Are Eyelash Extensions Safe?
Understand Your Natural Lashes
Many women are under the impression that eyelash extensions will cause their natural lashes to fall out. But natural lashes follow a cycle of growth and shedding, just like the hair on your head. This growth cycle indicates health, and if you’re eyelashes are not shedding, this could indicate a more serious problem. A healthy person sheds 1-3 natural eyelashes per day, and usually doesn’t even notice.
It’s impossible for properly applied eyelash extensions to influence the natural growth cycle of our internal biochemistry; however, once your long, thick, and dark eyelash extensions are attached, you may notice them more often.
But what is a properly applied eyelash extension? The technician must be trained and certified by a reputable company. Complete eyelash extensions training must include 3 days of in-person practicum.
We recommend Dreamlash Academy for eyelash extensions training where students learn everything about lash artistry including expert trade secrets for building your eyelash extensions business quickly.
Follow All the After-Care Advice Your Technician Gives You
While your natural lashes grow out, expect the extension will grow out with them. If your Lash Artist used a high quality adhesive and knows the proper techniques, your eyelash extensions should stay attached to your natural lash for the entire growth cycle. But you must also do your part! If you find your eyelash extensions are falling out prematurely, consult the after-care card your technician gave you after your appointment to make sure you’re following all the steps.
Eyelash Extensions should be Comfortable and Safe
If your eyelash extensions are causing you pain, it means there is something wrong with the way they are applied. Perfectly applied eyelash extensions are seen, not felt. Pain could indicate the lashes weren’t properly attached to the base, the lashes are sticking 2 or more of your natural lashes together, or an unregulated adhesive was used which puts you at risk for chemical burns and infections.
Discomfort could indicate that the lashes used were curled unnaturally, causing your natural lashes to stretch and pull at your skin. J Curl or C Curl are the safest shapes for eyelash extensions. Discomfort could also indicate the lashes used were too heavy. The heaviest lash that should be used is 0.20 g. Some technicians believe that using heavier lashes gives a thicker appearance, however this is not the case. Heavier lashes will cause the lash extensions to droop with no other benefit to your look.
Always make sure your technician protects your eyes prior to the appointment with thick collagen pads. This makes sure the eye area is protected and prevents skin damage from adhesive absorption. If your lash technician wants to forego the pads and just use tape, promptly end your appointment and book elsewhere immediately.
If you follow these three tips, you’ll find eyelash extensions to be a safe and comfortably beauty treatment that gives you gorgeous celebrity eyes!