However, eyelash extensions can elevate your beauty look. But there are risks. Before you book your first appointment, make sure to do your research. Be aware of your health risks and learn about extension options. The Expert Advice article is a great resource.
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Potential Health Affects
According to AAO (American Academy of Ophthalmology), eyelash extension use can lead to infection of the cornea and eyelids. Swollen eyeslids can also cause permanent or temporary loss of eyelashes. Allergies to extensions, including solvents and adhesives, can occur.
AAO warns that you should not attempt to remove the extensions by yourself if you experience an allergic reaction. Get medical attention immediately from an ophthalmologist.
Getting New Lashes? Ask These Basic Questions
Are you ready to make the leap? Before you get your first set of eyelash extensions, here are some things to remember.
- Find out more about the salon. See reviews. Check to see if there have been any health issues. You can visit the salon to inspect the space and make sure it is clean. Hygiene is extremely important.
- Do your research on the aesthetician/lash artist. Seek out reviews from the lash artist you are considering. Are they licensed? Experience and proper training are equally important for your eye safety.
- Ask about the products used for applying your extensions. Before you start your service, request to see the products being used. Is the lash glue formaldehyde-free? This is a toxin which can get into your eyes and cause allergic reactions. The adhesive’s expiration date should be checked. Before applying adhesive to your eyes, the AAO recommends that you do a spot test on your wrist.
Different Types Of Lash Extension Material
The type of extensions that you would like to have is one of the first things you will be asked to decide when you arrive at your appointment. Before you make your appointment, it is a good idea to look at all the options. There are many options for eyelash extensions. They come in natural and man-made materials. Each one has a different feel and weight.
you may be a natural products kind of girl, partial to silk, cotton, linen, wool, or wool for your clothing. However, the decision between natural and man-made materials can be more difficult than choosing between wool or polyester cardigans. You need to be especially careful about what products are used around your eyes.
Only one natural material is available for lash extensions: animal fur. Although mink is the most common fur, sable and Fox fur are also readily available. Silk lashes are a synthetic form of silk, as you may have heard.
Animal fur is not suitable for people with animal allergies. An allergic reaction can occur when lashes are made from animal fur. The faux mink and silk options are better for those who have ethical concerns about how minks are treated.
This information will help you choose the right material for you.
Natural Mink Lashes
The most widely used natural eyelash extensions material. Mink is lightweight and fluffy, mimicking the appearance of your natural lashes. Mink is a great choice if you are new to lash extensions or prefer a more subtle look. Fur lashes can be expensive, just like fur coats. A set can cost anywhere from $10 to $30. Mink lashes require some maintenance. Mink lashes are not curled like synthetic mink or faux mink. They will need to be curled by you at least once a week.
Faux Mink Lashes
Faux mink is a man-made substitute for real mink. It has a similar feel to real, and it’s also lighter. Faux mink is better for people with allergies and ethical aversions. You don’t have to spend the extra money on real mink but still want the look. Faux mink is definitely more budget-friendly. Faux mink lashes can cost anywhere from $2 to $8 depending on where you are, the lash artist and the style and number of lashes that you select.
Silk lash extensions are the most rigid and heavy. Silk lashes are often used for special occasions and weddings because of their thickness and luster. They are also the most uncomfortable extensions. They are priced similarly to faux mink eyelashes.
Mink Lashes VS Faux Mink Lashes Test
The burn test is a great way to determine if you have faux or real mink lashes. It sounds insane, and we wouldn’t recommend that you burn your new lashes. But, just in case, here are the details.
Carefully use a lighter to burn your lashes. The way the hairs feel and smell will tell you if they are real or fake mink lashes. Mink fur is just as beautiful as real hair. The hairs should be crinkled and then leave behind ashes after they have been burned. The signature “burnt hair smell” should be detectable. False mink lashes are completely different when they’re burned. Faux mink lashes burn like synthetic hair, and they smell like artificial plastic.
SAY NO to faux mink! !
How long do they last
Faux lashes and Syntheic Lashes won’t last very long. Faux Lashes and Synthetic lashes can begin to fall apart after just four or five wears, even if they are kept clean. Mink lashes are more durable than mink lashes. You can reuse them up to 30 times if you take care.