What are the most common types of lash extensions?
There are 3 types of lash extensions: synthetic, silk and mink. Size availability ranges from 6mm to 17mm. Once you’ve select your choice of lashes, it will be applied one at a time by using a specially formulated, semi-permanent glue which will not irritate the eye nor damage the natural lashes. However, since allergic reactions are possible, there are different types of glue based on one’s sensitivity.
How long does it take to apply lash extensions?
Applying a full set of lashes takes about 2 hours, and can be maintained year-round with touch-ups recommended every 3 to 4 weeks. A half set of lashes are an alternative to achieve a similar dramatic effect, applied as a filler to thicken the natural lashes, or applied outward from the eyes for a more specialized look.
Everyone has different types of lashes, and depending on the condition of your own natural lashes, lash experts is only able to go to certain length or thickness. (This is to ensure that your own lashes remain healthy.) For example, if your natural lashes shorter or thinner, you won’t be able to get a crazy, dramatic Kim Kardashian look, because it will not last that long. It’s better to start out with a half set (50% to 60% of your top lashes) if you are not sure or it is your first time. It’s easier to add more than to remove lashes!
What happens if glue gets in your eyes?
Since your eyes are shut the whole time lash extensions are being applied, glue will not ever get into your eye. To avoid any irritation, however, the first safety precaution would be to be sure that the glue is safe for your eyes and doesn’t contain anything that is harmful, like formaldehyde. Shipping the glues across the world often leads to a building up of formaldehyde.
It’s also important to understand the difference between an allergic reaction and an infection. A licensed and experienced lash technician will not let any infection occur, but if you’re allergic to the glue, you’re still going to be allergic — this doesn’t mean the glue is inherently harmful.
Can you go blind?
No. Your technician should be trained properly to apply the adhesive and lashes in a way that is completely harmless. Your eyes are closed the entire time of the procedure. No matter how bad an allergic reaction may get, you will never go blind. The worse case scenario will be seeing the eye doctor to get specific eye drops to treat an allergic reaction.
What happens when you cry?
If you experience any burning or discomfort during the procedure, causing your eyes to tear or making you cry, this is a huge red flag and you should certainly speak up. You may need to have your technician change the glue. Getting lash extensions should be a completely pain-free experience.