Eyelash extensions have become increasingly popular in recent years, with many people opting for longer and fuller lashes. However, with the rise in popularity, there are also numerous myths and misconceptions surrounding eyelash extensions. In this blog post, we will uncover the truths and debunk the myths about eyelash extensions, providing you with accurate information to make an informed decision about this beauty trend.
Wearing extensions harms natural eyelashes – Myth
The use of Eyelash Extensions does not harm the natural lashes as long as the procedure is performed by a competent and trained professional and with quality materials. In addition to, of course, proper post-application care.
The fibers used for eyelash extensions are natural – usually, myth
It depends. The definition of something natural is something that is found in nature. Very few professionals work with natural lashes, mainly because natural extensions available on the market are animal hair such as mink. This makes achieving the desired effect in the procedure challenging, as the lashes' length, weight, and thickness are often inconsistent. Plus, there is an environmental issue involved in the exploitation of animals.
Eyelash Extensions should not get wet – Myth
Eyelash Extensions not only can but MUST be washed daily to prevent the spread of bacteria and lash mites that can cause inflammation and infections, reduce the build-up of sleep and dead skin cells, and also to increase the durability of the extensions.
Golden tip: for beautiful and healthy lashes, use Prolong Lash Cleanser on your entire face twice daily! It will help remove makeup AND keep your lashes free from daily dirty. Click here to understand how you should wash your lashes.
Removal should only be performed by a professional – Truth
Never remove extensions by pulling them out, cutting them, or using home remedies, as this can damage your natural lashes! A professional lash artist has the appropriate technical knowledge and the materials needed to remove extensions safely without any damage.
It is necessary to brush the extensions – Truth
Many people believe you shouldn't brush the extensions because it can cause them to fall out; however, brushing them is vital to keep each extension separate from its neighboring lash, helping to remove minor build-up in the lash line and keeping them neat.
Eyelash extensions are uncomfortable - Myth
Eyelash extensions, when properly applied, should not cause discomfort. Each extension is carefully attached to an individual natural lash using a specially formulated adhesive. The process is meticulous and tailored to your comfort. If you experience discomfort or irritation, it may indicate an allergic reaction, or the application technique needs to be adjusted. Consult with a professional and make sure you communicate any concerns during the application process.
You cannot use the sauna – Myth
Yes, using a sauna with sweat-inducing steam and heat allows for natural oils, sweat, makeup, and face products to migrate into the lash line. But that doesn't mean you CAN'T use the sauna. You simply need to make sure you wash them with Prolong Lash Cleanser immediately after your sauna.
You should not use eye makeup remover - Truth
When it comes to eye makeup, it's always better to use products that are safe for use with extensions – including makeup remover. It's safer to use cleansers that are specifically designed to clean your lash extensions AND face… like Prolong Lash Foaming Pump, of course (;
Eyelash extensions look fake – Myth
The objective of a well-done cosmetic procedure should be to highlight the clients' beauty traits and harmonize the face. The goal is not that eyelashes draw attention to themselves but to draw attention to the beauty of each person individually, so modern well-done procedures can undoubtedly result in a highly natural effect as if the eyelashes already belonged to the person. But of course, any lash artist worth their salt can create any kind of look a client wants, from super subtle, to sky-high drama.
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