Can Eyelash Extension Damage My Natural Lashes

Can Eyelash Extension Damage My Natural Lashes

What is eyelash extension?

Eyelash extension made from synthetic, mink or silk fibers that are attached to your natural lashes individually applied to each natural lashes using a semi permanent glue to each natural eyelash, creating a fuller and voluminous look. The application process takes about two to three hours, can last for several weeks with proper care.

1.Potential Risk Of Eyelash Extensions If done By Untrained Lash Technician:

  • Damage To Natural Lashes : If not applied correctly it can cause the root of your  natural lashes too become weak.The added weight of the extension can strain your natural lashes leading to premature shading.
  • Allergic Reactions: Some individuals may have allergic reaction to the adhesive use to apply the extensions.This can cause redness, itching and swelling around the eye.Speak to your lash tech as they may have sensitive glue for sensitive eyes. 
  • Infection: Unsanitary tools or improper application can lead to eye infections such as Blepharitis it's crucial to ensure that your lash technician follows strict hygiene protocols.
  • Traction Alopecia : This Condition occurs when constant tension from the extension cause your natural lashes to fall out, Over time this can lead to permanent lash loss.

2.How to Minimize the Risks:

  • Choose a Qualified Technician : Ensure that your technician is certified and experienced in applying eyelash extension. Research reviews and find a reputable salon.
  • Patch Test : Request a patch test before your first full application to check for any allergies reaction to the adhesive.
  • Proper Application : Make sure the extensions are applied to one natural lash at a time and not stuck together, This reduces the strain on your natural lashes.
  • Follow Aftercare Instruction : Washing your lash extension with Lash shampoo is  essential to maintain the health of your natural lashes and the longevity of the extension. Avoid rubbing your eyes, using oil based product, or using mascara on your lash extension. Do not pick or touch your lashes.
  • Regular Maintenance : Regular infill every 2-3 weeks to maintain your extensions and prevent any potential damage to your natural lashes.

3. How to Keep Your Natural Lashes Healthy

  • Take Break : Give your lashes a break from extension occasionally to allow your natural lashes  to recover and grow naturally.
  • Use Lash Serum : Lash serum can help strengthen and boost the growth of your natural lashes. Look for serums with nourishing ingredients like biotin and peptides.
  • Gentle Removal : If you decide to remove your lash extension, have them profesionally remove to avoid damaging your natural lashes. 

By choosing qualified technician, following the after proper after care, and giving your natural lashes the attention they need, you can enjoy the benefits of eyelash extension without compromising the health of your natural lashes.

Eyelash extension can provide a stunning enhancement to your natural beauty, but it's essential to be aware to the potential risk and take steps to minimize them.  If you experience any discomfort or issue , consult with your lash technician to ensure your lashes stay healthy and beautiful.


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