If you’ve noticed your lash extensions aren’t holding their curl like they used to, don’t worry – you’re not alone. Many of our readers have been complaining about their eyelash extensions going straight. Some lash extensions are made from materials that can lose their shape and texture over time, especially if the materials used are cheap. However, there are a few things you can do to help keep this from happening and looking their best. Read on to find out more!
What are lash extensions made of?
Lash extensions can be made from different materials, including mink and silk, synthetic fibers. The most common type of lash extension is made from synthetic fibers. How do you know which one to pick?
Which one of these 3 is the best option to hold their curl?
Let’s start with mink lash extensions. They’re one of the types of lash extensions available on the market, but not often used as many of us have animal hair allergies. The last thing you want when you’re allergic to animal hair is to have them glued semi-permanently to your lashes.
If you are not allergic go ahead! But consider that they are not cruelty free.
They come with more maintenance than synthetic or silk lash extensions. They are made from 100% real mink fur, which gives them a soft and natural look. Mink lash extensions are lightweight and comfortable to wear but, they unfortunately lose their curl every time they get wet. This means you’ll have to keep curling them at home to maintain that curled look. Use a heated lash curler to maintain the curl of the lash extensions. If you’re looking for a high-quality, natural-looking lash extension, mink is the way to go, but heavily discouraged in the lash industry.
Are silk and synthetic lash extensions going to hold their curl?
Synthetic/silk lash extensions are a great option for those looking for an affordable, natural look.
Synthetic lash extensions are made from man-made materials, making them a more affordable option than other types of extensions. While some brands say their silk lashes are 100% silk lashes, they are a synthetic based silk fiber, not from actual natural silk, as real silk comes from the cocoon of the silkworm.
They also look very natural, giving your eyes a subtle boost. If your artist has bought high quality synthetic lashes, they will not lose their curl over time, unless exposed to direct heat. Be sure to ask your esthetician about the best way to care for your synthetic lashes so that you can enjoy their benefits for as long as possible!
Some Silk lash extensions have a sheen to them that can sometimes look dramatic. Silk lash extensions hold their curl very well. You can purchase a semi gloss finish or a matte finish.
As technology advances,
Manufacturers are currently creating silk lashes that are finer and more natural-looking. This means that the final look can be quite similar to each other (silk and mink), as they are both manufactured with the same selling points (light, soft yet sturdy enough to hold the curl) minus the animal cruelty.
Why are my lashes losing their curl and going straight, Even when I have synthetic lash extensions?
There’s only a few reasons for your lash extensions to lose their curl over time.
You have exposed your lash extensions to direct heat:
We don’t recommend cooking over high heat on the stove, grill, oven or barbecue can straighten your lash extensions or even singe them. Also consider not using your hair dryers high heat setting too close to your eyes. This is because synthetic fake lashes are made from a thermoplastic fiber called PBT that loses its shape when overheated.
You are sleeping improperly:
From rough pillowcases (think cotton, polyester, linen) to poor sleeping postures. Lash extensions hate to be rubbed against any surface while sleeping. This can damage their default curls besides making them fall out earlier than you’d expect.
- Cheap materials were used:
By materials we mean the lash extensions themselves. If your artist is using cheap lash fibers they are probably cheaping out on the adhesive and other materials as well. Your lash extensions should not lose their curl if high quality synthetic fibers are used. Ask your lash technician what brand they use before booking your appointment. If the brand is sold on any cheap website, or not by a reputable brand, I would rethink my decision.
This being said, make sure to follow our aftercare guide to ensure you’re doing everything you can to maintain your lash extensions. We hope you’ve enjoyed reading it as much as we’ve enjoyed writing it, and that it has helped you make an informed decision on why your lash extensions are losing their curl and which lash types to choose from when booking.
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