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Will lash extensions ruin my natural eyelashes?

Will lash extensions ruin my natural eyelashes?

Do Lash Extensions Ruin Your Natural Lashes - Let’s Be Real

Whether you're a seasoned pro or a newbie to the world of eyelash extensions, it's essential to understand how lash extensions work and how to care for them properly. We all love our lashes and want to up our lash game, so it’s natural to wonder: if eyelash extensions are bad for lashes. So do lash extensions ruin your natural lashes? Not if they’re done right!

In the last few years, lash extensions have become incredibly popular, and now it’s even possible to achieve longer and fuller lashes from the comfort of your own home with Underlash.

We're passionate about providing an easy and accessible salon experience at home, and with our lashes, that's more achievable than ever. However, along with the convenience and popularity, lash extensions have also faced increased scrutiny and debate, especially regarding their impact on lash health.

Questions abound: Are eyelash extensions are bad for lashes? Can any damage be reversed? Are there risks to your eye health? Do lash extensions ruin your natural lashes? These are all valid concerns when considering a semi-permanent enhancement in such a delicate area. But fear not, we have all the answers you need.

Whether you're contemplating lash extensions for the first time, unsure about how the process works, or worried about potential consequences, we've got your back. We're all about guilt-free self-care - let’s get gorgeous without the stress!

How Do Lash Extensions Work?

Lash extensions are like magic for your eyes, giving you that fluttery, glam look effortlessly. But have you ever wondered about the mechanics behind them? Essentially, lash extensions are meticulously applied to your natural lashes, giving you longer, fuller lashes that will turn heads.

When it comes to false eyelashes, there are two main types you're likely to come across: temporary lashes and semi-permanent lash extensions. One is typically designed to be applied and removed daily as part of your makeup routine, while the other sticks around for a longer period, typically six to eight weeks. Underlash sits between these two types - they are DIY lashes that can be applied and removed at home, but they don’t need to be reapplied every single day! Our lashes have durable wear from 1-7 days after application. It's up to you to decide which option suits your lifestyle best - we certainly like the idea of DIY lashes that don’t need constant re-application though!

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Temporary lashes are attached using a gentle adhesive that dissolves easily, allowing for painless removal. To take them off, simply use a makeup remover that's safe for your eyes to dissolve the glue each night before gently peeling the lashes away. Application involves applying a thin layer of glue along the lash band and carefully positioning it above your natural lash line, sometimes curling your natural lashes into the extensions for a seamless look.

Semi-permanent lashes, on the other hand, require a different approach. To ensure they stay put for weeks on end, a special type of glue, application technique, and removal process are necessary. Using a fast-bonding, long-lasting adhesive creates a natural, semi-permanent effect. It's also important to check in on them every few weeks to maintain their pristine condition.

Underlash presents a new way to do false eyelashes . While our lashes are temporary, our design allows your extensions to stay for up to 7 days at a time - even though they have been applied at home!

This is a more ideal amount of time to wear your lashes as it’s long enough for you to enjoy them and save you time, but not too long that they ruin your natural lashes.

Do lash extensions ruin your natural lashes

Do Lash Extensions Ruin Your Natural Lashes?

We all know eyelash extensions can make us feel great and look fab, but have you ever wondered if they’re ruining your natural lashes? Chances are, if you’re having eyelash extensions done regularly in a professional salon there could be some damage happening you might not be aware of.

While they can make you feel like a million bucks, poorly applied extensions can lead to discomfort, infections, and even permanent lash loss. That's why it's crucial to approach lash extensions with care and caution.

When it comes to dolling up our eyes with lash glue, we've got to tread lightly and handle those lashes with care. While marketed lash glues have been approved for safety, let’s be real - they’re packed with chemicals that are going to be placed right next to your eye.

Just like with skincare products, where there are chemicals, there's always a chance of something going a bit wonky. Think potential allergic reactions, irritation, or worst-case scenario, an infection – yikes! Irritation might show up as your eye's white area turning into a fiery red zone, itching like crazy, or just feeling downright uncomfortable.

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Now, if you happen to be one of the unlucky ones to have an allergic reaction to lash glue, brace yourself for a swollen, red, puffy mess around your lash line. It might even throw in some bonus flakiness or little lesions – not the cutest look. And if things escalate to an infection, well, that's when it's time to head into the doctors.

