Happy Monday babes! I’ve been getting eyelash extensions for a couple months now and I always get a million questions about them. So, in an effort to answer all the questions I decided to dedicate a post to everything you need to know about eyelash extensions. Also, make sure you check out the super awesome giveaway at the end of this post!
In order to give you the most accurate answers and information, I consulted with the only person I trust to do my eyelash extensions, Rebekah, from RB Spa and Beauty in Seal Beach, CA, to have her answer some of the most common questions I get!
How long does getting the first full set usually take?
A quality set of lash extensions will and should take about two hours. If it’s under an hour– RUN! I say run because lash extensions are an art and should be applied very precisely, which takes time.
How often should you get them filled?
It really depends. My clients come in every three weeks for a 1-hr fill. With a good adhesive, a talented lash artist, and proper care, going three weeks between fills should be no problem!
Do they damage your natural eyelashes?
No. But, some lash extension applications can. It is really important to find a good lash artist for this reason. A good lash artist will properly isolate each extension on each natural lash, and know not to put too long or heavy of extensions on. Too long or heavy of extensions can and will cause the natural lashes to break.
Is it normal for them to fall out in between fills?
Yes. Your natural lashes are always cycling in and out. With or without lash extensions, you natural lashes shed. And then when you have extensions on, each extension will just fall out when the natural lash it’s attached to falls out.
What are some of your best tips to keep your lashes full and beautiful in between fills?
Keep them dry for the first 48 hrs to assure the adhesive has time to cure, don’t use oily or moisture-rich products very close to the lash line, and practice not touching or rubbing your eyes… those would be my top 3 tips!
What would you say some of the most common misconceptions are about eyelash extensions?
I’d say the most common misconceptions out there are that lash extensions will damage or cause your natural lashes to fall out. And as I’ve answered in some of the previous questions, the lash artist and their technique is key. Lashes are getting pretty popular, and for good reason! So, a lot of salons and spas are wanting to add the service to their menu, and sometime it’s added to the menu before the lash artist has been properly trained and really mastered the application.
Are there different kind of lash extensions? How do yo know which are the best for you?
There are several different curls ranging from fairly straight to a pretty strong curl to them. I stick to two curls with my work, the “C” curl and the “D” curl… “D” being the curlier of the the two, it’s a more “done-up” look, and “C” is a little softer and natural looking. And then of course, there is a range of different lengths… if you communicate your style and what you’re looking for to your stylist, they should be able to customize the perfect look for you. There are also classic lashes and volume lashes… I’d recommend looking at pictures of classic vs. volume lashes on Instagram to decide what look is more “you”. Volume is a fuller look, but it’s also a little more expensive.
Is going to bold with the extensions a bad idea?
Not necessarily. There definitely is a too bold and a line you don’t want to cross, but it really depends on what your natural lashes can handle. If you have pretty fine, short lashes, you can’t weigh those down with a really dramatic look. Of course you can add some length, but going really bold wouldn’t be the best. If you’ve got pretty sturdy natural lashes, there is a little more flexibility for an extra dramatic look.
If you had to go to someone to get your lashes done, how would you go about finding the perfect person you trust to do them?
I’d recommend going through a reputable lash training company, like Borbeleta or Extreme Lash. If you go on their website, you can find a stylist in our area, and that way you know that they have been properly trained. Also, check out their Instagram or ask to see pictures of their work. What you want to see is a neat application, where the lashes don’t look glued together or heavy. Also, ask questions! A good one would be to ask if they carefully isolate the lashes during the application. A knowledgeable lash artist will know why you are asking this, and not take offense.
Anything else you think I’ve missed that people should know about lash extensions at all?
I would say that you definitely get what you pay for with lash extensions. A quality set will cost around 125.00 to 200.00 approximately. And the other thing I’d add in, if you feel like you you’ve gotten a less-than-quality set of lash extensions, and fear that your natural lashes have been damaged, just have the extensions removed, and let your lashes rest. Baby your natural lashes by conditioning them with coconut oil, by taking Biotin or a hair, skin, and nails supplement, and purchase a lash growth serum like Revitalash. And I think that’s it! Happy lashing!
Big thank you to Rebekah for answering these questions and for keeping my lashes looking amazing! If you’re in the SoCal area, you definitely need to go to Rebekah for eyelash extensions, she’s the best!
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