It’s quarantine and most salons are closed due to the new quarantine protocols (of course, this depends on where you live). For people that live in a state with strict quarantine protocols, staying at home is a must. Now that more people are stuck at home, you must have noticed a lot of DIY tutorials on your feed pop up lately. DIY bath bombs, DIY exfoliating face scrub, and yes, even DIY lash extensions.
It’s probably been weeks since your last appointment with your lash technician and it can be quite frustrating to see your lashes revert back to its previous, non-glamorous looking state. The temptation of buying DIY lash extensions on amazon and following a DIY lash extension tutorial on Facebook/Youtube/Instagram seems so hard to resist. But trust us when we say, it’s not a good idea.
Your lash technician was properly trained to handle your lashes. They are properly licensed, certified, and educated about the process of handling lashes. Following a DIY lash extension tutorial may seem like an easy feat but the results will always be different in comparison with a lash technician’s work. And if you’re unlucky, you may find yourself facing some serious consequences…
Traction Alopecia is just one of the many dilemmas you may find yourself in if you ever do decide to follow a DIY lash extension tutorial. Traction Alopecia occurs when your hair strands are pulled the same way for a long time. Most people think you can only get Traction Alopecia on the hair on your head, but you can also experience Traction Alopecia on your lashes.
Your lashes normally grow individually at their own pace, but if you improperly apply lash extensions on them, then it can cause some permanent damage on your lash line. When several strands on your lashes are adhered together for a long time, Traction Alopecia occurs.
So what kind of DIY lash extensions should you avoid doing? Well, technically we recommend avoiding everything. But here’s a small list of the most popular ones with an explanation on why it’s damaging for your lashes.
Oftentimes, some beauty pages market “Cluster Lashes” as “DIY lash extensions” when they aren’t. Cluster lashes are only recommended to be used for one day maximum. Wearing them for an extended period of time can cause severe damage to your natural lashes. Unfortunately, people without enough knowledge about lash extensions may easily fall prey to these beauty pages.
Lash extensions that are applied by professionals are applied on a one to one basis. Each extension is applied tediously to one individual strand, this is done in order to avoid developing traction alopecia.
The “DIY Luxury Lash Extension System,” is just one of the few lash extension kits that are being marketed as “less damaging” and “costly” in comparison with actual eyelash extensions. They’re very similar to false strip lashes. The kit comes with a spoolie and glue. It also provides detailed instructions on how to apply them. You’ll be instructed to apply glue directly on your natural lashes then the cluster of lashes will be applied on the bottom of your natural lashes. The glue will clamp your natural lashes together with the cluster.
Now, although this may sound nice and easy to you, this is actually a lash technician’s nightmare. Sellers of the DIY lash extensions kits claim that you can keep them on for as long as 10 days – which is a big yikes as they can do irreversible damages to your natural lashes. The sad part is that most people that fall victim to this expect their lashes to look nice and healthy even after removing the extensions, but to their surprise, it actually has some tragic consequences.
It’s also important to note that professional lash extension adhesive can never be used safely on yourself. This type of adhesive is very different from the type of adhesive makeup artists use for attaching fake lashes. It’s better to leave it to professional lash technicians to do the work.
We’re here for getting glam when one needs an extra boost and lash extensions aren’t available or an option. Let’s do it in a safe way that keeps natural lashes healthy and beautiful! If natural lashes are struggling to grow after damage has occurred, a few weeks on a powerful growth serum will do wonders and bring natural lashes back to life!
Over the years, beauty companies have come up with innovative ways to produce safe to apply fake lashes for makeup enthusiasts everywhere.
Magnetic lashes seem to be the most convenient way to apply falsies nowadays. The craze is all over social media and more and more people are now curious about how they work and if they’re really safe to use.
Magnetic lashes also come in a variety of shapes, you can choose if you want a strip magnetic lash or an individual magnetic lash. If you’re sick of dealing with lash glue and want an easier and more efficient way to apply lashes then magnetic lashes may be the type of falsies for you.
They’re reusable and gentler as they do not require lash glue. But how on earth do you apply them? Well, it’s actually rather simple. You just need to sandwich your natural lashes in between two magnetic falsies. Put the upper strip on top of your natural lashes and lock them in by putting the bottom strip underneath. Gently press them together and this will cause the magnetic falsies to interlock thanks to the micromagnets.
This is the best damage-free and low-risk option for folks out there that want to instantly improve the look of their lashes. It’s mess-free and beginner-friendly!