Eyelash extensions are a mega time saver; the best compliment to a summer tan at the pool or the beach and highly addicting! So to ensure you have the best experience be sure to see a trained and educated lash artist who can provide you with the lashes you've always wanted!
Many people hear "horror stories" from friends of friends or on various beauty blogs that eyelash extensions are bad, however, the simple truth is they were most likely not applied properly or not cleaned regularly. In this blog post we will discuss several of the concerns regarding eyelash extensions and how those issues can be avoided.
People can have reactions to any type of beauty product and eyelash extensions are no different. Only a small percentage of people actually have a true sensitivity to eyelash extension glue. However, if a problem occurs it can be very easily fixed by proper removal in the salon. If eyelash extensions are applied properly they are not meant to touch the skin, which dramatically reduces the chance of some kind of reaction. Very rarely will someone be sensitive to the vapor of the glue while it's curing.
Secondly, if proper isolation of the natural lash is not being practiced then several natural eyelashes can get stuck into one eyelash extension causing pulling, possible swelling and irritation. Proper isolation of natural lashes is not difficult to obtain. A properly trained lash artist will have no trouble achieving this.
Another reason why people may get itchy, red, possible swelling and infection after being able to wear eyelash extensions for a while is because they are not being properly cleansed. Eyelash extensions aren't difficult to maintain but makeup, skin oils and debris (specifically pollen in spring time!) can get trapped in between the lashes. Cleansing the eyelash extensions daily with a mild soapy cleanser such as a baby shampoo does the trick!
Lastly, there is a myth that eyelash extensions will leave you with a sparse amount of natural lashes when you've grown them out. This is not true as long as an experienced lash artist is practicing proper techniques at every fill-in appointment. If you think about it, women are clamping their eyelashes with a metal eyelash curler everyday and applying several coats of mascara, which basically glues several lashes together for the day and causes wear and tear on the lashes! Eyelash extensions are glued to one single natural lash so they can move freely. An important part of a lash artist’s job is being able to decide which length and thickness is appropriate for a specific person. If someone naturally has very thin sparse eyelashes it would not be wise to put the longest and thickest eyelash extension on them because it will cause the lashes to become weak.
Have no fear ladies, you can get the lash extensions you’ve always been curious about but have hesitated applying – they are safe. Just make sure you come see the experienced and knowledgeable lash artists at Purity Hair Design located in Voorheesville, just southwest of Albany, NY. We will enhance your natural beauty with a full and luscious set of eyelash extensions that will leave all your friends saying, “Did you do something different? You look great!” Make your appointment today!
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