I’m going to let you in on a very controversial beauty secret, bad eyelash extension jobs often last longer than good eyelash extension jobs. But hold up! Just because bad eyelash extensions tend to last longer, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you should intentionally give yourself a bad lash job.
Bad eyelashes typically occur when lash artists are not properly trained or when they’re just motivated to do it because of money, so they do the process as fast as they could in order to move on to the next client. Whatever the reason is, these types of lash artists do not care about the quality of their work.
The method in which they apply their client’s lash extensions typically goes like this:
- Separate single eyelashes regardless of which growth phase they’re in
- Apply too much semi-permanent lash glue
- Add more than one extension on a single natural lash
- Move on to the next lash as fast as they could, not taking their time.
Although this process does give you thick and full looking eyelashes, this is merely an illusion! Soon, you’re going to experience a sticky and painful sensation on your lash line.
The reason why this happens is because of too much glue. Excessive use of adhesive will cause unnecessary tension on your natural lashes. Some clients with bad eyelash extensions often report feeling like they have needles on their eyelids!
Normally, your natural eyelashes will follow their cycle and eventually fall out individually, this is where the problems begin. Because your lash artist used too much adhesive, your lash extensions and your natural lashes are clumped together.
Your natural lashes will be unable to fall out individually due to the glue, so your natural lashes will just hang in there until all the natural lashes in that clump fall out or get ripped out. This is the reason why bad lash extension jobs last longer because your natural eyelashes are unable to follow their natural cycle.
As a result, clumps of your lashes begin to fall out which can leave big gaps on your natural lashes. So even though your eyelash extensions lasted longer, you’re left with thinner natural lashes and some bald spots even!
Why good lashes shouldn’t last that long
Normally, a good lash technician would never break the golden rule of lash extensions. And that is, you only apply 1 lash extension per strong eyelash.
A good lash technician would also strictly follow this method in applying eyelash extensions:
- Ensure room humidity is between 50% and 70% to allow glue to work properly
- Separate a single fully grown natural lash (never the small lashes which aren’t strong enough to hold an extension)
- Add a tiny dot of glue (the size of a toothpick head)
- Place extension on and keep separated from other lashes
- Move to other eye to allow glue on previous lash to fully dry to guarantee no lash clumping
- Repeat from step 2
After the process is done, you shouldn’t be able to feel any glue clumps on your lash line. Your eyelids shouldn’t feel heavy and uncomfortable as well. As your natural lashes follow their cycle, your lash extensions should be able to safely fall out.