5 Common Eyelash Extension Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Laura Tolentino

Did you know that with proper treatment, lash extensions will last up to six to eight weeks before falling out naturally as your eyelashes grow?

But, what is an eyelash extension? It’s a strand-by-strand application of fake artificial mink or silk fibers to your own lashes. It uses special non-irritating sensitive glue and the lashes maximize your eye shape.

Eyelash extensions will make your eyes appear larger, your lashes appear longer, and your face appears more feminine. Who wouldn’t want to feel like this?

Here are some of the most popular eyelash extension mistakes to avoid. Knowing what can prevent your success when it comes to eyelash extensions is key.

1. Not Using a Knowledgeable Professional

Remember, we are dealing with your eyes here! You need to have someone who knows their stuff, especially when working around your eyes.

Secondly, everyone has different eye shapes. Your technician will have studied the different eye shapes and facial structures. These include unique eye structures, such as eye depth, shape, location, and width. Correct styling draws attention to the finest qualities when concealing faults.

You do not want just anybody working on one of your best features. 

2. Using Substandard Products

Lashes are delicate to work with and can be damaged due to the use of substandard products. Again you need to choose a professional stylist who knows their product and selects the best products for you. 

The stylist should know the different types of lash extensions available such as glued lashes, as opposed to magnetic eyelashes

3. Not Feeling Comfortable

When your eyelash extensions are done, they should feel totally natural. If you experience any discomfort or pain, it means something is wrong.

You should immediately contact your stylist to have the problem looked at and corrected!

4. Not Properly Caring for Your Lash Extensions

You might think that once you’ve had your lash extensions, you can leave them alone. This is not the case at all.

To keep your lash extensions looking their best, there are a few things you’ll need to do.

First and foremost, for the first 24 hours, avoid the following:

  • Avoid getting your lash extensions wet
  • Do not use any lash care product
  • Avoid strong windy air blowing through your lashes
  • Try not to touch or brush your lashes

The reason for these ‘don’t dos’ is that the glue takes about 24 hours to activate and dry. Your aftercare routine will be so much easier after the first 24 hours.

Your lash artist should explain how to maintain your lash extensions at the end of your appointment.

5. Not Taking Your Time

Do not allow your stylist to rush through your appointment. You should always allow two hours for complete sets and one hour and fifteen minutes for infills.

If you are new to lash extensions, try to allocate a little longer for a full consultation and detailed care instructions. It’s when you don’t allow enough time that you run the risk of making mistakes.

Flutter Those Flirty Eyelashes!

It is not difficult to achieve the beautiful, voluminous lashes that you have always desired. Be wary of making eyelash extension mistakes.

Do not use lash services that are too cheap. Great lash artists work using high-quality materials and skilled staff.

If you’re going to spend money on your lashes in the first place, you don’t want to waste it by ruining them!

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