What happens to your real eyelashes after extensions?

Eventually, they lose their hair after they've reached their maximum length. Because eyelash extensions are applied one eyelash at a time to a single natural eyelash, natural lashes can freely go through the growth cycle and eventually peel off with the extension attached to them. If you notice that your natural lashes look thinner and sparser as your eyelash extensions start to fall out, the treatment could be the culprit. Sometimes, extensions can interrupt the natural growth cycle of eyelashes.

As any eyelash technician will tell you, one of the most common questions you hear is whether extensions damage real eyelashes. If you've been wondering if your favorite false eyelashes will ruin your real lashes, you're in the right place. However, according to famous eyelash expert Clementina Richardson, founder of Envious Lashes, this will only really happen if the lashes aren't applied the right way. As with most eye makeup products, there are some health risks associated with using false eyelashes.

As for me, I could try an eyelash extension and skip the false ones so I don't have to find out from personal experience. They are a temporary enhancer of eyelashes that adhere to the eyelash line with a latex or acrylate-based adhesive. One of the most common things I've seen in my career is that clients damage their own eyelashes by pulling and poking around. If you're anything like us, every time you open your Instagram you're probably bombarded with beautiful before-and-after photos of women with eyelash extensions.

The most common risk of eyelash extensions is an allergic reaction to glue, which contains cyanoacrylate.

Briana Amass
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