Were you so excited to get home and flaunt your new lash extensions, only to look in the mirror and realize they were far too extreme for your taste?
Long, thick lashes are a desire that almost all of us have, but there is definitely a line between luscious lashes and raccoon eyes.
What should you do when your eyelash extensions are too thick? If you feel as though your eyelash extensions are too thick, your best option is to contact your eyelash stylist for a trim. You can try to feather them at home alone, but this can be risky and you need to follow the proper technique to do so.
Keep reading to find out more on what to do if your eyelash extensions are too thick, while not ruining your beautiful lashes!
My Eyelash Extensions Look Ridiculous
It can be such a disappointment realizing your eyelash extensions are too thick and feeling as though you look ridiculous.
You will quickly notice that your eyelash extensions are too thick, but remember that what you consider too thick can differ from the next person. Eyelash extensions which are too thick and not right for your eyes will also be heavy and could even cause strain.
Volume lashes are supposed to wow and be dramatic, but they can sometimes be overdone, and you would not want the lashes to make you feel self-conscious when out in public, especially when you’re going for an everyday look.
Eyelash extensions need to be matched to your eye size and your natural lashes, so it definitely is not one-size-fits-all, and your lash beautician needs to be able to pick out the right size for your eyes to match the look you are after.
Eyelash extensions come in different diameters, and these are often mixed to create a more natural look. However, if you have thinner eyelashes, thicker diameter extensions might be too heavy for your eyelids, so the beautician does need to plan this properly.
How To Thin Out Eyelash Extensions
It is so understandable that you wouldn’t want to walk around in public when you feel that your eyelashes are too thick and you think they look ridiculous. The eyelashes could also cause some strain on your eyelids, so you would want to sort it out as soon as possible.
Here are some of the things you could do to thin out eyelash extensions:
Contact Your Stylist
The first thing you should do is contact your stylist and ask for their advice. They are the experts in all things lash extensions, so they would have the most knowledge on how to thin lashes out.
The eyelash stylist will most likely call you to come back into the salon, and they will try to thin them out for you. They might trim your lashes, or they could feather them out to make them appear more natural.
In some cases, the stylist might use some product to remove the bulk of the lashes, to thin them out further.
Sometimes, you might have to pay for the lashes to be fixed if the stylist feels there was nothing wrong with them, but in most cases, they will be happy to fix them and thin them out so that you are happy with your lashes.
Curl Your Lashes
It might help to curl your lashes a bit, which can make them look less bulky. You should be able to use an eyelash curler to do this, and with the lashes curling up, it could move most of the bulk away from one area.
Try this out first before going further with trimming your lashes or feathering them out.
Take an eyelash brush and run it through your lashes, from the edge of your eyelid to the end of the lashes. This can help separate the bulk of the eyelash extensions and make them appear less thick.
Eyelash extensions can clump up and become tangled in each other, so brushing through them with the right brush can really make a difference.
Trim The Lashes
We are not going to recommend that you trim your lashes on your own if you are nervous, but if the beautician can’t help you, or you have applied lashes at home on your own, you can try to trim them yourself, but you need to be careful.
Cutting false lashes is so much easier when they aren’t applied, but if the lashes are already on your eyelids, it can be super tricky.
If you have had eyelash extensions done at a salon, trimming them or feathering them when they are already on your eyelids can be quite dangerous. You will be holding scissors close to your eyes, which is just asking for an accident to happen.
You might also end up trimming some of your natural lashes away in the process, which just causes more damage than good. Rather avoid trying to trim your eyelash extensions if they have been applied already.
Here is a great tutorial from Ashley Nicole on how to trim false eyelashes that haven’t been applied yet:
Wait It Out
If you do not want to fiddle with your eyelash extensions too much, and going back to the salon is not an option, you could just wait it out.
With eyelash extensions, you lose between 30% of your lashes within the first two weeks. So if you stick it out for 10-15 days, your lashes should thin out on their own and not appear as thick and full.
Choose The Right Length Of Eyelash Extensions
The eyelash technician should help you choose the right length and density of eyelash extensions for you, but what you might consider to be too full or too thick could be a perfectly acceptable look for others, so you do need to have some say in the decision too.
The salon should have charts to help you choose the length and thickness of lashes you want, but you also have to have an idea of the look you are after.
If it is the first time that you are having eyelash extensions done, you might want to start out small and work your way up through different thickness levels from there. You can always add on more lashes at the next appointment, but thinning down thick lashes is much harder.
How To Choose The Right Eyelash Extensions
Choosing the right eyelash extensions is a sure way to ensure you don’t end up with lashes that are too thick. Here are some tips on how to choose the right eyelash extensions for you:
The length of the eyelash extensions is so important to consider. The length will add to how full the lashes look, and if the lashes are too long, they could become too heavy, which could prevent your natural lashes from growing properly.
Generally, you should choose eyelash extensions that are 3mm to 5mm longer than what your natural lashes are.
Diameter Of The Lashes
There is not one set diameter of lashes, so this is something you need to consider when choosing the right extensions. The lash extensions you choose should be as close as possible to the diameter of your natural lashes.
This will not only mean that they look natural and fit in well with your natural lashes, but they will not be too heavy for your eyelids either.
Know the lash effect you are looking for when going to the salon or choosing your false lashes. Volume lashes can be very dramatic, and if you do not think that this is the look you are after, choose a more natural set.
The best thing to do if your eyelashes are too thick is to contact your lash technician. They are the experts on all things lashes and will be able to help you thin them out or work out what your other options are.
If you have false lashes that you have not put on yet, you could try to trim them down yourself to give them a more natural look.
Make sure to put some thought into the eyelash extensions you choose, making sure they suit your natural lashes and that they won’t be too thick!
Will Vaseline help remove eyelash extensions?
Vaseline can remove eyelash extensions, as it can dissolve the adhesive used to attach eyelashes to your lids.
If you feel your eyelash extensions are too thick, and you want to remove them, you could use vaseline to quicken the process.
Do eyelash extensions damage natural lashes?
If applied properly, eyelash extensions should not damage your natural lashes. The length and thickness of the eyelash extensions should be selected carefully to reduce the risk of damage, and they should be applied gently.
Will eyelashes grow back after extensions?
If your eyelashes were damaged when having extensions, they should grow back within a few months. Make sure a professional is applying your lashes, as this will reduce the chance of your natural lashes being damaged.