Getting lash extensions is a great idea if you are someone who loves makeup. These extensions can add elegance, style, and can enhance any makeup look that you go for. Unfortunately, there are some downsides to them, but only if you are not careful enough. Interested in finding out what you should avoid? Here are the top 5 things that you need to watch out for.
Shedding & Falling Out
Women often get worried, and they freak out once they notice that their extensions have fallen out and have taken out natural lashes as well. Permanent lash extensions tend to fall out on their own, and this does not happen due to any of your actions, and it is not the estheticians’ fault (as long as they’ve done them correctly).
Your natural lashes shed every 2-4 weeks, which is a normal process of life. This means that once this starts happening that your natural lashes will fall out along with the extensions since they are glued on top of each other. This lash gap might bother some, and the best thing that you can do once it becomes too visible is got a refill. However, what you should never do is pull them out on your own. Rather wait it out and go in for the next refilling treatment.
Tip: Also, another great tip and trick that you can do on your own are to add a set of strip lashes on top of your extensions. These extensions can be purchased at any drugstore, and they will successfully hide the unwanted gap till all of your lashes shed and fall out, or by the next time you go in for a refill.
Watch Out For The Glue
This is the scariest part about lash extensions. In fact, the glue that is used in the application process is really scary and often can be harming for those who have sensitive eyes, or if it is being used incorrectly. If you are someone who is prone to redness, itchiness, and allergies, or if you have sensitive skin or eyes, this procedure might not be the best option for you. The glue contains a substance called formaldehyde that can be irritating to some. However, and luckily, only 1% of the entire world population is allergic to this exact type.
When getting your lash extensions, make sure you are not too sensitive and that you can handle these ingredients.
On the other hand, also be careful during the application process. One wrong move and you can hurt yourself. Be as still as possible during the application, and try not to open your eyes during the 2-hour process. This way your eye won’t come in contact with any glue. Even if this does end up happening don’t freak out since you can’t go blind, but you can harm and irritate your lids.
Tip: If anything uncomfortable happens to you during this procedure do make sure to talk this through with your lash lady and give her a heads up.
It is possible to develop a new type of allergy and to end up with watery and swollen eyes. This is something that you need to figure out on your own. Every certified staff will ask you about any allergies or problems you might have, and only then they will proceed. However, if they continue on their own without asking you a thing, know that they are not well qualified, or they simply do not care about your overall health. Just make sure you choose a well-rated salon before proceeding further.
Tip: You can also do a patch allergy test. This type is done 48 hours before the initial procedure and the application. If you end up feeling irritated by it, know that the extensions will hurt your eyes as well and that you should not go along with the process.
The best salon that you can choose is the one that has well-trained staff and professional workaholics. When selecting the salon, make sure that your esthetician has:
- A lot of positive reviews on their official page, Yelp, or Tripadvisor
- A lot of before and after pictures
- An excellent looking salon with reasonable (if not even higher prices)
- Sterile equipment
- Several diplomas that justify their work and prices
If you don’t end up with an experienced and well trained professional, you might experience some injuries and funky looking lashes. If you want to achieve even individual extensions all over the lid, as well as a properly done pair you will do your research before proceeding further.
At the end of the treatment, your lash expert will give you a couple of advice and essential rules that you need to obey, such as:
Never touch or rub your eyes right after the treatment. Also, try to sleep on your back since this way all of your extensions will stay intact. Say goodbye to any unwanted breakage or damage.
Don’t Curl Your Lashes
Your extensions will move along with your natural lashes, which will cause them to fall out sooner than expected. Don’t pull them or twist them since you might tug them out of the root and end up with ugly sparse areas.
Watch Out For The Steam
Always avoid high temperatures or exposure to the water. Humid places are also a lousy idea. Women who want to prevent any possible fails or injuries should stay away from saunas or pools during the first 48 hours after going through their treatment.