With plenty of lash extension myths buzzing around, we feel it's time to clear the air! At LashBee, we believe clients should be as educated as possible about their eyelash extensions, so put put together a list of common myths we hear daily.
Myth 1: Wearing lash extensions will cause your natural lashes to fall out.
LashBee: The truth is, we lose up to five natural lashes each day. When lash extensions are properly applied, they will shed when your natural lash does like normal!
Myth 2: Lash extensions prevent your natural lashes from growing back.
LashBee: As long as lash extensions are properly cared for, the natural lashes will be safe. This means that in addition to seeking out technicians highly trained in proper application, clients must make sure that they are keeping their lashes clean. At the end of every LashBee full set application, clients receive a complimentary aftercare kit that includes a specialized lash shampoo. We recommend cleansing daily to keep oils from breaking down the adhesive bond and ensure those lashes stay squeaky clean.
Myth 3: The lash extension application process is painful.
LashBee: It should NEVER be painful! With a trained professional, you should barely feel anything more than a light touch. At LashBee, we treat our clients to comfortable beds, calming music, and cool collagen-infused gel pads. Not to mention, our clients’ eyes remaining closed the entire time. The process is so comfortable, some clients even take a nap!
Myth 4: Lash extensions always look fake.
LashBee: Definitely not! With so many varieties of curl, length, thickness and shaping, we can give you a look that's as natural (or dramatic!) as you like. We pride ourselves on applying extensions that enhance your natural beauty, not detract from it. Check out our Lookbook to see what we mean.
Myth 5: Lash extensions make your natural lashes shorter and finer.
LashBee: Sadly, if lashes are applied improperly, damage is possible. Poor application can cause natural lashes to weaken and fall out. Our biggest concern here at LashBee is safety, and we will never put our clients in extensions that could reduce the integrity of their natural lashes. Our priority is safe and healthy lashes for every client.
Myth 6: You must periodically take breaks from lash extensions.
LashBee: If your lashes were properly applied, you should not need to take a break! In the event that you did notice damage from improperly applied extensions, we do recommend strengthening your natural lashes with a growth serum. Try Revitalash, a best-selling serum that we retail at LashBee!
Myth 7: You can apply lash extensions by yourself.
LashBee: Making lashes last as long as we do requires medical-grade adhesive and specialized tools that are not safe for use by anyone without significant training. Further, our LashBee technicians wear magnifying glasses to ensure they see every lash clearly and can safely apply extensions to only one natural lash at a time. Your eyes are so important - we ALWAYS recommend visiting a highly-trained technician!
Myth 8: Eyelash serum can’t be used while wearing lash extensions.
LashBee: Some serums contain oils that could break down the extension adhesive. At LashBee, we carry Revitalash, which is completely safe for use with extensions. In fact, we encourage it!
Myth 9: Removing lashes will cause damage to natural lashes.
LashBee: Never try to remove semi-permanent lash extensions on your own! Either let them fall out naturally (the last lash will likely fall out six to eight weeks after the initial application) or come in to have them professionally removed. We use specially-formulated lash extension remover that will quickly and safely break down the adhesive. After a few minutes, your extensions will slide right off. Your eyes will be shut throughout the process.
As long as you make sure to see a trusted and well trained LashBee technician, you will never experience any harm to your natural lashes!
Until next time,
The LashBee Hive