There are a variety of fibers and products out there to choose from when it comes to eyelash extensions. Synthetic lashes are often a popular choice, but they can be uncomfortable, and anyone can easily tell they’re fake. That’s why for the best eyelash extensions, many choose silk or mink.
However, there are some key distinctions between these two types of lash extensions that LAshX has highlighted for you here!
Silk Lash Extension PROs & CONs
Using synthetic fibers, silk eyelashes mimic the look of real mink lashes, making them a great alternative. In fact, the lashes from LAshX are made from a nylon polymer. If you’re looking for a more durable lash extension, silk is always a good choice because they stand up better over time thank mink, especially since you can’t get mink lashes wet. Additionally, silk lashes are often easier to put on and remove because they offer better adhesive qualities.
Also, lash extensions won’t stay curled indefinitely and need to be curled regardless of their material. However, you’ll find that silk lashes require much less maintenance than mink since they’re so resilient. Lastly, for a more eye-catching look, silk is slightly thicker and glossier and can make your lashes truly stand out, especially when you add a little makeup.
Mink Eyelashes PROs & CONs
As the name implies, mink eyelashes are most often made from the fur of minks. However, they’re also often created from the fur of an otter or ferret. But these days, with so many cruelty-free options out there, many choose to opt-out of real fur from animals. However, for those that do choose mink eyelash extensions, they offer a look that’s closest to natural lashes. This is because they taper at the end as real eyelashes do.
Comfort also plays a large role in the popularity of mink lashes. This is because mink is the lightest eyelash extension material out there. However, it’s important to note that since real mink does come from animals, it can irritate those sensitive to cat and dog hair and cause allergic reactions in more extreme cases.
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The dilemma of finding the right quality of lashes for your client is much talked about amongst lash technicians. But the equally common dilemma of finding the right lash glue? Not so much!
LAshX talks more about eyelash glues, the different types, and more in this quick blog!
Types of Eyelash Glues
The distinction between eyelash glues is usually determined by two factors: type of lash application and glue color.
Let’s take a look at the most popular eyelash glue options in both of these categories.
There are two types of lash application methods that are used in a typical extension and each of them calls for a specific type of adhesive.
Semi-Permanent Glue (CyanoAcrylate - Based): Typically used for an individual lash application, the semi-permanent, medical grade, eyelash glue helps adhere a single lash to the client’s natural lash. The retention of this type of adhesive ranges from 2-8 weeks, this range depends on quality of adhesive, technique being used as other factors such as lifestyle and genetics. Being applied properly means utilizing a holistic system and using the correct technique. Poor quality CyanoAcrylates are linked to formaldehyde production and allergies so its important to buy good quality adhesives for around the eyes.
Latex-Based Glue: As the name suggests, these glues are made from latex and are used for sticking strip lashes right above the real lash line or individual clusters we call “Party Lashes”. Latex-based adhesives can last for a day to two weeks depending on the type. One night adhesives like DUO can easily be applied and removed by individuals in their homes. They can be removed easily without remover. The Two week adhesives need to be removed with a professional remover.
Lash Glue Color
There are two color options available when it comes to eyelash adhesives, black and clear. So what are the benefits of each?
Some factors that can help you decide which one to use are:
Black Eyelash Adhesive: If your client is wearing dark lashes or black eyeliner, black lash glue is a good choice as it will perfectly blend with the liner and give their eyes a clean, smooth look. However, if their lashes are of a lighter color or they’re wearing some other colored eye makeup, avoiding black glue is best.
Clear Eyelash Adhesive: Clear lash glue is a more popular choice simply because it doesn’t affect the color of your lash or brow extensions and goes with anything and everything. A good-quality clear glue will dry quickly to give you a clean, flawless look. The only drawback is that since the glue is clear, it can sometimes be hard for the lash technician to wick the right quantity.
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Be it Anne Hathaway’s Mia Thermopolis in Princess Diaries or Sandra Bullock’s Gracie Hart in Miss Congeniality, movie characters undergoing a complete transformation through makeovers have always been a hit with the audience and have left all of us wanting to have our very own Cinderella moment!
While the odds of you being announced a princess or a beauty queen tomorrow are on the lower end of the possibility chart, there’s nothing stopping you from getting a dreamy makeover!
Eyelashes are an often overlooked yet critical part of your overall appearance. A simple lash extension or lift can do wonders when it comes to enhancing your look and giving you that effortless, oh-so-gorgeous vibe.
