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www.southaustralianstyle.com 59 and may drag your natural lashes out with them. It also means they will look different on everyone's eyes. There are two types of eyelash extensions. Classics lashes – one individual extension applied to each one of your natural lashes, which range in thickness from 0.18-0.25mm. Volume lashes – a small fan of extensions applied to each one of your natural lashes ranging from 2D (a two-lash fan) to 6D (a six-lash fan). Each extension is between 0.05-0.07mm thick. What are eyelash extensions made from? Extensions can be made from a synthetic fibre (generally acrylic) or from silk. Silk lashes are more expensive, better quality and much softer. Not all eyelash technicians are created equal! When choosing someone to apply lashes make sure that they have done an accredited course and have plenty of hours practice under their belt, not doing so can result in permanent loss of natural lashes and irritation. So choose wisely, make sure the therapist has completed extensive training and are lash perfectionists. Everyone's extensions will look different. We all have different eye shapes, different lengths and thickness of natural lashes. This means that for lashes to be applied safely and have good retention there is a maximum length and thickness that can be applied to your own lashes. So if you have short lashes you won't be able to have super long extensions applied as they simply won't last HOW TO MAKE YOUR EXTENSIONS LAST Lash Love We all love the look of eyelash extensions (and the fact that you can go mascara-free is a massive drawcard), but before you jump on the extension bandwagon eyelash expert Stephanie from ORBE says you should do your homework. We chat eye shape, extension types and maintenance... BeforeAfter / BEAUTY #ORBE / MAINTENANCE There are a few do's and don'ts when looking after your lashes: For the first 24 hours after getting your extensions applied you cannot get them wet – getting them wet will cause the lashes to clump together and fall off. Nothing oily or greasy can go on your lashes for the duration as oil or grease will break down the bond with the glue and cause them to fall off. Be careful with mascara, the whole idea with lash extensions is that you shouldn't have to wear mascara, but if you feel the need just make sure it's a non-waterproof, non-fibre building mascara and it is removed with an oil free cleanser. Try not to rub or play with the extensions as it can cause damage to your natural eyelashes. Remember to still wash your eyes at least a couple of times a week, it keeps your eyes clean and can prevent nasty eye infections. Your extensions will need to be infilled between 2-6 weeks. Reactions It is possible to have a reaction after having eyelashes applied, these come in many different shapes and forms but mainly involve swelling or irritation of the upper eyelid or lash line. In case of a reaction please contact your therapist so that the lashes can be safely removed.
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