Eyelash Extensions: Frequently Asked Questions
1. Is there anything I should do to prepare for my appointment?
Yes! Try your best to arrive without any eye makeup, do not curl your lashes or wear mascara the day before and the day of your appointment. This will minimize the ‘cleanup’ time and allow more time for applying the extensions. As well, please remove contact lenses.
2. How should I care for my lashes?
For the first 24 hours, do not get your lashes wet. Avoiding getting your face wet in the shower (take a warm bath instead), steam rooms, massages and facials after lash application. You can wash your face, however, use a face cloth to rinse around the eye area.
3. Do eyelash extensions make your natural lashes fall out?
Eyelash extensions don’t make your lashes fall out. Natural lashes go through a life cycle, averaging between 60 to 90 days. They all grow individually at different stages losing on average 1 – 3 lashes per day. You’re more aware of the lashes coming out when you have the extensions purely because your lashes are more noticeable.
4. When my eyelash extensions came out, my natural lashes came with them, should this happen?
Some people worry when they see an eyelash extension come out with one of their eyelashes attached to it. Eyelash extensions are designed to stay on your lashes until your natural lash falls out, so when you see an extension come out with one of you lashes on it, don’t worry that’s exactly what’s supposed to happen, unless of course you catch the extension and pull it out prematurely.
5. Why do my natural eyelashes look shorter than before when I stopped having eyelash extensions?
You've been used to having beautiful eyelash extensions, so when don’t have them, it’s always going to make your natural lashes appear much shorter than before. In some cases, if you continue having eyelash extensions for a long time and you have a thicker extension than your own eyelashes (some people just really want thicker lashes), the weight of the extension may encourage your individual lashes to come out slightly earlier than they would without the extension. Which in effect reduces you lash cycle slightly. So for example, if you have an 8 week cycle this may be reduced to a 7 week cycle. But don’t worry, it doesn't damage the actual lashes, and they will grow back to the same length as before if you stop having the extensions.
6. Are lash extensions put on every single lash?
Some technicians do place them on each and every lash, We don’t. We avoid putting extensions on a baby lashes as this can cause damage if the lash is too young to take the weight. I tend to work with the natural lash cycle so when you come back for fills your baby lashes would have grown longer and healthier ready for the new extension, your old lash would have fallen out and a new baby starting to grow in its place.
7. Why do my eyelash extensions hurt?
Eyelash extensions should not hurt; you shouldn't be able to feel anything. If the eyelash extension does hurt, one or more of the extensions may be stuck to your skin, but they should never have been applied to the skin, only to your natural lashes. If you experience any sort of swelling, the lashes would need to be removed right away, although this is very rare.
8. Who should NOT wear Eyelash Extensions?
Eyelash Extensions may not be suitable for people who:
Have pre-existing eyelid or eye conditions such as blepharitis and ocular rosacea
Are very rough with themselves and do not want to follow after care instructions
Want a very heavy mascara look but do not have the natural lashes to support it
Have a condition called Trichotillomania, which is hair loss resulting from compulsive pulling or twisting of the hair, brows or in this case, eyelashes
Are in chlorinated water many times a week
Cannot control rubbing their eyes
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