Why You Shouldn’t Do Your Own Lash Extensions At Home
May 18, 20233 min read
Looking to try DIY lash extensions at home? Before you dive in, let's explore the differences between doing it yourself and getting professional eyelash extensions. While there are many DIY lash extension kits available, it's important to understand the risks and challenges that come with applying lash extensions at home.
As a lash extension professional, I must confess that I have tried doing my own lash extensions at home using an Ardell eyelash extension kit. The kit came with cluster lashes, a thick clear glue, and a removal gel. I dipped the cluster lashes into the glue with the provided tweezers and applied them directly to my natural lashes. However, the strong odor of the product and the discomfort of the lashes made me realize how unsafe it was to do lashes at home.
So, if you're thinking of trying DIY lash extensions at home, it's important to weigh the risks and challenges involved. While it may seem like a cost-effective solution, it's always best to get professional lash extensions for optimal results and safety.
Why you shouldn’t apply lash extensions at home:
The natural eyelashes are not properly isolated, and the cluster lashes are too heavy to wear long term. Ardell individual lashes are great for a night out, but should not be applied for any longer than that.
Wearing DIY permanent at home eyelash extensions can cause hair loss over time. The constant pulling, and weight on the lashes is just too much for them to handle.
It’s hard to control sharp lash tweezers when using them on yourself. There’s a risk of injuring your precious peepers when doing eyelashes at home.
The eye should remain closed at all times when applying eyelash extensions. It’s quite difficult to keep one eye open and one eye shut without the other fluttering open by accident. And you definitely can’t be applying lashes with both eyes closed!
You put yourself at risk a chemical burn or allergic reaction from lash glue.
They receive in-dept training on lash adhesives, and eyelash extension safety.
They have access to safer, professional lash extensions products that the general public does not have access to.
Lash techs can calculate the safe amount of weight that can be applied to your natural lashes. This prevents any damage or hair loss, and keeps your lashes safe and healthy.
Lash artist should be applying lash extensions .5 to 1mm away from the lash line to avoid lash glue from coming in contact with your lash pores, and skin.
The Importance of Professional Lash Technicians
Professional lash technicians have undergone extensive training and have the expertise required to safely and effectively apply lash extensions. They also use high-quality tools and products that are specifically designed for lash extensions. Here are some of the benefits of choosing a professional lash technician:
Professional lash technicians have undergone specialized training and have the expertise required to apply lash extensions safely and effectively.
2. High-Quality Products
Professional lash technicians use high-quality products that are specifically designed for lash extensions. This ensures that the lash extensions look natural and are safe for your eyes.
Professional lash technicians can customize the lash extensions to suit your individual needs and preferences. They can also advise you on the best length, thickness, and curl for your lashes.
You only have one set of eyes, so make sure you are getting a trained professional to apply your eyelash extensions. Don’t be afraid to check your lash technician’s certification and licensing, and ask any questions you need to feel comfortable with their level of expertise. When lash extensions are properly applied by a trained professional, they cause no damage to your natural lashes and keep them looking full and beautiful without any mascara or makeup.
In conclusion, while applying lash extensions at home may seem like a convenient and cost-effective option, it can actually be quite dangerous. The risks of eye infections, eye injuries, allergic reactions, and damage to natural lashes are all too real. It is important to choose a professional lash technician who has the expertise and training required to apply lash extensions safely and effectively. Remember, your eyes are precious and should only be entrusted to the hands of a professional lash technician.