So you are thinking of having eyelash extensions but then you google it…..you read the horror stories or lash damage, lashes falling out and swollen eyes…..where does that leave you? Back to applying strip lashes constantly.
I wrote this blog based on all the things you read about and also to shed some more depth into those pictures you! The good, the bad and the ugly!
The first thing everyone asks me before they have eyelash extensions applied is….’are they going to damage my own lashes’
The sweet simple short answer is ‘no’ however I will expand on this… ‘no….IF done correctly.’ There are various things you have to take into account when applying lashes, the correct amount of glue, the correct length of the lash, the positioning of eye pads…the list goes on!
The only way a technician will know this is if they have been trained…correctly!
So let’s smash out what can cause lash damage…
Too much glue: applying too much to the individual extension before application can cause the lashes to stick together hindering your natural lash growth
Lash extension too long or too curled: this is a big one; your own natural lashes are a certain length and can only be extended to a length that your natural lash will support the extension, if you have very short lashes and go for incredibly long lashes the weight of the lash will mean premature lash loss. Your technician should explain this to you!
Not using eye pads: the pads you may see in pictures hold the bottom lashes down and do not hurt when taking the pads off – if tape is used this is cheaper alternative and can cause lower lash damage due to the tackiness of the tape.
You WILL notice your lashes falling out – your own lashes naturally shed so if you see your lash attached to an extension this is perfectly normally.
To keep your lashes looking full top ups or infills are required roughly every 2-3 weeks, this is only valid when it comes to INDIVIDUAL lashes.
This is the one extended lash onto one natural lash. I see it myself where people are offering infills on cluster lashes; this should not be offered and will cause lash damage as cluster lashes are too heavy to keep on continuously.
In my own personal opinion you shouldn’t be able to tell you have extensions on; people should just be in awe of your beautiful lashes. Think of it is as hair extensions you would not want people knowing you have them in!!
My top 3 things to check:
– is the technician using a one on one lash method?
– is the technician properly trained? if so who with?
– look at previous work and check lash length before & after
I trained with Angel Eyes lashes which offer one on one full training with FREE refresher training and constant support.
They offer training all over the United Kingdom.
If you want anymore information or just wanted to check something about lashes if you are thinking of having them applied click here to get in touch