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How to Care for Individual Eyelash Extensions
For as long as records go back, women have tried to have eyelashes which were longer and thicker than their rivals. They knew that their beauty, and therefore their chances of being picked as a bride, were greatly enhanced by them having beautiful eyes. And they knew then, as they know now, that the one factor that makes a woman's eyes stand out is long thick eyelashes.
From the Egyptians and Romans using kohl to highlight their eyes, to the women in the East using Henna to do the same, women have through the ages, tried to find the magic formula to give them beautiful, long, curly lashes. Many methods such as hot wax to give the lashes a firmer look have resulted in blindness. Over time, countless methods have been developed and today, women have a variety of eyelash growing techniques and growth products at their disposal. From growing eyelashes naturally, to using home remedies to grow them, to permanent eyelashes, the choices are numerous. Women just have to decide which growth method suits their needs and budget.
The last method of getting longer lashes is to actually use eyelash growth serums. These serums are rubbed onto the hairs and they stimulate hair growth. Eyelashes serums are gaining in popularity but great care must be taken in administering them. Unless they have been approved by the relevant health authorities, they should not be used. Do eyelashes grow with them? Only one eyelash serum has been approved by the FDA and that is Lumigan or Latisse. This serum does actually stimulate hair growth and women and men who have used it testify that it does help to grow those nice eyelashes,
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I was born without a lot of body hair. I feel lucky; I am one of the few who have gotten away with not having to wax nor shave my legs EVER. On the downside, my eyebrows are thin and my eyelashes short, light and sparse like my eyebrows.
I don't wear mascara. I found my lashes falling off along with mascara when it was time to clean off.
Upon my sister's prodding, I decided to try lash extensions. I've seen other girls.... Oh, to have those long butterfly eyelashes!
The eyelash extensions came in three different lengths: Long, medium and natural. Because my own eyelashes are short to begin with, I went for the natural length. The whole procedure was long and tedious. Each individual eyelash extension had to be glued to my own and I had to keep my eyelids closed the entire time, trying my best not to move them, as any movement caused the just-glued-but-not-quite-set eyelash to become crooked. As far as any pain or discomfort, there was none, except for the smell of the glue, which wasn't too bad. I was fidgety the whole time and I couldn't contain my anticipation. After forty five minuets, which seemed more like two hours to me, the eyelash extension procedure was done. I looked in the mirror...OMG. Those are not my eyes! They are too sexy, too tantalizing! (OMG again!) I had to look long and hard in the mirror. I had long eyelashes! Not only that, but I looked like I had eyeliner on, too. My sister and I giggled and giggled like two teenagers. I walked out of that salon quite happily. I didn't even take a single look at the leaflet that was handed to me, the "How To Care For" instructions of my new deliciously lush prolific eyelashes.
Would I do it again? Probably not. Although I was happy with my eyelash extensions during the first two weeks, the week or so that followed after that was quite awkward as half of them had already come unglued. I would liken it to growing out a bad haircut. I'm also a fussy person and I could not keep from rubbing my eyes.
This is not to say that I have given up my quest for long sexy eyelashes. I do have my eyes on LATISSE, that prescription eyelash treatment that is supposed to grow them naturally thicker and longer. And then there is TALIKA and another similar product from Peter Thomas Roth that work much like Latisse except that they can be bought without prescription. I don't give up. Onward with the good fight for BEAUTY!!
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The eyes play a major role in people's perception of your overall beauty. Having beautiful eyes is a big deal from a beauty standpoint. Many women turn to eye shadows and eye liners to enhance their eyes. Most people put forth at least a minimal effort when it comes to eye makeup. Some even use eyelash extensions or false eyelashes. Why go the extra mile? That is because beautiful eyelashes make your eyes even more stunning. However, very few women are lucky enough to have been born with longer eyelashes. There are a few things you can do if you want your lashes to be longer. You can try to help them grow longer, but this takes time, so if you're not patient, you can get the illusion of longer lashes.
False eyelashes are a great way to make your lashes look longer and fuller instantly. It may take a while to get the hang of application but once you get a feel for how to put them on, it can become a part of your regular routine. Some people only reserve fake lashes for special occasions. You can also take this one step further and get lash extensions applied in a salon. Much like hair extensions, these are little pieces of hair that are glued to your existing lashes and stay in place for a couple of months. This is one of the more expensive options but it gives you long lashes any time, anywhere- in the pool, the rain, the shower, anywhere.