But hold up – don't let all that scare you off! These reactions are rare when you apply your lashes with tender loving care and a sprinkle of know-how, however we always recommend that a patch test be carried out prior to applying your lashes.

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Underlash founder Laura Burbury is a highly experienced lash technician who only uses the best quality products (both in her salon and via her DIY lash extensions business). She’s seen some horrible cases of severe lash loss, infections and been asked to help reverse other lash technicians mistakes. Sometimes it’s not always fixable and its not always the technicians fault. It can be a combination of the harsh glue, lashes being too heavy and being worn for too long. That’s why she developed her own damage-free solution to achieving that gorgeous salon eyelash look without the risk or cost.

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When salon eyelashes aren't applied correctly, they can definitely throw your natural lashes for a loop. It's like a bad hair day, but for your lashes – nobody wants that!
If those eyelash extensions aren't applied correctly, they can tug and pull at your natural lashes, causing stress and potential damage. It's like trying to force a square peg into a round hole – not a good look for anyone involved!

Then there's the weight factor. Some salon lashes can feel heavier than a ton of bricks on your delicate lash line. Imagine carrying that weight around all day – it's enough to make your natural lashes want to throw in the towel!
All lashes in the Underlash range have been trialed and tested and have light, flexible lash bands that feel invisible on the eye.

And let's not forget about the removal process. If those lashes aren't gently coaxed off, they can take your real lashes along for the ride, leaving you with a case of the dreaded lash fallout.

But hold onto your mascara wands, because there's a silver lining here. With a dash of knowledge and the right approach, you can have those stunning, envy-worthy lashes without risking your natural beauties. It's all about finding that sweet spot where glam meets care, and trust me, it's totally doable!

Proper Eyelash Care and Application

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So, how can you ensure your lash extensions stay luscious and your natural lashes stay healthy? It all comes down to proper care and application techniques. For gentl

e cleansing and removal methods, our Face Cloth takes care of your lashes by gently cleansing around the eye, which is the key to keeping them in tip-top shape.

How to Apply Underlash Lashes Safely

With the right tools and techniques, applying Underlash lashes at home can be a breeze. Our lightweight, damage-free eyelash extension DIY kits make it easy to achieve salon-quality results without the hefty price tag or potential risks. Our lashes are also easy to remove at home so there is no need for a visit to the salon.
To steer clear of any potential pitfalls and ensure your Underlash Lashes are applied safely and flawlessly, mastering the application technique is key. Let's break it down with a quick how-to guide to set you up for success on your lash journey.

With Underlash, you'll receive a long lash band that can be cut into segments to suit your eye shape. This unique feature allows for precise and close application to the underside of your lash line that can be customised to suit each individual.
To begin, we recommend giving your natural lashes a light curl to help create a flawless end result. Then simply apply a small amount of The Bond to your natural lashes, mimicking the application of traditional mascara though just gently dab and brush to only halfway up the lashes avoiding the tips. Wait a minute or so for the bond to dry down to a tacky, slightly sticky texture – not wet, but not dry either.
Using a pair of tweezers, carefully remove your trimmed Underlash segments from the packaging and gently place them under your upper lash line. This distinctive placement technique is what sets Underlash apart from traditional temporary lashes. Once you've mastered this method, there's no turning back!

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After ensuring your Underlash lashes are seamlessly blended with your natural lashes, apply a thin coat of The Seal to guarantee maximum and long-lasting hold. Once the seal has dried completely, your lashes will be locked in place and ready to conquer the day.

Believe it or not, it's as simple as that! While mastering the rhythm of applying Underlash lashes may take a few tries, the results are well worth the effort.

Our Lash Recommendation for First-Timers

If you're new to the world of DIY eyelash extensions, fear not! Our Underlash kits  are specially designed for beginners, with everything you need to get started on your lash journey. Trust us, once you try them, you'll wonder how you ever lived without them!

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Keep those Underlash extensions looking their best and your natural lashes feeling fabulous:

Be Careful of Skincare

We also need to be mindful of using skincare products with ingredients that could interfere with your lash bond. Avoid using face oils that could affect the lash bond and redistribute the weight of your extensions on your natural lashes. When you're in the shower, try to keep hair products away from your lashes to avoid any unnecessary wear and tear; and try not to submerge your face under the water - our lashes are water resistant but not completely waterproof.

