Eyelash extensions are a popular way to enhance the look of your eyes. They 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 length of the extensions should not exceed 1 ½ times the length of your natural lashes.
Investing in eyelash extensions can give you classic, natural, dramatic, or fuller lashes with minimal effort. To keep them looking good for a long time, it's important to establish a home care routine and carefully clean your eyelashes and remove all eye makeup every night. False eyelashes have been around since the 1970s and 80s, but they weren't as popular as they are today. The first false eyelashes were nothing like the ones we know today.
Unfortunately, due to their low cost, many eyelash artists start using them, which can be a problem for those who try them for the first time and think it's the standard feel and look of eyelash extensions. To ensure that your extensions look good and last long, it's important to find an experienced technician who follows the right methods and uses the right materials. It's also important to avoid using oil-based products near your eyes, as this can weaken the extension glue. Long-term use of false eyelashes can damage natural lashes, as they may be too heavy for natural lashes.
Silk and mink are two of the most popular materials used for eyelash extensions. Silk lashes tend to have a shiny finish while mink is coated with a more matte or satin finish. The invention of false eyelashes is credited to German hairdresser Karl Nessler who provided false eyelash services at his salon in New York in 1916. Today, many people opt for hybrid or mixed sets of eyelash extensions which are created by mixing silk lashes from two different brands. Voluminous lashes are defined by the number of individual eyelash extensions that are grouped into a “fan”.
When you no longer want the extensions to remain in your eyes, it's important to see a professional so that they can be removed without damaging your natural eyelashes.