NEED-TO-KNOW: Lash extensions
These have grown in popularity, lasting for weeks at a time, but – as amazing as they can be – there’s a few things to consider before your appointment: 1 Every lash extension is customisable. Don’t worry, you won’t end up looking like Bette Davis – most salons will offer extensions from 9 to 15mm in length, and you can pick your type of curl, too: it’s all very easy to personalise. NB: They can take up to two hours to apply. 2 They last longer than you think. With proper care, they can last up to a month. Most places recommend you go back every two to three weeks for a touch-up, but you can prolong their lifespan by not using water on them 3 or using oil near your eyes. You can’t wear mascara with them. Liquid-based eye products can damage the extensions and mascara will just leave lash extensions crusty and damaged. It’s only allowed if you’re applying just at the tips or 4 right before having them removed. They can ruin your lashes, but they don’t have to. If applied correctly and properly, they are safe and won’t ruin the health of your natural lashes. The biggest no-no is tugging or pulling on them as this is when the damage is done. 5 Removal needs to be done professionally. You should never attempt it yourself. However, some will fall out naturally over time along with your natural eyelashes, which shed just like the hair on your head.