As more and more women discover the beauty of lash extensions, there’s one question we hear time and time again…. Are lash extensions safe? The answer is yes, absolutely and here are a few facts that will put your mind at ease.
1. Eyelash extensions won’t ruin your natural lashes. With proper application, care and maintenance, eyelash extensions won’t effect your natural lashes. Why? Unlike strip lashes or clusters, lash extensions will not weigh down your lashes. Your lash artist will work to create a custom set based on the length, thickness and curl of your natural lashes. Remember, there are serums you can use to strengthen your natural lashes which will provide a great base for lash extensions.
2. We use medical grade adhesive. This is important. As we’ve said many times before, do your homework before making an appointment. Check to make sure your lash artist uses a non-toxic, high quality adhesive. Lash Artists using the best quality products will happily let you know all about their brands. At iLash Charlotte, we use Lash Affair by J. Paris. This luxury brand is run by an industry-leading company and offers quality products that will not affect the integrity or safety of your natural lashes.
3. Lash extensions don’t come in contact with your skin or eyes. They are applied directly to your lashes using either a 1:1 technique (Classic Lashes) or 2:1, 3:1 etc (Volume Lashes). Eyelash extensions are perfect for everyone, including those who wear glasses or contacts. Even if you have a history of sensitivity, your lash artist can perform a patch test to see if you are a candidate for lash extensions.
With all of that being said, even with the most experienced lash artists can’t stop you from compromising the safety of your lashes at home. Never put mascara on your lashes, be wary of eyelash curlers (they can pull extensions and real lashes out!), stay away from products that contain oil and be sure to clean them everyday. Have more questions or concerns about eyelash extensions? Send us a message today!