Eyelash Extension Disasters
The “Glue”some Truth
Everybody wants long, gorgeous eyelashes, and it’s a sad fact that Mother Nature is a whole lot more generous with some women than she is with others. If mascara isn’t doing it for you, you may have considered eyelash extensions, but might also be worried about whether they’re safe. If that sounds like you, read on.
What Are Eyelash Extensions?
Eyelash extensions shouldn’t be confused with false eyelashes. The false eyelashes are attached to the skin, whereas the extensions are glued to the actual eyelash. They don’t go on in groups or clumps; rather they’re attached one by one. They’re designed to follow the natural curve of your eyelashes, and properly applied, no one will know that you’re wearing them.
Are Lash Extensions Permanent?
No. The only way to lengthen your eyelashes permanently is to have eyelashes surgically transplanted by a doctor. Eyelash extensions are semi-permanent, lasting anywhere from two weeks to a month.
Is the Procedure Dangerous?
When done by a competent, properly-trained eyelash technician, there is little or no danger to having eyelash extensions. However, this is not something a 13-year-old should be attempting at a slumber party, or a 60-year-old pensioner should be trying on her own to save money. And don’t go to a self-taught operator – you could end up getting an eye infection from unsanitary conditions, or injuries from glue coming into contact with your eyes.
The Glue Is Exactly What I Was Worried About!
With a trained eyelash technician, you can put your mind at rest. The eyelash glue is applied on the eyelash, not the eyelid, so there should be no contact with your skin. A trained operator will spend about an hour with you in order to make sure you get a beautiful set of eyelashes. It’s not a procedure that should be rushed.
Are There Other Dangers?
Only if you don’t do what you’re supposed to do, which is to let your technician know if you plan to open your eyes while she’s working. The eyelashes are applied using tweezers, so don’t surprise the technician.
Also, it’s not advisable to have eyelash extensions if your eyelashes have been permed within the past three months.
Go For It!
You can have the look you always wanted. Just make sure you go to a salon that specializes in eyelash extensions, one that has qualified personnel. You’ll be glad you did.