Are you currently planning on giving your lashes a makeover?
If you want to wake up with flawless and long lashes without having to cake on mascara or apply fake eyelash strips, you might be considering getting eyelash extensions.
More and more women are getting eyelash extensions and I don’t blame them cause they seriously are a life changer!
However before you go ahead and transform your lashes, there are certain things you should know about them.
1. Go To A Reputed Salon
If you are planning on getting eyelash extensions, make sure you go to a well reputed salon or lash artist.
Don’t go to a cheap salon in order to save money. You can consider doing a background check on the salon or last artist to check whether they are licensed and certified.
Check reviews on verified sites to see whether people are satisfied with the services.
If your lash artist is inexperienced, there is a possibility that she might not apply the extensions properly.
Improper application can make your lash extensions look bad, make them fall out faster or even damage your natural lashes.
2. You Have To Avoid A Few Makeup Products
Once you get eyelash extensions, you must avoid all oil-based eye products.
Some other makeup products you should avoid include pencil eyeliners and oil-based mascaras.
Pencil eyeliners can cause your lashes to tangle with each other. Oil based and waterproof mascaras can dissolve the lash glue and make your lashes fall out faster.
That being said, most women get eyelash extensions in order to avoid the hassle of applying and removing mascara every day.
3. It Is Okay To Get Your Lashes Wet
You should avoid getting your lash extensions wet for the first 8 hours after your appointment or if possible 24 hours.
After that, you can continue showering and washing your face.
However, keep the following points in mind.
- Avoid hot and steamy showers. The high temperature of the water will weaken the lash glue and cause your extensions to fall out faster.
- Avoid high pressure showers. Lower the pressure of the water coming out of your showerhead.
- Avoid scrubbing your face vigorously while washing it.
4. They Don’t Last Forever
If you thought eyelash extensions lasted forever, I am sorry to disappoint you.
If they are applied correctly and you maintain them well, they will last anywhere between 2-4 weeks. You will have to get a refill after that.
With Lashify, you can purchase your own refills without having to make any refill appointments.
5. You Can Be Allergic To Lash Glue
In most allergy cases, the person is allergic to a compound called formaldehyde which is present in the lash glue.
Formaldehyde can cause keratoconjunctivitis which is an inflammation of the cornea and conjunctiva.
Other hypoallergenic compounds present in the glue can irritate the tissue around your eyes.
To be on the safe side, do a patch test with the lash glue and be clear about your allergies to the lash artist. There are plenty of lash artists which use formaldehyde free lash products.
6. They Are Customizable
Depending on your preferences, you can choose the material, length, curl pattern and diameter of your lash extensions.
You can go for a natural or dramatic look.
Mink is the most popular extension material because it mimics the look of your natural lashes.
7. Repeated Use Of Lash Extensions Can Damage Your Natural Lashes
If you wear lash extensions repeatedly, you can develop Traction Alopecia, a condition where your lashes fall out due to excessive stress exerted on the hair shaft.
In order to avoid this, give your lashes a break between extension sets.
Try to choose natural and lightweight extensions instead of heavy and dramatic ones.
Avoid rubbing your eyes vigorously to prevent uprooting your natural lashes.
Knowing these things before you get lash extensions will give you a better idea of what to expect from getting lash extensions and how you should take care of them. Now feel free to go ahead and give your lashes a new look!