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Does Eyelash Extensions Damage Your Natural Lashes?

Instant volume, perfect curl, and length for days—what’s there to hate about eyelash extensions? A lot of women don’t have the luxury of time and patience to apply falsies every single day, so it’s no surprise that eyelash extensions have become increasingly popular in recent years.

The Real Deal on Eyelash Extensions

As heaven-sent as eyelash extensions may seem, a lot of women are still a bit apprehensive about trying this beauty treatment. This is mainly due to the misconception that lash extensions can damage your natural lashes. Eyelash extensions have gained quite a bad rap for damaging natural lashes, causing bald spots, and in some cases, permanent loss of lashes. We’ve all heard about these horror stories before, so we understand if you’re anxious about getting one.

For the record, lash extensions alone will not damage your natural lashes. Damage to your natural lashes will only happen as a result of improper lash application and lack of proper aftercare.

How to Prevent Your Natural Lashes from Getting Damaged

Although there are numerous horror stories about eyelash extensions gone wrong, you can avoid all that by simply choosing professionally trained lash artists, such as the Lash For Ever team, to do your lashes.

From choosing the type of lash extensions to be used, down to the application and aftercare, your lash artist should be able to guide you well through the process to ensure that your natural lashes won’t get damaged.

1. Choosing the Right Lash Extension

Typically, when choosing extensions, thick and long lashes would first come into mind—but that shouldn’t always be the case. Many people who have had their natural lashes damaged were actually given extensions that were too heavy or too long for them. Too much weight can add unnecessary pressure to your natural lashes, causing them to break or shed prematurely.

Any good lash artist should be able to recommend a lash set that is suitable for your natural lashes. If you’re new to the world of eyelash extensions, we recommend that you get the natural set first as you might find the heavier full volume set uncomfortable.

2. Lash Extension Application

There are different application techniques for different types of eyelash extensions. For classic lash extensions, individual lash extensions are bonded to each of your natural lashes, whereas, for volume lash extensions, multiple pieces of lash extensions are attached to each of your natural lashes. Hybrid lashes, on the other hand, are attached using a combination of both methods. An experienced lash artist should be able to know the difference between these techniques and apply it accordingly. Failure to do so may result in lash breakage and poor retention.

3. Proper Aftercare Matters

Proper lash aftercare is essential in prolonging the life of your lash extensions. Apart from cleaning your extensions every day using a gentle cleanser, using lash serums can also keep both your natural lashes and extensions in good shape. As a matter of fact, some of our clients have actually found these serums effective in making their lash extensions intact.

You don’t have to be afraid of getting eyelash extensions just because of all the prejudice surrounding it. As long as you do your own research, and have your lashes done at a reputable lash salon by a seasoned lash artist, then there shouldn’t be any problem.


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