The Beginner's Guide to Eyelash Extensions
Have you been thinking about getting eyelash extensions? I know you have, because you're reading this article "The Beginner's Guide to Eyelash Extensions ". Here is everything you need to know before you wear the amazing eyelash extensions.
HOW SHOULD I GET STARTED?
There are a ton of things you need to keep in mind before getting eyelash extensions. First, and most important is who you choose to apply them. Finding the right person to do your lash extensions is a lot like choosing a tattoo artist, or a hairstylist, or cosmetic surgeon: There are a lot of bad ones out there, so it's worth doing your research to find the good.
Hit up Yelp and Google to find out what people are saying about each business and stylist. Dig deep into these reviews to see how long they've been working and maintaining a satisfied client base. Ask around. See who your friends are going to, and what their experience was like. Are they loyal to the same person? If not, why?
In the end, you get what you pay for, which brings me to my second piece of advice: Be careful if you're looking for deals. Eyelash extensions are a lot easier to screw up than they are to get right. If you go to a chop shop or an inexperienced eyelash stylist, chances are, you're going to end up with uneven, clumpy looking lashes. Even worse, they can damage your natural lashes. Badly done extensions can easily tear out your real lashes, which oftentimes deadens the root and prevents regrowth, and that's why we recommend you to choose Hera eyelash extensions.
WHAT WILL MY NEW EYELASHES LOOK LIKE?
It's up to you! Your eyelash stylist will talk to you about why you're getting eyelash extensions, what you want to get out of them, and the look you're going for. My eyelash stylist saw my natural lashes and FREAKED. I told her I wanted to focus more on fullness than length, since I was already pretty good on that.
"I could do so much with those. I'm seeing a full set. Total glam." She told me.
I, literally horny at the thought of my own lashes, feverishly replied, "Perfect."
BACK UP: WHAT ARE EYELASH EXTENSIONS?
Eyelash extensions are imitation singular eyelashes that are dipped in glue and adhered to your individual eyelashes one by one. The three most common types of extensions are silk eyelashes, mink eyelashes, human hair eyelashes and synthetic eyelashes. Silk and mink eyelashes might sound very luxurious, while "synthetic" is a dirty word in some beauty circles, but synthetic eyelash extensions are your best bet if you're a first timer. Depending on the sensitivity of your skin and eyes, you could have an allergic reaction to mink eyelashes. I know, I know, Beyoncé wears mink eyelashes, you don't have to tell me.
WHAT CAN AND CAN'T I DO WITH EYELASH EXTENSIONS?
I initially thought I wouldn't ever be able to take a hot shower again, or go to hot yoga. Those were my two main concerns. Not so. She explained to me that the glue needs a full 24 hours to cure, so in that time, I wasn't able to expose my eyelashes to any water or heat, but after, I could live my life normally. Some eyelash artists will tell you to wait a full 48 hours, but it depends on who you go to, the kind extensions, such as Hera Mink Eyelash Extensions, and what kind of glue they use.
When it comes to makeup and skincare, stay away from any oil-based products, like moisturizers or makeup removers, as they can break down the adhesive. No waterproof mascara, because it's harder to remove and can easily pull the extensions off. Truthfully, you're not going to need mascara at all, but then again, I didn't need eyelash extensions, so whatever. If you do use mascara, focus on the tips of the lashes, staying away from the lash line, near where your eyelashes are glued.
It's also recommended that you sleep on your back, to prevent premature lash loss that would come with laying on your side and rubbing your lashes on your pillow. This presents a problem for me because I sleep exclusively on my side, in a ball. I just make sure to keep my lashes off the edge of the pillow, which is easier than it sounds.
I wanted to ask my eyelash artist how they'd hold up during sex, but I figured that question might be inappropriate for our first session. After all, we had just met. Instead, I did the polite thing, and waited until brunch that Sunday and texted her about it after slamming a 20 ounce mimosa.
"No rough stuff ;-)" for the record.
Overall, you should be careful with your eyelashes, but you don't need to be too careful. You don't need to relearn to live your entire life, the way you would if you'd just gotten a set of stiletto nails. The biggest thing for me was to remember to gently dry my face with my towel when I'm fresh out of the shower, instead of diving face first into only the finest of Martha Stewart's Plush Bath Towel Collection.
HOW LONG DO EYELASH EXTENSIONS LAST?
The lash glue adheres the eyelash extensions to your lashes permanently, so they shed with the natural growth cycle of your eyelashes, which is about 6-8 weeks. All of your lashes are on a different growth cycle, and everyone sheds differently depending on their lifestyle. It is usually recommended to get your lashes filled every 2-4 weeks.
My lashes have always been the best thing about me, and now they're even better. They're huge, and I think I'm addicted to extensions. People love them. Well, girls, mostly, it's not like guys notice that shit. I was a little apprehensive about getting them just because it seemed like such a long-term change, and part of the fun of beauty is that none of it is long-term. But I'll definitely be getting them filled regularly, and I'll be keeping them for a while. My only fear is that I'll lose all of my strength when I finally get them removed, like Samson.
WHERE TO WHOLESALE KIND EYELASH EXTENSIONS?
Hera is not only professional hair extensions and lace wigs manufacturer in China, they also professional on manufacture mink eyelashes, human hair eyelashes, synthetic eyelash extensions etc., so you could buy or wholesale from Hera directly. For more details about Hera Eyelash Extensions, please visit: http://www.herahair.com/false-eyelashes-extensions.html.