Everything you need to know about eyelash extensions
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Without a doubt, eyelashes are one of the most important features of a woman’s face. They help highlight the eyes and give them a beautiful setting, making their natural beauty stand out. For these reasons, many women want to improve the appearance of their natural eyelashes. One of the easiest and most affordable ways to do that is by applying eyelash extensions, which can tremendously improve the appearance of a woman’s eyelashes. They can give straight eyelashes a desirable curve and make short eyelashes appear longer.
There is a lot to know about eyelash extensions, and with this handy article, we will cover all of the most important parts.
What are eyelash extensions?
Before getting into the details of false lashes, it is important to understand what exactly eyelash extensions are. Lash extensions are hair fibres applied directly to the base of each natural eyelash with eyelash adhesive. These extensions are made either out of synthetic materials or natural hair. The process of applying eyelash extensions is very often time-consuming, as they most usually have to be applied one by one. The exception to this is eyelash extensions on strips, which can be applied in one go. However, strip lashes will never look as gorgeous as a set of personalized lashes applied individually.
Lash extensions can hold on tight for a couple of weeks before requiring a refill. Proper eyelash care is very important when using eyelash extensions, as it effectively extends the life of the lashes. One of the most important things to do with false eyelashes is cleaning them thoroughly with a high-quality eyelash cleanser. You can find professional oil-free eyelash cleansers, manufactured out of premium ingredients and designed to extend the life of extensions.
How to extend the life of eyelash extensions?
Apart from cleaning them daily, there are a couple of things that need to be remembered to keep eyelash extensions from deteriorating too fast. Keep in mind that eyelash extensions will only live as long as the duration of the natural life cycle of eyelashes and will fall off together with the natural eyelashes no matter what. To keep up the look, refills are recommended every two to three weeks. However, you can still take steps to increase the life of your eyelash extensions for as long as possible.
One important factor in keeping your eyelash extensions safe and good-looking is to avoid using any oil-based skincare products such as face creams and makeup removers. While oil-based cosmetics can be effective, especially for people who do not struggle with acne, they can interact with the eyelash adhesive used in applying eyelash extensions, dissolving it and destroying the look. When wearing eyelash extensions, always use water-based cosmetics to prevent the lashes from deteriorating too fast.
It can also help to avoid excessive makeup, especially when it comes to mascara. While using mascara once or twice won’t damage your eyelash extensions too much, using it daily can quickly destroy the whole look. If you really care about the longevity of your extensions, avoid using mascara at all. When in need, always use a water-based mascara and only apply it to the tips of your lashes.
What are the types of eyelash extensions?
Eyelash extensions are available in a whole range of types and styles, ranging from natural-looking ones that give only a small amount of highlight, to truly outstanding ones that provide a Hollywood-like effect. The most basic division of eyelash extensions is by their method of application. The most common method of applying false lashes is the so-called 1:1 method or the classic method. In this method, only one extension is applied to each one of the natural eyelashes. It is the most versatile and universal method, allowing for a wide range of effects.
In addition to the 1:1 method, many stylists offer eyelash extensions applied using the Volume method. Using the Volume method, more than one extension is applied to each of the natural eyelashes. The number of eyelashes used depends on the desired effect and can range anywhere from 2D to 20D, although most commonly stylists do not go higher than 5D. Depending on the number of extensions used for the treatment, the false lashes will be of different thickness. For Mega Volume style between 2D and 6D, extensions of 0.03mm and 0.05mm thickness are most popular. In the case of Russian Volume, 0.06mm and 0.07mm are frequently used.
Apart from the application method, eyelash extensions can differ in length and curl. When it comes to the curl, there are a couple of basic divisions between extensions. If you’re looking for a natural, subtle effect, I curl, J curl, and B curl will be the most appropriate, as they offer the lowest amount of lift. For more dramatic effects, C curl and D curl are more appropriate. For a truly outstanding effect, U curl lashes provide an extreme amount of lift, perfect for the most demanding clients.
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