Are eyelash extensions worth it?

Eyelash extensions are a semi-permanent enhancement that uses synthetic or natural fibers to increase the length, curl or volume of natural eyelashes. If you feel that mascara isn't enough and you're okay with the additional maintenance and money that eyelash extensions require, it's definitely worth looking for a specialist and having a consultation, in my opinion. So when eyelash extensions started to become popular, I didn't take a break before booking an appointment. If you really care for them (more on that later), eyelash extensions can last six to eight weeks until they fall out naturally, as your eyelashes usually do.

All your eyelashes are at a different stage at any given time, which means that some of your eyelashes are about to fall out, while others are experiencing a growth period (this is true whether you have eyelash extensions or not). I now know, after watching videos of eyelash extensions, that she started by gluing my lower lashes with an eyelash gel pad. Eliminating the need to use mascara, eyelash extensions provide an instant renewal to your look and often eliminate the need to wear makeup entirely. Eyelash extensions are semi-permanent eyelashes that are glued by hand to natural lashes, says Andra Marin, artistic director and expert eyelash stylist at Courtney Akai Lash Boutique in New York.

However, there is a very small risk of developing traction alopecia, says Dr. Zaina Al-Mohtaseb, adjunct professor of ophthalmology at Baylor School of Medicine in Houston, where natural eyelashes can fall out as a result of the consistent weight of repeated eyelash extensions. So if you're thinking of investing in this non-cheap beauty trend, here's everything you need to know before buying eyelash extensions. If you're looking for a bold, defined lash line with or without eye makeup, eyelash extensions are definitely worth it.

The result was great (I woke up with a strip full of eyelashes and went to work without putting on any makeup), but after a week I started to wake up with my pillowcase covered with eyelashes, extensions and my own natural eyelashes. My decision to buy eyelash extensions is due to the same idea: wanting an effortless look with minimal effort in the morning. The following post about eyelash extensions and how long they last and cost contains Amazon affiliate links. In reality, there isn't much evidence to show if eyelash extensions actually affect your natural eyelash length or your long-term health.

Keep reading to learn all the basics you'll be happy to know (a bar I'd like to know) before an appointment for eyelash extensions.

Jeanette Swart
Jeanette Swart

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