Can eyelash extensions damage your lashes?
Can eyelash extensions damage your lashes?
Everyone who's seen a before-and-after photo of lash extensions can appreciate just how powerful they can be. However, lash extensions are not perfect. Lash extensions are a whole lot of work. In addition, they are expensive and require high maintenance. The worrying part is, if fake lashes were used incorrectly, it would damage your natural lashes.
Before talking about lash extensions, let's talk about our natural lashes. Each natural eyelash grows for approximately 90-95 days, depending on the individual's genetic makeup. So these hairs grow for a certain number of days and stop growing. When they reach their maximum length, they eventually shed.
Eyelash extensions are cosmetic products that lengthen, curl, and enhance the volume and thickness of natural eyelashes. The extensions are made of materials such as mink, silk and PBT. Millennial beauty enthusiasts are quite fond of lash extensions, which are semi-permanent extensions attached to your natural lashes. These are a step above applying false lashes, and they can last for several weeks. With the growing popularity of cosmetic treatments like lip blushing (a type of tattoo) and eyebrow microblading, eyelash extensions have become a popular procedure. This procedure is painless, non-invasive, and speeds up makeup application.
Advantages of using eyelash extensions
- They make your makeup routine faster
When you are going all out with falsies, you may spend between 10-20 minutes curling, sticking, and applying mascara to your lashes. By using eyelash extensions, you can drastically reduce your daily makeup commitment.
- They can be used instead of another eye makeup
When worn on their own, eyelash extensions are an eye-catching statement. In addition, you can use them to give your eyes an 'awakening' effect and distract attention from things like dark circles and bags under your eyes. For these reasons, many women get extensions done to avoid cleaning up eye makeup after a night of use.
- Each one can be customized
Falsies usually follow the 'one-size-fits-all approach and come in a standard make. However, it is possible to customize eyelash extensions for your desired length, volume, fullness or enhance and accentuate your eye shape. In this way, they are tailored to your specific features.
When applying for eyelash extensions, lots of precautions are taken into consideration. For instance, it is important to apply the extensions to the natural eyelashes 1–2 mm from the base of natural eyelashes, and never in direct contact with the eyelid. Also, the eyelash extension is applied one at a time on a single natural lash. This allows the natural lash to go through its normal growth cycle and shed while the extension is attached to it.
Eyelash extensions will not damage your natural lashes if the growing cycle of your lashes is followed carefully. Good lash stylists are trained to understand and apply this fundamental concept to their work.
Now, not everyone follows these precautions. This is why there are several complaints from several people about their lash extensions. However, at Invidious Lashes, there is a level of competence that you can trust. Every lash technician is meticulous with details and professional with their services.
You might be asking, what then causes the issues people have with eyelash extensions?
An eyelash technician can cause your natural lashes to suffer damage by making the following three common errors:
1- Using an overly heavy extension:
The natural lash thickness is equally important as the natural lash length when choosing the appropriate lash extensions. Therefore, to choose an eyelash extension that balances out with the natural lashes, it is important to consider both of these variables.
When an extension is too heavy, it can stress the natural eyelash on which it is attached. Eventually, this could cause premature shedding of the lashes.
Over time, your natural lashes may become thinner because you are wearing an extension too long and too thick for your natural lashes to support. As a result, it is quite common to see incredibly long and thick lashes attached to thin lashes!
A client might indeed wish for the "Kim Kardashian" look, but you have to examine the natural lashes to determine what the lash can carry. It is virtually impossible to achieve a Kim Kardashian look on thin and sparse lashes without butchering the natural lashes.
The term "sticky" refers to when multiple eyelashes or extensions are glued together. Stickies are a common problem amongst less experienced lash artists and are one of the main causes of damaged lashes.
When you have stickies, this is what happens:
- Firstly, the lash extensions are clustered together unpleasantly. It won't be a pleasant sight to see, nor will it help your lashes.
- Peradventure, a growing natural lash, was stuck in the sticky. It will pull the other lashes that are glued to it. It might even pull the other lashes out. Once the natural lashes have grown out, they will shed. However, by doing so, it will also pull on any lashes and extensions that it is attached to.
