Who wouldn’t love the idea of eyelash extensions? With them, you get that full lash look without having to deal with mascara or glue in false eyelashes? It sounds like the dream. If you’re thinking about getting eyelash extensions this year, here’s everything you need to know before you get started.
What Are Eyelash Extensions?
Eyelash extensions are semi permanent lashes that are glued on top of your real lashes. These lashes are glued on individually, rather than in strips as you would expect from false eyelashes. Because of this, they’re designed to look much more real.
How Long Will Lash Extensions Last?
Technically, eyelash extensions can last until you’re ready to get rid of them. If you take good care of them, they’ll last from 6 to 8 weeks. They usually fall out along with your regular eyelashes. If you’re done with them, you can let them fall out. If you want to keep the look though, all you have to do is have the gaps filled back in, and your lashes will look super full again.
Will Eyelash Extensions Damage Your Natural Lashes?
Many people love the idea of lash extensions, but are worried they’ll damage the natural lashes they already have. However, there’s no real evidence that they’ll damage the health of your lashes long term. They also won’t affect the length of your lashes.
Something you’ll want to watch out for is traction alopecia. This is where lashes fall out because of the weight and stress of having extensions repeatedly applied to them. Don’t worry though, as this isn’t common at all. It usually happens if you have multiple bad applications and improper care. That’s why it’s important to find the right salon to handle your extensions. Check reviews, and ensure all the right sanitary procedures are being observed by the salon you use. If you feel your salon isn’t doing this, don’t be afraid to speak up.
Eyelash Extensions Before And After, What To Expect
Once you have found and booked a treatment on our website, before you get your lashes, you’ll need to consider how long or thick you’ll want them to be. While you may want super long, super thick lashes, they may not be right for you. Everyone is different, and your natural lashes may not be able to support them. It’s best to talk to your last technician first, and ask what works for you.
When you go to your appointment, ensure you go with no make up on. Make up, and especially eye make up, will affect the way the lashes adhere to your natural lashes. For the best results, ensure that you go in bare faced.
After your lashes have been applied, you’ll need to take good care of them to ensure they stay in good condition. Avoid getting your face wet for 24 hours after the application. That means being careful in the shower, no going to the gym and no eye make up.
You can put on mascara with extension,s but it’s not recommended. The act of washing it off can break the extensions off. Plus, with extensions, you really don’t need it to get that perfect look.
Finally, pick the right make up remover to wash your face with. Some formulas will break down the glue that holds the extensions on, so find one that’s gentle on your lashes.
Is There Any Danger In Applying Lash Extensions?
Like most beauty procedures, getting eyelash extensions is safe if you pick the right salon. The best salons will take every care to ensure your safety throughout the procedure. Ask questions before you book, such as how they apply the lashes, and what ingredients they use. If they can’t answer, don’t use that salon.
What’s The Price For Eyelash Extensions?
Usually, you can expect to pay around £150 – £200 for a full set of lashes. Remember, you’ll need to pay again for refills. This can be somewhere around £100, depending on where you have them done.
This should cover everything you need to know about having eyelash extensions done. The end result is gorgeous, natural looking, full lashes. With this info, you’ll be able to find the right salon and get the lashes you’ve been dreaming of.