Myths and Facts about Eyelash Extensions

You probably have at least one friend who has dramatically told her horror story about her experience with eyelash extensions. If you’ve been holding off on getting extensions because of what you’ve heard, read up. Chances are, you’ve fallen victim to one of many myths about extensions.

Well, Ella Bliss is here to set the record straight.

Myth #1 – Extensions will ruin your natural lashes.

This is the most popular misconception about eyelash extensions, so let’s just get this one out of the way first.

Fact – Not if they’re done right.

When applied properly, your eyelash extensions will not only look great, but have no effect on your natural lashes. It’s all about using an experienced lash stylist who understands the right way to apply the extensions. If the lashes being applied are too long or too heavy, they may fall out early and take some of your natural lashes with them.

Another common issue? Too much glue. Since extensions are glued to your natural lash, using too much glue can cause your natural lashes to fall out, along with the extensions.

Myth #2 – The application process is painful and uncomfortable.

So many beauty processes are so uncomfortable. This one has to be as well, right?

Fact – Actually, a lot of people take a nap.

Talk about multitasking. The process is long—about 1.5 to 2 hours on average—but it doesn’t hurt. Some people take naps or listen to music or podcasts while the lash stylist does their thing.

Myth #3 – You can’t wash your face around your eyelashes.

With the delicacy of the glued lashes, surely water and face cleansers are a no-no while I have extensions.

Fact – Keep ‘em clean.

We encourage you to keep your extensions clean. In fact, that will keep your lashes looking fresh and healthy. That being said, you’ll want to be a little more mindful of your products. Find a facial cleanser that’s extension-friendly to ensure best results. And, make sure you’re not using any oil-based cleansers or makeup removers. Lastly, don’t rub too hard!

Myth #3 – You can just pick them off when you’re ready.

Just like fake lashes, I can just peel them off when I’m tired of them, right?

Fact – Not unless you want to damage your hair follicles.

Lash extensions and fake lashes you can buy at the drugstore are two very different products with very different ways to remove them. Pulling them out yourself could result in damaged hair follicles—and once it’s damaged, hair will no longer grow. So unless you’re willing to permanently lose your natural lashes, visit your stylist to have them SAFELY removed with the appropriate products.

Now that we’ve put your mind at ease, there’s only one thing left to do—book your lash extension appointment at Ella Bliss for great-looking lashes you’ll love!

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