Are you dying for fuller, longer, more jaw dropping lashes? If you’re dreaming of lashes like Jennifer Lopez, Kim Kardashian, and Lady Gaga here’s the good news – you don’t have to be born with them! Twenty years ago the idea of gluing fake extensions to your lashes would have sounded absurd, but nowadays we see them absolutely everywhere. The truth is, they really are fantastic! And the best thing about them (aside from giving you Twiggy va-va-voom eyes) is that they are extremely low maintenance. Once they’re in, they’re in! And aside from a quick touch up visit to your technician once a month, there’s not really much to their upkeep. But there are a few things you should know before getting extensions for the first time:
1) Lash extensions will not damage your real lashes
This is the main concern of women going for their first time lash extensions. Fortunately, the idea of extensions damaging your real lashes is just a myth! While they will make your normal lashes seem ultra-short once they are removed, that’s just because in comparison to your extensions they are just that – ultra-short. Still, it is important to be mindful not to pick at or pull off your extensions. This CAN cause damage to your natural lashes.
2) Improper application WILL damage your natural lashes
If lash extensions are applied properly, no damage will be done. If they are not applied properly, you will definitely see your natural lashes breaking and falling out. This is why choosing an experienced technician is so important!
3) Extensions are like falsies – but better
Why are they better? Because there is no hassle! Applying fake lashes is no simple deed, and for the entire 24 hours that they last, they are really not worth all the hassle. With extensions, you put the hassle on someone else while you get to relax during the process. And as said previously, once they’re in they’re in and you really don’t have to do much to them at all.
4) They last between 6-8 weeks.
If you want to keep them going, all you need to do is go in for touch-ups (which will cost much less than the original set)
5) Your initial lash appointment will take up to two hours.
No worries though – your eyes will be closed the entire time so this is a great time to indulge in a midday nap!
6) You can get them wet – just not within the first 24 hours.
7) They are not permanent
While extensions are long lasting, they are not permanent. If your extensions are starting to become sparse, don’t pick them off as you could take your natural lashes with them. Wait for them to fall out or have them professionally removed. Removal only takes a few minutes and it will save you from bald eyes.
8) They are not a one-size fits all solution.
There are different types, lengths, and curls of lash extensions so they are definitely far from one dimensional. In terms of types, you can opt for mink, classic, or Russian. And once you’ve chosen the length you can choose what type of curl you would like J,B,C, or D. J is the straightest, and D is the curliest.
When it comes to lash extensions, there is much to be learned. Ask your technician for any advice or questions before getting you’re “I wasn’t born this way (but Im fabulous anyways) lashes.