False eyelash extensions can be a great way to add length and volume to your lashes, but sometimes they can go too far.
If you have ever had false lash extensions that were too thick, you know how frustrating it can be.
Not only do they look unnatural, but they also make your eyes feel heavy and uncomfortable. In this blog post, we will discuss what causes false lash extensions to look too thick and what you can do to make them look less thick.
What Are Professional Eyelash Extensions?
Professional eyelash extensions are a popular beauty treatment by a lash stylist that can give your lashes a longer, fuller look.
The extensions are made of lash type synthetic materials such as mink, silk, or synthetic fibers, and are attached to your natural lashes with a glue that is safe for the eye area.
The extensions can last for several weeks, and can be removed by a professional lash technician. Eyelash extensions are an excellent option for those who want to enhance their shorter lashes and their fullness.
However, it is important to note that lash extensions require regular maintenance, and should be replaced every few weeks to maintain their appearance. Using a gentle lash cleanser, which won’t ruin your extensions.
What Are The Risks Of Having Eyelash Extensions?
Many people enjoy the look of long, lush lashes, but may not have the time or patience to apply false lashes every day.
Eyelash extensions are a great way to achieve this look without all the fuss. However, there are some risks associated with lash extensions and your healthy lashes, that you should be aware of before you make an appointment.
The first risk is that your natural lashes could be damaged, and lead to permanent lash loss. If the lash technician does not apply the extensions correctly, your own lashes could be pulled out or broken.
The glue used to attached the extensions can cause irritation and inflammation, as well as causing strain on your natural eyelashes.
If you have sensitive skin, you may want to consider another method of achieving long lashes.
Another risk is that you could develop an eye infection or a bacterial infection. If the technician does not properly clean and sterilize their equipment, there is a chance that bacteria could be transferred to your eyes.
This can lead to conjunctivitis or other serious infections. Be sure to ask about the sterilization methods used before you book an appointment.
You don’t want to risk permanent damage, so you need to ensure you follow all recommendations given to you by your lash technician.
Overall, eyelash extensions can give you beautiful, long lashes without having to put in the effort every day.
However, as with all beauty treatments, there are some risks involved that you should be aware of before making a decision on getting eyelash extensions done.
How Long Do Eyelash Extensions Take?
The process of applying eyelash extensions typically takes between one and two hours.
During this time, the lashes are carefully adhered to the natural lashes, one by one to increase the length of your lashes, depending on your eye shape.
The length and thickness of the classic extensions will be customized to suit the individual’s desired look.
The entire process is generally quite relaxing, and many people find that they can even fall asleep during the application.
After the lashes are in place, they will need to be brushed and shaped to ensure that they look their best.
Although the initial application may take some time, the results are often worth it. With proper care, eyelash extensions can last for several weeks, giving you a stunning new look that requires little daily maintenance.
How Are Eyelash Extensions Applied? What’s The Process?
Before single extensions are applied, there are some steps to consider beforehand;
- Contact lenses need to be removed before starting
- Remove all traces of eye makeup with a lint-free removal cloth
- Always do a patch test to see if you have a reaction to the eyelash glue used for the extensions prior to applying the lashes
- Ensure there are no distractions nearby during your lash appointment, as you mustn’t move while having the lashes applied
How To Apply Eyelash Extensions
- Your natural lashes need to be cleaned to ensure there’s no residual oil on the lashes, which could break down the lash glue bonding between your fake lashes and your natural lashes to your lash line.
- Next, a lash primer will be applied to the lashes with a precise applicator, similar to a q-tip. This primer will mean there will be better adherence between your lash extensions and your eyelids, as well as better retention, to keep them in place for longer.
- Under-eye protection patches need to next be applied to the under eye, immediately under the eyes. The patches will ensure the bottom lashes are isolated from the tope lashes, and prevent any potential injuries between the isolation tweezers for eyelashes, and the skin.
- Next, you’ll need to have your lash extensions mapped out. This ensures you have the most natural blend of lashes, and lash sizes in the set.
- The isolation step is next, and most lash tech use two sets of tweezers, with one set to isolate the natural eyelashes, and the second set for applying the lash extensions to your natural lashes.
- When ready to start applying the lash extensions, dip the extension cluster in your lash glue adhesive of choice, by holding the cluster at the tapered end, and always apply the right amount of lash adhesive.
- Isolation of the lashes is extremely important, where the natural lashes need to be isolated, so you can apply the extension to the natural lashes. Placing the lash extension on the natural eyelash you’ve isolated. Ensuring there’s no sticking of multiple lash extensions, and natural lashes – so unstick any that are stuck together.
