Seriously, we get the appeal of DIY lash extensions. They’re inexpensive and convenient. No need to book an appointment or drive somewhere for a mascara effect. Perfect for impromptu get-togethers! While these perks are nice and all, we hope you understand what you are getting into before you buy yourself those at home kits.
Any cosmetic procedure intended for professionals can go wrong in the hands of inexperienced individuals. Your lashes, like the hair on your head, are prone to damage and hair loss. We can fix damaged lashes, but if your lashes become too short or sparse, your options will be limited and you’ll be paying more.for the fix and enhancement.
What are DIY Lash Extensions?
DIY lash extensions allow you to apply eyelash extensions in the comfort of your home. While they are marketed as “lash extensions,” these at-home kits are not the same as the professional lashes you get from a lash salon. These are basically false eyelashes that come in different types, lengths, and thickness.
A DIY extension kit usually contains:
- Pack of lashes
- Lash extension glue
- Lash tweezers
- Lash remover/shampoo
Some brands are bulky like the infamous cluster lashes (these are proven to damage natural lashes), while others have magnets that attach to liquid eyeliners. The process is relatively straightforward but it takes more than a steady hand to get it right without damaging your lashes.
Benefits of DIY Lash Extensions
- Cheaper than salon extensions
- More convenient since you can do it at home
- You can choose the length, thickness, and curl of the lashes, as well as the adhesive used.
- Can offer a valuable learning experience
Why We Don’t Recommend Them
Without proper training, it’s easy to make mistakes that can cause permanent damage to your natural lashes or even cause an infection. This lack of experience can lead to uneven application, causing discomfort and eye irritation.
Another problem is that maintaining proper hygiene is a significant challenge when doing lash extensions at home. Unlike professional salons, individuals may not have the necessary tools or expertise to ensure a clean environment. Consequently, using contaminated glue or tools can significantly increase the risk of infections and other complications.
Furthermore, applying lashes too close to the skin or using too much glue can irritate the eyelids or scratch the cornea. Injuries like these can be permanent and cause long-term damage to your vision, so it’s crucial to have someone trained to handle the process.
Finally, DIY lash extensions can be time-consuming and tedious, especially if you’re not used to doing it. The process requires precision and patience, and it can take hours to complete.
With a licensed technician, you can be sure that your lashes are well taken care of
It’s tempting to be your own eyelash tech but the risks and potential dangers associated with it make it clear that it’s best to leave it to the professionals. With their experience and training, lash technicians can provide you with beautiful, long-lasting lashes without any of the potential complications. If you live in Boston or Cape Cod area, visit Lash Boutique and schedule a consultation now.