What are Eyelash Extensions


The eyes are an important part of the human body. One of the first things you notice the first time you meet someone is their eye. Sometimes, our eyes are accentuated by the tiny hairs that line our eyelids. It is very interesting how these tiny hairs can make a huge difference on our appearance. There are a number ways you can even make them prettier. Two of the most popular ways are using fake eyelashes and getting an eyelash extension. Unfortunately, most women do not have the time to apply fake eyelashes every day. In fact, they even lack the time to use an eyelash curler. This explains the reason why eyelash extensions have gained so much popularity in the recent years.

What is an eyelash extension?

This is a revolutionary technique of extending the length and thickness of your real eyelashes. Lash extensions are individual strands of thin to thick synthetic eyelashes curved to replicate natural eyelash. These are applied on hair to hair basis on your own lashes for a natural, luscious beautiful look. This process leaves your eyelashes longer thicker and more gorgeous

How long does it take and how is the process done?

The process of applying lashes is done while you are lying down. The whole process is likely to take approximately one and half hours for a full set but again this depend with the set of lashes you want. Once you have clean and primed your lashes, the bottom lashes are first protected with an anti aging eye pad and a medical tape. The lash extensions are then applied hair by hair on the real lashes with medical glue. This procedure is very relaxing and non-invasive. In fact, most of the clients often fall asleep during the procedure.

How long will they last?

We have seen cases whereby some lashes come out as early as after two or three weeks but typically, if the lashes are taken good care of, they can last for up to 6 weeks. These extensions will shed with the natural growth cycle of your own lashes. However, if you choose to get touch-ups in between, the lashes will last for as long as you continue to fill them in.

How often can you get a retouch?

You can get a retouch after every 2 to 4 weeks. Unfortunately, if you wait for too long, your eyelashes will fall out and you will need a complete set replacement. There are also other factors such as exposure to humidity, steam or rubbing your eyes frequently can make the extension fall out soon. Unlike when the first procedure, touchups can take between 45-60 minutes depending on the period you have waited between appointments.

Eyelash extensions are however discouraged for people: having pre-existing eyelid or eye conditions such as blephritis; are very rough with themselves; cannot control rubbing their eyes and those that are in a chlorinated water most of the time. You are also discouraged from using mechanical curlers while you are on an eyelash extension. These curlers are likely to damage your extension and your own natural lashes. Therefore, what you are you still waiting for? It is time to achieve that sexy Adele’s shutter.

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