Classic eyelash extensions can give you gorgeous, eye-opening results when done properly. Therefore, you must experience the elegance of classic lash extensions at Lashes by RK. However, many myths and misconceptions about lash extensions float around. Let’s debunk some of the most common falsehoods so you know the facts when considering extensions.
- Myth: Eyelash extensions ruin your natural lashes.
This is one of the biggest myths about extensions. Applied correctly by trained professionals, high-quality extensions do not damage your lashes. The adhesive bonds to the lash hair, not skin or follicles. Extensions enhance your natural lashes; they don’t pull them out or harm growth. However, poor application and removal techniques can sometimes lead to lash loss. As long as your tech is experienced and reputable, your naturals stay healthy.
- Myth: Lash extensions are costly
While not cheap, lash extension costs are comparable to beauty services like color-treating hair. A full classic set ranges from $100 to $200, with touch-ups around $50 to $70 every 2-3 weeks. Considering most women spend far more annually on mascara, false lashes, and lash perms/lifts, extensions provide lasting volume at a reasonable rate. Price varies by factors like tech experience, salon prices, and lash material quality—but a good set doesn’t require taking out a loan.
- Myth: You can’t get your eyelashes wet with extensions.
You can definitely still wash your face and shower! Use caution to avoid direct spray into eyes, but light water exposure is not problematic. Swimming or hot tubs are at higher risk for dislodging extensions due to chemicals, oils and friction. Take care in these situations and cleanse after. But you can go about normal hygiene and activities daily without constantly stressing about getting them wet.
- Myth: Eyelash extensions look fake and over-the-top.
Not if applied correctly in a classic style. A reputable tech will customize length, curl and thickness to suit your natural lashes, eye shape and desired look. When done right, extensions appear fuller and defined—not fake. The key is to keep them looking natural. Dramatic or unnatural extensions result from poor application or excessive adhesives. Communicate with your stylist to avoid an overly embellished look.
- Myth: Lash extensions make eyes feel heavy or irritated.
Quality extensions should feel lightweight once applied. Choose ultra-fine synthetic fibers or real mink lashes for a comfortable feel. If eyes feel strained or red, the stylist likely used too much adhesive or an unsuitable lash type. Any irritation, puffiness or discomfort should resolve within 24-48 hours as the eyes adjust. If not, have the tech check fit and reposition any problem lashes. With proper application, extensions feel no heavier than mascara.
The bottom line is don’t believe every scary claim about lash extension risks. Find an experienced, reputable stylist and communicate your desired look clearly. Applied correctly and cared for properly, extensions give you glamorous eyes for weeks without damaging natural lashes or comfort. Take the myths with a grain of salt!