On this article we will be talkin about getting eyelash extensions.
If your morning routine includes things like curling lashes and applying multiple layers of mascara, then you may be wasting precious time. Why not choose Lash Extensions?
Lash extensions are semi permanent fake lashes that are individually applied to each strand of your natural lashes to give you longer, fuller lashes, and enhance your overall your eyes.
They give this appearance by lifting, elongating, and opening the eye, says Agnes dos Santos lash expert salon in London and founder of Agnes dos Santos Lash Experts Salon.
These fibers—generally synthetic, faux mink, or silk—come in a variety of different sizes ranging from 6mm to 18mm, says Richardson, with a few curl width options as well. For a full set, most people need 80 to 150 lashes to create natural volume.
Why Getting Eyelash Extensions?
“Most people don’t realize that applying lash extensions is an art,” Agnes dos Santos. “It’s not one size fits all. Since everyone has a different face shape and bone structure, it’s important for women to understand that lash extensions are an enhancement of your own natural lashes.”
A licensed and certified lash expert will customize each set of eyelash extensions for the individual client, using anywhere from three to five different lengths and up to two different curvatures, says Agnes.
How Long do Eyelash Extensions Last?
Application is pricey (the most basic full set at Agnes dos Santos costs 110) and does take some time—anywhere from one to two hours depending on the desired volume—but, with proper care, lash extensions should last for up to six weeks, says Agnes.
“Extensions will shed with your natural hair growth cycle, which is typically every six to eight weeks,” says Agnes. “Refills are a great way to extend the life of your lashes and are recommended every two to three weeks.”
Can You Make Eyelash Extensions Last Longer?
Because lash extensions are applied to your natural lashes and follow your natural hair growth cycle, they will eventually shed—no matter what you do. But there are some steps you can take to avoid premature breakage.
Upon application, stay away from steam and wetting your lashes for the first 48 hours. “You can, of course, wash your face and take a shower—just make sure that no water touches your lashes,” says Agnes.
Skip oil-based products and heavy creams around the eyes while you have eyelash extensions. And ditch the mascara—especially waterproof mascara—since it’s hard to remove and can cause breakage, says Agnes.
You should also refrain from rubbing your eyes, using a mechanical eyelash curler, and standing under the shower head for a prolonged amount of time, she says.
But it’s not all about things you can’t do. To keep eyelash extensions in tip-top shape, you should gently brush them with a spoolie every so often, then apply a conditioning serum.
You should also sleep on your side and use a silk or satin pillowcase to prevent drying or snagging, says Agnes.
Will Extensions Ruin My Natural Lashes?
Because application requires precise work around such a delicate area of your face, it’s important to find someone who is certified to apply lashes, says Agnes. In some states, the stylist also needs to be licensed.
“If you go to an inexperienced lash stylist, chances are, you’re going to end up with uneven, clumpy looking lashes,” says Agnes. “Even worse, they can damage your natural lashes, which can also prevent regrowth.”
But with proper application, eyelash extensions will not ruin your natural lashes, assures Agnes. Just be gentle with them—if you rub the area, the extensions may fall out or pull out whatever hair they are attached to, she says.
Is It Worth Getting Eyelash Extensions?
Eyelash extensions are pricey and require upkeep, but they give your eye natural volume that renders mascara unnecessary. If you apply makeup regularly, this is a definite time-saver, so getting eyelash extensions? Definitely YES!
But, if you rarely wear makeup or aren’t able to regularly maintain your set of extensions, you might want to sit this beauty treatment out.