Eyelash extensions are a staple in many women’s makeup bag. They add length, volume, and definition to short, thin eyelashes. However, sometimes even the highest quality brands need to have a little oomph added to them.
For that reason, “can you curl eyelash extensions” is a question that we hear often. If you’re asking the same question yourself, read on for some helpful information that you can use to get the most out of your lash extensions.
First things first: let’s find out if curling eyelash extensions is even possible. The answer is yes, but it’s not that simple. You see, curling your natural eyelashes is usually considered safe and effective, it’s different for eyelash extensions.
While natural eyelashes are pretty delicate on their own, generally speaking, they’re a lot more durable than extensions. Synthetic lashes are a bit more durable, but those that are made out of natural materials, such as horsehair, mink, and silk, tend to be a bit more fragile, so curling could potentially damage them.
Secondly, unlike your natural eyelashes, extensions aren’t permanently fixed in place. They’re attached to your real lashes using glue, which further adds to the delicate nature. The best way to curl lashes is when they’re affixed in place, which could potentially loosen the glue and pull them off.
With all of that said, the answer to the question “Can you curl eyelash extensions” is a yes, but you do have to be particular with how you do it. In other words, you need to use strategies that are different than the techniques you would normally use to curly your natural lashes.
How To Curl Eyelash Extensions
The best way to curl eyelash extensions is with a standard eyelash curler; however, should be noted that you do need to exercise some care. For example, instead of using a run-of-the-mill, cheap eyelash curler, you should invest in a premium-quality curler.
Why? – Because the higher quality eyelash curlers are much better mechanically. That is, they open and close much smoother than a standard, inexpensive curler; furthermore, they don’t apply as much pressure.
Even better, you can use a heated eyelash curler. These two factors combined mean that top-quality eyelash curlers are a much better option to use when you’re curling eyelash extensions.
What Is The Most Effective Way To Curl Eyelash Extensions?
If you plan on curling your eyelash extensions, you’re going to want to use the least obtrusive method possible. We recommend using a heated curler. While it’s more expensive than a standard curler, it’s much gentler on artificial eyelashes, as it doesn’t require any pressing or pressure, and it will yield more effective results.
The Panasonic Heated Eyelash Curler Comb is an excellent option. It delivers even heat to the silicone teeth, and that heat is dispersed evenly along the full length of each lash. It also separates the lashes to ensure a perfect curl from base to tip.
How To Curl Eyelash Extensions With A Heated Eyelash Curler
To curl your artificial lashes with a heated curler, start by placing your extensions onto your lashes so that they’re positioned exactly where you want them. Wait until the glue thoroughly sets.
Allow your eyelash curler to heat up and then apply the comb part to your lashes (both natural and extensions, of course), hold in place for a couple of seconds and remove. Repeat until all of your lashes are curled.
How To Curl Eyelashes With A Mechanical Eyelash Curler
As we mentioned, you can curl eyelash extensions using a standard mechanical curler, but if you decide to go this route, make sure you use a high-quality tool, such as the Brilliant Beauty Eyelash Curler. It features a soft, yet durable pad, a stainless steel frame, and an expertly calibrated hinge that lifts up the lashes from the base and doesn’t pull or break.
To curl your eyelash extensions using a mechanical curler, first, you’re going to want to apply your extensions to your natural lashes and allow the glue to set. Once the glue has dried, carefully position the curler in place at the lash line. Gently squeeze the handle, wait a few seconds, and then continue working forward from your lash line to the outer edges of your lashes.
Make sure to avoid applying excess force and don’t attempt to move the curler until the lashes the previously curled lashes are removed from the curler. Continue the same process, working your way out from the lash line to the very edge of your eyelashes.
Do take caution, however; for example, avoid using the tool at a time and in a location where you will be easily distracted. Instead, curl your lashes as you’re getting ready for the day and don’t rush the process.
Successfully curling eyelash extensions requires careful planning, placement, and patience. As long as you are using a heated or high-quality standard curler, and you take your time, you should be able to achieve more defined lashes.