The eyelash extension procedure originates around 2006, but despite this, after 15 years of industry development, the myth that it spoils natural hairs is quite common.
Where does this myth “grow legs” from?
At the very beginning of the development of the lash industry, many materials were of poor quality, and the technique of the lashmakers left much to be desired – as a result, the cycle of eyelash growth was disrupted, which led to the emergence of fears and myths around the procedure.
How is the natural growth cycle disrupted?
The hair has 4 growth phases:
- anagen – the origin and beginning of growth (takes about 30 days)
- catagen – compaction in the eyelid, separation from the bulb (14 days)
- telogen – the resting stage when the hair has already grown and performs its direct function – protecting the mucous membrane of the eye from dirt, water, dust. It lasts about 100 days.
Then the stage of early anagen begins, when a new hair is born in the bulb. The old eyelash falls out only when the new one pushes it out.
There are about 150 eyelashes on a person’s eyelid, 70% of them are in the telogen stage, the rest are in the growth or exchange stage. If the hair is damaged in the anagen stage, then a new one will not appear in its place for about 4 months, since it is born every 4-5 months.
What role can the wrong build-up play in this?
Such a problem may arise due to non-compliance by the master with the technical aspects of the build-up: the assumption of glues, peeling, lack of indentation.
For example, when gluing together a new and an old eyelash are fastened, while the new one is still growing, and the old one is no longer there – it interferes with the correct growth of the new one. As a result, the girl experiences pulling, and sometimes painful sensations. The client tries to get rid of the discomfort and can even pull out the eyelashes, thereby disrupting the growth stages.
Incorrect indentation and detachment can also cause discomfort and prick the eyelid, and incorrect selection of thickness overloads the hairs, as a result of which they weaken. After that, you will have to correct the situation with professional eyelash products, as well as wait a few months until the rows are completely updated.
Often mistakes in technique are made by masters with little experience. You can feel discomfort only after the procedure. There should be no discomfort in the sock! If such feelings arise, contact the master to correct the situation.
Do you need rest or not?
With the right technique, the eyelashes do not need rest! The lashmaker clearly puts an artificial hair or a bun on one natural one. When the eyelash is ready to fall out, it falls out together with the artificial one without discomfort for the client. And already at the next procedure, the lashmaker builds up on healthy grown eyelashes.
If the client wants to “relax”, then it will take about 6 months for the entire ciliary row to be updated. There is no sense in this rest if the technology was followed and the hairs were not damaged. And taking a break in 2-3 weeks does not bring any benefit at all.
There is chemistry in the preparations!
For some girls, the argument in favor of a break between procedures sounds like this – glue, degreasers and primers contain chemistry! Yes, it really is. But when coloring with mascara, eyeliner, using makeup remover, you also come into contact with the chemical components in the composition on a daily basis. Moreover, when removing makeup, eye friction occurs, which also harms the hairs. During the build-up, the chemical effect on the natural occurs once a month, and after the eyelashes are carefully combed, washed, getting less load. Therefore, it makes no sense to compare the harm from the procedure and cosmetics. But it is extremely important that the master uses only high-quality, proven materials. So, for example, Lovely takes care of its customers, and all goods released by the company to the market undergo a multi-stage check for compliance with quality and safety standards.
Straightening the curl
Some clients note that before they started visiting the eyelash extension service, their own were more twisted, and after that they became straighter. This is possible, but it cannot be attributed to negative consequences. The curl will return to its original appearance after 1-2 months due to the memory effect in the hair. But if the lashmaker chose the right length, the thickness of the artificial hair, the load will be minimal and the bend will not suffer at all.
Summing up, we can say that with the responsible approach of the master to the procedure, native eyelashes will be healthy! Choose the master carefully and enjoy the expressive look!