FOR YOUR INFORMATION:
What are LASH EXTENSIONS?
Let's start with the basics. First off, some people mistakenly lump "fake lashes" and "eyelash extensions" together - they're not the same thing.
Fake lashes - aka, falsies - are either temporary strips of lashes or single clusters of lashes that you can apply at home with a temporary glue whenever you want to add extra oomph to your lash line.
These don't require a professional application and the main difference between fake lashes and eyelash extensions is that fake lashes are temporary - they're good for a day. Maximum.
Eyelash extensions, on the other hand, are single eyelashes that made of either silk, mink or a synthetic material. These lashes are dipped in glue and attached to your individual eyelashes one by one, in a precise, almost clinical fashion.
How long do lash extensions last?
The glue that's used to adhere the lash extensions to your natural lashes is permanent so as long as the extensions aren't prematurely ripped or pulled off - they'll shed with the natural growth cycle of your natural lashes, which takes around 6 to 8 weeks.
But that doesn't mean your full set of lash extensions will last that long. You see, at any given time, all of your lashes are at a different stage in the growth cycle, with some being newly grown and some were on their way out. The ones that were already near the end of their life cycle will fall out and take the lash extensions that are attached to them with them.
That's why if you want to maintain the look of a full set of extensions, you'll want to go for frequent touch-ups to replenish these lashes that are lost in the growth process. Without touch-ups, expect a full set of lashes to look their best for around the first three weeks.
Are lash extensions safe?
Lash extensions are safe but there are precautions you should take. The main issue that stands out is eyelash glue. Your eyes are tightly shut the whole time lash extensions are being adhered to your natural lashes so no glue will get into your eyes. However, since the glue will be placed so close to your eyes, you still want to make sure that it's safe and doesn't contain anything harmful like formaldehyde.
Shipping glues across the world can lead to a buildup of formaldehyde by the time they reach the salon and you really don't want that near your eyes.