Are Eyelash Extensions Worth It? An Expert's Guide

Eyelash extensions are a semi-permanent way to enhance the length, curl, and volume of your natural eyelashes. They are made of either synthetic or natural fibers and can last up to a month before needing to be refilled. But before you make an appointment, it's important to understand the cost, risks, and maintenance involved. In this article, two eyelash experts, a dermatologist and a plastic surgeon, will discuss everything you need to know about eyelash extensions.

As your individual lashes go through their growth cycle, you may start to see a more sparse appearance after two to four weeks. This is because new natural lashes are appearing and those with attached extensions are falling out. To avoid exacerbating this shedding process, it's important not to rub your eyes, apply mascara, or use oily eye products. It's also important to find the right eyelash artist. All specialists will tell you that extensions won't damage your natural lashes if done correctly, but if you have weak lashes, it's best to go to the best technicians.

Additionally, some of your beauty products may have to be replaced if they don't meet the requirements for using eyelash extensions. If you're considering getting eyelash extensions, keep reading for all the basics you need to know before making an appointment. You may also want to take breaks where you let your natural lashes do their thing and use a conditioning eyelash serum to get them back to health. Eyelash extensions are the only way to enhance and keep your lashes looking long and voluminous without makeup. They are semi-permanent fibers that adhere to natural lashes so that they appear longer, fuller, and darker. However, as with any hair, they will eventually fall out in most cases. My decision to buy eyelash extensions was due to wanting an effortless look with minimal effort in the morning.

If you feel that mascara isn't enough and you're okay with the additional maintenance and money that eyelash extensions require, it's definitely worth looking into. Just remember that even if you do everything right, you may still discover that they break your natural lashes. To extend the lifespan of your eyelash extensions and reduce expenses a little bit, I recommend buying certain items in addition to 3- and 4-week old extensions. If it's for a special occasion such as a wedding, then getting them again is worth considering.

Armando Dunivan
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