Everything you need to know before getting eyelash extensions

Seriously—don’t book that appointment just yet.

Eyelash extensions are something everyone is talking about and getting done these days. Anyone flaunting those voluminous, curtain-thick lashes is bound to make us think whether they’re real or not? Because lets be honest – the beauty industry has grown like never before making it harder than ever to differentiate between whats real & whats not.

Eyelash extensions are a great alternative for people who have short or fewer lashes on their lash line, letting them get longer & thicker lashes in no time.

Not everyone is a pro at makeup or applying falsies! If you’re a newbie you can definitely relate to the tiresome debacle that accompanies the idea of putting on a pair of false lashes.
Its insanely messy and frustrating.

Most people do not have the time (nor the patience or skill) to apply false lashes or even use eyelash curlers Eyelash extensions come into the picture providing much more convenience and honestly they do look great!
We’d be lying if we said we’d never given the idea a thought.

But the idea of getting synthetic hair fibers and glue anywhere near our own natural lashes and lash line (not to mention one of the most sensitive ares of our bodies- our eyes) leaves us feeling extremely apprehensive about the treatment all together.


So lets jump right in to it. Here’s everything you need to consider before you get eyelash extensions!

Types:

Eyelash extensions are usually: synthetic, silk or mink (ranging in size, length and volume)

Treatment time:

It takes about 2 hours to get a full set of lashes applied onto your own by an experienced technician. The glue used should not make your eyes watery because if that happens it is a HUGE RED FLAG.

How exactly does it happen:

Eyelash extensions are applied directly on top of your own natural lashes using a semi-permanent glue. The extensions last for as long as the natural life cycle of every single lash to which each fiber is attached.

Without and with eyelash extensions

It should only and only be done by a trained professional who knows exactly what they’re doing.

Can they damage our natural lashes?

Here are the risks involved:

If applied at the hands of an inexperienced technician eyelash extensions can permanently damage your lashes or worse result in extreme loss of lashes. They can even cause severe infection.

According to some doctors the application of eyelash extensions come with the risk of developing a condition known as ‘Traction Alopecia’ where the constant weight of eyelash extensions on our own natural lashes can cause them to fall out.

Can my own lashes fall out?

If an inexperienced professional applies the extensions they may cause a lot of damage to your lashes and even maybe give you a major eye infection. If the synthetic lashes are applied to three to four of our natural lashes, it can cause them all to clump together. This will result in lash breakage. Additionally your lashes might fall out if you pick at them or try to pull them out yourself.

However, if you avoid those two problems your lashes should stay intact.

How much will it cost?

It depends solely on the volume/length that you choose. Longer and more dramatic extensions will obviously cost more than a natural light look. However you should keep a margin of something ranging between 5,000 – 8,000/ Pakistani rupees.

Most popular choices:

Mink lash extensions are the most popular yet expensive option as they are thicker/voluminous in appearance yet lighter in general hence they apply little or considerably lesser pressure on your own lashes.

At the end of the day it all depends on how much of a risk you’re willing to take. Eyelash extensions are a huge commitment. Do not hurry yourself into making a decision you might later on regret.

Remember to do your research before you head to your technician. Also make sure that they are using hygienic instruments as well as the technician is wearing clean gloves, a mask, using sanitary pillow covers and sterile tweezers!
If something seems out of order CALL IT OUT. Know your rights as a consumer or customer going for a particular service.

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