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How Eyelash Extensions Work (Commonly Asked Questions)

Gone are the days when mascara was the only option for women who wanted to enhance the appearance of their eyelashes. Nowadays, the trend of eyelash extensions has taken the beauty world by storm. While some have already got enamored with these luscious lashes, a lot of women are still skeptical about the whole process. If you’re one of these women, don’t worry because I’ve got you covered. In this blog post, let’s delve into the science behind eyelash extensions so that you can make a decision if these fluttery lashes are for you.



Eyelash Extensions Before. and After
Before and After of Eyelash Extensions

1. What Are Eyelash Extensions?


Eyelash extensions are semi-permanent and individually attached synthetic or natural false lashes that are placed onto your real lashes to mimic the look of full and defined eyelashes. They’re applied by a professional lash technician who will isolate one of your natural lashes with a tweezer before dipping the fake lash into adhesive glue and attaching it onto the natural lash, about a few millimeters away from the eyelid.


2. How Long Do They Last?


The longevity of eyelash extensions depends on different factors such as the type of lash material used, the skill of the lash technician, and proper aftercare. On average, eyelash extensions can last for weeks before it starts falling off. Bear in mind that the natural growth cycle of your eyelashes plays a significant role in the retention of the extensions.


3. Are They Safe?


When applied by a professional, eyelash extensions are considered safe. As long as the adhesive glue used is of high quality and applied in small amounts with surgical precision, there’s a low risk of damage to your natural lashes and no harm to your eye health. However, if you get your eyelash extensions at an unaccredited salon or with an inexperienced technician, the possibility of eye infection, allergic reaction, and damage to your natural lashes becomes higher.


4. Can I Wear My Contact Lenses?


Wearing contact lenses while getting eyelash extensions is possible. However, it’s essential to let your lash technician know beforehand as they might ask you to remove your contact lenses before the process starts. Additionally, if you have sensitive eyes or suffer from eye problems, it’s best to consult with your lash specialist before getting eyelash extensions to ensure that your eyes are healthy enough to handle the process.


5. How Do I Maintain My Extensions?

Lashes by Katie Eyelash Growth Serum
Lashes By Katie Lash Serum

To ensure that your eyelash extensions last for a long time, it’s crucial to follow proper aftercare practices. Avoid touching or rubbing your eyes excessively, refrain from using oily or greasy products around your eyes, and be gentle when removing your makeup. Brush your extensions daily and make sure they’re dry after showering or swimming. Also, avoid using mascara or eyeliner that’s not specifically formulated for eyelash extensions as they can cause clumping and damage. Another big tip for healthy lashes is to use a lash serum to ensure your extensions last as long as possible.





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