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Are Lash Extensions Damaging to Your Natural Eyelashes?

Are Lash Extensions Damaging to Your Natural Eyelashes?

Published on 12-23-2022

Anyone that is familiar with the world of beauty knows that some beauty treatments aren’t the best for you. Some nail treatments can wreck your natural nails and some hair treatments can fry off your natural hair. It is only logical to wonder if the same principle applies to lash extensions as well. Here’s what you need to know about lash extensions and your natural lashes.

They Need to Be Applied Properly

If you are thinking about getting lash extensions for the first time, it’s normal that you would wonder if the process is damaging. And the truth is that it is not at all damaging if the lashes are applied correctly. Going to a lash artist that is experienced and listens to you will ensure that your natural lashes remain safe and sound. An experienced and trustworthy lash artist will do these three things.

They Will Respect the Growth Cycle

Your natural lashes have a growth cycle in which they grow in, grow out, and eventually shed. An experienced lash artist will take into consideration which stage of growth your natural lashes are in. Lashes can be applied in the baby phase, but they need to be extremely light weight extensions. A lash artist that knows what they are doing will take extra care of the natural eyelashes in the baby phase. Then when you come in for a fill, those baby lashes will have grown into a new phase wherein a bit more weight and volume can be added. Working in this way will prevent causing damage to your natural lashes.

They Know How to Isolate Natural Lashes

During the process, each individual single natural eyelash is isolated and the extension is applied directly to the base of the lash. This means that as your natural lashes go through their growth cycle, the extensions will grow with them. And when your natural lashes shed, the extensions will shed with them. When you work with a lash artist that knows how to isolate your natural lashes one by one and apply the extensions in this way, the process will not interrupt your natural lash growth cycle and it will not damage your lashes.

They know When to Say No

And lastly, an experienced lash artist knows when to say no. Sometimes what you want is not what is in the best interests of your lash health. Like if you are interested in a lash length or thickness that your natural lashes will not be able to support, a trustworthy lash artist will be honest with you. A lash artist will always try to give you what you want, but if you have one that knows when to suggest a different approach, you can be confident that they will protect your natural lashes.

So, do eyelash extensions damage your natural lashes? No, not if applied by artists that know what they are doing. If you want to look your best without sacrificing the health of your natural lashes, contact Lashology. Our artists are experienced professionals who always look out for your best interests.

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