An eyelash extension is a bunch of semi-permanent strands applied to your natural eyelashes to make them appear longer and thicker. Individual lash extensions are put to each of your individual natural eyelashes using a semi-permanent adhesive (one extension per natural eyelash).
What types of eyelash extensions are available?
Lash artists work with three types of eyelash extension materials: mink, silk, and synthetic. Some studios will also sell “fake mink” extensions, which are just synthetic extensions that look like mink extensions. Most lash studios have a preferred type of lash extension and will not ask you if you have a choice. So, if you’re vegan or allergic to cats, make it clear that you don’t want mink lash extensions. No lash extension type lasts longer than another. However, mink and silk lashes are a more natural appearance, while synthetic lashes can be thicker and darker, making them more suited for people who prefer a stronger appearance.
There are varying degrees of curl and length to pick from among these three categories (mink, silk, and synthetic). To get a wide-eyed impression, your lash artist will often utilise a variety of lengths and curl strengths, with longer lashes put on the outside corners of the eyes, while shorter lashes are placed on the inner corners.
Will your natural lashes grow back after getting eyelash extensions?
This is when things become dicey. Lash extensions by themselves will not destroy your lashes. Natural lash damage is caused by a poor application or the stylist not picking the suitable type of lash. A few significant factors exacerbate this difficulty: Applying extensions that are excessively thick for the natural lash and rubbing your eyes will cause instant breaking.
That is why contacting a professionally qualified esthetician is critical when it comes to lash extensions. However, even if you do everything correctly, eyelash extensions may still break your natural lashes. This is because factors beyond your control (such as rubbing your eyes in your sleep or having a quicker lash cycle than typical) can harm your natural lashes, causing them to break off or fall out.
What is their lifespan?
Eyelashes, like hair on your head, go through a regular cycle of shedding and renewal. At any one time, all of your lashes are at different stages, which means that some lashes are about to fall out while others are growing (this is true whether you have eyelash extensions or not). Because an individual extension is given to a single lash, it will fall out on its own when the normal lash sheds. If you’re not rubbing your eyes, wearing mascara, or compromising the glue with greasy eye products, your lash extensions should around a month before you require a “refill” session.
Refills are required every two to four weeks to retain the optimum results unless you go off extensions. Because each of your individual lashes is at a distinct growth stage, you’ll notice a more dispersed appearance after two to four weeks when new natural lashes grow in and lashes with extensions begin to fall out.