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Eyelash Extensions are semi-permanent fibers that are attached to your natural eyelashes in order to make your lash fringe look longer, fuller, and darker. Individual lash extensions are applied to each of your individual natural eyelashes (one extension per natural eyelash) using a semi-permanent glue. The material varies from studio to studio, but lash extensions can be made of synthetic, mink, faux mink, or silk fibers. Most studios offer a variety of extension lengths, curl patterns, and tints so clients can customize their look.
Lash artists use three different kinds of Individual Eyelash Extension materials: mink, silk, and synthetic. Some studios also carry "faux mink" extensions, which are technically just synthetic extensions that mimic mink extensions. Most lash studios have their preference for the type of lash extension they use and won't always ask you if you have a preference. So if you're vegan or allergic to cats, be sure to specifically request that mink lash extensions are not used on you. No lash extension type lasts longer than the other, but mink and silk lashes tend to have a more natural look, while synthetic lashes can be thicker and darker, which is better suited for those who want a bolder look.To apply temporary false lashes, Eyelash Adhesive is used along the band of the false lashes to attach them right above your natural lashes. This kind of lash adhesive is typically made of an adhesive component, solvents, surfactants, and ammonium hydroxide. Some adhesives contain glycol ethers, which are potentially toxic if swallowed. Glycol ethers are a group of solvents that are commonly found in cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, cleaners, and many other industrial and home products. The toxic dose of most glycol ethers is unknown. In addition, lash adhesives can contain chemicals that are generally irritating like alcohol and detergents.
Semi-permanent lash extensions last longer than temporary lashes, usually 6 to 8 weeks. Semi-permanent eyelash extensions are applied on each strand of the natural eyelashes with a semi-permanent glue, typically a cyanoacrylate adhesive. Cyanoacrylate is also found in instant bond glues like Super Glue® or Krazy Glue®. Even though they share ingredients, it is important that you never substitute one of these general-purpose glues for Eyelash Extensions Glue! In liquid form, cyanoacrylate exists as monomers. When they interact with water or the moisture in the air, the monomers polymerize and join to bond surfaces together. It is a fast-acting adhesive that dries and sets within seconds. Cyanoacrylate can be an irritant to the skin and eyes in liquid form and when its fumes are inhaled. Once cyanoacrylate is dried, it is inert. However, dried cyanoacrylate forms a small, solid lump that can be physically irritating to the eyes, skin, and mucous membranes.
To remove temporary lashes, dab the top of the lashes with warm water, Eyelash Cream Remover, or eye makeup remover to loosen the adhesive. If necessary, semi-permanent extensions can be loosened with an oil-based eye makeup remover or an oily substance such as coconut oil. However, removing semi-permanent lashes at home could result in pulling out your natural lashes. If possible, semi-permanent lashes should be removed by a licensed professional.
Eyelash Tweezers for eyelash extension are designed to assist in perfecting the finest details of the lash artistry. In fact, eyelash extension tweezers are one of the few lash extension supplies that you need to use from the beginning to the end of the session. Therefore, mastering the skill to use professional tweezers is a crucial step towards mastering the art of eyelash extension.