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A Sassy Girl’s Quick Guide To Eyebrow Extensions

A Sassy Girl’s Quick Guide To Eyebrow Extensions

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e don’t want to imagine how our faces would look without eyebrows. I’m sure a few alien movies come to mind, and it’s plain weird. Beautiful, well-defined eyebrows aren’t only on trend, but they are also what every woman truly seeks. This is why we have brow pencils, which evolved into microblading, and the brow trends keep going on and on. Now, there’s another procedure in town used to create ideal brow hairs and shapes that are less risky and have fewer disadvantages than microblading. This procedure is called eyebrow extensions.

What are eyebrow extensions?

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Eyebrow extensions are the application of individual cashmere, silk, or mink hairs to natural eyebrows using a medical adhesive. These extensions are designed to mimic the look of natural eyebrows and can be customized to suit each individual’s desired shape and style.

What is microblading?

On the other hand, microblading is a semi-permanent cosmetic tattooing technique that involves the use of a small handheld tool to create fine hair-like strokes on the skin to mimic the appearance of natural eyebrows. The pigment used is designed to fade over time, usually lasting between two to three years.

Why people are giving microblading a rest?

While microblading can produce beautiful results, there are potential downsides to the procedure. To begin with, it is riskier than eyebrow extension. Tattooing can lead to skin infections. You’re more at risk when you perspire days after microblading as perspiration might wash off the ink and infect you.

Aside from an infection scare, the pigment used can fade and change color over time, leading to a less natural-looking result. This would require you to stay away from the sun and exfoliate the skin around your eye. Additionally, the procedure can be painful and may require several touch-up sessions to achieve the desired effect.

Why should you consider eyebrow extensions?

Eyebrow extensions offer several advantages over microblading. Firstly, they give a natural look that can be customized to each individual’s specific preference. Plus, they are also less painful and don’t require as much downtime as microblading. Furthermore, eyebrow extensions are not permanent, allowing for more flexibility and the ability to change the style and shape of the eyebrows over time.

How is the procedure carried out?

Eyebrows extension typically takes between one to two hours to complete, depending on the desired style and shape of the eyebrows. Before the procedure, the client must determine their choice of shape and style. The technician carefully selects and applies each “hair” to the natural eyebrow hairs and skin using a surgical adhesive. The adhesive is safe for use around the eyes and is designed to last for several weeks. The process is continued until the technician has created the desired look.

How long do eyebrow extensions last?

Unlike microblading which lasts up to two years, eyebrows extensions only last for several weeks, depending on the individual’s skin type, lifestyle, and how well they care for the extensions. Typically, it can last between two to three weeks before needing a touch-up session to maintain the appearance of the eyebrows. However, with proper care and maintenance, some people have reported that their eyebrow extensions have lasted up to a month.

If you’re considering eyebrow extensions, you should know that the lifespan of your extensions varies depending on several factors. These factors include the quality of the adhesive used, the individual’s skin type, and their lifestyle. For example, people who sweat heavily or frequently engage in activities such as swimming may experience shorter lifespans for their eyebrow extensions because of regular contact with fluids.

How to care for eyebrow extensions

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To ensure the longevity of your eyebrow extensions, you must take proper care of them. Here are simple tips to consider:

  • Avoid getting them wet for the first 24 hours after application.
  • Don’t rub or touch your new brows excessively.
  • Use a gentle, oil-free makeup remover, and avoid using any oil-based products on or around the eyebrow area.
  • Get touch-up sessions every two to three weeks to maintain the appearance of the eyebrow extensions.
  • Choose dark brown extensions as the color flatters most skin tones.

Lots of people don’t know that while microblading has been a popular eyebrow enhancement procedure in recent years, eyebrow extensions offer a more natural-looking result and several advantages over the aforementioned. All you need is proper care and maintenance of your extensions to help ensure longevity and enhance the appearance of your eyebrows.

Note: Microblading also has its benefits, and is still an option if you prefer to spend less time working your brows. The key is to define your goals and desired result before making any decision.

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