Pros & Cons of Eyelash Extensions

Pros & Cons of Eyelash Extensions


Willing to look your absolute best without too much effort? Eyelash extensions may be the solution for you! Eyelash extensions are becoming increasingly popular, so it's essential to know the pros and cons before taking a plunge.

From the moment we wake up to the time we go to bed, our eyelashes are one of the first things people notice about us. So it's no surprise that many women are turning to lash extensions to enhance their appearance. But what are lash extensions? Do they damage your natural lashes? Are they worth the money? Let's find out.

What are Lash Extensions?

Lash Extensions are semi-permanent fibers that are attached to your natural lashes.

Lash extensions are a great way to enhance your natural beauty and give your lashes a fuller, more extended look. They come in various colors, lengths, and thicknesses, so you can customize them to suit your style. Lash extensions can last anywhere from four to six weeks, but they will need to be touch-ups every two to three weeks as your natural lashes grow and shed daily. You lose between 2-5 natural lashes each day depending on your hair growth cycle. While wearing extensions when applied correctly your extensions will shed with your natural lashes, as expected. If you're thinking about getting lash extensions, be sure to research and find a reputable Licensed technician with experience applying them. It would be best if you were also prepared to take good care of your lash extensions by following lash after-care such as no oil-based products around your eyes, no mascara, washing and gently brushing them daily. With proper care, you can enjoy your lash extensions for many weeks to come.

The Pros of Lash Extensions

There are many reasons why women love lash extensions.

1) First, they are low-maintenance. You don't have to worry about applying and re-applying mascara every day, nor the smudge from mascara.

2) Second, they can help you achieve a look that would otherwise be difficult to obtain with makeup alone—longer, fuller lashes that accentuate your eyes.

3) Lash extensions can boost your confidence. It will show in your overall demeanor if you feel good about how you look.

4) Lash extensions are also relatively affordable and can last several weeks with the proper after- care.

5) No trauma to the eyelashes caused by lash curlers.

6) Finally, if you are used to applying false eyelashes (strips) regularly, which can be a hassle might I add, lash extensions may save you time.


The Cons of Lash Extensions

However, there are also some downsides to consider before getting lash extensions.

1) First of all, they can be costly. A good set of lash extensions can cost upwards of $200+.

2) Additionally, if not applied correctly by a professional, lash extensions can cause damage to your natural lashes.

3)Lash extensions require time and effort for upkeep—touchups every few weeks and daily cleaning and brushings (to prevent them from becoming tangled and keeping them clean).

4) If you don't follow the instructions for proper after-care maintenance, your extensions may not last as long.

5) Some are not a good candidate for this type of procedure.

6) Can cause eye infections if not applied correctly by a licensed professional.


So, there you have it! The pros and cons of eyelash extensions. Ultimately, the decision is up to you. Weigh the costs and benefits and decide what is best for you and your budget. But if you decide to get lash extensions, visit a reputable salon or spa so you can feel confident that they will be applied correctly—and most importantly—safely!

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