Hi Lash + Brow Dolls,
This blog post is going to touch base on most of the questions you may have, or have already asked about lash extensions. We want you to feel empowered by your lashes. We hope that they make you feel that much better and make your mornings that much easier. We also want you to have all the knowledge you can about what you are getting done.
The most popular questions that we hear at WINK,
1. How do you know how thick + long to go?
2. How do you select the lash curl?
3. Will I have an allergic reaction?
4. My girlfriend got lash extensions and they ripped out all of her natural lashes, I’m nervous.
5. I want them SUPER long, can we go longer? fuller?
1. Lets first start with Thickness (diameters) When I first started doing lashes over 6 years ago, the popular diameters were .15mm and .20mm. There was also a .25mm which, in my opinion should never ever be used on any client. Not even one with the thickest and healthiest natural lashes. These were the only options we had to work with until VOLUME lashing came on the scene, as well as Flat lashes. So here we go:
Lash diameters are chosen by what your natural lash can handle. Your natural lashes are what tell us how long and full we can go.
Lashes are now available in a variety of thicknesses:
VOLUME lash extensions (2-6 D) 0.05mm, 0.07mm, 0.10mm
CLASSIC lash extensions (1D) – 0.15mm, 0.18mm and 0.20mm.
We are “fans” (pun intended) of 0.05mm + 0.07mm for volume lashing depending on the dimension that we are creating for you and .15mm for all of our classic lash dolls. These are the diameters that we feel keep your natural lashes healthy + happy.
Now lets talk about Flat lashes.
Flat lashes have more of an oval base ( So basically we are able to use a thinner diameter of extension, while having the extension appear thicker on your natural lash) We heart these at WINK.
Remember tho that not all flat and or classic + volume lash extensions are created equal. We only use high quality products at WINK and feel that we really do have the best of the very best.
2. Lash Curl Selection Selecting the curl of the extension that we use is similar to choosing the diameter in that we have to choose what your natural lash is going to handle best. We tend to only use curls in the C and D families and LOVE the perfect amount of length and upward lift. Never going more than 1-3mm past what your natural lash already is.
3. Reactions One of the many important rules when doing lash extensions is to always always use a 2mm distance gap in between the root of natural lash and the synthetic lash, doing that will avoid further allergies from the glue, and makes things easier when doing your touch us because you will know how much the lashes have grown.
4. But do they damage my natural lashes? Do you think that I have to take breaks from getting extensions in order to let my natural lashes “rest?” The idea that it’s not good to get repeated extensions because your eyelashes need rest is false. Eyelashes do not know that extensions are being applied to them, and they continue to shed off like normal (but with a little friend on them) Now if a lash artist is applying to premature lashes or applying lashes that are too thick for the natural lash to support it can cause interruption on growth cycle. But this is why it is so important to stay true to the natural lash. Eyelash Extensions done this correct way can absolutely not cause damage, and can be worn for as long as you wish.
5. Longer and Fuller Please? Girl we feel ya! We want your lashes to be the absolute fullest that they can be, and as long as you wish them to be. We want you to LOVE them. That is the only reason we do this.. BUT again, to elaborate on #4. Unless you use a growth serum to create more than you naturally have (We have a killer one in shop) Then we absolutely have to follow the most important rule to allow your beautiful natural lashes to hold onto and support the proper extension diameter and length that it can. Also this is what will keep them healthy and going through their natural cycle as normal. Never more than 1-3mm longer than the natural lash and no more than 1mm thicker. If you have very fine thin lashes you will never achieve the thickness of someone with strong thick lashes. But it will make your lashes seem much thicker and longer than your real lashes.