WHAT ARE EYELASH EXTENSIONS?
Eyelash extensions are a semi-permanent way to enhance your eyelashes without mascara. They are temporary fibers that go on top of your natural lashes. These require semi-permanent adhesive to stick to your lashes, making them look thicker.
Lash extensions often remain intact for around six weeks to two months. They should also always get done by a licensed and trained professional.
This is to achieve a proper and natural-looking application. When done wrong, however, your lash extensions can cause problems. Wrongful application can cause discomfort, infection, and even permanent eyelash loss.
EYELASH EXTENSIONS VS. FAKE EYELASHES
False eyelashes and lash extensions are quite different from each other. Although, they both enhance your lashes’ look, as well as curl, length, and volume.
False eyelashes often come in clusters, singles, or strips. They are also constructed of a strip base and lash hairs that get glued to the base. False lashes are easy to get, and you can apply them on your own.
Unlike false lashes, eyelashes extensions are like semi-permanent lash investments. False eyelashes can only stay on your natural lashes for a day at most.
Lash extensions can last from weeks to months. Aside from that, you can only get an eyelash extension treatment from a lash technician.
DIFFERENT STYLES OF EYELASH EXTENSIONS
When getting eyelash extensions for the first time, it’s crucial to know what style you want. You also need to consider the material.
There are different materials for eyelash extensions. There are also a variety of styles and even curls. There are two main types of lashes when it comes to materials.
These lash extensions are from natural materials. Some of the most common materials are mink fur, sable, and fox fur.
These are the lashes that are of polishes, acrylic materials. They are shinier, more dramatic, and heavier than natural eyelash extensions.
Choosing a lash extension style is like choosing what type of hair extensions you’d get for your hair. It’s not only about preference, but what suits you and your daily activities and looks. There are many styles to choose from but getting which one is the best for you is important.
Here are some of the styles you add to your options.
- Classic lash extensions
- Volume lashes/Russian lashes
- Hybrid lash extensions
Don’t think too much about how it’ll turn out since you can customize your lash extensions. This means you can tell your lash technician how long, thick, or curly your extensions will be. When you’re unsure, getting a beauty professional’s opinion is also good.
LASH EXTENSION TREATMENT
Getting eyelash extensions begins with getting an appointment with your trusted beauty professional. If it’s your first time getting one, make sure to take note of the following.
Before your treatment, take a bath because you won’t be able to for the next 24 hours after your treatment. Don’t put any makeup on your lash appointment. Make sure that your face is clean and free from all cosmetics.
It’s also advisable that you don’t wear mascara or curl your lashes a day before your treatment. Avoid any oil-based products on and around your eyes. If you have contact lenses, ensure to take them off.
An eyelash extension treatment often goes for an hour or two. Now, your technician will clean your lashes and the area around your eyes. Using a tweezer, they’ll apply each extension to your natural lashes.
The process isn’t in any way painful, but it can be uncomfortable to some. This can either be from lying still for over two hours or the work on the sensitive areas of your eyes. Sometimes it can be both.
It’s important that you follow these simple aftercare tips. The first is to not get your lashes wet during the first 24 hours after your treatment. Don’t even consider working out. It’s also best to sleep on your back.
Avoid using a lash curler or apply any oil-based eye product.
EYELASH EXTENSION MAINTENANCE
When it comes to your eyelash extension maintenance, the things you need to do are quite simple. One of the important maintenance tips is to brush your lash extensions. Use a clean spoolie to do this.
Brushing your lash extensions prevents them from getting tangled. Put in mind to not pick nor rub at them and be careful when you wash your face.
Remember that your natural lashes don’t grow at the same rate, and they’re growing in different stages. If you have plans of prolonging your lash extensions, book a refill appointment at the salon. This can be four weeks after the treatment or when you notice more of your extensions falling off.
You can also try changing your sleeping position to maintain your lash’s quality. Instead of sleeping on your stomach or side, start sleeping on your back. It’s also good if you use a silk pillowcase.
Don’t use mascara on your extensions because you’ll damage them when you remove your mascara. Apart from that, it’ll add extra weight to your lashes.
It’s better that you use pencil eyeliner instead of waterproof liquid ones. It can shorten the lifespan of your extensions.
Keep your face clean from makeup, particularly the areas on and around your eyes. Avoid any oil-based products, be it makeup, facial foams, or moisturizers.
Start investing in oil-free cosmetic products. This will prevent your lashes from getting destroyed, and they’re gentler on the face.
YOUR NEED-TO-KNOW GUIDE ON EYELASH EXTENSIONS
If you’re getting eyelash extensions for the first time, it’s best to know more about what’s, why’s, and how’s of getting one. Lash extensions are costlier than false lashes and also last longer. So, it’s best to think about which extension will suit you and your lifestyle.
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