Everywhere you look, people are getting eyelash extensions. It’s definitely one of the most popular beauty trends right now. If you feel like your lashes are less than noteworthy and you want to have the long, thick lashes you see on everyone around you, then read on! Our blog will explain how lash extensions work and give tips to keep in mind if you decide to get them.

What Are Lash Extensions and How Are They Applied?

Getting lash extensions involves gluing natural or mink fibers to the base of each eyelash resulting in longer, fuller lashes. It’s a time-consuming process as each extension is applied individually, but it’s painless and can be part of some relaxing “me time”! Once your lash extensions are applied, they will last for several weeks with proper care.

Lash extensions are not one-size-fits-all. Just as you would choose your length and style of hair, you can choose the length and style (curl) of your lash extensions. At the Facial Bar, we offer high volume extensions as well as ones with a more classic look.

How Long Do Lash Extensions Last?

Lash extensions are meant to last as long as your natural lashes — about 2-3 weeks. This is the standard growth cycle of lashes, after which time they naturally fall out. Since everyone naturally loses lashes here and there, you may want to plan for refills. Think of it as a quick touch up every few weeks to maintain the quality and fullness of your extensions.

Agreeing to a semi-permanent procedure can be scary. What if you don’t like them? What if they’re uncomfortable? Rest assured, your lash extensions can be manually removed if you don’t want to wait for them to fall out naturally. However, chances are once you try them you’ll never want to be without them!

How To Care For Your Lash Extensions

Keep in mind, that your lash extensions require a certain amount of care to keep them looking great and prevent them from coming off prematurely. The following are a few maintenance tips for your new lash extensions:

  • Keep them dry for the first couple of days
  • Brush them regularly to keep them smooth and prevent clumping
  • Avoid oil-based makeup removers or skin products around your eyes
  • Treat your lashes carefully — don’t pull on them or use a mechanical eyelash curler
  • Be careful not to rub your eyes when washing your face
  • Set appointments to get refills

If you’re looking for a new way to enhance your natural beauty while eliminating the need for mascara, you might want to consider eyelash extensions. They can simplify your morning makeup routine and give you the big, beautiful lashes you’ve always wanted. To learn more about your lash extension options or to book an appointment, contact the Facial Bar in Algonquin. We’re here to help you look your best!