If you haven't already tried lash extensions, you should at least once in your life. Seriously, I speak from experience when I say they are amazing. And with wedding season in full swing, you have the perfect excuse to make the splurge. But before you give them a whirl, I've got some great advice for you.
-So who can wear them?
As long as your own lashes are at least three millimetres long, you can get extensions.
-Cost and materials?
Prices range from approximately $75 for a “flirty” set of 25 to 35 lashes per eye, to $300 for a full set of 60 to 80 lashes per eye. Most lashes are synthetic mink made of polyester. You can get authentic mink that is harvested by brushing the animal; this looks and feels the most natural, but it is also the most expensive and doesn’t last as long as synthetic. “Polish” lashes, named for their black shine, are the least natural looking.
-DON'T get your extensions wet for 24 to 48 hours!
after application. "Avoid working out ,steam rooms or hot yoga,The adhesive will reactivate and may cause the lashes to stick together and look like caked-on mascara."
-DO resist the urge to pull.
If you pick, tug, twist or excessively touch or brush your extensions, it could damage your natural lashes. If at any time you don't wish to continue, always have them professionally removed.
-DON'T let moisture-rich products get onto your lashes.
Shampoo, conditioner, heavy creams or anything oil based will eventually loosen the bond. Tilt your head back when washing your hair or take a bath to avoid getting them wet. Some of my addicted clients use swimming goggles while showering!"
-DO reshape your extensions after you shower.
Gently comb your lashes to fan them out or use a blow dryer set on "cool" to fan them back in place. Hold it arms length away from your face.
For Do's: When looking for an Eyelash Extensions, you want to ask if they are licensed and who they are certified by... This is a big deal cause without proper training you are taking a huge risk with your eyes...
For Dont's: Avoid doing exercises, vapor suites or warm palates. The actual adhesive will reactivate and might bring about your eyelashes to remain with each other and search like caked-on mascara.