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Before Booking That Appointment, Here’s Everything You Need to Know About Eyelash Extensions

Senior Eyelash Extension Artist
Patty V
July 10, 2021
Women with beautiful long eyelash extensions
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The decision to getting eyelash extensions should not be taken lightly. Although the risk of damaging your natural lashes is very uncommon it is still possible

The best part of waking up with long, dark lashes is that you never have to worry about applying mascara again. Plus it saves time in the morning and can be a lifesaver on hectic mornings when your coffee isn't quite ready yet! But before booking an appointment for eyelash extensions there are some things you should know first so keep reading...

Waking up every day with beautiful, full-looking eyes sounds like a dream come true - especially if they don’t require any additional effort or product after getting them done by professionals. The downside? They might not last as long (though this really depends). You may also find yourself paying more money than expected because upkeep appointments go beyond just touch-ups; many people book monthly touch-ups. No different than getting your manicure every month.

What are eyelash extensions?
In the beauty industry, eyelash extensions are all the rage. They're semipermanent and hand-glued to your natural lashes. The most amazing thing about these beautifying lashes is that they can be customized for every women's individual style.

How long do eyelash extensions last?
Your natural eyelash growth cycle is about 175 days, and as they age the lash extension falls off, with them. Proper care of your extension includes replacing the extensions that fall out with a new one to fill in the gaps. This means that your extensions can last for quite some time!
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If you are new to wearing eyelash extensions you may want to start off with a light touch of lash extensions. There is an adjustment period you will need to get adjusted to lashes. Also, you will need to learn how much you shed daily. For your first lash extension treatment.

Do eyelash extensions ruin your natural lashes?
When people think of eyelash extensions, they often imagine long luscious lashes that will last for weeks. But there is actually a lot to consider before you commit to this beauty treatment, from the cost and time commitment to potential side effects like traction alopecia. But don’t stress—this isn't common.

Not all lash extension treatments are created equal—some may just be a quick fix or can even damage your natural lashes with repeated sessions. So it's important that you do your research and find out which type of service is best for you so that you can enjoy beautiful lashes without worrying about them falling out!

Can I shower with my eyelash extensions?
Eyelash extensions feel just like your natural lashes, but don’t quite function like your natural lashes. Let me explain. Soon after your eyelash enhancement treatment, you’ll have to wait 24 hours before water can touch your eyelashes. Eyelash extension adhesives require time to cure. This means the adhesive needs time to dry thoroughly to bond the lash extension with your natural lashes. During this 24hr period, you must be gentle with your eyes and not allow water to touch them. After the 24 hour curing period you may shower as normal. Just be sure to be gentle around your eyes.

Can you put mascara on eyelash extensions?
The whole premise of enhancing your eyes with eyelash extension is to eliminate the need for wearing mascara to get big, bold beautiful eyelashes. It is highly not recommended to wear mascara over eyelash extensions. For one, when you attempt to clean the mascara off of your lashes you will run the high risk of tearing the lash extension off along with your natural lash. Tearing of your natural lash prematurely will cause traction alopecia.

Can you wash your eyes with eyelash extensions?
As noted before, you’re going to want to wait for 24hrs before any form of liquid touches your brand-new eyelashes. This is due to the curing process of the adhesive to the natural lash. The bond must be complete before any water touches the lash. After 24 hours proper care of your eyelash extension includes a daily cleansing. For this, you must use extension-friendly products. These products consist of a foam-like cleaner and a soft brush.

Should you brush your lash extensions?
Lashes can get tangled when you're sleeping or showering, so it's required that you gently brush your lashes with a clean spoolie brush before bed and at the end of each day. To prevent unnecessary tangling, try to sleep on your back or side (not your stomach) and use a silk pillowcase- which is gentler for extensions!

Overtime eyelash extensions have evolved into lighter more natural-looking synthetic lashes. And just like any industry as it matures products become better and better. Today’s adhesives improvements over yesterday’s adhesive included waterproof and oilproof. The new class of extensions is resilient and durable and not to mention long-lasting. Techniques for applying lash extension have also evolved. These reasons alone are the reason it is so important to only go to reputable eyelash extension salons.

Lashout Studio is a premier lash boutique in Los Angeles that empowers women through our natural-looking eyelash extensions. We use only quality materials safe for your eyes, ensuring they last up to one week longer than most off-the-shelf lashes. Book your first visit with us today!

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