Eyelash extensions are used to enhance the length and fullness of natural eyelashes. These extensions can be made from a range of materials including mink, synthetic, or human hair, and are great for adding definition and boosting confidence. Want to know more? Take a look at 7 myths and truths about eyelash extension products:
Myth: Fake lashes make natural lashes fall out
Truth: Actually the attachment of the fake lash is to your real lash, so when they naturally fall out so do your eyelash extensions!
Myth: Extensions hurt
Truth: They absolutely don’t! If they’re applied correctly there is no pain whatsoever
Myth: Extensions can last for months
Truth: Since the life cycle of your natural lash is between 60-90 days the majority of lashes will shed and re-grow within this time so they’ll thin out and lose the full look, so aim to have them refilled monthly
Myth: Extensions damage your natural lashes
Truth: No they don’t! Once applied there’s no contact with lids or skin so there’s no pulling or breakage when the lash naturally sheds
Myth: You need to have them periodically removed and a new set applied
Truth: This is a very costly procedure that isn’t needed as you lashes are always growing and extensions fall out naturally
Myth: No maintenance is needed
Truth: There is regular maintenance required including keeping them clean and refraining from tugging or pulling to make them last longer. Refilling is also needed at regular intervals
Myth: Fake lashes look fake
Truth: Silk lashes and mink eyelash extensions look as natural as you like. Lashes can be customised to suit your lifestyle, saving you time in the morning as you can lose the makeup application
It’s quite a complicated procedure to safely carry out lash extensions at home, as at the salon trained beauty experts apply individual lash extension products to each individual natural lash. It’s really a better option to invest your time and money at the salon!
You could consider using an eyelash enhancing serum which dramatically amplifies the beauty of natural lashes, as well as revitalising the look and feel. Serums contain natural botanicals, proteins, and vitamins that give each lash a supple and bendable appearance. The serum will protect and condition, with signs of improvement being visible within a month.