- If you do have any issues with lashes sticking together, unstick them with two pairs of tweezers, gently coaxing them apart.
- Once all lashes have been applied, allow the adhesive to fully dry on the lashes. You can use a super bonder to help you cure the adhesive, followed by a lash fan, to fully dry the extensions in place.
How To Fix Eyelash Extensions That Are Too Thick?
Volume lashes extensions are applied one by one to your natural lashes. So it’s important you communicate with your lash technician how thick you want your lash extensions to be.
If they know beforehand, you don’t want your extension look to be too thick and ‘blocky’ they can ensure they choose the right style of lashes for your eyes.
If you have too many eyelash extensions applied, and the lash artists hasn’t done proper lash extension mapping of your eyes, your extensions could be left looking both clumpy and thick.
If your eyelash extensions are too thick, you could go back to the salon you had them applied, and ask for them to remove some of the extensions.
By using a lash remover dissolving liquid, they are able to dissolve the adhesive bands between the extensions and your natural lashes. So they can take away some of the thickness.
By going to a professional, this won’t affect the longevity of the rest of the lashes, but will help to remove some of the lash clusters, for a less dense lash look.
If your lash extensions are too thick, but you don’t want to visit the salon, you can wait for them to fall out over time.
Over 2-3 weeks, you will naturally lose some of the lash clusters extensions at home, which could take away the “thick” appearance you don’t like.
How To Fix Thick Eyelash Extensions At Home
ome lash technicians use a very light, natural look while others can go heavier in order to create a more dramatic look.
But sometimes these lashes can become too thick and bulky for the desired look. Luckily, there are ways you can fix thick eyelash extensions at home with minimal fuss.
The first thing you should do is inspect the eyelash extensions and see if they are too thick or clumpy.
If they are, you can use tweezers or a spoolie brush to remove any clumps and reshape the lashes. You should also use a spoolie brush to comb through the lashes and ensure they lay naturally against your eye.
Next, use your scissors to trim the lash extensions back as far as you want them to go.
It’s important that you take great care with this step as it is easy to accidentally cut off too much of your natural lashes. Finally, use lash glue specifically designed for eyelash extensions and apply it carefully along the lash line to attach the extensions and keep them in place.
How to Fix Clumpy Eyelash Extensions
If your lash extensions are clumpy, it could be because too much adhesive has been used. This can happen if the lash artist is inexperienced, or in a rush to finish the job.
When this happens, you can try to use a Lash Comb to help separate and space out the lashes.
You can also try using an oil-free makeup remover on a cotton pad, and gently go over the lashes to help break down the adhesive bond between the natural lash and extension.
Doing this too harshly will result in losing more than just a few lashes, so be careful. If all else fails, you can always return back to the salon and have them redone, and they can reverse the process if you don’t like the dramatic look.
Why Are My Eyelashes Extensions Falling Out?
Eyelash extensions are a popular way to achieve long, thick lashes without the need for daily mascara application.
However, many women find that their lash extensions start to fall out within a few weeks of having them applied.
There are several reasons why this may happen. One possibility is that the adhesive used to attach the extensions is not compatible with your natural lashes.
Another possibility is that the extensions were applied too close to the skin, causing them to eventually fall out.
Finally, it is also possible that you are simply experiencing the natural shedding process of your own lashes.
Regardless of the reason, if you find that your lash extensions are falling out, it is best to consult with a professional to determine the best course of action.
Are Blond Eyelashes Rare?
Blond eyelashes are actually not all that rare. In fact, according to a study conducted by researchers at the University of Oslo, about 16 percent of the population has blond eyelashes.
The study also found that people with blue eyes are more likely to have blond eyelashes than people with brown eyes.
So, if you have blond eyelashes, you’re actually in pretty good company. And while they may not be as common as dark eyelashes, they’re certainly not unheard of.
So, next time you see someone with blond eyelashes, don’t be too surprised. Chances are, they’re just like you and thousands of others around the world.
Having an issue with too thick eyelash extensions, or clumpy can be a result of several things. It could be the style of lashes used were too dense for your eyes.
The lash artist might not have properly isolated your natural lashes before applying the extension.
Or, it could be that too much adhesive was used, which can happen if the lash artist is inexperienced or in a rush. If you find yourself with either of these problems, there are ways to fix them.
You can try using a Lash Comb to help separate and space out the lashes. You can also try using an oil-free makeup remover on a cotton pad, and gently go over the lashes to help break down the adhesive bond between the natural lash and extension.
Doing this too harshly will result in losing more than just a few lashes, so be careful. If all else fails, you can always return to the salon and have your thick eyelash extensions redone.
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