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  • Writer's pictureShervonne Kitto

Debunking the Myth: Do Eyelash Extensions Really Damage Your Natural Lashes?

Updated: May 26, 2023

Eyelash extensions have gained immense popularity for their ability to create stunning, fluttery lashes that enhance your natural beauty. However, there is an ongoing debate about whether or not these extensions can damage your natural lashes. In this blog post, we will delve into the facts and dispel common myths surrounding eyelash extensions. By understanding the truth behind this beauty treatment, you can make an informed decision about whether it's right for you.


Here's is a small background on our Eyelash Artistry here at Makeup by Sherviii. We have been blooming in the eyelash extensions industry for 8 years. Our lash studio is located in the diverse city of New York City allowing us to work on countless eye-shapes and eyelashes.

The Proper Application Technique: One of the key factors in determining whether eyelash extensions will damage your natural lashes is the skill and expertise of the lash technician. When applied correctly, eyelash extensions should not cause any harm. A well-trained technician will carefully isolate each individual natural lash and apply the extension without any contact with the eyelid or skin. This precise technique ensures that your natural lashes can grow and shed freely without any interference.


A lash extension being applied to a natural eyelash
An extension being applied to a natural eyelash

Quality of Products: The quality of the lash extensions and adhesive used also plays a significant role in the potential for damage. High-quality products are essential to ensure a safe and long-lasting bond without causing stress or breakage to your natural lashes. Reputable lash technicians use professional-grade adhesives that are specifically formulated for eyelash extensions, ensuring a secure attachment while still allowing your natural lashes to move and grow naturally.




Proper Maintenance and Care: Maintaining your eyelash extensions is crucial for the health of your natural lashes. Following a proper care routine and adhering to the technician's instructions will help minimize any potential damage. Here are some essential tips to ensure the longevity of your lashes and protect your natural ones:

  1. Gentle Handling: Avoid rubbing, pulling, or tugging at your lash extensions, as this can lead to damage or premature shedding of both the extensions and your natural lashes.

  2. Avoid Waterproof Makeup: Waterproof makeup products can be difficult to remove and often require oil-based removers, which can weaken the adhesive bond. Opt for oil-free cosmetics to prevent damage to your extensions and natural lashes.

  3. Regular Cleansing: Keeping your lashes clean is essential for maintaining their health. Use a gentle, oil-free cleanser or a specialized lash cleanser to remove any debris or makeup residue. Cleanse your lashes with a soft brush or clean mascara wand, being careful not to pull or tug on them.

  4. Refills and Maintenance: Schedule regular appointments for lash refills to replace any lost extensions and maintain a full, seamless look. Refills help ensure that the weight of the extensions is balanced and prevents excessive strain on your natural lashes.

  5. Avoid DIY Removal: When it's time to remove your eyelash extensions, always seek professional help. Attempting to remove them yourself can cause damage to your natural lashes, as improper removal techniques can lead to breakage or pulling.

The Truth About Natural Lash Shedding: It's important to understand that your natural lashes have their own growth cycle, which includes phases of growth, transition, and shedding. On average, a natural lash sheds every 60 to 90 days, regardless of whether you have extensions or not. When you wear eyelash extensions, you may notice the shedding more visibly as the extensions attached to those natural lashes also fall out. However, this is a natural process and does not necessarily indicate damage caused by the extensions.


Contrary to common misconceptions, eyelash extensions, when applied and maintained correctly, do not cause damage to your natural lashes. By choosing a skilled technician, using high-quality products, and following a proper care routine, you can enjoy the benefits of longer, fuller lashes without compromising the health of your natural ones. Ultimately, it's essential to do thorough research, consult with professionals, and make an informed decision based on your


Our customers rave about our eyelash extensions. and we have loyal customers for 8 years straight so we can hands down debunk the myth that eyelash extensions damage your natural eyelashes.


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