Do Extensions Ruin Your Real Lashes?

Do Extensions Ruin Your Real Lashes?

Do extensions ruin your real lashes?  Not if applied correctly; it is essential to use a technician who will care for your lashes. After wearing extensions for several months, your real lashes may become slightly shorter, but this is not permanent damage; having a break from extensions or using a lash growth serum will get them back to their original length. Eyelash extensions shouldn’t be placed on every lash; we all have baby lashes that need to be allowed to grow long enough to take the weight of the extension.

Eyelash extensions are made from various materials to enhance natural eyelashes’ length, curl, fullness, and thickness. A beautician will use an adhesive to apply the extensions to your natural lashes. Every woman desires the long lashes look. It’s a throwback to the style and the glamour of the fifties and the sixties and has a special allure, a certain panache that makes extensions a must-have for today’s woman.

Eyelash extensions will save you time getting ready in the morning or for an evening out. It can also give some women the confidence to leave the house without additional makeup and feel more self-assured. Clients who try lash extensions love the look and opt for a refill when the lashes begin to thin out after a few weeks.  To help you care for your eyelash extensions, we offer tips to maintain new extensions for as long as possible.

To Avoid Your Extensions Ruining Your Real Lashes

Avoid getting your lashes wet for at least 48 hours after fixing them, and avoid steam. This doesn’t mean you can’t wash your face or even take a shower. Just try and avoid getting your new lashes wet.  Do not rub your eyes or use oily moisturisers or face creams near your new lashes, as the oil can cause the bonding to weaken.  Don’t touch your eyes; resist the temptation to fiddle with the extensions. They may require brushing after the first few days but be careful not to overdo it.

Try not to wear mascara as it can be difficult to remove and even cause the lash bond to break or peel. Also, avoid waterproof mascaras or handheld eyelash curlers.

It might be cheaper but never get extensions fitted by a non-certified lash artist. A properly trained therapist will add individual new lashes to each original lash without causing any damage. If you would like a free consultation, do not hesitate to contact us, and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have.

There is a high probability that you will end up sleeping on your front and face during your sleep. Soft bedding, especially pillowcases, will cause minor damage to your new lashes and extensions. Silk pillowcases are the best type to avoid damage to your new lashes.

The Eyelash Extensions Procedure

Lash extensions are attached to your natural eyelashes, not your skin, and the procedure requires patience as they are added one strand at a time.  Eyelash extension treatments generally take about 90 minutes. Extensions are bonded to the actual lashes of each eyelid with an adhesive. Refills take less time and are cheaper. Please do not remove the extensions yourself; wait for them to fall out naturally, or make an appointment and have them removed by a professional.  Eyelashes tend to renew every four to seven weeks, so we recommend not having new eyelash extensions until four weeks after the last set.

Wearing appropriate eyelash extensions will not interfere with the natural growth of your natural lashes.  If you experience pain during or after an eyelash extension appointment, you should immediately communicate the problem to the lash stylist.

Will Having Eyelash Extensions Make My Eyelashes Smaller?

Eyelash extensions will not permanently make your natural lashes shorter. If your eyelash extensions are applied correctly, they will not cause problems with natural lashes.

Tips To Keep Your New Eyelash Extensions Looking Fabulous

Special conditioner serums are a great way to keep your new extension in good shape. Take care of your extensions by using oil-free products, products created especially for eyelash extensions are a must if you want to keep them looking fabulous and as long-lasting as possible.

So, to summarise, eyelash extensions will not damage your natural lashes if they are applied correctly. But always ensure you have your eyelash extensions applied by a professional technician.