Do semi permanent lashes damage your natural lashes? Mine look really thin now.

I was going to get them redone as they looked great but having 2nd thoughts now. As they've gradually come off, I've noticed my own lashes are sparse. I haven't rubbed or picked at all.
Asked by alayne

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Your lashes look sparse because you have been used to having the extensions on.
They will not damage your natural lashes as long as they have been applied properly - lash to lash and the correct length and thickness for the lash that it has been applied to.
As long as you have not been picking at them and you have had them applied by a professionally trained and qualified technician, then you have nothing to worry about.
Enjoy your lashes!
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If you pick at them and pull them off or they have been applied incorrectly then yes. but of course your natural lashes wont be thick and long like you have been used to. i have mine done all the time but a break every 3 months is recommended. they are easy to remove by a professional.


How long is recommended for a break?
Not if you get them professionally removed
As with all the other great advice posted, if the lashes were applied by an experienced, trained professional you are just noticing how much eyelash extensions improve your lash look. It's the main reason this treatment can become so addictive! I've been wearing my lashes for over 7 years now!!!
If, however, your lashes were put on by a non-professional, or indeed used the express lash method you could have some pre-lash loss. Don't worry though, your lashes will grow back. But beware, extended misuse of this treatment can damage the lash growth and health of your natural lashes.
If you are having concerns contact your eyelash technician who hopefully can put you at ease.
Hey Alayne,I agree with Laurie and the others ...... Once you have them on your natural lashes automatically look and appear less. As long as they were applied by a quailiied & experienced lash technician , you should be fine and also it is paromount to follow the aftercare to ensure t he upkeep and prevent loss and damage to your natural lashes.
Growth serums are great as they are compatible with your eyelash extensions too and encourage growth.
It's always good to discuss your concerns with your Lash Technician as they maybe able to put you at ease once they have assessed what your lashes present. Also it's important that the job was done well in the first place with a full consultation and the lashes length & density chosen were compatible with your natural lash length and density.
Also each individuals hair cycle is unique therefore wil determine when your extension will fallout and need topping up.
Hope this helps - have a fab day!
When applied by a professional certified cosmetologist, semi permanent eyelash extensions do not damage the natural eyelash unless incorrect after care takes place.
Yes that is right it is all about the application and the products used. If the lashes are heavy duty and not suited to you then that is going to cause lashes falling out and potentially make your natural lashes sparse. A thorough consultation should be conducted before your treatment to study your eye shape, texture of hair, length and your desired look. It has to be realistic but most designs can be manipulated in a way that will not leave you with sparse lashes. The cleansing process of the application should be thorough to prevent build up, and carried out every visit to your specialist including regular maintenance. Lashes can be worn without the fear of them damaging your natural lash. Hope this helps.
All the best!
Lars Luan
Hi Alayne
No, they don't damage your lashes. The problem is you get used to seeing yourself with lovely thick lashes and when they come out, your own lashes are, of course, very thin and sparse which is why you have them done in the first place.
You can also purchase lash serums which do nourish and help your own lashes to thicken.
The other treatment you could have is LVL. This is a new technique which lifts your own natural lashes from the root. This creates a wide-eyed younger look.
Semi permanent lashes should not cause your natural lashes to thin out. And, I agree that once they have been applied and you no longer have them, then yes, your lashes will appear thinner once they are all gone or if you did not have them relashed within the required duration of time (two to three weeks.) However, if you have been getting them relashed within the required time and you have not rubbed or pulled them, then you just may be experiencing a natural growth spurt. At some point everyone experiences lash loss. And, there will be times when several lashes will be lost at around the same time. Fortunately, the lashes do grow back in. A real concern would be if there were lash loss and the lashes do not grow back.
You may want to consider using a lash conditioner, in the meantime, until such time that you decide whether or not you will have lashes reapplied. I personally wear lash extensions AND I use a lash conditioner. (If my natural lashes are strong, they stay longer and are better able to support wearing the semi permanent lashes, as well.)
Also, I hope that your lash specialist was properly trained, is certified and was using the proper lash glue, applied the lashes 1mm from your lash base, did not apply lashes to long for your natural lashes to support or applied lashes that were too thick or heavy. Each of these could cause natural lash damage.
i agree with MissPink25 as long as they have been applied in the correct manner they will not damage your lashes.
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