Let’s start with the easy question: What are eyelash extensions?
Eyelash extensions are fake individual eyelashes that are glued to your eyelids using semi-permanent adhesive glue. A professional beauty therapist or beautician is entrusted with the task of applying these extensions, but the client – that’s you! – can choose the style, the length, and the colour of the lashes that are applied.
Now, let’s dive into the details.
How do I remove my extensions?
If you want to get your extensions removed at the same time, you can head back to the same professional who applied them for you.
However, your natural eyelashes are on their own growth cycle. This cycle is approximately eight weeks long, and once their lifecycle is over, they naturally fall out and start growing back. Your false lashes will fall out with your real ones.
Infills verses extensions
Infills are a less expensive version of full eyelash extensions because they’re used to fill in the gaps left behind when your individual extensions fall out. They aren’t a replacement for extensions, but rather, a way to keep your fuller looking lashes for longer.
Looking after your extensions
Avoid any make-up remover that uses oil as a base, and don’t use waterproof mascara. Both of these products can dissolve the glue that keeps your extensions or infills in place, thus making your extensions last for significantly less time than they should.
You should also avoid touching your lashes, using eye masks, or using too much mascara.