Eyelash Extensions — Are You A Good Candidate?

At Avari Beauty, we believe that client education is an integral aspect of our services. We strive to ensure that our clients understand all of the elements of the service they're receiving — including the preparation, the process, and the aftercare. This is not only best practice, but it's also second nature to us because we love sharing our knowledge! 


Today, we're providing some insight into who makes a good lash candidate (hint: it's almost everyone!), who might not be, and how you can ensure that your lashes are extension-ready. If you're looking for some gorgeous lash extension before and afters, head to our Instagram — and remember to follow for more lash tips! 


Who Is a Good Eyelash Extension Candidate?


In general, if you have your own natural eyelashes, you could be a perfect candidate for lash extensions! If you dream of rolling out of bed with that "I woke up like this" lash look — without the hassle of applying mascara — lash extensions are the answer. In today's fast-paced world, many women simply want to cut some time off their daily routine. Eyelash extensions offer an instant solution that lasts with minimal upkeep (with infills every 2-3 weeks).


Avari Beauty's Sustainable Eyelash Extensions work well because they're weightless, comfortable, water-resistant (no panda eyes!), and earth-friendly. Our sustainable lash strands are curved to replicate your natural eyelash, ensuring a highly customized and flawless lash result. Whether you desire a natural everyday lash look or all-out glam, an experienced lash technician will carefully assess your natural lash line to determine how to give you the results you want — without risking damage to your natural lashes. 


Who Is Not a Good Eyelash Extension Candidate?


Although eyelash extensions are safe for most people, they may not be suitable for everyone. If you have few or no natural lashes or if your lashes are weak and in poor condition, lash extensions may not be the ideal solution for you. If it's temporary damage from previous poorly applied lash extensions, your lash tech can offer some expert advice and products that can help to strengthen your lash line and get it lash extension ready. Avari Beauty's Keratin Lash and Brow Treatment infuses natural lashes with high-quality keratin protein, helping to protect, heal, and condition hair while also thicken the individual hair follicle and stimulating hair growth. Regular use (with and without lash extensions!) can help to keep your natural lashes luscious and healthy. 

Other Reasons Why Someone May Not Be a Good Eyelash Extension Candidate 


Below are some other reasons why eyelash extensions may not be the best option for some people. Your qualified lash technician will be able to assess your suitability at your consultation to ensure that eyelash extensions are a safe and effective service for your needs. 


1) Alopecia

Alopecia is a condition in which the immune system attacks the hair follicle. There are two types of Alopecia — Alopecia Areata and Alopecia Universalis. Alopecia Areata typically causes hair to fall out in small patches and usually affects the scalp, eyebrows, and eyelashes. If you have alopecia that affects your eyelashes, lash extensions probably won't be suitable for you.


2) Chemotherapy Hair Loss

Although typically temporary, lash extensions are not suitable for someone experiencing hair loss from chemotherapy. Fortunately, once lashes grow back and are strong enough to hold the extensions, an experienced lash tech can assess suitability.


3) Mechanical Damage

We've all experienced a hair disaster from one time or another. Lashes that have been accidentally removed or are too short due because of cutting or a manual curler should typically not have lash extensions applied to them. It's best to wait until your lashes are back to normal. You can help them along with a lash growth product such as Revitalash's Eyelash Growing Serum


4) Trichotillomania

Trichotillomania is a disorder in which you feel a recurring urge to pull out hair such as lashes or eyebrows. If you live with trichotillomania, your lash line may be too weak to apply lash extensions to. As each person is highly individual, it's essential that you discuss your lash goals with your technician so that they can accurately advise you on the best solution or your needs.


5) Allergies to Lash Adhesive

Anyone with an allergy to a specific lash adhesive is unlikely to be a candidate for lash extensions. If you know you have a lash adhesive allergy, it's crucial that you communicate this information to your lash technician in advance. There are various lash adhesives available, and a patch test can help ensure the safety of your lash service. 


If you're highly allergic to adhesives and lash extensions simply aren't an option for you, you could consider a lash lift instead. Lash lifts help to curl and lift your lashes, making your natural lashes appear fuller and longer. Speak to your lash technician to fully explore and discuss all of your options. 


6) Recent Eye Procedure

Recent procedures on the eye area should be fully healed before you have lash extensions applied. This includes LASIK, surgical eye or brow lifts, and even microblading. Be sure to get the green light from your doctor before getting lash extensions to ensure you don't put yourself at risk of complications. 


7) An Active Eye Infection

Client safety is paramount. If you have an active eye infection, such as conjunctivitis, blepharitis, or a sty, you should not have lash extensions applied. Eye infections can become serious if left untreated, so it's essential to seek medical advice if you have signs of an active infection. Once your eyes are healed and healthy, you can reschedule your lash appointment and get the lashes you've always wanted!


Schedule Your Lash Appointment 

If your lashes are strong and healthy and you're not living with any of the scenarios mentioned above, then it's time to make your lash appointment! For best results, be sure to only go to a qualified and experienced lash technician for your lash extensions needs. At Avari Beauty, we spend time getting to know our client's goals and lifestyles to assess the best solutions and services for their needs. Each client is highly individual, and there is no "one-size-fits-all" solution. 


If you're still not quite sure if lash extensions are the right option for you, reach out to us today, and we'd be happy to give you some advice! Also, don't forget to follow us on Instagram for useful beauty tips and tricks! 

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