Lash Extensions 101: The Eyelash Adhesive
Eyelashes can be a make or break feature of any makeup look. Whether you’re going for big and bold or looking for a little volumizing boost, the way your lashes are applied can make all the difference. It’s no secret that home application can be a tricky (and sticky) process, which is why many people turn to professional lash extension services. Here’s everything you need to know about the adhesive that keeps your extensions looking gorgeous and what you can do to maintain your luscious look for weeks on end!
Type of Eyelash Extensions
Eyelash extensions come in many shapes and styles, but the first thing you will need to know is what type of material you want to use. Extensions can be synthetic, silk, or mink, and each one offers different levels of drama and lifetime use. You can even opt for colored lash extensions if you’re looking to add some extra drama flair to your everyday look. Next, you will need to consider your eye shape to figure out which style will give you the right aesthetic. The common categories include deep-set eyes, downturned eyes, hooded eyes, and prominent eyes.
After you’ve selected your ideal lashes, a professional lash technician will apply each individual lash using a safe adhesive. However, it is important to consider that some lash glues could cause an allergic reaction, which is why it’s important to speak with your technician about any ingredients that might be harmful. There are a variety of lash glues available to accommodate different levels of skin sensitivity, all without sacrificing the quality of the lash application process. The process usually takes a couple of hours and with proper maintenance, you will only need to schedule visits every three to four weeks.
Is the Glue Permanent?
Lash studios use a special kind of glue to adhere to the lash extensions to your natural lashes. However, the glue is not permanent, which is why you should expect a few of the lashes to fall out over time as the glue weakens and as your natural lashes grow. While the lash technician applies the eyelashes, you will have your eyes closed, which means there’s no chance of accidentally getting glue in your eye or causing any irritation. Getting eyelash extensions should be a completely comfortable, pain-free experience.
Caring for Your Eyelash Extensions
Even the best eyelash extensions will fall out over time, but you can help slow down the process and preserve your look with some maintenance tips. First, make sure your new lashes don’t come in contact with water for the first 24 hours while the glue is still setting. You should also stay away from oil-based makeup removers which can weaken the glue and cause your lashes to slide off. Finally, be sure to use a gentle hand when applying any makeup to your eyes and avoid waterproof mascara since it will prematurely pull off the lashes when you try to remove it at the end of the day.
At Selena’s Lash Studio, our lash artists are highly trained and eager to give you an exciting new look. For amazing lash extensions or lash lift services, contact us today!