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Eyelash glue alternatives

Updated March 23, 2017

Fake eyelashes are a popular accessory for ladies who want to enhance their eyes. One of the most popular methods of applying these extensions is eyelash glue, which can be tricky to use and even messy at times. If you find that this method does not work for you, there are other ways of getting your desired look without the use of glue.

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Self-Adhesive Eyelashes

Self-adhesive eyelashes are sold with an adhesive already attached to them. This alternative is usually are good for only a day, although some styles come with multiple adhesive strips to allow you to reuse the eyelashes. Application of these lashes only requires you to peel the eyelashes away from the packaging and place them on your eyelids. No glue is needed.

Eyelash Implants

Eyelash implants are a more expensive, permanent alternative to eyelash glue. A surgical procedure, this style removes hair from your scalp that is then implanted surgically into your eyelids while you are under anaesthesia. Since the scalp hair will continue to grow, you will be required to trim and curl your eyelashes every two to six weeks or as needed. This type of service should only be done by a licensed cosmetic plastic surgeon.

Semi-Permanent Eyelash Extensions

There are number of professional services offered to individuals who are allergic to glue, tape and other adhesives. These professional semi-permanent services adhere fake lashes to the individual's natural eyelashes, not the eyelids. This style lasts anywhere from four to six weeks. Shavasana Eyelash Extensions and Lavish Lashes are two companies that provide this product, as well as training, to salons throughout the United States.

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Stacey Price started writing for various websites in December 2009. She has an associate degree in public health administration from South Eastern University. She has spent many years working in a hospital setting in the human resource field. She also writes about travel, parenting and beauty/personal care, drawing from more than seven years experience as a licensed cosmetologist.

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