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Eyelash extensions




Like hair extensions, eyelash extensions are a cosmetic process whereby synthetic materials are applied to create a fuller, longer look.[Cite] Once a product accessible only to a limited consumer, eyelash extensions have become more popular and affordable. In Asia and Australia the process has become so popular that salons such as LashDesign Studios of Melbourne, Australia are booked as much as six weeks in advance. Aiming for an authentic, natural feel, they come in various lengths, colors and thicknesses, and can be worn during sleep, showering and swimming.[Cite] However, excessive exposure to water and heat can weaken adhesive bond. Eyelash extensions differ from "fake" or "false" eyelashes in that they are applied one by one, and can last for two to six weeks.[Cite]

Additional recommended knowledge

Before having eyelash extensions applied, make sure your eyelash extension professional is properly trained and certified. Attempts to apply professional eyelash personally is highly discouraged, and may result in harm and/or serious eye injury.

Procedure

The procedure to attach the extensions is painless, and can take an average of two hours for a full set of extensions of roughly 30-80 lashes per eye. A beautician carefully applies the "lash" with tweezers and a bonding agent. If applied with a proper medical-grade adhesive, eyelash extensions are designed to bond to one's natural eyelash.[Cite] Since eyelash extensions shed just like natural lashes, wearers are advised to have them re-applied every 2-4 weeks. The average cycle of a single natural eyelash is 90 days.[Cite]


Laws and regulations

The United States Food and Drug Administration has yet to rule on eyelash extensions, leaving regulation to each state [1]. States such as California, Oregon, Texas and Washington have yet to rule on the procedure. Colorado forbids eyelash tinting but does not address eyelash extensions.

References

  1. ^ http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/~dms/coseye2.html
 
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