Everything You Need to Know About Eyelash Extensions

Are you looking for a way to make your eyes look bigger and brighter? Eyelash extensions may be the answer. Eyelash extensions are semi-permanent fibers that adhere to natural lashes, making them appear longer, fuller and darker. Unlike false eyelashes, which are applied directly to the skin, eyelash extensions are applied directly to the individual natural lashes. The result is a more lush and dense look that can even allow you to skip the mascara.

When it comes to eyelash extensions, there are a few things you should know. First, they are lightweight synthetic, silk or mink lashes that are applied with a semi-permanent adhesive by a professional eyelash artist. As your natural lashes grow, the spool can get stuck and pull them out, so it's important to use only the tip of the spool to separate the hairs from the lashes and prevent them from coming out. Additionally, it's best to avoid rubbing your eyes, applying mascara or using oily eye products as these can all affect the longevity of your extensions.

With proper care, eyelash extensions should last up to a month before needing a refill appointment. Traditional false eyelashes are applied directly to the skin and have a depth and pre-designed layers that do not take into account the unique shape of the eyes. On the other hand, individual eyelash extensions are applied one-by-one to each of your natural lashes for a more natural look. If you have sparse lashes, some salons may recommend three-dimensional eyelashes or clusters, which are three hairs glued together, for a fuller look.

It's important to note that eyelash extensions are not regulated in some states such as Alabama, Maryland, Connecticut, Delaware, Idaho and Wisconsin. Therefore, it's important to do your research and find an experienced technician who can provide you with stunning and natural looking results. Additionally, if you're vegan or allergic to cats, be sure to specifically request that they don't use mink eyelash extensions on you. Eyelash extensions can be a great way to achieve long and luscious lashes without the drawbacks of false masks or mascara.

However, it's important to remember that if you have very weak eyelashes, you may find that your natural lashes become shorter after each extension falls out. Therefore, it's important to find an experienced technician who can provide you with stunning and natural looking results.

Kirsty Matthews
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