If you're thinking of experimenting with lash eyelashes or trying eyelash extensions, you're probably wondering if strip lashes could ruin your natural lashes. After all, it can take months for lashes to grow back, and the last you want it to cause more harm than good. At Ashleykennedy.com, we're giving you a rundown of everything you need to know about strip lashes and how they impact your natural lashes.
At Ashleykennedy.com, our strip lashes are hand-made and come in a variety of styles, including faux mink and synthetic lashes. We make our strip lashes using synthetic fibers for a natural look.
What are Strip Lashes?
Strip lashes are the most popular style of false eyelashes. They cover the entire length of your eye, unlike individual false lashes that are placed separately along your lash line. You apply your strip lashes above your natural eyelashes using lash glue. Most glues are short-term and can hold your strip lashes in place for a day or two. You can find other long-lasting adhesives that will keep your strip lashes on for up to a week if you want to create at-home eyelash extensions.
Most people who want to add length or volume to their lashes choose to do so with strip lashes. They're a more affordable alternative to a lash lift, and you can change up your look virtually every day. Strip lashes are easy to wear and beginner-friendly.
The majority of people who use strip lashes don't see any damage occurring to their natural eyelashes. It's all about the application and removal process.
Can Strip Lashes Ruin My Eyelashes?
The answer is that potentially yes. It's all about the type of eyelashes that you use and the application process that you choose. The eyelash glue is often what does the most harm. Cheaper eyelash glue is usually packed full of chemicals that keep your lashes firmly in place for days on end.
Will strip lashes ruin your natural eyelashes? Not if you know how to apply them properly.
How Can I Look After My Natural Lashes?
You want to make sure you're using lash glue that is safe for your eyelashes and won't irritate them. The best way to stop strip lashes from causing any problems is by learning how to apply and remove them. You should always be applying your eyelash glue above your natural lashes, keeping them out of contact with the chemicals in the glue.
On the topic of safety, you want to make sure you avoid getting the eyelash glue anywhere near your eyes. If you wear contact lenses, you want to be extra careful to avoid accidents with the glue.
The real risk comes when you're taking off your strip lashes. We've all been guilty of pulling our lashes off at the end of a night out, just before our head hits the pillow. You want to give your lashes a little more TLC and properly remove your falsies.
The best way to take off your strip lashes is to use an oil-based waterproof makeup remover to help dissolve the glue. If you can remove the adhesive, you won't be pulling on your lashes. You want to remove your strip lashes as slowly as possible after using the makeup remover. If you pull your strip lashes off without using the makeup remover, you're going to cause damage.
If you remove your stirp lashes properly, your natural eyelashes should look just like they did before you applied your falsies. You shouldn't see any negative impact on the growth of your lashes or their condition. If you notice a stray eyelash, you likely need to be a little more careful with applying and removing your strip lashes.
How Do I Apply My Strip Lashes?
Your strip lashes will usually be the last part of your makeup routine. For the best results, you want to curl your natural lashes to help your strip lashes blend in with your natural eyelashes. You don't have to worry about any damage to your lashes as the rubber coating on the curler keeps them protected. You can add a coat of mascara at this stage if you want a more dramatic look.
When you take your strip lashes out of the box, you want to add a thin line of lash glue onto the band. Wait for around 10 seconds for the lash glue to become tacky. It's worth checking what the guidance is on the label of your lash glue. Using a pair of tweezers can help you hold the strip lashes in place and press them against the space just above your natural lash line. You don't want to apply your strip lashes on your natural lashes – there should be a space between the two.
Once your lashes are on, let them dry. You can test the glue's bonding by lightly tugging on the center of the strip lashes to make sure they're correctly attached.
How Do I Remove My Strip Lashes?
At AshleyKennedy.com, our lashes are wearable up to 30 times. You want to make sure you're removing them properly to keep them in good condition and to look after your natural lashes. When you're removing your strip lashes (after using your makeup remover), you want to pull from the middle of the lashes. You'll know that you've caught a natural lash if you start to feel any pain. It's best to take this step slowly so you can tell if there are any natural lashes caught up with your strip lashes.
When the lash band is separated from your natural lash in the middle, you want to pull them outwards to remove the band from your eyelids. As our strip lashes are re-wearable, you want to make sure to clean the lash band to remove any left-over adhesive. We recommend storing your Ashley Kennedy lashes back into their original packaging to keep them safe between uses.
No, strip lashes won't damage your natural eyelashes. If you know how to apply and remove your strip lashes correctly, you shouldn't have any issues with your natural lashes. By following the tips in this article, you should have no problem enjoying your new strip lashes.