Individual Eyelash extensions allow you to add more volume and length to your existing lashes using false lashes. Typically they are applied one by one. They are glued on, so they last longer than typical false lashes and when done properly. New lash extensions feel just like your normal lashes. But before you go on to your look, here’s what you need to know.
Types of lash extensions
However there are several main popular types of lash extensions: synthetic, silk or animal fur. Depending on the length and thickness of the lashes, you can achieve different look. Adding a few extra mils to your outer lashes gives you a cat eye style, while consistently long lashes across the eye is more of a showgirl look.
Professional eyelash artist
Just because one of your friends knows how to perform eyelash extensions with a kit she bought on Amazon or Ebay doesn’t mean you should let her touch your face. The wrong technique can cause side effects such as irritation, losing your eyelashes, and gaps or spacing between applied lashes and natural lashes. Be very careful where and who is adding your eyelash extension. We definitely recommend this to be perform by a professional eyelash technician.
A patch test is good idea
Remember that woman whose eyelashes fell out because she had a horrible reaction to lash glue? Don’t let that be you. So before you start, make sure your lash technician does a patch test to determine if you’re sensitive or allergic to the glue she’s using.
The application process takes time
A full set of lashes takes approximately two hours to apply. However with each lash being dipped in a semi-permanent glue that’s safe for your eyes, then applied to the lash line while your eyes are closed.
Proper extensions aftercare
In order to enjoy your long pretty lashes you need to take care of them. First of all you can’t expose your eyes to heat or water for the first 24 hours. If you do the glue won’t be able to dry out and all that time you spent having your lashes applied would be for nothing.
After day one we recommend to wash your face with warm water. You should also avoid rubbing your eyes with a towel. Otherwise you can pull the lashes off.
Lash extensions don’t last forever
Your lash extensions will last approximately as long as your natural lash cycle — about six to eight weeks or so. To maintain your desired look, you should get your lashes filled every four weeks.