Eyelash Extensions 101

April 9, 2019

Hello Friends 🙂 Happy Tuesday! I just got home from my bi-weekly lash fill!

I have been getting my lashes done consistently since November and I am finally sharing with you all everything you need to know about Eyelash Extensions!

I know eyelash extensions can raise lots of questions, I decided to do a Q and A round up answering some of the most common questions I’ve been asked. For any technical questions I have gone to my incredible lash artist – JT is incredible! If you are located in the Cincy/NKY area & you are looking for lash extensions, you HAVE to schedule an appointment with her. Not only will you leave with the most amazing self confidence & beautiful lashes – – I promise that you will also leave with a new friend!

What Are Eyelash Extensions? A service that lengthens and thickens your own natural eyelashes by applying a single strand of synthetic eyelash. Each strand is curved to replicate a natural eyelash. Because each strand is applied one by one to each individual lash, the look is natural, beautiful and gorgeous! They are perfect to get preparing for a special event or day to day wear.

Does It Hurt? No. Not at all! I fall asleep just about everytime!

How Long Will They Last? The glue used is long lasting – bonus? It does not contain any fumes or irritants! They will last the length of the natural growth cycle of your lashes -about 4 weeks. Everyone will be a little different based on your daily life. Touch ups should only be needed every 2 or every 3 weeks.

Is It Worth The Money? Yes! Depending on where you go and how much you are spending (every place will be different) I personally think JT’s prices are great for maintaining my lashes and not breaking the bank.

Can I Apply Mascara? I personally don’t. I think my lash artist does such a great job, I don’t need it. I also don’t want to apply mascara because then it can weigh them down and damage them/shorten their lifespan. If you do wish to apply mascara, it has to be water based. DO NOT USE OIL BASED OR WATER PROOF MASCARA! Also, only use a water based eye make up remover.

How Long Does It Take To Get Them Done? I would say about an hour and a 1/2 to 2 hours for the first set. I get my fill ins every 2 weeks and I would say that takes just about an hour.

Do they ruin your real lashes?
So far I haven’t had any problems with my real lashes as far as I can notice, but I do know I will have to give my lashes a break at some point to breathe before continuing.

What set do you have?
I have the classic.

What kind of lashes are they?
My lashes are synthetic.

What length does she use?
She mixes different lengths to make it look natural!

How Do I Care For Them? Do not get them wet for 24/48 hours. I find that when I wait the full 48 hours to shower, my lashes end up looking brand new longer. Avoid hot steam/sauna. Avoid running water directly on your lashes. Do not rub your eyes. Do not perm lashes. Do don use a lash curler. Do not pull your lashes. I try my hardest to sleep on my back to keep them fresh while I sleep – this doesn’t always happen as I sleep face down like a starfish. I do think being conscience of it though has helped! I also brush my lashes 2x per day (when I do my make up in the AM & when I go to bed) To clean them I use a contact solution on my eyelash brush and brush them out – this helps just get any debris off of the lash.

I hope this answered any questions you might have! If not please comment and reach out. I personally love my lashes. Thank you so much to JT who keeps me looking alive 🙂 If you’re in the Cincy/NKY area I highly recommend her. Check out her IG link here and feel free to shoot her a DM!

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