There are a lot of myths out there about eyelash extensions.
From it being a painful process to the notion that your natural lashes will all fall out and cease to grow back ever again. As your trusted beauty experts we are here to try to set the record straight. We offer both lash extensions and lift and tint services so we see the process ourselves. If you have ever considered getting them done, read on!
MYTH #1: Your eyelashes will fall out
Honestly, your eyelashes fall out anyways. Most times you just don’t realize it because they’re small and fine, but our natural lashes fall out every four to six weeks just like the hairs on our head. Eyelash extensions only get a bad reputation because it’s more noticeable to spot natural eyelashes that have shed when they’re glued to long, thick, synthetic, and solid black fibers, and many don’t realize the process is normal and not a result of extensions.
Myth #2: Your eyelashes will never grow back
Your eyelashes will, in fact, grow back. How? Because of the lash shedding cycle, new natural eyelashes are always growing in, that's why you get "fills.” If new eyelashes weren’t always growing back, there would be nothing to fill. So, if eyelash extensions really made your eyelashes stop growing, refills wouldn’t even be possible, because there has to be a natural lash for the extension to adhere to.
Myth #3: Eyelash extensions hurt
Take it from Glaminators who have gotten them done several times: Nothing about the process hurts! It’s not a matter of tolerance levels; there simply is no pain involved in the eyelash extension process. If you are worried about someone using tweezers close to your eyes, you might feel anxiety, but pain is not part of the process.
Myth #4: If you stop extensions your lashes will be thinner or shorter
Getting eyelash extensions does not affect the natural growth cycle during or after you decide to stop getting them applied. Many feel that their natural lashes get thinner or shorter afterwards, but it's likely not the case. You get trained and used to waking up every day with thicker, dark, curled, longer lashes so, understandably, you think your eyelashes are thinner and shorter after the extensions have ended. In actuality, that is not the case and getting extensions has no chemical effect on the thickness or length of the lashes you were born with. Just like it was something you had to get used to when you first had them applied you'll also have to get used to not having them on again. That, or keep your extensions appointments.
Myth #5: You must occasionally take breaks
Many think that you have to take breaks from getting extensions in order to let your natural lashes breathe or redevelop. The idea that it’s not good to get repeated extensions because your eyelashes need breathing room is a mere myth. Your eyelashes wouldn't know that extensions are being applied to them, and they continue to shed off like normal, and a new natural lash will grow back, But it is completely up to you whether or not you wish to take a break. The only recommendation is to have your lashes applied by eye lash professionals.
Myth #6: They take forever to be applied
That depends on your definition of "forever." It can take forever if the lash technician you’re seeing is just starting out or is inexperienced and untrained. But eyelash professionals who fully specialize in eyelash extensions can perform a full set in just an hour.
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