For approximately 6,000 years, women have used artificial means to improve the appearance of their eyes. Throughout the Victorian era, the use of mascara became fashionable, and in 1916 false eyelashes were developed. A current improvement on the actual improvement of women's eyelashes is the invention of eyelash extension.

What is the difference between false eyelashes and eyelash extensions?

A false eyelash is a reproduction of an entire eyelash on a base that is glued to the eyelid around the bottom of the eyelashes. They can be easily removed and are only a short-term enhancement to improve the appearance of your lashes.

An eyelash extension is a series of individual lashes that are glued to current lashes and will last for about 4 weeks before a touch up is needed.

How heavy are eyelash extensions?

Eyelash extensions weigh almost nothing and therefore there is little chance that the eyelid will wear out.

What the hell is an eyelash extension made of?

Eyelash extensions can be created with real organic human hair, artificial fiber, synthetic fiber, or mink hair. The most commonly available eyelash extensions tend to be artificial fiber or even mink fur.

How do you put this on?

A good esthetician will carefully look at your lashes to select those that are most likely to provide a stable foundation for extension. Each individual eyelash extension is applied to existing eyelash hair with a special glue. Each eyelid will require around 50 to 100 extensions to create a real eyelash.

How do you care about this?

In the first 24 hours, it is necessary to avoid contact with water, since the adhesive must be fixed correctly in the extension of the natural eyelash. After that, don't wear oil-based eye makeup or even removers because the oil will weaken the glue.

How often should eyelash extensions be renewed?

Eyelash extensions can last as long as the person's hairs that are attached to stay on the eyelid. Natural lashes normally last about 40 days. Since lash extensions are attached to individual lash hairs, they will not last forever. Beauty experts suggest a touch-up be done every three to four days.

Can a person go swimming while wearing them?

The easy answer is, of course, however it is best to avoid exposure to water for the first twenty-four hours after they have been applied to allow the glue used to properly adhere to your natural lash.

How are these removed?

These tabs can be removed by a trained esthetician. You will be able to delete them in your own home, but this can be a slow process and may require a series of attempts before they are all removed.

Will these affect my eyes or natural lashes?

Unless, of course, a person is allergic to the fiber used to make these extensions or even the glue used to attach them to the tab, there will be no side effects.

Where there is certainly a known allergy to certain fibers or solvents, this should be mentioned before applying any type of eyelash extension.

Could you use mascara with these?

Usually you don't have to use mascara with lashes, it will be longer and look fuller compared to natural lashes. In the event that mascara is used, it should not be oil-based, as this can affect the glue used to bond the actual extension of the natural eyelash.

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