As my friend dropped me to the Ekkamai station, I looked in awe at the board – Eyelash extensions done here, choose your style, length and width.
I was so tempted. Since he’s not a very cosmetic indulgent individual like me, I decided to go shopping throughout the main places I had jotted in my day planner and come back and get these eyelash extensions.
As I kept looking through different stores and places which is an essential part of exploring Bangkok, the thought of getting eyelash extensions excited me.
I had never done it before.
I remembered, that my aunt and cousins kept doing it often in London and how beautiful and young they looked after the process. More than anything, I remember how confident they felt about themselves after getting it done.
Leaving all these thoughts behind, I decided to focus on the present. Deciding which top to select to take back home for my sisters who kept reminding me to get them something from Bangkok because they heard everything was pretty cheap around here.
After the hectic process of walking and processing through every other stall, I decided to finally make my way back.
I reached the Ekkamai station and looked around for the Eyelash Extension salon i spotted before.
Yayy! There it was.
I walked up and a young lady welcomed me and asked me as to what look I had in mind.
I had never done it before so i didn’t even know what to picture.
So I told her to do it her way and ensure I have a natural look at the same time.Since I didn’t want to look very dolled up.
It was a very comfortable procedure.
I learnt a thing or two about eyelash extensions then and even now as I’ve taken it up as a freelancer.
1. It’s a very comfortable and relaxing process.
I’m not even exaggerating. This process takes about two to three hours and makes best for a luxury nap. Like seriously, you’re becoming younger while sleeping that’s what it usually feels like. Busy, working people could use this one. Besides, if you’re lucky you never know you might just get a complimentary massage with it.
2. Every lash extension procedure is personalised and tailored based on your preferences.
When you’re done with the process, you will not end up looking like you just got a permanent strip lash attached to your lid. First, you can choose the length. Most salons will carry extension lengths from 9 to 15mm (or, from natural to Barbie to Kardashian length). The sweet spot for most is 10-12.
After you pick your length, pick your curl. A “J” curl is for a more natural, awake look, while a “D” curl is a more dramatic, but common choice amongst eyelash extension lovers.
Now, in terms of material, you have a lot to choose from: Faux Mink, Faux Fox, Silk, Real Mink, and last but not least, Real Human Hair. The differences between these looks are negligible so opt for the Faux Mink since it’s the most affordable.
3. Eyelash extensions last longgg….
With proper care, I can get my extensions to last up to a month and a half. Most places recommend you come back every 2-3 weeks for a touch up, but if you’re looking to save a bit of money, you can increase their lifespan. Just be careful not to get water on your lashes and don’t use oily products near your eyes.
4. Yeah! You can put makeup on with eyelash extensions.
If you can’t stand the thought of ditching your smoky eye, don’t worry, you don’t have to. Only liquid-based eye products can be damaging to the extensions, but you can get away with a tiny wing of liquid liner as long as you’re not dragging it along the lash line. Make sure to carefully remove the shadow or liner with oil-free makeup remover and Q-tips for precision. Most importantly, stay away from mascara entirely as it leaves the extensions crusty and damaged. It’s only acceptable if you’re at the end of your cycle and will be getting a fresh set in a few days.
5. Extensions don’t have to affect your natural eyelashes.
That is, if you don’t play by the rules. I am one of the many people who have made the mistake of pulling out the extensions myself–not only is it extremely painful but it leaves you with few to no natural eyelashes left. However, after what I like to call the intense “eyelash rehab” program of applying Vaseline to my lashes every night, my natural eyelashes were back to normal after a month and a half.
6. The only way to get rid of them is to get them professionally removed or have them fall out naturally.
Having the extensions removed is as easy as having them put on–painless and relatively quick. Every salon will have this service available. If you’re not looking to spend any more money, however, the extensions do fall out with the natural shedding of your lashes.
So this was what I learnt about eyelash extensions through the cycle of getting them done continuously.
Yeah, It’s been totally worth my money and time.
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