Do Eyelash Extensions Damage Your Lashes?

Do Eyelash Extensions Damage Your Lashes?

Do eyelash extensions damage your lashes?  Just like hair extensions can add on additional strain on natural hair, so can eyelash extensions, especially if they are thicker than your natural eyelash extensions.

It is recommended to take a break from your eyelash extensions when you have been continuously wearing eyelash extensions for more than six months to a year.

The thinner your NATURAL eyelashes are, the more you may need to take a break so that the prolonged additional weight from your eyelash extensions does not cause your naturally thin eyelashes to break off.

Take a Break:

Taking a break from your  eyelash extensions can prevent damage to your natural eyelash extensions.  For example, during this rest time, your can strengthen and lengthen your natural eyelashes by using an eyelash growth serum or eyelash enhancement serum.  It is NOT recommended to use these serums while your eyelash extensions are on.

Use the the eyelash extension sealer to prolong the life of the actual eyelash extension by repelling oil, dirt, and make up with this product.

Use a Eyelash Growth Serum

The eyelash growth serum or the eyelash enhancement serum is to be applied on your lash line, preferably when your eyelashes are clean and without any eyelash extensions.

They eyelash growth serum or eyelash enhancement serum both speed up eyelash growth while lengthening and strengthening eyelashes.

These products are highly recommended if your eyelashes tend to grow in slower or they tend to be thin and sparse.

Eyelash extensions enhance the look of your eyes and following the recommended protocol will NOT damage your lashes.  However, if you continuously wear eyelash extensions, you may encounter an unexpected reaction to the glue and/or your lashes will grow thinner and weaker over time because of the constant weight of the eyelash extensions.

Especially if you prefer the Russian Volume method or having thicker, fuller eyelash extensions.

There are many types of eyelash serums out there.  I am only reviewing the ones that worked best with my clients.

The eyelash enhancement or growth serums that sell in the drug stores do NOT have enough bio active ingredients in them to help stimulate follicular growth.

The drugstore brands work to increase the “appearance” of fuller lashes by using moisture binding ingredients and not the stimulate actual eyelash growth.

Types of Eyelash Growth Enhancement Serums:

Latisse is the first prescription treatment used to treat hypotrophic eyelashes (not enough eyelashes).  This works quite well.  However, you do need a prescription and it is quite costly, especially if you plan to use it regularly.

It contains hormones so it does have a warning that your lash line can hyper pigment and form dark brown lines.  It does disappear over time once you discontinue use.

It can also cause permanent change in the pigment of your iris.

Revitalash– does NOT contain any hormones to cause any hyper pigmentation.  It does contain pentapeptide,Betaine, and Biotin to help strengthen the eyelashes.  If you are interested in their clinical study.

Ageless IBeauty Lash and brow Serum

  • Biotinoyl Tripeptide-1 (Matrikine Biotinyl) – Stimulates the hair bulb keratinocyte proliferation and helps repair damaged hair.
  • Myristoyl Peptides (Sympeptide) – Fortifies, lengthens and thickens hair.
  • Procapil (Oleanolic Acid, Biotinoyl Tripeptide-1, Apigenin) – Targets aging hair follicle and stimulates micro-circulation. Antioxidant, anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties.
  • PhytoCellTechTM Malus Domestica – Apple stem cell, promotes cell regeneration and protects against oxidation

So, remember eyelash extensions themselves do NOT damage eyelash extensions.  However, if you do NOT take care of them correctly, then you may find them starting to form clumps, stick together, and thinner eyelashes.

If you have NOT read our article on How to take care of your Eyelash Extensions to avoid damaging your own eyelashes, please take a look at our other articles:

How to Clean your eyelash Extensions

How to Wash your Face and Take a Shower with Eyelash Extensions  


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