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Are Eyelash Extensions Bad for Your Lashes?

Are Eyelash Extensions Bad for Your Lashes?

For most of us, the full, long and fluttery lashes of our dreams aren’t a genetic reality. Isn’t it handy then, that some clever people in the beauty world invented eyelash extensions? We are self-confessed extension-lovers, but people often ask us: do eyelash extensions damage your real lashes? The answer is a resounding: no! That is, if they are applied properly.

Like cutting a fringe, some things are better left to the professionals. If you find an amazing lash tech with all the right skills, eyelash extension damage shouldn’t be a thing. Extensions are applied each to a single natural lash, so it can go through the growth cycle normally and shed the extension when it is ready - not a ruined lash in sight! But, and this is a big ‘but’, if they are applied incorrectly (like clumping or extensions that are too heavy) they can damage your natural lashes. It can take your lashes quite some time to recover from this kind of damage.

Luckily, if you’ve got quality eyelash extensions and our amazing lash-loving products, yours are going to stay healthy, strong and looking incredible!

Eyelash Growth Serum

The PONi Lash and Brow Growth Serum is kind of like magic in a tube. Containing hair growth-stimulating ingredients like biotin, this serum repairs any eyelash extension damage by strengthening lashes. In fact, you’ll start seeing those killer results in 3-6 weeks. Not only is it a saviour if you’ve been burned by botched eyelash extensions, it is also a must-have if you have some amazing extensions. The growth serum is totally safe to use on lash extensions and strengthens the hair follicle to increase the longevity of them! Don’t mind us, just adding 15 to our cart.

If you’re a little weary of eyelash extensions, the Lash and Brow Growth Serum is the perfect first step into the world of traffic-stopping lashes. Although, we have a feeling you’ll want to go the extra mile with some fluttery extensions - they really are the ultimate confidence booster.

White Knight Mascara

Our White Knight Mascara is a best-seller for a reason! It gives you volume and length in a single swipe which would already be amazing, but when you add in the natural, growth-stimulating ingredients that are good for your lashes, this has got to be our desert island product.

This tubing mascara is formulated to create ‘tubes’ that close around each individual lash. They slide off easily with warm water alone, which means no rubbing and pulling around your delicate eye area or irritating makeup remover. This also makes the White Knight Mascara smudge-proof, because panda eyes aren’t what we’re going for here.

Another bonus of the tubing formulation? This mascara is safe to use with all lash extensions, except for Russian volume lashes, so make sure you ask your lash tech about that. For every other extension type, you are totally in the clear! It can be used on your bottom lashes to give them a boost no matter what extension type you have, and thanks to its nourishing ingredients, it is going to strengthen your lashes - extensions or not!


So, to answer the question - do eyelash extensions ruin your eyelashes? - the answer is, if applied correctly, not at all! Of course, a little extra TLC from our lash products never hurt anyone. Shop our full range of eye products for the best lashes of your life!