Here are six tips to read if you’re thinking of investing in eyelash extensions but don’t know where to begin.
1.How to get the best lashes for you？
For lash longevity it’s important to know how and why a lash technician is picking a certain lash, length or shape for you. The natural shape of your lashes (are they curled or straight, long or short?) and the general health of your lashes, hair and nails all play a part in ensuring the look is natural and viable. “A good eyelash technician must have the knowledge to assess a client’s natural lashes. Length, thickness of lash, type of lash,
2.Mink, silk, acrylic or fox: what’s the difference and which looks the most natural?
The only natural fibre lash extensions available are 100% mink, fox and human hair lashes. Of course, the downside of natural fibres is that length and thickness cannot be controlled. But the upside is how natural-looking and soft these options are compared to their synthetic.
3.Can lash extensions affect the health of your natural lashes?
It’s a common misconception that lash extensions can damage or compromise the health of natural lashes thinking may come from forgetting what one’s real lashes are actually like before the extensions. “Unfortunately, clients get used to the length and thickness of having lash extensions and when removed they forget the shortness and thinness of their natural lashes.” If applied correctly and not pulled out, lash extensions do not damage your natural lashes.
4.How to maintain your lashes between refills？
It may seem obvious that the best way to maintain and prolong the life of your extensions is to follow the guidelines put in place by your salon but many people don’t. Playing with or pulling out lashes, over brushing (once a day is ideal), rubbing or scratching your eyes can damage lashes. Also do not get them wet before the allotted eight hours after application (or whatever time frame you’ve been given) is up.
5.Can I wear mascara with my lashes?
While you can wear mascara with your false lashes, it can shorten the life of extensions dramatically and it’s not recommended. Sloane warns that waterproof mascara is a virtual disaster for the product. “Waterproof mascara requires an oil-based make-up remover and will break down the glue very quickly.”
6.Do glasses and contact lenses affect lash extensions?
“People who wear contact lenses are very suitable for lash extensions as they no longer need to wear mascara,” As for glasses, the only real concern is whether or not the lash extensions are so long they hit your lenses – though this doesn’t affect the longevity of lashes.
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