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  1. I just got an allergic reaction after 3 months of regular fills and I don’t know why.

  2. Sometimes the body builds up resistance over time. An allergic reaction doesn’t necessarily happen immediately on the first appointment.

  3. After wearing lash extensions for years, I suddenly got a bad allergic reaction to them, eyes swelling and red, Iv now not worn them for 3years, if I had them done again will I get an allergic reaction do you know, or could it be ok now after leaving it a while? Thanks x

  4. Unfortunately, most allergic reactions are for life once you developed them. If you want to make sure, you should definitely ask your lash tech to do a patch test before your appointment!

  5. Hello, i was getting lash extensions for well over a year and suddenly developed an allergy to them. Swollen itchy eyes, very irritated. However, i am HIGHLY allergic to black hair dye. I never put the two together until i just read your article. Do you think they could be related?

  6. Hi Ashley,

    More often than not, an allergic reaction is triggered by the lash adhesive and not the lash extension itself. Having said that, it could be possible.

  7. I’ve been faithfully getting my lashes done for over a year. All of a sudden the last 3 times I have developed a horrible reaction with swollen lids, red irritation. To much to continue doing them again. What else can I do? What product can I tell the professional to order specific for me? I cant hardly stand the thoughts of not getting them done and simply don’t feel or look pretty anymore. Please HELP

  8. Hi Bev,

    I can’t say for sure if that’s your case, but most clients who experience the symptoms you have described have an allergic reaction to the lash adhesive. You should ask your lash tech to use a hypoallergenic lash glue that has low formaldehyde fumes. Also, because of your history, it would be best to do a patch test with this new glue before applying a full set of lashes.

  9. I just got eyelash extensions and my eyes are red and swollen, I really don’t want to remove them is there a hope that the allergy will fade away with time?

  10. Hi Salwa,

    From my experience, if your symptoms do not diminish after the first 24 hours, it’s very unlucky they will go away on their own without removing the irritant.

  11. Hello. My lashes first time getting done and right corner is sore and little irritated. Redness and feels like a bruised corner today. Had them done yesterday. I wear contacts but they were not on during service and haven’t used since. Hurts to put them on. Eye is irritated on one side.

  12. Hy Lynn,

    Generally, an allergic reaction gets worst over time. If the redness doesn’t reduce after 24 hours, you should contact your lash studio so that they can take a look at your lashes. It could be an allergic reaction, but it could also be something as simple as an extension that is misplaced and poking you.

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