Lusting over long lashes but don’t have the time or patience to apply fake lashes everyday?
If you are thinking of getting eyelash extensions, it’s important to find a good eyelash therapist because if eyelash extensions are applied or removed incorrectly, the lash follicles can be permanently damaged.
Here's what you should not expect when getting lash extensions.
The artificial weight of lash extensions will definitely exert some strain on your eyelashes. While some of your natural lashes might fall out, make sure you are not losing too many!
To minimize loss of natural lashes, eyelash therapists at KJ Studio avoid attaching extensions on baby eyelashes (baby fine eyelashes) and only attach on grown eyelashes, as grown eyelashes are able to withstand the weight of eyelashes. They also use lightweight and high quality lashes so that any strain on existing eyelashes are minimized!
Kazumi explains that cluster lashes are lashes that are glued to a bunch of natural lashes. As they are not applied one by one onto natural lashes, it takes A LOT of glue to stick them on.
This is bad because lashes (like your hair) grow at different speeds. As they grow, the lashes growing faster will pull on the lashes which are growing slower. This causes you to feel an itchy, burning sensation. You may even find yourself suffering from follicle damage and even eye infections, styes and twisted flipped lash extensions!
The excessive glue and the heavier cluster lashes will also weigh down on your natural lashes, making it drop more easily.
That is what happened to Agent G when she tried eyelash extensions for the first time at a local salon.
Chunks of eyelash extension fell off at one go after application, making it look very unnatural.
It was also heavier and she lost quite a bit of natural eyelashes with the extension :(
Eyelash extensions should be applied about 3 quarters down the lash so that it can easily fall out during the lashes' natural growth cycle.
If applied directly on the eyelid, the glue will clog up the lash follicles, causing eye infections and puffy eyes.
This is one of the leading examples of bad lash extensions that she has seen in Singapore. Some customers go to her because of bad lash extensions done elsewhere. Kazumi actually has to spend more than 2 hours to remove these lash extensions because she has to wait for the glue to dissolve before removing them one by one!
During the procedure, your eyelashes should not feel like they are being tugged harshly and the entire procedure should be a painless one.
If at any moment you feel your eyelashes are being pulled, it probably means that the extension is not attached separately as it should be and instead, is being glued together with the other lashes.
Everyone has a unique set of eyelashes. A lady with naturally thin eyelashes may not be able to support a thick extension on her natural lash. Depending on your preference, different lengths and thickness of eyelash extensions may also be required to achieve a natural lash shape.
That is why it is important for your eyelash extension salon to have a wide variety of lash extensions that best fit your needs and natural lashes to keep it healthy!
If your eyelash therapist uses pads and takes precautions, accidents such as your lower lashes being glued shut with your upper lashes should not happen.
The finish look may differ each time you get eyelash extensions. This is because the number of attachable lashes, thickness and length of eyelashes that can be applied are dependent on the condition of your eyelashes.
If your lash therapist does not apply lash extensions the right way, you may find that your eyelashes may become less and less thick!
On the other hand, if your lash extensions are correctly applied and maintained, your natural eyelashes can actually grow more over time.
Agent G has been a regular customer at Flamingo Hair Studio for eyelash extensions and she has found that her lashes have never looked healthier!
Day 7 of after First Lash Extension Visit
Day 14 of after First Lash Extension Visit
2nd Lash Extension Visit ($40 Retouch for Single Lashes)
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If you are looking for a cheap and good eyelash extensions in Singapore, you can consider going for Allumer Japanese Beauty Salon, which is offering $70 for 120 Single Lash Extension or $90 for Unlimited Lash Extensions or Flamingo Eyelash Studio starting from $60 for 60 Single Lash Extension.