Eyelash Extensions Singapore: Tips To Keep In Mind Before Getting Them
Everything you need to know about lash extensions before you book an appointment with your salon.
Gone are the days when you had to make do with what you were born with. Today, getting that perfect look is possible with so much advancement in the beauty and fashion industry.
If you are looking to get your pretty eyes looking even prettier, then, you might have already thought about lash extensions. After all, who doesn’t love long, lush eyelashes, right?
Before you go ahead, do take some time to read this information about getting this process done.
Eyelash extensions Singapore: Tips to keep in mind
What is the process of getting lash extensions?
You find various types of lash extensions in the market. Based on their quality, these are the synthetic, silk and mink types of lashes, with length/size ranging from 6 mm to 17 mm.
After you select the lashes of your choice, they are applied with the help of a glue. The glue is specially formulated and semi-permanent.
Although it does not irritate the eye or cause any damage to the lashes, there’s a possibility of allergic reactions. To avoid this, you also get different types of glue based on skin sensitivity.
How long does the process take?
A full set of lashes can be applied in two hours approximately. For maintenance, touch ups are required once a month.
The economical option for this is using half lashes. Half lashes are used as fillers to give volume to your natural lashes.
For a specialized look, they may also be applied outward from the eye. Experts recommend that you start with half lashes as it is easier to add more lashes but quite impossible to remove the ones already applied.
Will you go blind if the glue goes in your eye?
There’s really little chance that the glue will get into your eyes because your eyes are shut throughout the process.
Despite this, you must take a few safety precautions. You need to ensure that you are using a glue that is safe for your eyes.
Formaldehyde that can build up in the glue because of time that is takes to reach the salon, is harmful for your eyes. So you must check that the glue is not very old.
Your technician must be well-trained so there are least chances of any accidents. Even then, going blind is highly unlikely. The worst allergy may need you to see an eye specialist, who will help you with eye drops to soothe the allergy.
You must also understand that allergies are different from infections. While an experienced technician will keep infections at bay, if you are allergic to glue, you may still experience a reaction.
However, in case of any burning or discomfort during the procedure that leads to your eyes tearing or you crying, bring it to the expert’s notice.
You may need to change the glue you are using. Remember that this is a pain-free process and anything that hurts should be flagged immediately.
What to avoid after applying lash extensions?
For the first 12 to 24 hours keep away from water as it may weaken the glue, causing the lashes to fall off. In case you have opted for glue with sensitive eyes, oil based products and make up removers are not recommended.
Water-proof mascara is also a big no. Also, you must avoid using mascara at the base but apply it only at the tip of the extensions.
Last but not the least, do natural lashes get affected by this process?
Your natural lashes should not get harmed or damaged by the lash extensions. Rubbing your eyes, tugging, pulling may cause damage though. So you must avoid these actions.
Make sure you go to a good and experienced technician. Meet him or her once before finalizing to work with them. Checking their work pictures, reading reviews and checking their licenses is the basic research that you must conduct before booking an appointment.
You may expect to pay anywhere between SGD70 to 150 for lash extensions in Singapore. Click here for reviews of lash extension salons in Singapore.