They are the painless solution to your eyelash problems. However, it is necessary to obtain the right extensions to avoid irritation, infection or damage to natural eyelashes. However, if the extensions applied are the right length and thickness for your natural eyelashes, you've gently cleaned them with an oil-free cleanser and an eyelash shampoo, there's no reason you can't keep using extensions. In fact, a large proportion of our customers here have been using eyelashes continuously for 5 to 10 years without any problems.
If you start to take extra care when cleaning eye makeup (which can block hair follicles and hinder hair growth), you'll probably see that your own eyelashes return to good health. However, there is a very small risk of developing traction alopecia, says Dr. Zaina Al-Mohtaseb, adjunct professor of ophthalmology at Baylor School of Medicine in Houston, where natural eyelashes can fall out as a result of the consistent weight of repeated eyelash extensions. Eyelash extensions are semi-permanent eyelashes that are glued by hand to natural lashes, says Andra Marin, artistic director and expert eyelash stylist at Courtney Akai Lash Boutique in New York.
It's also important to get professional consultations, whether this means seeing an ophthalmologist, an optometrist, an optometrist, a generalist, and most importantly, an eyelash extension technician. In reality, there isn't much evidence to show if eyelash extensions actually affect your natural eyelash length or your long-term health. Keep reading to learn all the basics you'll be happy to know (a bar I'd like to know) before an appointment for eyelash extensions. All your eyelashes are at a different stage at any given time, which means that some of your eyelashes are about to fall out, while others are experiencing a growth period (this is true whether you have eyelash extensions or not).
One of the scariest things about eyelash extensions is that the process isn't regulated in some states, such as Alabama, Maryland, Connecticut, Delaware, Idaho and Wisconsin. Eyelash extensions aren't dangerous or bad as long as the technician follows the right methods and uses the right materials. If you really care for them (more on that later), eyelash extensions can last six to eight weeks until they fall out naturally, as your eyelashes usually do. The result was great (I woke up with a strip full of eyelashes and went to work without putting on any makeup), but after a week I started to wake up with my pillowcase covered with eyelashes, extensions and my own natural eyelashes.
So when eyelash extensions started to become popular, I didn't take a break before booking an appointment. I know that all eyelash extension specialists tell you that they won't damage your natural eyelashes if done correctly, but maybe I only have very weak eyelashes. I would go to the best eyelash technicians and every time my last extension fell out, they would greet me with natural eyelashes that were much shorter than when I started. If you feel that mascara isn't enough and you're okay with the additional maintenance and money that eyelash extensions require, it's definitely worth looking for a specialist and having a consultation, in my opinion.
One of my clients came to the salon a couple of days before she booked the removal of eyelash extensions, worried that she wasn't doing the right thing to remove them and wanted a second opinion.