Eyelash extensions are a popular cosmetic application that can help improve the length, curl, fullness, and thickness of natural eyelashes. These extensions can be made from a variety of materials, including mink, silk, synthetic, human hair, or horse hair. The most common method for applying extensions is to use a cyanoacrylate adhesive to attach them to the natural eyelash 1 or 2 mm away from the base. The history of eyelash extensions dates back to 1911 when a Canadian woman named Anna Taylor patented artificial eyelashes made from cloth half moons implanted with small hairs.
In 1915, Karl Nessler, a hairdresser known for his permanent waves, opened a salon in New York and sold eyelash services. He promoted false eyelashes as “protection against the glare of electric lights” and hired showgirls to sell them and beat up customers. Today, there are different companies that provide training and certification for potential eyelash extension technicians. When selecting an eyelash extension, it's important to consider the length of your natural eyelashes.
Shorter extensions are typically used to design the inner corners of the eye or for those with short natural eyelashes. Magnetic lashes work by placing magnetic false eyelashes between lashes, thus interspersing natural lashes with magnetic lashes. When it comes to the world of eyelash extensions, synthetic options are generally preferred over natural products. If you're looking for a bit of drama or want to enhance your eyes, colored eyelash extensions are worth trying.
However, it's important to be aware that even if an eyelash extension brand advertises their products as “vegan” or obtained without cruelty, most animals that are caged for hair suffer endless suffering and abuse at the end of the day. In the United Kingdom, the Guild of Professional Beauty Therapists accredited courses for the safe application of individual semi-permanent eyelash extensions. Before going to the beauty salon, be sure to research what type of eyelash extension is best for you. Volume lashes are two to six thin eyelash extensions that are fan-shaped to allow for the appearance of fluffy, full lashes.
There are several types of eyelash extensions available on the market today. Natural products such as Trikogene ointment have been recommended in beauty books such as My Lady's Dressing Room (189) by Baronne Staffe and Beauty's Aids or How to be Beautiful (190) by Countess C as a way to trim eyelashes and promote growth. Sable or fox fur is generally used for people with thin, natural eyelashes because it is the thinnest type of eyelash extension.