Updated: Jan 16
Lash extensions have become increasingly popular in recent years, offering a semi-permanent solution for those seeking longer, fuller lashes. However, not all lash extensions are created equal! The sourcing and production of lash extensions can have a significant impact on both the quality of the product and the ethical implications of using them.
The majority of lash extensions on the market are made from real animal hair, most commonly mink. Mink hair is obtained by brushing live animals, and in some cases, mink are kept in inhumane conditions, and even killed for their fur. They are typically cleaned using a process called "purging." This process involves soaking the lashes in a cleaning solution and then brushing them to remove any debris or dirt. After purging, the lashes are rinsed thoroughly and dried before being packaged for sale.
It's important to note that mink lashes are made from the hair of real animals, and they can still carry debris and bacteria even after cleaning.
It's important to note that mink lashes are made from the hair of real animals, and they can still carry debris and bacteria even after cleaning. This can be a concern for individuals with sensitive eyes or allergies, as the debris and bacteria can cause irritation or infection. Additionally, mink lashes can also cause issues with hygiene, as they can be difficult to clean and disinfect properly.
Vegan and cruelty-free eyelashes are a better option for those who want to avoid contributing to the exploitation of animals. These lashes are made from synthetic materials that are designed to mimic the look and feel of real hair. They are made from sustainable materials that are better for the environment. Vegan and cruelty-free eyelashes are a more ethical option as they don't involve any animal exploitation and cruelty.
Vegan and cruelty-free eyelashes are a better option for those who want to avoid contributing to the exploitation of animals.
When choosing eyelash extensions, it's important to consider not only the quality of the product but also the ethical implications of using it. By choosing vegan and cruelty-free eyelashes, you can enjoy the benefits of longer, fuller lashes without contributing to the exploitation of animals.
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