solution to aging eyes, in particular lifting the eyelid over time. And replacing lashes that are too thin, can’t be dyed/colored, or don’t last long.

Can You Make Eyelash Extensions Last Longer?

Lashes are very sensitive to oil-based makeup and should not be used as mascaras or eyeliner because they can create a sticky residue that ruins your lash extensions. You need to find an eye makeup remover that won’t damage the integrity of your lashes. Or you can use an eyelash extension sealer instead. It will make sure that your lashes stay perfect for a longer time.

Before and After Getting Eyelash Extension

Eyelash extensions are definitely a great way to compliment any face with an elevated look. Are you still unsure about getting an eyelash extension?

Visit our blog to find out more information regarding anything and everything about eyelash extensions.

Happy Lashing!

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