Instantly—And Semi-Permanently—Longer Lashes

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If you like the idea of instantly longer, thicker lashes, extensions may be the solution for you. But before you run out and get them, there are some special considerations to contemplate.

First, look at photos of the chosen lash professional’s previous work, since they’ll need to have a strong aesthetic eye to achieve beautiful results. Also, ask what kind of glue they use—you want something formaldehyde-free—and make sure you get a single extension per lash, as opposed to “bundles,” to minimize breakage of your lashes caused by the weight of the extensions.

There are also some dos and don’ts to help your new lash extensions last. Try not to sleep on your face, since the pulling can lead to lash loss. You’ll also want to avoid getting your lashes wet for the first three days, and avoid thick eye creams and oil-based products like cleansers and makeup removers. No matter what, touch-ups will be necessary every four to six weeks, or they’ll begin to fall off.

Keep in mind, some women report feeling the extensions at first, but they get used to them—and love the look—quickly.

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