Eyelash extensions are semi-permanent fibers that adhere to natural lashes so that the fringes of the eyelashes appear longer, fuller and darker. Individual eyelash extensions are applied to each of the individual natural lashes (one extension per natural eyelash) with a semi-permanent glue. Eyelash extensions are lightweight synthetic, silk or mink lashes that are applied directly to natural eyelashes. The extensions are applied with a semi-permanent adhesive made by a professional eyelash artist.
An eyelash stylist uses different patterns of lengths, thicknesses and curls to create varied styles of eyelash extensions that complement your own lashes and natural features. However, there is a very small risk of developing traction alopecia, says Dr. Zaina Al-Mohtaseb, adjunct professor of ophthalmology at Baylor School of Medicine in Houston, where natural eyelashes can fall out as a result of the consistent weight of repeated eyelash extensions. A single eyelash extension, which ranges in size from 6 to 18 millimeters, is carefully attached one by one to the base of the natural eyelash.
These types of false eyelashes last two to three weeks because they are applied directly to the eyelashes themselves and should therefore be replaced since natural eyelashes fall out naturally with the growth cycle. Classic eyelash extension sets are carefully created to adapt to the characteristics of your eyelashes in the best way without being too long or heavy. Therefore, when choosing eyelash extensions, the general rule is that the extensions should be between 3 and 5 mm longer than natural eyelashes. If you really care for them (more on that later), eyelash extensions can last six to eight weeks until they fall out naturally, as your eyelashes usually do.
Voluminous lashes are when several lashes come together to form a new fan that is then added to the lashes to create a set of lush, thick, and curly lashes. Use an oil-free eyelash cleanser specifically formulated for eyelash extensions, as some products contain ingredients that can weaken the bond and cause extensions to come off prematurely. Statistics from Grand View Research show that by 2025, the eyelash extensions industry will have a growth rate of around 5.2%. Certified technicians who use safe, high-quality products are essential to receive proper eyelash extension treatment without damaging your eyes or natural eyelashes.
While eyelash extensions are safer and painless than ever, aftercare and a job done poorly often cause allergies, infections, eyelash buildup, scarcity and loss of natural eyelashes. Eyelash extensions are made from natural or artificial fibers of different sizes, lengths and curls to match natural eyelashes.