If your technician is properly trained, with good quality products, and the client follows the appropriate after care instructions then eyelash extensions will cause no damage to your natural lashes or to your skin.
Every situation is different. In the world of eyelash extensions, you get what you pay for. They are pricey to get them & to maintain them over a long period of time but it is oh so worth it. Do your research to find a technician that will give you beautiful lashes but will also make sure you have a comfortable service. It is normal to feel a slight discomfort during application but that can be fixed easily, especially if the client is wearing contacts. It is usually caused by the eye not being shut all the way to where it is slightly irritated from the glue fumes, so if the eye has contacts in them, they will get dried out. The fumes are not strong enough to be able to smell with your nose and is not dangerous. It only lasts until the outer layer of glue dries completely (5-6 seconds) but since the eyes are very sensitive they feel them easily. If you happen to feel this, let the technician know and they will help your eye stay closed while fanning the lashes to help speed dry that outer layer.
It is completely normal to be a little hesitant; take your time and again do your research. Check out yelp reviews, contact other clients of the place your looking at through the salons tagged photos on Instagram, call the business itself and ask all the questions you have. Look at pictures of what you want your lashes to look like and send them to the technician you want to work with.
So after the initial full set here are the things you must do to keep them lasting as long as possible and to keep them healthy.
1.Wash them everyday.
Use an Oil-Free Foaming Cleanser and a clean blending brush to lightly clean your lashes. Everyone’s skin produces natural oils so since oils break down the eyelash glue you want to make sure you prevent that. The extensions are longer and thicker than the natural lashes you they catch dust and debris which can create a buildup up bacteria. Washing them once a day can prevent that.
2.Brush them after they get wet.
Just like when your hair is wet and in order to prevent it from drying funny you need to brush it, the same is for you lashes. When they are still slightly damp, brush through them so they dry straight and fluffy.
3.Don’t touch them too much if at all or pull them out.
4.Don’t wear Waterproof or an Oil-based mascara.
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5.Don’t apply oil based products on or around your eyes.
Oil-free only please because the oil will start breaking down the glue.
6.Don’t get wet or sweat for the first 24-48 hours.
That’s it. It might seem “high maintenance” but it really isn’t. Just adding rule 1 and 2 to your routine is all you need while just being mindful of the rest. If you feel like it might be too much for you then maybe wait a little bit before taking the dive. If you have any other concerns or questions about eyelash extensions leave them in the comments below!!