If the eyes are truly the windows to the soul, as Shakespeare once so eloquently stated, then the eyelashes must be the soul’s curtains. And, just like the curtains in our houses, we must put in a little work to maintain the beauty of our eyelashes.
As we mature, our lashes, just like the hair on our heads, become thin and become more fragile due to the slowing down of the growth process. But fear not! Modern beauty techniques and products have come to our rescue and below are 5 ways to keep your eyelashes looking full and luscious throughout your entire life.
1. False Lashes
Choose lightweight false lashes instead of thick, heavy ones. They’re easier for your natural lashes to hold up than weighty wings so opt for those with feathery fullness like:
2. Magnetic Lashes
For those who don’t like to fuss with glue, magnetic lashes are truly a game changer, especially for those who wear false lashes on a regular basis. Constantly applying glue can further weaken your natural lashes so using magnetic lashes minimizes that risk. Simply apply the top pieces above your own lashes, on your eyelid, and the bottom piece below them. Your lashes will be securely nestled in between the magnets. Keep in mind that if you have metal allergies, magnetic lashes may not be for you.
NOTE: Wearing mascara on top of magnetic lashes is not recommended as its stickiness can tear your natural lashes.
3. Lash Extensions
These are individual lashes made of semi-permanent fibers that are attached to your natural eyelashes by a salon professional. Usually made of synthetic, mink, faux mink, or silk, they take about an hour to apply and last an average of 3-4 weeks. You can either choose to let them fall out naturally or have them removed by the same professional who applied them.
They’re comfortable even for contact lens wearers and provide “set it and forget it” convenience.
NOTE: While other eye makeup like eyeliner may be worn with lash extensions, it is not recommended to use waterproof versions that need to be removed with an oil-based cleanser as this will dissolve the glue on the lash extensions.
4. Growth serums
As mentioned in (LINK TO POST ABOUT EYE MAKEUP), growth serums like Latisse and Peter Thomas Roth’s Lashes to Die For Turbo Conditioning Lash Enhancer have been shown to thicken, lengthen, and darken lashes over time.
NOTE: Latisse is a prescription so ask your eye doctor if you are a good candidate for it. Just like any other prescription, it is not for everyone.
5. Eyelash Transplant Surgery
Yes, believe it or not, the marvel of modern medicine means that eyelashes can now be surgically transplanted! Unlike false lashes and extensions, this procedure usually offers lifetime results, if performed correctly by a board-certified surgeon.
In simple terms, hair is removed from another part of the body, normally the back of your head, and relocated to your upper and lower lash area. The transplanted hairs start to fall out 1-2 weeks after surgery, triggering new hair shafts to grow over the course of 4 to 6 months, with full results usually seen after at least 12 months.
Beauty may be priceless but eyelash transplants are not! Cost can vary anywhere from $1,000 to $6,000 based upon location, which surgeon performs it, and how involved and time-consuming the procedure is. Click here for information.
To find out if you are a good candidate for eyelash transplant surgery, visit here for information and, of course, ask your doctor.
NOTE: Since the transplanted lashes are now scalp hairs, they must be groomed and maintained as such. They will grow longer than regular lashes and may potentially sprout in different directions.
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Until Next Time …
The Cultured Curves Team
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