7 Frequently Asked Questions about DIY Lash Extensions

7 Frequently Asked Questions about DIY Lash Extensions

DIY Lash Extensions | Frequently Asked Questions

If you've ever dreamt of having long, luscious lashes that beautifully accentuate your eyes, you're not alone. DIY lash extensions have become a popular choice for those looking to enhance their natural lashes without the expense and time commitment of salon appointments. In this comprehensive guide, we'll address seven frequently asked questions about DIY lash extensions, providing detailed answers to help you achieve stunning results and address common concerns.


#1: What Are DIY Lash Extensions?

DIY lash extensions, or do-it-yourself lash extensions, are lash clusters that you can apply to your natural lashes to achieve a longer and fuller lash appearance for 7-14 days. They are designed to give a natural and customizable look without the need for professional application, and with a fraction of the cost to maintain.

DIY lash extensions kits typically contain the basics needed to get started: lash clusters, adhesive, and tweezers to assist in the application process. However, anyone who has tried DIY lash extensions knows there are a few more tools you need to complete the process. Cherished Beauty has created comprehensive all-in-one DIY lash extension kits that contain clusters, adhesive, tweezers, tweezer cleaner, an electric fan, and more! These kits allow you to control the length and style of your lashes, providing a more personalized touch.


#2: Is It Safe to Apply DIY Lash Extensions at Home?

When applied correctly and with care, DIY lash extensions can be safe to use at home. However, safety largely depends on following instructions, maintaining cleanliness, and ensuring that you're not allergic to the adhesive.

To ensure safety:

- Patch Test: Test the bond and seal adhesive on a small patch of skin before application to check for allergic reactions.

- Cleanliness: Keep your workspace and tools clean to prevent eye infections. Always start with a clean pair of tweezers. While applying lashes, use an alcohol-based cleaner to wipe adhesive off tweezers before continuing. Avoid cleaning glue off tweezers using fingers or saliva.

- Adhesive Application: Apply adhesive carefully to avoid contact with the eyes and the eyelash waterline.

- Precise Placement: Ensure that lash clusters are placed on the natural lash, slightly away from the eyelid waterline. If you experience irritation when you blink with DIY lash clusters on, you may need to adjust the clusters away from your waterline.


#3: How Do I Choose the Right DIY Lash Extension Kit?

Selecting the right DIY lash extension kit is crucial for a successful application. Consider the following factors:

- Quality: Invest in a kit with high-quality lash extensions that feel soft and light under your lashes and strong adhesive for a secure and long-lasting bond.

- Length and Style: Choose extensions that match your desired look, whether it's natural, dramatic, or something in between. Look for kits that offer a variety of cluster styles that will allow you to create whatever look makes you feel like an absolute goddess!

- Tools: Ensure the kit includes necessary tools such as tweezers, applicators, adhesive remover, an electric fan, and shampoo materials. At Cherished Beauty, all the tools and materials needed to create beautiful lashes are included in each DIY lash kit.

- Reviews: Read product reviews and recommendations to gauge the kit's quality and effectiveness.

All lash products provided in the Cherished Beauty DIY lash kits have been hand-selected and tested for quality by the Cherished Beauty CEO.


#4: How Long Do DIY Lash Extensions Last?

 The longevity of DIY lash extensions can vary, but with proper application they typically last for 7-14 days. The products and techniques used, as well as your aftercare practices significantly impact their duration.

 To extend their lifespan:

- Avoid Moisture: For the first 24-48 hours after application, avoid excess moisture or direct contact with water. This will prevent the adhesive from fully drying.

- Be Gentle: Refrain from rubbing your eyes or tugging on your lashes. If you want to adjust your lash clusters, use a spooly brush and clean tweezers.

- Placement: When applying lashes, be sure to place them slightly away from your lash waterline. When clusters are applied too close to the waterline, this will irritate your eyes and cause them to tear up, which will weaken the adhesive.


#5: Can I Wear Mascara with DIY Lash Extensions?

In most cases, mascara is unnecessary when you have DIY lash extensions. The extensions are designed to provide the length and volume you desire without the need for mascara.

Using mascara with lash extensions is discouraged as it can:

- Clump Extensions: Mascara can cause the extensions to clump together, distorting your beautiful lash extensions.

- Weaken Adhesive: Mascara can weaken the adhesive bond, leading to premature shedding.


#6: How Do I Remove DIY Lash Extensions Safely?

DIY lash extensions can be removed safely at home with the use of an oil-based cluster remover, which is included in each DIY lash kit at Cherished Beauty. By using the cluster remover, you can avoid damaging your natural lashes underneath. 

Here's how to remove them:

  1. Apply lash cluster remover directly to the lash cluster at the point where it meets your eyelid.
  2. Gently rub the lash extensions with the remover, taking care not to get it in your eyes.
  3. After 3-5 minutes, the extensions should start to loosen and can be gently pulled away from the eyes. If there is glue reside left on your natural lashes, apply more cluster remover, then gently wipe with a clean cotton pad or swab.
  4. Finish your removal by washing your natural lashes with a gentle shampoo. A gentle formula lash shampoo and cleaning brush are included in each lash kit at Cherished Beauty.


#7: Can I Reuse Lash clusters after they have been worn and removed?

 Reusing lash extensions that have already been used is highly discouraged. Lash extension clusters are designed for one-time use and reusing them can lead to hygiene and safety issues. Reusing extensions can compromise adhesive and used extensions may have accumulated dirt, oil, or bacteria, posing hygiene risks. Even after washing them, reusing used clusters may increase the chances of developing a stye. Please use fresh extensions for each application to ensure safety and effectiveness! After removing lash clusters, dispose of them in the trash can.


DIY lash extensions offer an affordable, convenient, and customizable way to achieve the luscious lashes you desire. When applied correctly, they are a safe and beautiful addition to your beauty routine. Remember to choose the right kit, follow the instructions diligently, and prioritize safety and cleanliness. With the right approach, you can enjoy the allure of long, voluminous lashes that enhance your natural beauty and boost your confidence.


Happy lashing!

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