The Eyes Have It - Eyelash Extensions Enhance It
Eyelash extensions are a revolutionary way of enhancing the beauty of
your eyes without looking artificial. Imagine waking up in the morning
and smiling at your loved one with no fear that ugly 'raccoon' eyes are
spoiling your appearance. Flutter fabulous lashes without that tell-tale
base marring the image. Think of the time you will save by not having to
go through that awkward process of applying false lashes. Eyelash
extensions may be your dream come true.
How do these modern marvels work? Individual strands of delicate silk are
adhered to your lashes adding both length and volume. The adhesive is
semi-permanent, meaning eyelash extensions won't detach on their own, but
may be removed if desired or necessary. The life of an individual human
lash is from two to six months, with the average being about three
months. As human lashes shed, new lashes must be enhanced with eyelash
extensions to preserve the overall appearance. Periodic refills will be
required to replace lost lashes and ensure that existing eyelash
extensions remain in place.
You may be wondering about the process, how long it takes and whether it
is painful. There is nothing to worry about! You will lie back in a
comfortable position for about 45 minutes to an hour and a half. A
certified lash stylist will carefully cover your lower lashes and
eyebrows with a soft shield to protect them and keep them out-of-the-way.
The stylist will gently comb the lashes to remove any that are shedding.
After carefully spreading a single lash away from its neighbors, the
stylist will coat the enhancement with a special bonding agent and lay it
along the length of the natural lash, removing any excess. This step will
be repeated from 60 to 120 times for each eye. Patience and care will
guarantee that your eyelash extensions will look beautiful and natural.
After care for your eyelash extensions is really very simple. You should
avoid water for about 24 hours. After that, swimming and showering are
fine. Be gentle with them when removing eye makeup. Avoid heavy oils and
creams as they will cause degeneration of the adhesive. Do not use
waterproof mascara. Avoid excess heat such as a heated eyelash curler or
steam from a home facial sauna.
Just as your hair color and manicure must be maintained to extend their
beauty, eyelash extensions must be touched up periodically. Establish a
follow up schedule to be sure your eyelash extensions are always as
fabulous as they are when you first have them done.