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Q&A Eyelash Extensions

Updated: Jan 21, 2019

We’ve put together a quick response to all the question you have about eyelash extension!

In today's beauty industry the popularity of eyelash extensions has continued to grow and rightfully so. It's easy to understand the joy of waking up to a full & fluffy set of lashes, after all who needs to apply eye make up anymore! However, though these beauties look unbelievable stunning the application process often raises questions and concerns. For your piece of mind the UniLash team has put together a Q&A on eyelash extensions.

What are eyelash extensions?

Eyelash Extensions is an astonishing new way to add length and thickness to your eyelashes. The eyelash extensions will enhance the curliness, fullness, and density of your natural lashes. The extensions are generally made from several materials including mink and synthetic. The temporary lashes are applied with glue one by one to your natural eyelashes by a technician.

How long do eyelash extensions last?

The original eyelash extension set lasts anywhere from 4 to 6 weeks. We do recommend a fill every 2 to 3 weeks after initial full eyelash set so that you can fill the spaces of the lashes that have fallen out naturally, as all lash extensions do. Aftercare instructions as well as the growth cycle of your natural lashes will be vital and play a big role in how long the eyelash extensions will last.

How many eyelashes are applied per eye?

Generally person has about 90-150 eyelashes on the upper lid and 70-80 eyelashes on the bottom lash line. This will always vary simply because eyes come in various shapes and sizes ranging from small to large as well as deep set, wide set, hooded eyes, and a mix of all of the above. The lashes are placed accordingly so generally you would get about 90-120 lashes per eye.

What can affect eyelash extensions?

There are multiple factors that can affect eyelash extensions retention, such as lash cycle, skin type, aftercare, activities, make-up, allergies and other health conditions. Your eyelash growth cycle plays a big role, most people naturally shed up to 5 lashes per day. If you have oily skin you have to be sure to wash it daily because the oil can break down the adhesive and decrease longevity, the same goes with oil based products like make-up remover, eye cream and sunscreen. Aftercare is also vital when caring for your lashes, be sure to use a gently oil free foam cleanser. When working out we recommend you keep a towel with you to avoid the sweat in your eyes. If you apply make-up, make sure to remove it with an oil-free make-up remover. Allergies and health conditions can also affect the retention of your lashes. Even the way you sleep can play a big role for eyelash extensions retention. it's recommended to sleep on your back or wear a special mask to protect eyelash extensions when you sleep on your side. It seems a lot at first, but it comes very naturally once you have your lashes on. Just make sure you follow proper aftercare and your lashes will last!

Will Eyelash Extensions damage my natural lash?

Eyelash Extensions will not damage your natural lash when done correctly by a professional. Eyelash extensions are placed individually and separated properly in order for your natural lashes to grow. Some eyelash extension places will make a common mistake of “stacking” which causes damage to your natural lashes. It is important that this procedure will be done by a professional with extensive training in eyelash extensions. Most importantly do not rub or pull out any eyelash extensions yourself, if for any reason you would like them taken off sooner, go to the eyelash spa and have them gently removed with adhesive remover.

Is the Eyelash Extension glue safe for my eyes?

Eyelash extensions are completely safe and painless. and the glue is safe for the eyes. The adhesive used by eyelash professionals especially designed for the eyelash extensions application and safe for your eyes.When done correctly the glue never comes in contact with the skin but to your natural hair only, therefore, should not cause any reaction or irritation. Unfortunately if the person is allergic to one of the ingredients

Do lash extensions damage your natural lashes?

Eyelash extensions do not damage your natural lashes when done right. Lash extensions are bonded 1 to 1 which will allow the natural lash to continue growing. If you want to take off eyelash extensions make sure to get it done at the salon by professionals.

How long is the process?

The process takes between 1.5 hours to 2 hours depending on the style you choose, that varies from classic to Russian volume sets. The great thing about it is you can get a nap in the process.