Eyelash extensions have become increasingly popular over the past few years, and for good reason! After all, who wouldn’t want fuller and more luscious lashes? Not to mention, lash extensions completely eliminate the need for mascara.
Eyelash extensions semi-permanent and completely customizable. This means you can choose the length, thickness, curl, and even the style of the eyelash extensions.
So what are eyelash extensions and are they worth it? What are some of the benefits of getting eyelash extensions?
1. The Types of Eyelash Extensions
First, let’s talk about the different types of eyelash extensions. As I mentioned above eyelash extensions are completely customizable. However, the actual extensions are usually made of:
- faux mink
- synthetic acrylic
While the style of your lashes is completely up to you, however, the curl on your extensions should follow the curl of your natural lashes. Which is why there isn’t really a one size fits all when it comes to lash extensions, everyone’s lash shape is different.
2. How Long Do Extensions Last?
One of the most common questions people have about lash extensions is how long they last and how long they take to apply.
Lash extensions naturally shed with your own eyelashes. On average, you shed 2-5 natural lashes per eye, per day. If you rub your eyes, you may shed lashes more frequently. Due to the natural shedding, you will need fill appointments in order to maintain your extensions.
At your first appointment, you will receive a full set of lashes. Generally, in order to keep your lashes looking full, it is recommended that you get fills every 2 to 6 weeks.
Because the lashes are applied with a high-grade, formaldehyde free, low/no-fume adhesive, they are completely waterproof.
However, it’s best that you don’t wash your lashes or get them wet for the first 24 hours after you get your extensions. This gives the adhesive time to cure and prevents your lashes from excessive shedding.
3. How To Take Care of Your Extensions
If you notice your new lashes are flaking off, there’s a good chance something has interfered with the adhesive bond. As I mentioned above, you should avoid getting your lashes wet for the first 24 – 48 hours, as water can weaken the glue before it has the chance to set.
Additionally, you should Steer clear of oil-based eye products, cream-based eyeliners and waterproof mascaras, which can be difficult to take off even under normal circumstances.
Although it may be counter-intuitive, you should avoid using cotton pads or swabs on your eyes because they can pull out the extensions.
If you’re a stomach or side sleeper, consider a silk or satin pillowcase along with a nightly application of a lash topcoat. This will help defend your lashes against dirt, oil, and makeup.
The Key Takeaway
All in all, eyelash extensions are a great option if you want luscious lashes with little effort. Not to mention the application process is often relaxing and enjoyable. So if you’re looking for a way to upgrade your day-to-day look, eyelash extensions are perfect for you.
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