Some may attempt to pull out the natural lashes prematurely, but it'll damage the hair follicle. A technician who uses too many eyelash stickies will find that their clients' lashes are greatly damaged over time.
3- Nail heads:
When the eyelash extension has been glued to the skin, it becomes a nail head. This should never happen. For an extension to be properly attached, it must be carefully glued to a natural lash, and the glue should never come into contact with the skin.
If a nail head happens to your lash, it is difficult for new lashes to grow out. This is because the hair follicle at the site of the nail head will become clogged and limit the growth of new lash hair.
Additionally, nail heads can irritate the skin and cause dermatitis. This can be very uncomfortable.
In the unfortunate event that you got your eyelash extensions done by a technician who applied them improperly and committed one of the three mistakes above (extensions too heavy, sticky, or nail heads), your natural lashes may be damaged. In addition, your natural lashes could snap or come out.
Are your natural lashes likely to grow back in such cases?
Your eyelashes will grow back on their own, just like any other hair on your body. You can expect the growth rate of your natural eyelashes to be around 1/2 inch per month, although sometimes it may be quicker and sometimes slower.
You can expect your lashes to regain their original condition in approximately 6 to 8 weeks.
To help the damaged lashes grow more quickly, you can use some lash growth serums. Certain lash serums have a faster recovery rate, which helps in the overall process of recovery. In addition, these lash growth serums contain special ingredients that promote faster lash regeneration.
Some products help nourish your lashes after lashes extensions, such as no-smudge makeup removers and conditioners. Such products are effective at promoting natural eyelash growth.
Do You Need a Break Between Extensions and Your Natural Lashes?
The natural eyelashes do not need to be given a break between eyelash extension sessions when applied correctly. However, it is unlikely that eyelash extensions will cause your natural lashes to fall out faster than they naturally would - they follow their natural growth cycle.
The eyelash stylist will be able to assess how well your lashes are doing at your refill appointment. It is possible that the observations made could lead to suggestions for shorter and or thinner extensions. Every time you bring in your extensions for a refill, you will have them checked and evaluated.
Is it true that eyelash extensions make your lashes shorter?
There is no risk of eyelash extensions shortening natural lashes. A healthy lash line is made possible by lash extensions that are applied correctly, chosen appropriately given the weight the natural lash can bear, and cared for appropriately.
If eyelash extensions are applied correctly, they will not harm natural lashes. Instead, you will simply have longer natural lashes.
Women love eyelash extensions since they give their eyes a long, youthful appearance.
The best way to make your eyes look younger and younger is by wearing eyelash extensions. However, it is also possible to naturally darken your eyes if you appear tired.
The growth cycle of the natural lashes is not affected by the appropriate eyelash extensions.
When your lash extensions start falling out, your natural lashes may look thinner and sparser. This could be the consequence of the treatment. In addition, extending your lashes can sometimes disrupt their natural growth cycle.
An integral part of fixing your lash extensions is getting the right studio to do it. Unfortunately, several people get complaints because they do not know the best place to do their lash jobs. Therefore, I present a better choice - Invidious Lashes.
Invidious lashes is a reputable company with a track record of exceptional service and a unique value system. Founded by the distinguished Su Altunbas, Invidious Lashes has scaled the industry, blazing the trail for several other young brands. With the consistency and best of skillset, Su has scaled up the company from its humble beginning in a bedroom to its position as the leading brand in Australia today.
At Invidious Lashes, your comfort is a top priority. With delicate hands and compassion, your lashes will be fixed. With Invidious Lashes, be certain of pleasant surprises as they go the extra mile to provide the "Wow" effect.
They also have a blog where they share several tips that will help you maintain the health of your lash. In addition, being a lash expert herself, Su shares weekly insights into the nitty-gritty of lash and its accessories and other products that will benefit you.
Invidious Lashes also has an academy where they train young women worldwide on the intricate details of running a lash business and mastering the skill to compete on a global scale.
Invidious Lashes also own a train of several products that are effective in caring for your lash. Examples include Russian Volume Lashes, Classic Lash Extensions, Premade Volume Lashes, Lash Lift Products, Liquids, Tweezers, and other accessories. Their products are affordable and effective. You can check out their official website for more information.