Eyelash extensions have been a popular cosmetic product for many years now and are completely safe to use in virtually any circumstance. Despite this, there remain a lot of myths and urban legends about them that can put some people off from trying them. If you have ever heard any of the following, then know you are not alone, but you should also realize that there is no evidence to back up any of these myths and that they are totally bunk. Here are three common myths about eyelash extensions that have absolutely no basis in reality.
Once They Are On, They Don't Come Off
There are many companies out there that would love to find a permanent surgical glue that could keep eyelash extensions on indefinitely, but that is simply not the case. Over time, the eyelash extensions will come off naturally, and you will need to get them redone. This time can vary depending on the particular place you go to, so always make sure to ask how long they are going to stay on for. After a set amount of time, start taking a bit more precautions so that if they do fall off unevenly, you can get them fixed up as soon as possible.
They Can Destroy Your Natural Lashes
This myth has persisted since the origin of eyelash extensions and has put a lot of people off trying them. This myth originated because sometimes people would attempt to apply eyelash extensions with no training or foresight, thus leading to them doing it incorrectly and getting a bad result. When applied correctly by a professional, eyelash extensions are perfectly harmless to your natural lashes and will have no long-lasting impact on them. There is no reason to think that eyelash extensions would be any more dangerous than, say, hair extensions are for your hair, and millions of people get those done every day with no ill effects.
You Must Keep Them Out Of The Rain
For some reason, a lot of people assume that eyelash extensions must be kept dry at all times, or else the special glue used to attach them will fade away into nothing and you will be left with a big glob of hair on your eyelid. While it is true you have to be mindful in the very beginning, after the first day, when the glue is all set and has hardened correctly, there is no longer any risk from water, whether it be from the rain, a shower, or sweating from sports.