Not too long ago lash extensions involved an unsightly strip of thick lashes stuck to your eyelids. These often led to embarrassing moments when they fell off half way through your evening and left you feeling rather silly.
Nowadays though, eye lash extensions are very different. They come in all lengths, thicknesses and quality. The lashes are placed on top of your original lashes but they usually come with three lashes in a group that are placed on top of just one lash. The effect is very impressive.
When you go for your lashes 'doing' you will remove your eye make up and contact lenses. The beautician will then gently tape down your lower lashes to make sure they don't stick together! Then the lashes are placed one at a time on your current lashes with very strong glue. Depending on the skill of the beautician and what type of lashes you are having, the time this takes can take from one to two and a half hours. Your therapist will usually make you very comfortable while she or he does this and may put a cushion under your legs and give you a warm blanket. Lots of people have reported falling asleep during the treatment.
After your lashes have been attached you will be able to put your lenses back in and get on with your day. You should avoid getting your new lashes wet for 48 hours and try to resist putting mascara on them. Hopefully though you will be so happy with your lashes that you won't have to.
The benefits of the lash extensions are numerous. If you are going away you won't need mascara, so no more black running down your face when you take a dip in the pool. Imagine waking up in the morning with lovely long lashes and no one knowing that they aren't yours! Many people have said that their other halves haven't realized that they have got lash extensions, they just said they looked better. Without a doubt everyone looks better with longer lashes and certainly more youthful.
The lashes will stay on for a few months but to keep them looking their best most people pop into their beauticians for infills. These take around thirty to forty minutes and you may need to go every three weeks. The more infills you have the less you will have to go to have the whole set redone.