The Risks of Getting Eyelash Extensions: What You Need to Know

Eyelash extensions can be a great way to enhance your look, but they come with risks.

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can cause stress to natural eyelashes, leading to breakage and falls. Allergic reactions, infections, and dry eyes are also possible. If you're going to get eyelash extensions, it's important to choose ones that aren't too long or heavy.

Classic extensions are applied in a one-to-one ratio, meaning an extension is applied to each natural eyelash. When applied correctly, there's no need to give your natural lashes a rest between eyelash extension sessions. However, extensions are expensive and it's very possible that you'll suffer some damage to your natural eyelashes. To avoid this, select an eyelash extension that is balanced with natural eyelashes. The glues used to attach the extensions can also contain chemicals and ingredients that can irritate or damage. When the natural eyelash growth cycle is respected, eyelash extensions will not cause any harm to natural eyelashes.

If an eyelash technician applies the extensions incorrectly or uses extensions that are too heavy, sticky or heads of nails, you may suffer damage to your natural eyelashes. Since extensions are applied one at a time to a single natural eyelash, the natural lash can freely follow its growth cycle and eventually come off with the extension attached. A licensed and certified eyelash expert will customize each set of extensions for each individual customer, using between three and five different lengths and up to two different curvatures. To keep your extensions in perfect condition, brush them gently with a spool from time to time and then apply a conditioning serum. Most good serums contain conditioning and stimulating ingredients which can improve your lashes when used regularly. If you do suffer damage to your natural lashes, it should resolve on its own within one to three months as part of the typical growth cycle.

The material used for the extensions varies from studio to studio but can be made of synthetic fibers, mink, synthetic mink or silk.

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