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5 Things You Should Know About Lash Extensions

What you should know about Lash Extensions before you get them

I get quite a few emails asking about eyelash extensions. Are they easy to get? Are they expensive? Is the upkeep difficult? And what makeup and skincare products do you need to change when you have lash extensions? I went to an expert for the answers, today’s post is by Melissa from The Lash Spa in Melbourne, Australia. She’ll go over the basics, and for more information I recommend checking out her blog, where you can learn more about eyelash extensions.

Is this your first time getting lash extensions? Do you want to end up with the best false lashes out there? If so, you will benefit a lot from this article. Here, we will teach you about the basis of lash extensions, their maintenance level, as well as their price points.

1. There Are Options

Do you need variety? If you feel like you are one of those women who demand a custom and unique outcome don’t worry, lash extensions are all about customization.

Once you get to the salon you will have a conversation with your lash lady, who will advise you on different eyelash kinds. In terms of materials, there are either silk or mink options, while each lash can vary in size, starting at 0.5mm-12mm. Some women prefer the natural outcome, while others aren’t afraid of Russian volume eyelashes (the process when several different lashes are stacked on top of each of your natural eyelash in order to create a stacked look).

Once properly applied, these lashes will leave you with a fuller lash line, and will allow you to always skip on applying liquid eyeliners, false eyelashes, or even mascaras!

2. Worth The Money

Some women like to think of lash extensions as a luxurious treatment, while others can justify their price point. In fact, one application of lash extensions can be anywhere around $100-200 (based on your place of living). Also, in case you end up going for a lot more voluminous outcome, you will pay more money because your lash expert will use a lot more material during the application process.

Once you are left with your desired lashes know that you will enjoy them for a few weeks to come, and this is why the price point is justified. Lash extensions can last for 2-4 weeks. During this time period, you won’t have to purchase or even apply any of lash curlers, boosting serums, fake lashes, or even mascaras! Once you think about it, you might be saving some money by getting this sturdy solution.

If you don’t mind the application process and leaving the house on a monthly basis (in order to get a customized lash solution) then this might be your ideal go-to option.

3. They Are Waterproof And Smudge-Proof

Do you live in a humid surrounding? Are you a beach/pool person? If so, you are going to love the power of lash extensions!

These can be freely worn whenever and wherever since they won’t smudge or move around due to the fact that they are so high-quality. These lashes are waterproof, smudge-proof, and sweat-resistant, which also means that you can wear them to your gym. You can run on the treadmill freely, sip your cocktails at the beach, or even enjoy swimming in the pool! All of these activities won’t affect the life span of your new lash extensions. Just make sure you don’t expose them to high heat (such as saunas or tanning beds) because at that point the glue can melt off. Other than that, all other activities are allowed!

4. Low Maintenance Level

If you are a low-maintenance girl, and you prefer simple, quick & easy to do options on a daily basis you are going to love lash extensions. They don’t demand a lot of care, and all you have to make sure you to do is:

• Don’t use any lash tools (the less serums, tweezers, curlers, or mascaras you use, the more they will last you).

• Change your makeup remover (use something that is free of oil because oils can affect the lifespan of your lash extensions).

• Don’t use q-tips around your eyelids or cotton pads (these can easily get stuck in between your lash extensions and can be impossible to remove).

• Use a lash comb/spoolie (simply use a smaller lash tool to comb between your lash extensions each morning and night to get them ready for the next day).

5. Not A Painful Process

If you value comfort, painless beauty treatments, and complete relaxation you are going to love lash extensions. These are super easy to do, and will take only 2 hours of your time (the most).

Your lash expert will ask you to lay down on a massage table/bed while they work their magic. They will apply all extensions with the use of sterile needles, and high-quality equipment like glue etc. During this period some women enjoy small chit chats, while others even bring their headphones and listen to music. The choice is up to you, but the experience is fun, relaxing, and comfortable for everyone. Just make sure your eyes are wide shut during the whole thing so that you avoid any glue drips or possible eye irritations.

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  1. 3.28.19
    Ashley said:

    I am trying to find out if old de janerio is safe for pregnancy?
    I’ve been using the acai power body cream.
    -Açaí: Helps keep skin looking and feeling young with antioxidants.
    -Cupuaçu Butter: Locks in moisture with fatty-acids, phytosterols, and polyphenols.
    -Coconut Oil: Melts easily into skin to soften, condition, and moisturize.

    Wate,Dodecane,Methyl Glucose Sesquistearate,Phenyl Trimethicone,Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride,Cetearyl Alcohol,Glycerin, Cetyl Alcohol,Euterpe Oleracea (AçAí) Fruit Oil, Theobroma Grandifolium (CupuaçU) Seed Butter, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Bertholletia Excelsa (Brazil Nut) Seed Oil, Ilex Guayusa Leaf Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Glyceryl Caprylate, Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Sodium Phytate, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Squalane, Polysorbate 60, Xanthan Gum, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Titanium Dioxide, Mica, Fragrance, Anise Alcohol, Butylphenyl Methylpropional (Lilial), Citral, Citronellol, Eugenol, Geraniol, Limonene, Linalool, CI 77491.

    Thank you in advance.

    • 3.28.19
      15mins said:

      This looks ok

  2. 7.17.19
    Jacqueline said:

    Love your site! I ended up purchasing all new pregnancy safe products today (I struggle with acne and used a lot of salicylic acid) based on your lists and recommendations. I appreciate your research!

    Are eyelash extensions safe for pregnancy? I’m worried about the glue… the fumes occasionally make my eyes burn (mildly) while they are applying.

    • 7.17.19
      15mins said:

      I don’t know anything about lash extensions I admit. Do they glue them to existing lashes or your skin?

      • 7.17.19
        Jacqueline said:

        They glue them to existing lashes only

        • 7.17.19
          15mins said:

          It should be ok as the lashes won’t absorb anything, though the burning is a bit worrisome!

          • 7.18.19
            Jacqueline said:


  3. 7.8.21
    Erin said:

    Hello, currently pregnant and would like to apply Flutter Habit lashes. Is this lash glue safe? They are glued onto the lashes. Thank you!

    Ingredients: Styrene/Acrylates/Ammonium Methacrylate Copolymer, Water, Adhesion Promoter, Acrylate Copolymer

    • 7.8.21
      Christine said:

      It’s fine

  4. 3.1.24
    Jennifer said:

    Hello Doctor,

    Just a quick question. Is it okay to get eye lash extensions while pregnant? I’ve heard conflicting opinions on the matter and although my esthetician uses a novalash, which is formaldehyde free. I just wanted to double check that getting them would be pregnancy safe.

    Thank you!

    • 3.1.24
      Christine said:

      technically it doesn’t touch the skin, and as long as it’s well ventilated should be ok.