10 Frequently Asked Questions About Lash Extensions
How long do eyelash extensions last?
Most eyelash extension adhesives have a bond time of anywhere from 4-8 weeks. However, they will only last as long as your natural lash does. Like all hair on the human body, your eyelashes grow in stages. It is normal to lose 1-4 natural lashes per day which is why a fill is recommended every 3-4 weeks.
Can I wear lash extensions with a medical condition ?
If you’re wearing eyelash extensions, avoid rubbing your eyes whenever possible. When you rub your eye, the friction can cause your lashes to twist out of place – in some cases they can be ripped out by a stray fingernail or knuckle! If your eyes are itchy or dry, keep moisturising eye-drops on hand and try your best not to rub. This can get tough for those with hayfever or seasonal allergies, but we promise that healthy, glamorous lashes are worth it!
Can you rub your eyes with lash extensions?
Certain medical conditions make it difficult for you to fix lash extensions. This includes, Alopecia, Trichotillomania and nutrient deficiency. Find out why here.
Do eyelash extensions damage my natural lashes?
When applied correctly, eyelash extensions do not damage your natural lash. Certified lash artists will apply to only one natural lash, and will apply an extension that is the appropriate weight and length to ensure the integrity of your natural lash. Eyelash extensions can be damaging if your lash artist is not using proper techniques. Lashes that are too heavy, or clusters (pre-made fans) have a larger amount of adhesive and can cause your natural lash to break. When selecting your lash artist, ask which techniques that they use and where they were certified. This will aid in maintaining healthy natural lashes and enjoying the benefits of extensions.
Do you have specials or packages?
Yes – best to do it AFTER the extension application, not before, and only a light spray on the face.
Are hybrids suitable for weaker lashes?
Hybrids are a great choice for those with weaker lashes looking for a fuller, textured look without committing to our volume sets. The hybrid set blends ultralight lash fans with classic lashes, allowing extensions to be attached safely to weaker, slender lashes. Our lash stylists will tailor your hybrid set to the safest length and thickness for your natural lashes.
Can I wear eye make-up with my eyelash extensions?
You most definitely can wear make-up with your eyelash extensions. When selecting makeup, it is beneficial to go with extension safe make-up. Extension safe makeup is oil free, usually contains sealers to prolong extension life and helps to work adjacent with your extensions for an optimal look. If you use regular make-up, it is recommended to use a daily cleanser with make-up remover that is safe for your lashes to remove residue at the end of the day, such as this one here: Lash Cleanser Kit.
Are the materials you use safe and good quality?
Yes – the Just in Luck Adhesive we use is almost completely fume-free, approved for cosmetic use and safe for your eyes. It is also very long lasting. The eyelash extensions we use at Lashes Per Usual are the highest quality available, with the lengths and thicknesses specially customized to suit you! All equipment is thoroughly disinfected before each use. We use masks for hygiene and practice thorough hand-washing and sanitiser between clients.
My own eyelashes have been falling out with extensions attached – is this normal?
Some people don’t actually realise this, but every day, we lose anywhere from 1-5 natural lashes – much like the hairs on our head, they replace themselves as new ones grow! Usually twice a year (chance of seasons, particularly end of Summer and beginning of Spring you will notice that you lose more natural lashes than normal – this is called seasonal shedding, and you will normally find that your lashes seem to be falling out more quickly than normal – and that a lot of new baby lashes have come through at your next appointment. Don’t be too concerned – it happens to everyone a couple of times a year, and if you are worried, get in touch or talk to your lash stylist who can assess the health of your lashes at any point.