What do lash extensions do?

Eyelash extensions are semi-permanent fibers that adhere to natural lashes so that the fringes of the eyelashes appear longer, fuller and darker. Individual eyelash extensions are applied to each of the individual natural lashes (one extension per natural eyelash) with a semi-permanent glue. Unlike false eyelashes, where striped or individual lashes are applied to the skin, eyelash extensions adhere directly to the eyelash itself. The result is more lush and dense eyelashes that can even allow you to skip the mascara (gasp).

Nowadays, there are so many different options for eyelash extensions, such as pink, green, orange and blue locks, which will not only enhance your natural lashes, but will also add a fun touch of color to your daily glamour. Your eyelash studio and artist are likely to sell oil-free mascara and eyeliner, so ask your professional for advice. However, since natural eyelashes don't grow at the same rate, you'll likely have holes in your eyes after your extensions start to fall out. Eyelash extensions are semi-permanent, synthetic, mink or silk fibers that are applied strand by strand with a non-irritating glue specially formulated on the eyelashes themselves to improve the shape of the eyes.

A consultation will also help you determine which material to choose (the most common are silk and synthetic mink; silk is a little shinier and stands out more, while mink is more wavy and natural), the length and type of curl (J is the lightest curve but ends up looking longer; C and D are the most inverted), since this is how like how many eyelashes should be applied. Instead of applying just one extension to each eyelash, the eyelash artist will first glue a few synthetic lashes together to create a fan. This will also help the eyelash artist examine your eyelash extensions and rule out potential problems. I didn't do it before my first appointment and I had tremor eye syndrome all the time, much to the dismay of my eyelash artist.

Voluminous lashes are defined by the number of individual eyelash extensions that are grouped into a “fan”. Eyelash extensions are lightweight synthetic, silk or mink lashes that are applied directly to natural eyelashes. You can find an eyelash artist who works independently or a technician who works as an extension of a salon. According to Richardson, eyelashes can be damaged as a result of improper application of the extension or because the stylist does not select the right type of extension based on the condition of the natural eyelashes.

Everyone has different individual eyelash growth cycles, but in general a person can lose 1 to 5 eyelashes every day or about 20% of a person's natural eyelashes every two weeks.

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