Everywhere I turn there are women that look like they just walked off of a set in Hollywood. Their eyes sparkle with lush, long, and gorgeous lashes. I must admit, I am one of those girls, highly addicted to the glamour that comes with eyelash extensions. With little to no effort I wake up feeling beautiful (just like those movie stars), but is this temporary fix worth it in the long run? I decided to investigate this topic by talking to experts as well as individuals who have been applying these little guys for years now. Here is what every woman should consider before opting for those glorious lashes...
Do lash extensions affect my natural lashes?
According to lash professionals, "Lash extensions alone should not ruin your natural lashes. Natural lashes only become damaged from extensions if they are applied incorrectly. About 50% of cases experience the turmoil of bad applications". After understanding this, I went on to ask 20 people if they had ever experienced this and 18 answered yes. Then I wondered, is it possible to correct lashes that are damaged? According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, if the eyelashes get singed but the hair follicles are still intact, the lashes will usually grow back in 6 weeks. However, if the hair follicles were also damaged, the eyelashes might not grow back.
Extra long & lush lashes?
If we can get those movie star eyes, wouldn't we always want the longest and lush lashes possible? The answer is a definite NO. When deciding which lash extensions to get, you need to first consider the natural state of your lashes and which lash is best suited to avoid damage. If you get lashes that are too heavy, it will cause damage to the hair follicles causing lashes to fall out prematurely. Caring for your eyes is more important than looking your best, they are how you see and interpret the entire world!
Put your lash health first!
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Warning: Certifications & Sterilization
This is the MOST IMPORTANT aspect to consider when finding the right location for your lash extensions. The current certifications and regulations on lash extensions is fairly new which means there is still room for error. The main issue that arises are infections, oh boy the horror stories I listened to while doing my research. Some people needed medication and were at risk of partially losing their eyesight. Check before hand if the location has all permits, and real testimonials from clients. Doing your own research is the only way to go!
I hope this article helped others to better understand the nature of eyelash extensions. If you have any other questions, please drop your comment and I will be sure to get back to you! Good luck you gorgeous beings!