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Everything You Need to Know About Eyelash Extensions

Eyelash extensions are a popular beauty trend that can enhance your natural lashes and give you a glamorous look. But before you book an appointment, you might have some questions about how they work, how to care for them, and what to expect. In this blog post, we will answer some of the most frequently asked questions about eyelash extensions and help you decide if they are right for you.

How long can eyelash extension last?

Eyelash extensions can last anywhere from two to six weeks, depending on your natural lash cycle, the quality of the application, and how well you take care of them. Your natural lashes shed every 60 to 90 days, and the extensions will fall out with them. To maintain a full and consistent look, you will need to get touch-ups every two to four weeks.

Will the eyelash extension cause my real lash to shed?

No, eyelash extensions will not cause your real lashes to shed more than they normally do. However, if the extensions are applied incorrectly, too heavy, or too long, they can put stress on your natural lashes and damage them. That’s why it’s important to choose a reputable and experienced lash technician who can customize the extensions to suit your eye shape, lash length, and desired look.

How often do I need a touch up?

The frequency of touch-ups depends on how fast your natural lashes grow and how well you care for your extensions. Generally, you will need a touch-up every two to four weeks to fill in the gaps where the extensions have fallen out. The longer you wait, the more extensions you will lose, and the more time and money it will take to restore them.

How long does it take for eyelash extensions?

The initial application of eyelash extensions can take anywhere from one to three hours, depending on the number and type of extensions you choose. Each extension is individually glued to one of your natural lashes, creating a seamless and natural-looking effect. Touch-ups can take from 30 minutes to an hour, depending on how many extensions need to be replaced.

Can I apply Mascara and eyeliner?

You can apply mascara and eyeliner to your eyelash extensions, but you have to be careful about the type and amount of products you use. Avoid waterproof, oil-based, or fiber-based mascara and eyeliner, as they can damage the glue and cause the extensions to fall out prematurely. Use only water-based or extension-safe products, and apply them sparingly and gently. Remove them with an oil-free makeup remover and a cotton pad or swab.

Can eyelash extension be applied on lower lash?

Yes, eyelash extensions can be applied on lower lashes, but they are not very common or recommended. Lower lash extensions can be uncomfortable, difficult to maintain, and prone to irritation. They can also make your eyes look smaller and darker, which is not the desired effect for most people. If you want to enhance your lower lashes, you can use a lash tint, a lash lift, or a light coat of mascara instead.

Can I still wash my face regularly after doing the extensions?

Yes, you can still wash your face regularly after doing the extensions, but you have to be gentle and avoid rubbing or pulling on your lashes. You also have to avoid getting your lashes wet for the first 24 hours after the application, as the glue needs time to dry and set. After that, you can wash your face with lukewarm water and a mild cleanser, avoiding the eye area. You can also use a lash cleanser or a micellar water to keep your lashes clean and healthy.

Does eyelash extension hurt?

No, eyelash extensions should not hurt at all, if they are done by a professional and experienced lash technician. You should not feel any pain or discomfort during or after the application. However, if you have sensitive eyes, allergies, or infections, you might experience some irritation, itching, or swelling. If that happens, contact your lash technician or your doctor immediately and have the extensions removed.

I hope this blog post has answered some of your questions about eyelash extensions and helped you decide if they are right for you.

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