Eyelash extensions shouldn’t hurt, both during and after the application. The eyes are a sensitive area, and many of us feel hesitant about introducing something new. Anyone who’s ever poked themselves in the eye with a mascara wand will understand the wariness. Don’t worry – eyelash extensions are pain free. To better understand why, it’s good to understand exactly what eyelash extensions are.
Eyelash extensions are a simple procedure, where individual fibers are glued to the lashes to create a longer and fuller effect. Each individual lash is delicately and carefully applied. The entire procedure can take anywhere from one to three hours to complete, depending on how many lashes you have. It’s so delicate, you may find yourself falling asleep in the chair.
To begin, a sticky rubber pad is placed over the bottom lashes. This helps the technician to see what they’re doing better. This shouldn’t hurt being placed on or being removed. If it’s your first time getting extensions, then it may feel a little strange. However, it shouldn’t cause any pain.
The fibers themselves are attached to the base of the lashes. Many wrongly assume that they’re glued to the eyelid, but this isn’t accurate. Every fiber is only glued to the lash itself. This means that they don’t pull on the delicate skin around the eye at all when applied correctly.
Once the lashes are on, there shouldn’t be any pain at all. In fact, after a while you may even forget that they’re there. Instead, you can simply stand back and appreciate how full and luscious your lashes look. At this point, your main concern should be taking care of your lashes, and when you can get them done again!
You also shouldn’t experience any pain when the extensions begin to fall off and need to be removed. If they do hurt, it’s likely because you’ve been pulling at the lash.
After a while, the extensions start to fall out naturally. However, there’s often an annoying in-between phase. This is when your extensions are starting to hang off but are still glued to the natural lash. It can be a bit irritating, but shouldn’t be painful. Whatever you do, don’t pick at them. This will pull out your real lashes as well.
If you experience pain when the extensions are being removed, then you’re probably trying to do it yourself. The best way to remove lash extensions is at a salon, where they can use the appropriate solvents.
While eyelash extensions shouldn’t hurt, there are rare occasions when some pain may occur. This isn’t usual, so you should always make it known. If there’s pain during application, stop immediately.
After the application, you shouldn’t expect to feel any pain. If your lash extensions are causing pain and irritation, then they should be removed. Contact a professional, and they can sort the problem out.
If you are worried about the application, choose a quality salon and discuss it with a lash artist. They can reassure you about the risks, and the precautions they take to minimize issues.
Why does my eyelash extension hurt?
Eyelash extensions shouldn’t hurt, so if they are causing you pain then there’s a problem. This may be caused by the application, the glue, the lash extensions themselves, or removal.
When eyelash extensions are applied, each fiber is glued to the eyelash itself. They shouldn’t be attached to the skin. However, if there’s been an issue during application then the fibers may be too far down. They may be poking into the skin of the eyelid, causing pain and irritation.
You should not be able to feel the lash extension pulling or poking the eyelid. If they are, they need to be removed professionally.
Another error in application is too much glue. This can lead to multiple fibers forming a clump which pulls on your lashes. You may also notice that your eyes are stinging whenever they get wet. Excess glue can lead to this kind of reaction, as correctly applied lash extensions are waterproof. At best, too much glue is an irritant. However, it can cause inflammation and stinging eyes.
The glue itself is another cause for pain from eyelash extensions. Many of us won’t know we have an allergy to eyelash glue until the eyelashes are on. However, the next morning painful swelling will have occurred. Over application of the glue is a common reason for this type of reaction.
Unfortunately, this kind of irritation is unavoidable if you have an allergy. The lashes should be professionally removed immediately.
Too large lash extensions may also be causing some pain. We all want the ‘wow’ effect, but sometimes we overdo it. Eyelash extensions have to be held by the natural lash. If they’re too thick or too long, then this can cause pain. Heavy lashes weigh down on the lid, and become uncomfortable.
A good salon will only apply lashes that are suitable. If you’re experiencing pain from large extensions, get them removed before they cause further damage.
Eyelash extensions should always be removed by a professional. If you’ve tried pulling them off, you may feel it hurting. Salons have the correct equipment for proper removal. Trying it yourself may instead cause the lashes to be pulled, hurting the eye.
While pain from allergies is unavoidable, most issues with painful lash extensions can be avoided by choosing the right salon. Don’t just look for price, look for quality. A good salon will use only high-quality products, and apply lashes with skill. This is important, because the eyes and surrounding skin are delicate.
If your eyelash extensions are causing you pain, there is a problem. Eyelash extensions shouldn’t hurt at all. Any worries should be discussed with a professional you trust at a reputable salon.
In cases of pain, the extensions should be removed immediately, and by a professional. Trying to remove them yourself will only exacerbate the problem. If you’ve suffered from serious irritation, an eye doctor should be consulted.