This information will assist evaluate the most frequent lash extension materials, from basic plastic to real mink lashes, synthetic mink lashes, fox fur lashes and more, imparting a breakdown of the pros and cons of every type.
Mink hair is usually taken from captive mink, which are mostly artificially bred Chinese mink, Siberian mink breeds with more uniform hair length, size and color.
Pros:Mink eyelashes create a light, feathered, fluttery, natural appearance. They are reportedly the most comfortable on the eyes (although some clients may be allergic to mink or other animal products.) Mink natural lashes are incredibly lightweight, versatile and usually lighter in color, making them perfect for lighter-haired clients.
Cons:Like human hair, it is easy to lose its curl when it meets water, and there is no thickness to choose from.
The lowest level of eyelash extensions are plastic artificial eyelashes. Plastic artificial eyelashes are usually made from plastic fibers known as PBT or polybutylene terephthalate. These are the lashes you might find at the drugstore. They are usually very heavy and look unnatural. Since they're heated and shaped, they continue to be very hard (think how plastic water bottles are made), so they're less herbal.
Pros:The main benefit of these types of lashes is that they are inexpensive. Plus, they appear to be thicker, shinier, and more dramatic than many different types of professional lash extensions. The only time we're in favor of using these types of lashes is for brief strips (eg, Halloween costumes).
Cons:Harder and heavier material, easy to collapse eyelashes. The straps are also made of heavy plastic, which makes the whole strap or fan very inflexible and not elastic. It's not good for the herbal movement of your eyes.
Even so, we only recommend using magnetic stripe lashes, as lash glue can harm herbal lashes and lash extensions if not handled by a skilled professional.
Fox fur lashes
Fox fur lashes are handmade and are even more expensive than mink lashes. They have a very soft and natural feel. Customers often look for fox fur lashes because they have a velvety, rich and shiny look.
Pros:Like mink lashes, fox fur lashes have a naturally tapered tip that mimics the shape of actual lashes. Like mink lashes, fox fur lashes are obtained by brushing the fox's tail. Like mink natural eyelashes, some breeders do not have the same reputation as others.
Cons:Expensive and scarce, and difficult to obtain. It is easy to lose its curl when it meets water, and there is no thickness to choose from.
Horsehair lashes are brushed from the horse's tail. They are handmade and also more expensive than mink lashes. They also provide a more natural look.
Pros: Horsehair lashes are less glossy than fox fur lashes, but
Cons:thinner and fluffier than mink or fox fur lashes.
Note:Less animal cruelty has been reported in the process of obtaining horsehair, but it is still important to only work with professionals who obtain eyelashes from reputable brands. All eyelashes extracted from animal fur or hair go through a UV disinfection process to make eyelashes.
Silk Extensions are a medium weight and mid-priced lash extension type. They are lighter, thinner, and more elastic than plastic synthetic lash extensions, but not as fine as mink, fox, or horsehair lashes. Silk lashes have a shorter taper than mink natural lashes, which means the body of the lashes is thicker at the bottom.
Using the term "silk" is not entirely accurate for silk lashes, as most silk lash extensions are not made from 100% silk, but are made from a combination of materials that make
Pros: these lashes Has the silky sheen look and semi-gloss finish most customers dream of.
Cons: The main problem is that pure silk is too soft to maintain the shape and curl that most customers desire for lash extensions. Grafted silk eyelashes typically contain several materials, including silk, cashmere, and high-grade acrylic plastic derivatives.
What about human hair?
Even though some lash strips may be derived from human hair, they are not made to create lash extensions. Currently, there are no manufacturers on the market that can produce eyelash extensions in human hair form because when they can be so easily created artificially, it is nearly impossible due to the amount of work required to retrieve them. Also, most natural lashes have a very soft curl, which is one of the reasons people prefer grafted lashes in the first place, so they need artificial curling anyway.
Pros: natural appearance. They are reportedly the most comfortable on the eyes
Cons:it is easy to lose its curl when it meets water, and there is no thickness to choose from.
So, which one is better?
Of course, there is no way to comprehend due to the fact they are all genuinely synthetic. As lengthy as they are high-quality, come from a respectable source, and utilized by using a licensed lash artist, they will nonetheless seem to be wonderful so attempt them each and see for your self which one fits you best!