Eyelash extensions are semi-permanent beauty products used to enhance the length, curliness, fullness, and thickness of natural eyelashes.
Unlike Strip Eyelashes (Falsies), semi-permanent Eyelash Extensions are set in place individually by a meticulous process.
What are Eyelash Extensions made of?
The extensions are most commonly made of synthetic faux mink or silk fibers. Above all, natural mink fibers being a more expensive option.
The faux mink is the lightest weight and can be made with distinct curves for the perfect shape of the lashes. The silk is the other synthetic and is also lightweight. However, it has a semi-matte finish which gives the closer appearance of real eyelashes.
Mink lashes are made from the fibers of Mink animal hair usually sources from the softest parts of their tails. Because this is a natural beauty product, it is usually most expensive.
How do you apply these Faux Lashes?
A professionally trained lash artist will use a special glue to place the extension. It is placed on top of an existing eyelash to increase the length and volume.
This process takes around 1-2 hours. It requires touch-up or infill sessions every 2-5 weeks. For instance. the time frame depends on how much of the lash bed is replaced by natural lash growth.
Is getting Extensions painful?
No, the process of placing eyelash extensions should never be painful. There are some people who may be sensitive to the lash adhesive. As a result, the lash artist should perform a spot test to identify any reaction and inform the client of preventative measures.
If you have an allergic reaction to the lash glue, you should quickly stop the procedure. See a doctor if irritation does not go away after 24 hours.