The first step to a good lash extension service is to prepare the eyes for the procedure. This is done by removing the makeup, cleansing, and moisturizing the skin around it. Depending on the situation of your lashes, you may need to trim them before the process can begin.
Eyelash extensions are becoming more and more popular these days. You see so many places that offer them, and many different people are now doing them. However, there are still a lot of misconceptions surrounding eyelash extensions.
1- Eyelash Extensions Ruin Your Lashes
This is the number one myth in lash extensions. When applied correctly and to each lash, they won’t ruin your lashes. If you take care of them, they can help your lashes grow stronger and healthier. If you go to a technician that applies a complete set to your entire eyelid or applies a weight that’s too heavy for your natural lashes, yes, this will damage your natural lashes. But when used by a certified and experienced professional, lash extensions are safe and do not ruin the health of your natural lashes.
2- Eyelash Extensions are Expensive
When compared to cheaper alternatives like strip lashes and mascaras that only last until you wash your face at night, eyelash extensions are not expensive. Mascara has to be re-applied daily, while strip lashes have to be replaced every time you wear them, which costs more than having eyelash extensions applied in the long run. The price will vary depending on where you live and the salon doing it, but typically it ranges from $100-$300 depending on how many lashes are applied in an hour. If cared for properly, they can last up to 2 months! It’s worth it!
3- They Look Fake
The most common misconception about lash extensions is that they look fake and unnatural. This is not true at all! They are your natural lashes, just enhanced. When applied properly and choosing the right length and thickness for your natural eyelashes, lash extensions can give you a very natural look. They can even make it seem as if you don’t have extensions at all! The material used to make the extensions is silk or synthetic mink (faux mink). No matter what kind of lash you pick, it will be made from materials that look and feel like natural hair.
4- Eyelash Extensions are for Special Occasions
Many people think of eyelash extensions as something you only have done before a big event or special occasion. But they can be worn every day! They are designed to enhance your natural beauty, so you don’t need a special occasion to have them put on. Many celebrities wear their eyelash extensions daily because they add so much to any look (even no makeup!).
5- Eyelash Extensions are Painful
No, they are not painful at all. The process feels like someone is brushing your eyes lightly. You can ask for a break if the process makes you uncomfortable.
6- Eyelash Extensions can Make Your Natural Eyelashes Fall Out Instantly
This is another myth that is not true at all. Your natural eyelashes shed every 45-60 days, and new ones grow in their place regardless of whether or not you have eyelash extensions. This shedding happens as a normal part of the hair growth cycle. If you use an oil-based eye makeup remover, frequently cleanse around the lash line and avoid rubbing, pulling, or tugging around the area. In fact, most women say that their natural lashes feel stronger after getting lash extensions since their lashes aren’t tugged on when they remove their mascara at night!