Eyelash extensions seem to be the new fad in town. Every beauty parlour is offering this service which makes me wonder why the sudden demand. Additionally, what are you really getting yourself into when you get eyelash extensions? Unlike other beauty procedures, eyelash extensions are a delicate procedure since they’re near a very vital organ – your eyes. Therefore, it’s important to do your research and know the ups and downs of getting eyelash extensions. Here are some things you need to know about this cosmetic procedure.
They are long-lasting
Unlike falsies, eyelash extensions can last for more than a month depending on the installation and care. You’re recommended to go for a touch up after 3 weeks. However, if it’s not necessary, you don’t have to.
It’s a painless but lengthy procedure
The thought of something being that close to your eyes may send chills down your spine, especially for prolonged periods. The eyelash extensions procedure can last up to 2 hours depending on the type of lashes you want. However, it’s painless and somehow relaxing, actually.
They’re generally safe
Since your eyes are closed the entire time, it’s hard to cause any damage to them. However, if you end up getting eyelash extensions from an inexperienced technician, there can be serious repercussions. Make sure you do your research on the best-rated parlours to get the procedure.
Avoid oil-based makeup removers
Oils weaken the extensions thus reducing their lifespan. To extend their use, remove your makeup using micellar water or other oil-free makeup removers. Be gentle and avoid pulling on the extensions as this can damage your natural lashes. Check out Product Review: Garnier’s Micellar Cleansing Water
There’s no need to wear mascara
Eyelash extensions are long and voluminous enough to allow you to ditch the mascara. They are a good addition if you’re all about a natural makeup look. Additionally, wearing mascara will cause unnecessary strain on the lashes when it’s time to remove your makeup. Therefore, you don’t need the mascara or eyeliner.
Stay away from water right after the procedure
The first 24 hours after getting eyelash extensions to determine how long it will last. Avoid going for swimming or to the gym as water weakens the adhesive causing the extensions to fall off. Additionally, avoid taking a shower for the first 24 hours after getting the procedure done.
It’s not cheap
Good extensions procedure can cost from Kshs 5,000 to Kshs 10,000 depending on the quality of the lashes and the service. However, there are salons that offer a cheaper cost of Kshs 2,000 just be careful about the application so as to get pleasant results.
You can remove them at home
Once your lashes start to fall off, this is an indicator that it’s time to get rid of them. If you want to save the extra cost, you can simply remove them from the comfort of your home. Be sure to lather them in some oil then gently tag at them until they come off. Make sure not to pull your natural lashes. However, if you experience breakage, apply Vaseline to your lashes every night and they’ll be back to normal.
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