1. Have had professionally applied extensions for about 2 years with refills every 2 to 3 weeks max. Had them removed yesterday to give my eyelashes a pause…and I’m dismayed at the extensive damage to my formerly thick & full eyelashes. They’re non existent compared to before extensions.

    Wish I’d never done this….they may never recover.

  2. Hi Colleen,

    This is terrible. However, I can assure you that the problem is not eyelash extensions but rather the application. Several of my clients have had lash extensions with me for many many years without taking a break and their natural lashes are just as healthy. The key is to respect the natural lash health. Proper application is a technique that takes time to master.

  3. When my extension were grown out, I have noticed my natural lashes have lost their curl? Could this be due to the extensions? It has been almost 3 months sine they were applied and lasted about 3-4weeks before they all grew out.

  4. Hi Nadine,

    I have personally never experienced any of my clients losing the curl of their natural lashes. I always make sure to use lash extensions that have the proper length and weight that can be supported by the natural lash.

  5. Hi there,
    I have a question, the glue which has retention of 8 weeks doesn’t damage our natural growth?
    Because i’ve seen some of the applications the lashes doesn’t even grow at all after 5 to 6 weeks?

  6. Hey Anum,

    Love the question. When eyelash extensions are applied properly, they should absolutely respect the natural growth cycle of your natural lashes. Therefore, a retention of 8 weeks is a little too long. It could be a symptom of poor application such as applying lashes on baby lashes or stickies.

  7. Is there special glue I can get for lashes. My eyes get very itchy to the glue salons use. Someone told me they have glue for Sensitive eyes.

  8. Yes, you can ask your lash salon to use lash glue specifically designed for sensitive eyes. The adhesive will dry slower and release fewer formaldehyde fumes.

    However, make sure you don’t have an allergy given what you already know. You may ask them for a patch test before doing the full lash set.

  9. Hello 🙂

    So, as someone who has never gotten extensions before… How do I pick the correct salon and how can I make sure they are applying the extensions correctly? I don’t want to go into the salon and tell the technician how to do their job. I am just so worried about my natural lashes and the most common mistakes made.

  10. Hi Marissa,

    One of the best ways to choose a good salon is to ask for recent pictures of their work. Also, you can certainly ask them what their values are and how they preserve the health of the natural lashes.

  11. Hi thank you for all your knowledge. I have never had lashes done and always admire others who have them. I have noticed some of my lashes turning inward, it’s very annoying I try to pull them out but it hurts. I was wondering if lash extensions would help with that? I always was scared to get them due to ruining my lashes but now I can’t even wear mascara because my eyes always bother me. They are not noticable very tiny lashes in corner of my eyes. I wish I could have you do them you sound like you really are awesome. Thanks

  12. Hey Kelly,

    Thank you for the kind words! If ever you come around Montreal, Canada just let me know and I would love to do your lashes :). To your question, the growth direction of natural lashes is definitely a factor when considering which lash type and style would work best for a client. I wrote a guide about it here: https://divinelashes.ca/blog/eyelash-extension-styles-eye-shapes/

    Inward lashes would be very tricky. You can send me a picture, but generally speaking, inward lashes could be a symptom of an underlying problem. I wouldn’t apply an eyelash extension on it. If it’s just a few small lashes, we wouldn’t apply an extension anyways on them since baby lashes can not support the weight of the extensions.

  13. I had extensions for several years. I had a family funeral to plan and deal with. I let them fall off because it was pointless at the time. My lashes are short and not growing back like they were. How can you say its NOT the lashes but the application because you have had clients for years with no eyelash issue? Your clients do not SEE what their original lashes look like because they are continuously covered.

  14. Hi Jenna,

    I’m sorry to hear about your experience. I assure you that properly calibrated lash extensions do not damage natural lashes. Only when they are too heavy or the application technique is not ideal can this happen.

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