Lash extensions are beautiful and they add a type of feminine touch to your look, they are gorgeous and make your lashes look fuller. Women in this time and age are leaning towards lash extensions to give them the ‘I woke up looking flawless’ look.
Wearing mascara and falsies can be tiring, which is why lash extensions are becoming quite common. If you are new to eyelash extensions, there are a couple of things you need to know about these beauties. This article will provide a complete guide to using, maintaining, and rocking your lash extensions.
What are lash extensions?
Eyelash extensions are a semi-permanent alternative for giving your lashes the length and volume you desire. These lashes are lightweight and are applied directly on your natural lashes using a semi-permanent adhesive by a professional artist.
Unlike temporary lashes, the procedure for applying these semi-permanent lashes is not DIY, it must be done by a professional who applies tiny black fibres – that resembles lashes – unto your natural lashes with a special adhesive.
Benefits of lash extensions
The benefits of eyelash extensions are huge and quite noticeable — it will make the eyes of the wearer pop, looking more dramatic yet quite feminine. The lash extensions create a beautiful eye line that looks fuller, sexy, and alluring. With the lash extension, you can easily skip your morning eye-makeup routine – joining the league of people who can say, ‘I woke up like this.’
Is the lash extension safe? Will I lose my natural lashes?
Lash extensions are safe if done properly by a professional. The risk associated with lash extensions are allergies, eye infection, and loss of natural eyelashes, but these are not directly caused by installing the lash extensions – it’s more a result of the unprofessional lash placement.
To avoid such problems is why we recommend getting your eyelashes installed by a good technician that is knowledgeable about products and also respects the health and safety of the clients. We advise that you either visit a technician with a high recommendation from friends or families who patronize such service.
Types of lash extensions
The eyelash extensions are made from different materials such as mink, faux mink, silk, and synthetic fibres. Before deciding on which to use, here are a few things you need to know about each of them.
Mink eyelash extensions
The mink lash extensions are the most commonly used lashes because they look super real and natural. The mink lashes are made from real human hair and will look perfect if you are going for a perfect and natural look. The mink lashes are made from real hair which makes it easier for them to blend with your natural lashes. They also last longer than other types of lashes because they are light and don’t weigh down your natural lashes.
Faux mink eyelash extensions
Faux mink lashes are similar to mink but they are synthetic. If you are working on a budget but will love to have the mink look, you can opt for the faux mink as they provide the same look, but at a cheaper price. Also, if you feel funny having real hair lash extensions, the faux mink is a better option for you.
Sable eyelash extensions
For people who have naturally thin lashes, sable lash extensions should be your go-to choice. Sable lash extensions are the thinnest of all eyelashes and they are made from the fur of a forest animal called sable; sable is found in Russia and Siberia.
Silk eyelash extensions
If you are allergic to fur and a vegan, or simply looking for a cheaper option, silk lash extensions are a great option to try. The lashes are usually thicker at the base and slowly gets thinner towards the end creating the illusion of volume. They are a great choice for creating a dramatic look as they are glossy and dark.
Synthetic eyelash extensions
Synthetic lash extensions are not real human hair but they are a go-to for providing a bold and glamorous look – they are the perfect choice for popping out your eyes. They are not made from real fur which makes them cheaper and affordable.
Caring for your eyelash extensions
If you want to maintain your popping new lashes, you are advised to take good care of your eyelash extensions. The most crucial period after an eyelash installation is the next 48 hours; you need to care for the lash to allow the glue to cure. Within the first 24 hours, watch out for itching or any allergic reaction.
You should also avoid water, sweat, and hot tubs within the first 48 hours of installation.
Also, prevent yourself from rubbing your eyes within the first 48 hours as the glue is not completely dried.
You should also avoid using eye makeup within the first 48 hours as this might affect the glue.
Water can reduce the longevity of your lash but this can be prevented by using a Lashbrella shower shield to prevent water from running into your lashes during your shower.
Try getting lash extensions today and watch your eyes go from regular to glamorous.