While many trends die out quickly, some stand the test of time. Among many beauty trends started in the 19th century, eyelash extensions have been sought its popularity-after ever since. Eyelash extensions are one of the biggest innovations in the beauty industry and are far from a short-term craze. Even though many beauties are experiencing it, many may still learn about it for the first lash enhancement. Therefore, in this blog, we will tell you some useful things that you might not be told about or that you may have not thought of before getting eyelash extensions.
Improper application can lead to lash loss
It is tempting to DIY your own eyelash extensions as it is so much cheaper but as with anything, you’ll have to exercise caution. Even in a salon, a lash technician can make mistakes. So if you're really into eyelash extensions, make sure to research a legit salon before heading to your first lash enhancement. In case you do it yourself, there are three mistakes you need to acknowledge to avoid damage to your natural lashes. The first and the most common is that the extensions are too heavy. If the extensions are too long and too thick for your natural lashes to support, your real lashes may shed causing natural lashes to be thinner overtime. Therefore, you always need to double check your own eyelash condition to find out suits you best. Second, you might experience lash sticky which are two or more lashes glued together. This is very common among less experienced lash artists. Not only is it not aesthetically pleasing but it is also very bad for your natural lashes. If a natural lash in the stick is still in the growing phrase, it will continue to grow and pull out the other lashes glue to it, which eventually damages your lashes.
They come in different materials
Eyelash extensions can be made of many different materials from mink, synthetic materials (silk, faux mink) to natural human hair. Mink lashes are some of the most sought-after as they have a very fluffy soft texture and can be used to create a natural air dramatic eye makeup look. Silk eyelashes are the most preferable option for clients with weak and flimsy natural eyelashes. They are finer and flexible than the other types which makes their retention slightly better. All have their respective pros and cons, so it really comes down to personal preference. Human hair lashes, as its name suggested, are made from natural human hair. All have their respective pros and cons, so it really comes down to personal preference
Change your makeup routine
Eyelash extensions make you look gorgeous 24/7 and save you a lot of time every morning that you otherwise would spend time-turning your makeup routine. Surly, they look fabulous, but you might have to modify your regular routine to maintain your lash set. There are several beauty products you will have to say goodbye to, including mascara (it will sticks to and pull out your extension along when being removed), pencil liner (it has a sticky consistency that can dissolve the eyelash glue and cause lash fall out), oil-based cleansers (the oil can break out the glue).
They can last around 6 to 8 weeks
With proper care, eyelash extensions can last up to two months. It also depends on your natural lash life cycle, which means when your natural lash falls off, the extension stuck to it fall off too. Don’t worry, it is a normal phenomenon. You will need to book a touch-up appointment to refill your extensions as needed (it will be less costly than the initial application). Like any investment, eyelash extensions require maintenance too. The more you take care of them, the longer they stay on you.
Be aware of allergies
There may be some lash material or the glue (in most cases, it’s due to glue) you may be sensitive to. Even if you've had them for years, you can still develop an allergy to them. Typical symptoms include redness, itchiness or even swelling. The allergic reaction to eyelash extensions can last from a few hours to a few days. In that case, seek medical attention.
They are must be always kept really clean
Back to the cleansing routine. The less your eyes come in contact with soup and water, the longer they will stick around. However, it doesn’t mean you completely do not wash your eyelash. You know what happens next! That’s right Bacteria will start to build upon your extensions. There are always a lot of lash cleansers formulated to help you keep your extension clean but not weaken the retention.
Do eyelash extensions ruin your natural lashes?
This is one of the most popular concerns to the most lash extensions lover. In this blog, I could say confidently that “Eyelash extensions alone do not ruin your natural eyelashes’. Basically, damage to the natural eyelashes is the result of improper applications, less experienced artists or choosing the wrong type of lashes for an existing natural lash. In addition, rubbing eyes too many times can cause breakage. If this is your first appointment, it’s crucial to find a legit salon and experienced lash artist. With that being said, you can do everything right but sometimes you cannot control everything you did, the lash extension will shed a bit somehow. Keep in mind that eyelashes are hair and hair grows back, which means your eyelash will grow back too. While damage to your natural lashes is certainly not ideal, any fallout can resolve itself in 1-3 months.
Okay, so even if there's a lot to think about before you decide to get eyelash extensions, it’s worth trying. Once you get used to it, you will not want to get back with natural eyelashes alone. Ì you want it, just go and get it.