This Eyelash Extension Horror Story Will Scare You Out Of Getting Them Done

Everyone is always looking for easy, new ways to complete their “look.” For some, makeup does the trick. For others, makeup is not enough to make them feel on point. So, there are tons of beauty regimens and treatments women undergo to make themselves feel more beautiful. For example – eyelash extensions. Eyelash extensions are basically what they sound like – extensions for your eyelashes. Some women feel insecure about their short, little eyelashes and want to thicken them up, without always having to hunt for the right mascara. So, they decide to get extensions instead.

While it sounds super convenient, there’s a lot of things people need to know before getting this procedure done – like, you can’t wash your face or sleep normally while you have them on. But, it’s also important to know who you’re going to for the procedure and if they are good at it.If you don’t, you can be in for a very rude awakening – like, this one woman from Australia who had gotten eyelash extensions done and had a horror-story outcome.

According to Daily Mail, one woman walked into a salon in Australia – Emmaculate Beauty – looking to get touch ups on her extensions. While the salon is known for this procedure, when they looked at the woman’s eyelashes – they were shocked to see that her eyelids were infected and inflamed. Salon owner Emma Dhanjal wrote on Facebook:

Her natural lashes are sooooo damaged from the place she has been having her lashes done, they were falling out when I touched them with the tweezers. This should NEVER ever happen to your lashes, please do not be scared of having lash extensions applied, if you do your research and go to the right place your lash extensions can be applied for years and years without having a break.

While any procedure you do can be risky, most women usually don’t pay much attention when it comes to something like this because it’s not as though you’re getting “surgery.” However, any procedure in which they use glues or chemicals on you, especially near an area as sensitive as your eyes and eyelids, it’s important to do your research and find out side effects and possible bad outcomes. This woman basically lost the majority of her natural eyelashes because she went to a salon that was not licensed properly in doing eyelash extensions.

It’s important to know who you’re going to and the results other people have had – so, my advice would be to look the salon or technician up online and read several reviews before going there. Or, if anyone you know has gotten the procedure done – ask for a recommendation. Never go somewhere just because it’s less expensive than somewhere else. Most times, you need to pay more to get better products.