Many women seek a lush lash look and many still are willing to go to great extents to achieve this look including adding artificial fullness and length by getting lash extensions. Although lash extensions can look beautiful, they are unfortunately not completely without risks to the health of your eyes and/or your eyelashes. The American Academy of Ophthalmology has officially warned of the possible dangers associated with using lash extensions including but not limited to infections of the eye or loss of eyelashes. Even for women who are long-term lash veterans, there still is a risk of developing a sudden reaction to the glue used to cement the lashes.
Although infections are usually temporary and can be treated with antibiotics successfully, there can be some permanent hair loss which is of course the direct opposite of the desired effect. Although many women never experience side effects like these, it is always wise to do your homework before visiting a salon including but not limited to: reading reviews of the salon, researching the particular tech’s experience, asking about the ingredients within the glue (most glues contain formaldehyde which, although in a lot of beauty products, can cause adverse reactions), researching proper extension application techniques, etc.
Consideration Before Deciding On Getting Lash Extensions
Making sure you follow these suggestions can help mitigate some problems but it is wise to take everything in consideration before deciding on getting lash extensions done. Some alternatives to lash extensions could include using natural products to grow your own lashes out or using something to darken and/or lengthen/add volume to your lashes. Popular products to add length or volume include mascaras with or without an eyelash curler; some people actually use a blow dryer to heat up the curler prior to applying it to their lashes in order to essentially use the heat to create a tighter curl.
Using a regular mascara or a fiber mascara can work wonders on your lashes if you purchase the right mascara; a fiber mascara, like Younique 3D Fiber Lashes can give you the look of falsies without the damage to your eyelashes or potential health risk to your eyes. You can also use your own favorite mascara under Younique 3D Fiber Lashes so no reason to throw away your fave! So, remember, the next time you’re in the market for a pair of fab lashes, remember to do your homework on what you are applying to your eyelashes or near your eyes! Sometimes doing your homework pays off in the long run and won’t leave you with possible cosmetic side effects!