Everything You Need to Know About Eyelash Extensions

Eyelash extensions are a popular beauty trend that can give you the look of long, lush lashes without the need for mascara. But what products are used for eyelash extensions? In this article, we'll discuss the elements necessary for the correct application of eyelash extensions, the different types of eyelashes available, and the products you should avoid when wearing eyelash extensions. The extensions themselves are a semi-permanent product that looks just like a single eyelash. For voluminous handmade eyelashes, it's recommended to use quick-drying glue or one with a slightly higher viscosity.

Mach Glue is suitable for those who want to apply eyelash extensions quickly, while Glam Glue is ideal for those who need an adhesive with a longer drying time and thicker consistency. When it comes to the type of eyelashes used, there are three main categories: mink, silk, and synthetic material. Within these categories, there are different lengths and curvatures to choose from. Usually, the eyelash artist will use various lengths and intensities of curling to create a wide-open eye effect, placing the longest eyelashes at the outer corners of the eyes and the shortest eyelashes at the inner corners of the eyes.

Eyelashes are also sold in different thickness levels. When buying eyelashes, consider the diameter of the individual eyelashes. These thin under-eye pads were created specifically for the application of eyelash extensions. Their main purpose is to separate the lower eyelashes from the upper eyelashes and keep sharp and pointed tweezers away from the client's delicate eye area. Products such as lotions, creams, and moisturizers that contain oils should be avoided when wearing eyelash extensions. Insulating tweezers are curved tweezers that are used to separate natural eyelashes and are an essential element for applying eyelash extensions. If you're not exacerbating this shedding process by rubbing your eyes, applying mascara, or compromising glue with oily eye products, eyelash extensions should last up to a month before you need a “refill” appointment.

The lesser-known I Curl eyelashes look almost straight and can be used for male customers who want to improve the thickness of their eyelashes without curling them. However, keep in mind that eyelashes are hair, and unless you have a pre-existing condition or circumstance, your hair grows back. If you're planning to have eyelash extensions, ask a licensed esthetician to avoid these side effects. In terms of safety, dermatologists compare eyelash extensions to acrylic nails; they're not necessarily good for your health but they're not likely to cause serious health problems either. The swabs, tweezers and brushes you'll need aren't the same ones you might use at home and are specialized for eyelash technicians. One of the scariest things about eyelash extensions is that the process is not regulated in some states.

Sure, customers can only use a regular facial cleanser but you'll find that most are willing to invest in high-quality products if that means they can take better care of their eyelashes.

Marlene Manwaring
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