Lash extensions come in a wide range of lengths, from 6mm to 18mm. It is one of the first criteria your lash specialist will take into consideration when coming up with a personalized set of lashes for you. The length of the lash extension can make or break your look so make sure you find an experienced and knowledgeable lash technician who can give you the results you want.
LENGTH – LONGER IS NOT ALWAYS BETTER
Long lash extensions can damage the natural lashes so it is important to always follow the 3mm rule. That is, the technician should never apply an eyelash extension that is more than 3mm longer than the client’s natural lash. This is because long lash extensions can cause permanent damage to the hair follicle, resulting in shorter and weaker lashes. If this continues, the repetitive damage could kill the follicle completely. Everybody loves length though, so if you prefer them long, another option would be to opt for a volume set that consists of finer lashes.
THE MOST POPULAR EYELASH EXTENSION LENGTH
The most commonly used eyelash extension based on curl, thickness, and length is CC 0.07 12mm. These eyelash extensions are often mixed with lashes that are between 8mm and 11mm when creating eyelash extension sets, whether they be natural or more glamorous and dramatic. They are also mixed with extensions that are 13mm and 14mm long when creating a dramatic look, so overall they are the most popular and most frequently used length of eyelash extension when creating customized eyelash extension sets.
GETTING EYELASH EXTENSIONS WHILE WEARING GLASSES
Wearing glasses is not an issue when getting eyelash extensions. The only slight problem you might encounter is the extensions brushing up on the glass when you blink. If you don’t want this to happen then it is suggested that you don’t get extensions any longer than 12mm, but it can vary by person. Wearing contact lenses is also an option if you want to prevent this from happening. Beautiful lashes are meant to make you feel beautiful and confident, and hiding those lashes behind glasses is somewhat doing it a disservice. Choosing to ditch the glasses and wear contacts instead when getting eyelash extensions will make them far more noticeable and draw much more attention, as well as not having to let potential lashes brushing up on the glasses hinder you when it comes to choosing the length and getting the actual result you desire.
AFTERCARE IS ESSENTIAL
No matter what lengths you choose, aftercare is always essential. Do not get them wet for 24 hours after an application. Avoid oil-based as it will break down the adhesive, as will salt water or chlorine, and do not put mascara on the extensions. Other than that, as long as you make sure to clean your lashes every morning and night with shampoo, your lash extensions will do an excellent job of staying put and making you look fabulous. No matter what the length.