What are the different types of eyelash extensions?
Did you know eyelash extensions come in different materials and each one has advantages and disadvantages? Here are the lash extension materials explained to help you choose the right one for you!
Do people really use real mink lashes?
We get tons of questions about the different types of lashes and people are confused when they hear about mink Lashes. You might be surprised to know that really very few lash extension professionals use real mink in their eyelash extension services. Despite what some salons may market or charge, 99.9% of salons are actually using faux mink. When lash professionals call these extensions "Mink Lashes,” we're usually talking about faux fur. There are some people who do attempt to use real mink (or other animal furs that they call mink). However, there are many reasons I suggest avoiding these options.
There are a few reasons why we, at LAshX / Makeup Mandy, don't choose to use "real fur" lashes in our lash extension services:
Animal Cruelty: Even though some people claim there are no animals hurt in the process of obtaining fur for eyelash extensions, we just do not agree with the idea of this.
Increased Risk of Allergy: Many people have fur allergies.
They Look Messy: Fur lashes are too soft, and they just don't hold their shape.
They Do Not Last: Fur tends to pick up oils.
So, as you can see there are many reasons why real fur is not ideal for lash extensions. Some people will get real mink for the strip lashes and those hold their shape a little bit better.
Faux mink lashes, as the name suggests, are an artificial version of mink lashes. These not just cost significantly less but are also 100% cruelty-free, which makes them a very popular choice. But not all faux fur is created equal.
LAshX Lashes are a patented lash different from regular faux mink. Regular faux minks tend to feel a bit dry and brittle. They are coated in something that makes them look matte and helps the lash to hold its shape, so it tends to feel light but a bit pokey at the base. They do not last as long because of the way they are made they pop off easier because the lash does not absorb any of the adhesive binding it to the natural lashes. They can actually be both dark and light in color depending on how they are manufactured but are generally lighter than synthetic or silk lashes.
The original synthetic lash is made of a polyester polymer, so it’s shinier, thicker, and pokier. These types of lashes are not porous so do not hold as long on the hair. They appear more fake because they are shiny and look more like plastic. They have a thick base that tends to poke and pull at the base when you press on them. This can lead to breakage and damage as they do not bend or move with the natural hair.
Silk lashes tend to be pretty shiny, and just don't look as natural as other alternatives. Silk lashes are more flexible than synthetic ones. Silks are more transparent so they appear less dark and can look more fake. Many colored lashes are made out of silk because the texture takes the color better. Silk tends to last better than some faux-fur and polyester lashes, but it still looks more unnatural.
SO... What Are LAshX Mink LAshes(R) Made Out of?
Since we are a cruelty-free company, we actually manufacture a patented lash that we call the LAshX Mink Lashes. These are made of a nylon polymer. If you think about the way pantyhose are porous and have a weave that's flexible and strong then you will be picturing our lashes on a microscopic level.
So, when we put our flexible adhesive on them, it meshes with our lashes and creates what we call our Flexihold technology. This allows the extension to move with the natural hair without putting torque or tension on the hair follicle and causing damage. Our lashes are healthier and will last longer on the hair than on the natural lash. And the client won't feel any poke or discomfort because there's nothing hard at the base.
LAshX Mink LAshes(R)
Last longer: The flexible adhesive and mesh of these lashes create a flexible hold allowing them to last longer. Even if you sleep on your face, they are just going to move with the natural lash.
Feel more comfortable: This same light flexible lash will not poke or pull. They move with the natural lashes so you should never feel them.
Are healthier on the natural lashes: Soft, light, flexible lashes that move with your hair are going to prevent pulling or tugging on the lash follicle, protecting the natural lash.
Look more real: The texture is dark and has a natural luster. Not shiny or matte so the hair looks real, dark, and lush. You will not get a plastic shine or appearance like with other lash materials.
I hope this quick video helps shed the light on the different types of lashes out there. If you guys have questions, go ahead and comment or message below and we'll talk to you soon
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Lash retention = Client retention
The secret to a profitable thriving eyelash extension business is: lash retention equals client retention.
What does that mean? If your clients' lashes last longer and promote healthy natural lash growth, you will automatically be busier, and make more money. Why is this true? You may be thinking, if clients come less, wont I make less money? Most clients do not want to have to come in for fills every two weeks. If your lashes look good longer they will be more likely to keep them up for years.