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Just wanted to share the most common questions I get about eyelash extensions. Here are the basics. If you have any questions you can contact me. And, if you would like to get all my updates about eyelash extensions including before and after pictures and tutorials you can go to my lash extension blog: http://lovelobeauty.wordpress.com/ :)
How long to eyelash extensions last?
Lash extensions are semi-permanent and last up to 4-6 weeks. They fall out gradually with the cycle of your eyelash growth. You are continuously growing new lashes as the old ones fall out.
Will eyelash extensions damage my lashes?
They do not damage the eyelash growth because they are not applied to the root of the hair growth. Your lashes will continue to grow. You want to be sure you are going to someone who is very precise with their application, who does one lash on each individual lash, otherwise it can cause lashes to fall out prematurely, but they will grow back. This is why your service provider is very important.
Can I use other eyelash enhancement products at the same time?
It is safe to use lash growth serums at the same time that you have extensions on. I have never seen, heard or experienced any harm in doing this. But, you won’t need a lash growth serum while wearing extensions!
How are they applied?
They are applied one by one to each individual eyelash. You should be laying all the way down during the procedure and a full set of eyelashes usually takes a well-trained technician around two hours.
Is there anything I need to avoid once I have them on?
You want to avoid oil, and steam while wearing extensions; it will cause the adhesive to loosen, and the eyelash extensions to fall out faster. You also want to make sure you are not rubbing your eyes, or picking or pulling at your lashes.
Can the extensions get wet?
They can get wet and you can continue with your normal activities, but, the less you expose them to running water or swimming, the longer they will last. It is advised that you stay out of water 48 hours after you have first had them applied or filled.
Do I need touch ups?
Yes, if you’d like to maintain your full lashes you will need to get them filled usually around every 3 weeks. Usually people get what’s called a “fill” every 2 to 4 weeks while wearing extensions.
What types of lashes are there?
The most basic and most popular are synthetic. Then, there is silk and mink lashes. I like silk and mink the best because they are softer, more natural, and they last longer.
What’s the main difference between the types of lashes?
The difference between mink and silk is that the mink are lighter weight, and a more glamorous effect can be achieved. Up to 5 mink lashes can be applied on one single eyelash giving maximum fullness. The silk and synthetic look almost identical but the silk is lighter and softer.
Are my eyelashes going to look like Kim Kardashians?
They certainly can! She has some gorgeous, dark, lashes doesn’t she? Eyelash extensions come in all different lengths and thicknesses. You can make sure you specify how you want your lashes to look. Short and natural, long and dramatic etc.
How much do they cost?
You want to be spending between $200-400 for a full set of silk. and $300-$500 for a full set of mink lashes. Price usually indicates the quality in the eyelash extension business. Fills are usually between $100 -$150. Every place is a little different. But, if you see eyelash extensions for around $25, they are NOT the same kind of lashes and appointment you should experience with a safe eyelash extension application.
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