Lash Extensions: Tips You Need To Know Before GOING TO The Salon

We asked an expert to debunk the myths of lash extensions.

Nearly all women don’t have enough time or patience to use fraudulent eyelashes every day. (We scarcely have enough time for you to use an eyelash curler!) So it’s no surprise that lash extensions have grown to be increasingly popular lately.

But from what lengths do you want to get a sexy flutter like Adele or Katy Perry? Actress Kristin Chenoweth experienced an allergic attack to lash glue filled with formaldehyde, and she were left with “eyelid lips.” Ouch!

Feeling a bit apprehensive about attempting this beauty treatment? We asked lash expert Courtney Akai to debunk the myths of lash extensions.

What are the most typical types of lash extensions?
You will find three types of lash extensions: synthetic, silk and mink. Size availability amounts from 6mm to 17mm. Once chosen, the lashes are applied one at a time by using a specially created, semi-permanent glue that won't irritate the eye nor harm the natural lash. However, since allergic reactions are possible, there are different types of glue based on one’s sensitivity.

How long will it really take to apply lash extensions?
Applying a complete set of lashes will take about two hours, and can be taken care of year-round with touch-ups suggested every 3 to 4 weeks. A half group of lashes are a cost-effective alternative to achieve a similarly dramatic effect, applied as filler to thicken natural lashes, or applied outward from the eye for a customized look.

Everyone has different lashes, and depending on the condition of your natural lashes, lash experts can only go a certain span or thickness. (That is to make sure that your own lashes remain healthy.) For example, if your natural lashes are on the shorter, thinner part, you won’t be capable of geting a crazy, dramatic Kim Kardashian look, because it won’t last. It’s better to begin out with a half set (50 to 60 percent of your top lashes) if you aren’t sure or it’s your first-time. It’s simpler to add more than to remove lashes!

What goes on if glue gets in your eyes?
Since your eyes are shut the complete time lash extensions are being applied, no glue will ever get into your eye. To avoid any soreness, however, the first security precaution you may take is to make certain that the glue is safe for your eyes and doesn’t contain whatever could harm them, like formaldehyde. Shipping glues across the world often brings about a accumulation of formaldehyde by enough time they reach the salon.

Also, it’s important to comprehend the difference between an allergic attack and contamination. A licensed and experienced lash tech won't let an infection occur, but if you’re allergic to the glue, you’re still going to be allergic - this doesn’t indicate the glue is inherently unsafe.

Is it possible to go blind?
No. Your tech should be trained properly to use the adhesive and lashes in a manner that is completely harmless. Your sight are closed the whole time of the task. No matter how bad an allergic attack may get, you will never go blind. The worse case scenario is that you'll require to visit the eye doctor to get specific eyesight drops to treat an allergic reaction.

What happens when you cry?
In the event that you experience any burning or discomfort through the procedure, causing your sight to tear or making you cry, this is an enormous red flag and you should certainly speak up. You may need to have your technician change the glue. Getting lash extensions should be considered a completely pain-free experience.

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What are the pros and cons of wearing mink lashes like Beyoncé?
People want various different varieties of looks - many people go for dilemma, and some opt for something more natural. The great things about mink lash extensions are they are more feathery looking and lighter in general, so they put less pressure on your lashes. Mink lashes also come at an increased cost.

How often should you get lash extensions redone?
Lash extensions previous through a complete growth circuit of natural eyelashes, typically six to eight weeks. That said, because each person’s lash expansion is somewhat changing (just hair regrowth), I suggest light lash maintenance every three to four weeks to keep a full look.

Do lash extensions fall out more than a certain period of time?
Since each lash expansion is mounted on a single eyelash, they'll fallout naturally along with the natural growth routine of each lash. We recommend a touch-up every three to four weeks.

When an inexperienced professional applies lashes, he or she often applies one man made lash to 3 to 4 natural lashes, causing clumps or the lash to rest and fall out. Furthermore, your lashes might fall out if you pick at them or make an effort to pull them out yourself, which is a major no-no. But if you avoid those two problems, your lashes should stay intact.

Can you shower or swim immediately? Is there products you should absolutely avoid?
Keep water from your lashes for the first 12 to 24 hours after application or touch-ups. Normal water can weaken the adhesive before it is defined and cause lashes to semester off. The after-care varies with respect to the glue used. For instance, with glue for sensitive eye, oil-based products or cosmetic removers around the attention area are not recommended. Using water-proof mascara on the extensions is not suggested for any type of glue, as it is hard to eliminate and can in fact accomplish the lashes prematurely when endeavoring to remove it.

Is it ok to also wear mascara?
If you're likely to wear mascara in addition to the extensions, only use it on the tips of the extensions and with an extremely light hand. This will be enough to provide your eye that “pop” along with the extensions. Using mascara at the base of the extensions are certain to get very clumpy.

Will your natural lashes get harmed or harmed?
The largest myth is that lash extensions ruin your own lashes. They don't. If applied correctly and properly, they can be safe and do not ruin the fitness of your natural lashes. Be certain never to rub your eye or tug or take on the extensions because this can cause lash reduction and even harm to your natural lashes. If lashes are applied properly and to every individual lash, they won’t fallout.

What questions should you ask when searching for a reputable salon or professional?
Due to the sensitive nature of the lashes and the encompassing area, finding somebody who is certified to use the lashes is unquestionably a must. Experts use professional products and have been properly trained to use the lashes without harming your natural lashes or even more importantly, your eye.

Like everyone else would with a hairstylist, research who you want to go to and exactly how long they have been working as a technician. Take a look at before-and-after photos, read reviews and always make sure they are accredited and lash-certified.

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Oddershede Clemons We asked an expert to debunk the myths of lash extensions.

Nearly all women don’t have enough time or patience to use fraudulent eyelashes every day. (We scarcely have enough time for you to


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