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beauty insider: THE TRUTH ABOUT EYELASH EXTENSIONS

Sonja Spadina
Sonja Spadina January 17, 2018
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THERE ARE A LOT OF MYTHS ABOUT EYELASH EXTENSIONS… FROM IT BEING PAINFUL TO THE NOTION THAT YOUR NATURAL LASHES WILL ALL FALL OUT AND WON’T EVER GROW BACK. SO WE ASKED AN EXPERT TO SET THE RECORD STRAIGHT…

We spoke to Sonja Spadina, Beauty Director and Lash & Brow expert at Seka’s Lash & Brow Bar, to help bust the common misconceptions.


If you’ve been think about getting lash extensions, read on for the truth about eyelash extensions… {if you have them already, we know you’re addicted!}

MYTH 1: your eyelashes will fall out

First things first, your eyelashes fall out anyways. You just don’t realise it because they’re small and fine, but our natural lashes fall out every four to six weeks just like the hairs on our head. Eyelash extensions only get a bad rap because it’s more noticeable to spot natural eyelashes that have shed when they’re glued to long, thick, synthetic, and solid black fibres, and people don’t realise the process is normal and not a result of extensions.

MYTH 2: your eyelashes will never grow back

Your eyelashes will, in fact, grow back. Because of the lash shedding cycle, new natural eyelashes are always growing in, hence why you get “fills.” If new eyelashes weren’t always growing back, there would be nothing to fill. In other words? If eyelash extensions really made your eyelashes cease growing, refills wouldn’t even be possible, because there has to be a natural lash for the extension to adhere to.

MYTH 3: eyelash extensions hurt

Nothing about the process hurts! It’s not a matter of tolerance levels; there simply is no pain involved in the eyelash extension process. If you are worried about someone using tweezers close to your eyes, you might feel anxiety, but pain is not part of the deal.

MYTH 4: after stopping extensions your natural lashes will be thinner/shorter

Getting eyelash extensions does not affect the natural growth cycle during or after you decide to stop getting them applied. Many people feel that their natural lashes get thinner or shorter afterwards, but it’s essentially an optical illusion. You get used to waking up every day with thicker, dark, curled, longer lashes – so, understandably, you think your eyelashes are thinner and shorter after the extensions have ended. In actuality, that is not the case and getting extensions has no chemical effect on the thickness or length of the lashes you were born with.

But just like it was something you got used to when you first had them applied, you will also have to get used to not having them on again – that, or continue to pay for extensions.

MYTH 5: you must take breaks

Many people think that you have to take breaks from getting extensions in order to let your natural lashes “breathe.” The idea that it’s not good to get repeated extensions because your eyelashes need breathing room is mere myth. Your eyelashes do not know that extensions are being applied to them, and they continue to shed off like normal, and a new natural lash will grow back – however it is completely up to the client whether or not they wish to take a break.

MYTH 6: they take forever to be applied

It can take forever if the technician you’re seeing is just starting out at eyelash extensions or is inexperienced and untrained. However professionals who fully specialise in eyelash extensions can perform a full set in just an hour.

connect with Sonja

Sonja Spadina is the Beauty Director and Lash & Brow Stylist
at Seka’s Lash & Brow Bar

visit: 3/101 Darley Street, Mona Vale SYDNEY
to make an appointment call: (02) 9979 5678
or 0451 428 678

+follow Seka’s Lash & Brow Bar @sekaslashandbrowbar

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