Posted on: 26 May 2023Share
If you have thin or short eyelashes, you might wish they were fuller or longer. You may even apply artificial lashes every day, but find that takes too much time. One solution to consider is to get eyelash extensions. These are applied to your individual eyelashes permanently, so you don't have to worry about applying mascara or artificial lashes again. However, the extensions fall out when your eyelashes fall out during their growth cycle, so you'll need to have more extensions applied every few weeks or so. Here's more about eyelash extensions.
The Procedure Is Safe And Painless
The esthetician applies an individual extension to individual eyelashes using medical-grade adhesive. The adhesive only touches your eyelashes and not your skin. Your eyes are closed the entire time, so they're protected too. There's not any discomfort associated with getting eyelash extensions, but you might need to stay still for an hour or two, depending on how many extensions you get.
There Are Different Styles To Choose From
The esthetician will show you examples of the eyelash extensions you can have applied. They can be applied in various lengths and thicknesses. You can have glamour lashes or a more wispy look. Just let the esthetician know your preference, and they'll give you the look you want. However, the esthetician knows how to choose the right way to apply the extensions to give you the best look depending on your eye shape and if your lashes are straight, curly, short, or thin.
The Lashes Can Get Wet After The Adhesive Sets
For the first couple of days after you get your eyelash extensions, you need to be careful about how you treat them because it takes a couple of days for the adhesive to set. During that time, you should avoid getting the lashes wet or being around steam. After that, you'll be able to swim and shower as usual.
Eyelash Extensions Don't Hurt Your Eyelashes
You don't have to worry about the extensions hurting your natural eyelashes in any way. The extensions stay attached until your natural eyelashes fall out. Your eyelashes have a natural growth cycle they go through that lasts several weeks and then the lash falls out and is replaced with another one. This cycle happens whether you wear extensions or not.
The Extensions Can Be Removed
If you get eyelash extensions and decide you don't like them, they can be removed. The esthetician applies a gel that dissolves the adhesive. Once the adhesive is gone, the extensions will fall off and you'll be left with your natural lashes again. If you're not sure if you'll like extensions, start with a beginner set that's not as dramatic as some other options so your lashes look completely natural, just a little longer and thicker.
Contact a local salon to learn more about eyelash extensions.