All About Eyelash Extensions And Are They Really Worth It
Who does not want those flirty full lashes? Every girl desires for those full lashes and only few are born blessed with those. Of course we have few others ways to achieve fuller lashes like use of faux strip lashes, use of curlers and voluminising mascaras but doing all these consumes time, and at times causes a bit of hassle.
To bring a shortcut to this desire of ladies, we have eye lash extensions. These are very popular abroad in comparison to India and are an expensive affair like any beauty shortcut, if I may say it so. Today I shall share with you all that you ought to know about eye lash extensions before take a plunge in this expensive eye lash enhancement.
What Are Eye Lash Extension?
Eye lash extensions have a longer and real impact in comparison to faux eye lashes. While faux eye lashes mandatorily need to be removed by the end of the day, eye lash extensions last up to 3 to 6 weeks depending upon what budget extension you have opted and who good they are done.
There are mainly three types ofÂ lash extensions, they are: synthetic, silk and mink. These are available in various size ranging from 6mm to 17mm. You can opt for a natural to dramatic effect. Everyone has different length and thickness of lashes and depending on the condition of your own natural lashes, lash experts can only go a certain length or thickness.
How Much Do They Cost?
Getting eye lash extensions can be a little heavy on your pocket. These costs from 150$ to 500$ and in some cases even more, depending upon the type of eye lash extension you chose.
If you do not intend to spend more than 250$, then you can get a half set of lashes which are an economical alternative to achieve a similarly dramatic effect. These are applied as filler to thicken natural lashes, or are applied outward from the eye for a specialized look.
How Long Is The Process?
Getting eye lash extension may take half an hour to two hours. If you shoes for slight fill in then it is less time consuming but if you chose to get full eye lash extensions, then it may take a couple of hours.
How Long Do They Last?
Eye lash extensions may last for 3 weeks to 6 weeks. How long the eye lash extensions last is more dependent on how you take care of these. A little ignorance and recklessness may reduce the life of your expensive extensions.
Eye lash extensions need few touch ups as well, after around 4 weeks you may need to get eye lash extensions to be filled in as a few strands may begin to loosen or fall after this time frame.
Who Does It?
Choose a reputable salon, spa or an eyelash extension establishment. The lash artist who you choose should be a licensed esthetician or cosmetologist. Keep in mind that the consultation should be free of charge. Enquire about the type of adhesive which is used; it should be non-formaldehyde and if they have a variety of lashes for customizing and getting you the most suited extensions. Always ensure that cluster lashes are not used as eye lash extensions, one single lash extension should be applied to each one of your own natural lash.
How Is It Done?
Once you have made a choice about the type of eye lash extension, the lashes are then applied one at a time using specially formulated, semi-permanent glue that will not irritate the eye nor damage the natural lash. Through the process your lower lashes are secured so that they do not hinder the process and your eye are kept closed.
Since allergic reactions are possible, there are different types of glue based on one’s sensitivity. And if you face any allergic reaction or irritation amidst the process you should always inform your eye lash artist.
Can I Get It Done On My Own?
No matter how strong urge you may have to get eye lash extensions done on your own, you must definitely not try doing it. Even if you are a trained eye lash artist I would never recommend doing it on your own, infact you are supposed to keep your eyes closed during the process and this makes even more difficult to try it on your own.
Precautions & Care!
So here comes the most crucial info. Eyelash extensions need a lot of care and have a good bunch of precautions.
- Always do your researches before you finalize the eye lash extension artist.
- Do not get your extensions wet for 24 to 48 hours, this includes even avoiding washing your face.
- You should not wear any eye makeup when you go for getting eye lash extensions, as they need to be dry and free from makeup at that time.
- Do not tug, pull or excessively touch or brush your lash extensions.
- Do not let moisture rich products get into lashes, this also includes oils or oil based products. So for the period when you have lash extensions, you should not use such products and avoid even oil based makeup removers.
- Always reshape your lash extensions after shower with the brush provided to you after getting lash extensions.
- You should choose your eye makeup wisely. Infact when you get eye lash extensions, you actually do not need mascara or eye liner since you have chosen to get eyelash extensions only to get a break from daily eye makeup routine.
- Your eye lids may feel heavy after the process, thatâ€™s because you are not used to the new added weight of lash extensions, gradually you will get used to this.
Are They Really Worth It?
Until and unless you have a series of special occasions scheduled, have an urge of over the top glam-dramatic look or you do not bother spending oodles of money for that temporary- not so permanent fuller eye lashes, I really would not suggest getting it done. And yes if you know that you are a complete mess with all the precautions and care mentioned above, you must actually ditch the idea of getting eye lash extensions.
For a natural looking slight grooming of lashes you can always depend upon your daily makeup, so why bother getting into a time consuming, expensive affair for just a matter of temporary beautiful lashes that lasts just for 3 to 6 weeks.
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