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December 14, 2010

lashed out myths.

If you’re thinking of a way to treat yourself (or for all the males ready – treat your lady loves) this holiday season let the light in your eyes shine like that star on that Christmas Tree with eyelash extensions. My co-workers look confused and amazed when they find out that my hazel eyes were framed by fake fringe. A lot of women are concerned about having surgical glue and sharp objects near their precious peepers – WELL NOT THIS GIRL!

Here are some myths via my @xtremelashes bevy of beauties:
MYTH: Eyelash extensions make your natural lashes fall out

FACT: Your eyelashes are constantly growing and shedding, just like the hair on your head. An eyelash has a finite life of 60-90 days. They are supposed to fall out. Since they are at different stages of the growth cycle, most people lose 1-3 natural lashes per day on average and never notice it because lashes are so small. Properly applied eyelash extensions do not affect this natural growth cycle but you may notice the shedding more than before because your lashes are darker and thicker with the extensions attached.

MYTH: When my eyelash extensions came out, my natural lashes came with them.

FACT: In actuality, the reverse is happening: when your natural lashes grew out, they took the extensions with THEM! If good adhesive is used and proper technique is applied, eyelash extensions are designed to stay adhered to the natural lash until it grows out. If you are seeing eyelash extension shedding and your natural lash ISN’T still attached to the extension, you are losing your extensions prematurely and should consult with your stylist as to the cause.

MYTH: Eyelash extensions hurt.

FACT: If eyelash extensions are applied properly, you shouldn’t feel anything at all. If your eyelash extensions are hurting, something is wrong with your lash application. Read our post on eyelash extensions pain.

MYTH: I had eyelash extensions for awhile and after I had them removed, my natural lashes were shorter.

FACT: Properly applied eyelash extensions do not affect the growth of natural lashes before, during or after application. Most people get used to how they look with their eyelash extensions on, though. When their extensions are gone, their natural lashes SEEM so much smaller and thinner because they aren’t used to seeing them bare. It’s a case of perception overriding reality. If you actually measure your lashes before and after, you would find no change.

Remember – the application of eyelash extensions is a highly skilled craft and should only be attempted by trained professionals. Always ask to see proof of training before you let anyone work on your eyes! To locate a trained Xtreme Lashes Stylist in your area visit our stylist locator here:

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