Individual Eyelash Extensions
If you haven’t been blessed in the eyelash department and envy some women’s lashes, you’ll be pleased to know that there is an instant solution – eyelash extensions.
If you don’t go to a properly trained and qualified therapist who uses reputable, high quality products, things can go wrong. In some cases, untrained therapists use hair-extension glue instead of lash-extension glue, which can cause an allergic reaction around the eye area. If lash extensions are regularly applied incorrectly over several years, it may hamper the growth of the natural lashes.
The application process is relatively simple and painless. Most clients end up having a relaxing power nap and wake up at the end of the session rejuvenated and with longer, fuller lashes.
The therapist separates the eyelashes using tweezers, places the extension into the extension glue and then applies it to an individual lash. A new/full set takes 2 hours to complete with a minimum of 60 lash extensions are usually applied per eye.
Avoid getting your extensions wet for the first 24 hours after application and if possible sleep on your back for the first night to avoid damaging them. Only use oil-free makeup remover and oil-free eye cream and facial products, which will prevent the bonds form breaking down. If you are an active person, remember that sweating and lots of contact with water can cause extensions to fall out faster.
While it is extremely rare for someone to be allergic to the glue or extensions, it can happen. If you experience itchy or red eyes, or develop small bumps on your eyelids, get your lashes removed by your therapist and consult a pharmacist or doctor. In most cases, mild redness or irritation can be alleviated with anti-inflammatory eye drops such as Spersallerg.
Your lashes should last around 3-6 weeks depending on your individual lash growth cycle and how well you look after them. Fills are recommended every 2 to 3 weeks and can take from 1 hour to 1.5 hours depending on how many lashes have fallen out and need to be replaced, however, if you choose not to have them filled, you can apply mascara as the extensions start to fall out to make the transition less noticeable, alternatively, you can have them professionally removed by your therapist.