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Everything You Need to Know About Eyelash Extensions

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There are some women who are naturally blessed with long and luscious lashes. They can just curl their lashes, apply a bit of mascara, and have amazing looking eyes. A lot of women have sparse eyelashes, and they need to put more effort into making their eyes look more appealing. This explains why a lot of women consider getting eyelash extensions.

Women are very particular about their eyebrows, but if they are forced to choose just one tool to use for the rest of their lives, a lot of women would choose mascara. Mascara can make the eyelashes appear longer, fuller, and darker to give the illusion of more expressive eyes.

Women who are tired of having to put on and take off mascara every day may consider getting eyelash extensions. They can make the eyes look very beautiful if they are applied correctly.

There are some things that you need to know about this procedure, so that you can decide if you are going to get them or not:

They are not going to last forever

As much as you want your eyelashes to last for a long period of time, they are going to fall off like your natural lashes. Since they are attached directly to some of your eyelashes, they are also going to fall off when your natural lashes fall off, which is every few weeks.

They can be very high maintenance

Within the first 24 hours, you are not supposed to get the extensions wet, as to not disturb the freshly applied lash glue. This will make makeup removal a bit harder. You can use wipes instead of cotton in order to remove the other makeup from your face to make the process easier.  You have to avoid your eye area when you are washing your face. If you forget that you have them and rub your eyes, expect that they are going to fall off.

Your natural lashes will become even sparser over time

Since the eyelash extensions are placed onto your natural lashes, the weight may sometimes to be too much, and they can fall off prematurely. Your lashes will take time to grow, so it may come to a point when there are not enough lashes to support the eyelash extensions. However, if you have someone good at their job apply your lashes, this most likely won’t be a problem. 

The procedure is going to take a long time

It will depend on where you are going to have your eyelashes made, but since it can be very meticulous, expect the procedure to take a few hours. Some may wait up to 3 hours before their new set of eyelashes are complete.

Results vary by who applies them

Some technicians are better than the others, so ask around and do some research before going in for your first time. If you find someone who is amazing and your real lashes aren’t harmed in the process, then go back to that person each time you need a retouch.

Eyelash extensions are beautiful but they are very high maintenance. If you are ready to maintain your eyelashes, then go for it. But if you hate fussing over your lashes, stick with mascara whenever you want to feel more glamorous.

Valerie Stitt lives in New York as a professional freelance writer, blogger, and content marketer. Follow Valerie on her health blog, Halfmile Fitness