Top 10 Lash Extension FAQs Answered

August 1, 2023 by The Lash Professional. 

Closeup view of eye.

Are lash extensions safe? 

Not only will eyelash extensions make you feel glamorous, but they are also completely safe. When correctly applied by a trained professional who practices the correct techniques and uses high grade lash supplies you will be A Okay. If eyelash extensions are applied incorrectly or with the improper adhesive, they can cause discomfort and infection, so make sure you choose your technician carefully.

How long do lash extensions last? 

The life span of eyelash extensions is typically around three to four weeks. They can last forever while looking amazing with bi-weekly maintenance and by following aftercare tips.

Can I wear mascara with lash extensions? 

Yes! But we recommended sticking to a water-based mascara like The Lash Professional’s Lash Extensions Safe Mascara. It was specially formulated for the lash extension obsessed. This mascara will add extra volume and length to your extensions without any flaking, clumping, or smudging.

When using The Lash Professional’s Lash Extensions Safe Mascara gently apply the mascara to the tips of the extensions.


How do I prepare for a lash extension appointment?  

There are a bunch of things you can do to be prepared for your lash appointment. The most important is to arrive with clean lashes. You want your lashes to be makeup and oil free. The cleaner your lashes are the less time the lash technician will spend cleaning them and the more time they will spend actually applying lash extensions. We also recommend not having caffeine right before your appointment. Caffeine can make your eyes flutter, making it difficult for the technician to correctly apply the extensions. Also, getting our eyelash extensions done should be a peaceful, relaxing experience! Okay, the last thing we recommend is wear comfy clothes. You’ll be spending at least an hour lying down, so comfortable clothing will help you relax and enjoy the time. 


What should I expect during a lash extension appointment? 

A lash extension service always starts with a consultation. Your lash technician will briefly discuss your eye health history and preference of style. Together you will choose a style that works best for your unique features and your preferences. Now, you get to lie back and sink into your lash bed as your lash extension technician gets to work with will cleansing your eye area. After your eyes are cleansed, the technician applies cooling eye pads. It is time for your 2-to-3-hour nap! 


Can I still swim and exercise with lash extensions? 

You can absolutely go swimming with lash extensions. Swimming will 100% not cause any damage to your lashes, however, there are some related issues that could potentially occur.

As we know, chlorine can be a little harsh and can make your eyes itchy, so make sure you’re not rubbing or itching your eyes after you take a little swim. Your best bet is to rinse your lashes out as soon as you get out of the pool. This goes for saltwater too. It’s better to be safe than sorry, rinse your lashes out after a swim in the pool, lake, and ocean.


How do I properly clean and care for my lash extensions? 

Everyone wants to know how to care for eyelash extensions without all the extras. The most important thing is to keep your lashes clean. Using a specially made lash cleanser and brush is the way to go. Add a lash cleansing routine to your skin care routine is easy! Make sure you keep away cotton though. Cotton can snag on the extensions and rip them out!   


What if I have an allergic reaction to lash extensions? 

Don’t panic! The first thing you should do is take an antihistamine to eliminate or reduce the symptoms of the lash extension allergy. This would help tremendously especially if you had a little cold compress to the swelling. If you want to keep your lashes, you can! The reaction will go done in a few days. If you prefer to get them removed, we suggest waiting for the reaction to go down so it doesn’t get worse by adding another chemical to the mix. If you do decide to keep your lashes, to avoid the lash extension allergy switch to a sensitive lash adhesive. 


What's the difference between classic, volume, and hybrid lash extensions? 

There are so many different types of lash extensions now! Let’s break them down for you. Let’s start with classic. Classic eyelashes are simple, beautiful, and natural looking. This classic look is achieved by applying one extension to one natural lash. Now volume lash extensions give you a completely different look: drama, glamour, luxurious. Lash technicians create volume lashes by attaching fans of extensions to one natural lash. These fans can hold anywhere from 2 extensions to 20 depending on the look. But that’s not all the looks. There is hybrid which is a mix of these volume fans and classic lashes. This hybrid look gives, well, a mix of the natural and dramatic for those who like the in between. 


How much do lash extensions cost? 

Eyelash extensions cost an average of $125 to $350, according to industry experts. There are several things that factor into the cost like the technician’s experience, location, product quality, and the style you go with.