Do you have to keep up with eyelash extensions?

Eyelash extensions will naturally fall out over time along with real eyelashes. However, if you take proper care of your extensions, you'll only have to fill in your lashes to replace some lost extensions every two weeks. Find out if using olive oil for eyelashes works, how to apply it safely, and also try over-the-counter products for eyelash growth.

Eyelash extensions

are semi-permanent lashes that stick by hand over natural lashes, says Andra Marin, artistic director and expert eyelash stylist at Courtney Akai Lash Boutique in New York.

Getting your eyelashes wet used to be forbidden, but Phillips explains that some current glue formulas allow exposure to water within 24 hours. However, there is little risk of developing traction alopecia, says Dr. Zaina Al-Mohtaseb, associate professor of ophthalmology at Baylor School of Medicine in Houston, where natural lashes can fall out as a result of the constant weight of repeated eyelash extensions. Keep reading for all the basics you'll be happy to know (I wish I knew the bar) before an appointment for eyelash extensions.

Ramy Gafni, famous makeup and eyebrow guru, advises opting for extensions that align with the shape of existing lashes, rather than extra long and spectacular lashes. If you end up curling your lashes with an eyelash curler, Richardson recommends the type that warms your lashes like a miniature curling iron, such as the Envious Lashes heated eyelash curler. While it's true that eyelash extensions require less maintenance than using mascara or false eyelashes every day, they're not something you can get and forget about either. If you really take care of them (we'll talk about this later), eyelash extensions can last six to eight weeks until they fall out naturally, as eyelashes usually do.

Magnetic eyelashes and eyeliners are considered safe for most people, especially compared to false eyelashes that require glue. The cost of eyelash extensions can vary greatly depending on your location, the eyelash technician, the type of eyelashes you use, and the style you want. In reality, there isn't much evidence to show whether eyelash extensions actually affect your natural eyelash length or your long-term health. For the first 48 hours after application, avoid showering, washing your eyes, or getting your eyelash extensions wet.

Eyelash extensions are not dangerous or bad, as long as the technician follows the correct methods and uses the right materials.

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