Wash Your Eyelids Daily

Keeping your eyelids clean is essential for maintaining healthy lashes. We encourage the use of our Face Cloth with water to gently clean your eyelids and remove dirt, oil, and makeup residue without causing irritation.

Give Your Lashes a Rest

Just like you, your lashes need a break every now and then. Our removable DIY extensions make it easy to switch up your look and give your natural lashes a chance to breathe.

Keep Cool, Lady

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We also suggest you steer clear of direct heat on your lashes. Heat can weaken the bond of your extensions, causing them to degrade faster. Throw on some stylish shades in the sun and skip the sauna sessions to keep those lashes looking their best.

Call It Off, Cleanly

Last but not least, when it's time to say bye-bye to your extensions, do it the right way. Underlash has got you covered with our safe removal option for your DIY lash extensions. The Remover is a game-changer – a really simple application process, and voila! Your lashes should slide away effortlessly, leaving your natural lash line intact.

Are Eyelash Extensions Heavy?

Are you worried about the weight of eyelash extensions or the potential damage they could cause? In-salon eyelash extensions can be quite heavy for a full set. This means they will pull on your own lashes causing the hair follicle to stretch which causes damage over time. Over time, heavy horrible eyelash extensions will mean your natural lashes are more reluctant to grow back to their former glory.
But don't fret! Our ultra-thin lashes are lightweight and comfortable, ensuring a flawless look without the strain on your natural lashes. The weight of the Underlash segment is carried out over a 1cm space, putting less pressure on your natural lashes, similar to the tape hair extension method.

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We get it – nobody wants to feel like they're carrying around weights on their eyelids! Our Underlash lashes are handmade with a market leading ultra-thin 0.03mm band making the lashes lightweight, extremely comfortable and undetectable.

What’s in Eyelash Glue and Remover?

Some eyelash adhesives can include chemicals and ingredients like alcohol and detergents that are irritating and damaging. Have you noticed when you have finished at the salon you have red blood shot eyes? Do I need to say any more??

Here at Underlash we believe that your lashes need a break every now and then and when the removal process is damage free, why wouldn't you?

When it comes to lash adhesives, quality matters. That's why our products are free from harsh chemicals and irritants, ensuring a gentle and damage-free application process. Our eyelash glue  and eyelash extension remover has been designed specifically so your lash extensions won’t ruin your natural lashes.

Does Wearing Lash Extensions Make Your Natural Lashes Shorter?

Contrary to popular belief, when lash extensions are applied correctly, they shouldn't have any adverse effects on the length of your natural lashes. In fact, they might even become stronger and more resilient over time, thanks to the protective barrier provided by the extensions. We might be worried about if lash extensions will damage our eyelashes, but when done correctly we can see improvement to lash health.

Think of lash extensions as a shield for your natural lashes – they offer a layer of protection against environmental factors like dust, pollutants, and even the occasional accidental tug. By safeguarding your lashes from these external stressors, extensions can actually promote healthier growth and prevent breakage, leaving you with lashes that look and feel their best.

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Will Your Natural Eyelashes Grow Back After Being Damaged by Extensions?

Yes, yes, and yes! With the right care and attention, your natural lashes have the incredible ability to bounce back from any damage. Underlash is the perfect alternative to salon lashes that will help get your natural lashes back up to scratch, So don't worry if you’ve been cursed with horrible eyelash extensions from a salon – your luscious lashes will be back to their former glory in no time with Underlash.

Can I get salon quality damage-free eyelash extensions at home?

You can! At Underlash, we were relentless in searching for only finest quality eyelash, bonds removers and extensions. We tried and tested oodles of options before we found the most effective damage-free products so we can share them with you.

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Our lash extensions last up to 7 days and you can quickly and safely remove them anytime with our remover. Our in-home eyelash kits  are lightweight which limits the potential for damage and you’re in total control of the thickness and length that suits you (or the occasion!)

Check out our Underlash DIY eyelash extension kits for a damage-free more cost-effective option to those time consuming and expensive salon lashes. Our Kits have everything you need to get started and you’ll be well on the way to healthier lashes.

So go on, lash a little, lovely x