Nowadays, there are so many ways you can enhance the look of your lashes. There are the ever-so-popular lash lift treatments, “miracle” eyelash growth serums, false lashes, cult-favourite mascaras and everyone’s favourite, the eyelash extensions.
When the latter first became popular in the mainstream market, many assumed that this was the best way to achieve fuller-looking, wispy lashes. And while they may not be entirely wrong, many have yet to consider the downside of getting eyelash extensions. For example, when it’s not done professionally, it can damage the health of your natural lashes or it can lead to skin inflammation which can also stunt the growth of your lashes.
According to an article by The Straits Times, “one can also lose natural eyelashes,” says Dr Natasha Lim, senior consultant ophthalmologist at Novena Bladeless Cataract Surgery & Eye Specialist Centre. She also added, “Losing natural lashes, may be due to reasons such as the heavy weight on the roots of the eyelashes caused by the lash extensions or false lashes, chronic inflammation, or an allergic reaction at the roots of the natural lashes.”
But what difference does it make if you’re adding eyelash extensions instead of falsies? And why are people still opting for the former? We dive in on everything you need to know about eyelash extensions as well as the different types of styles that you can opt for if you’re planning to get them done.