If you have eyelash extensions and are wondering how to use an electric eyelash curler, you are not alone. Holding a heated device so near to your eye can be a daunting task and a rather unnerving one to some. However, electric eyelash curlers are actually very simple and easy to use provided you follow the manufacturer’s instructions. Most users compare it to using a regular curling iron for hair.
The better electric eyelash curlers on the market, such as the Panasonic Heated Rotating Eyelash Curler EH-SE60VP feature a rotating brush, which makes the process easier. Simply hold the device to the lashes and slowly draw it from the bottom to the tip of the lashes. It rotates as it warms, offering an unparalleled curl quickly and easily. The brand’s regular comb-shaped heated option – the Panasonic Heated Circular Eyelash Comb EH2351AC – also gets the job done, especially if your eyelashes have a natural tendency to curl upwards.
So is a heated electric eyelash curler superior to the devices that women have used daily for years?
Electric Eyelash Curler Is Gentler to Your Natural Fringe and Extensions
Eyelash extensions are attached to your own natural lash fringe. Regular, unheated clamp style curler can put your own lashes at risk through unnecessary pulling and tugging. This can cause your lashes to fall out or shed prematurely. Heated electric eyelash curlers employ gentle heat instead of pressure to gently curve the lashes.
Electric Eyelash Curler Protects Lash Extensions
Although all eyelash extensions are susceptible to the ravaging effects of everyday rubber-bumper type lash curlers, the lush and luxurious mink eyelashes that you shelled out a lot of money for require even more protection. Using a non-battery operated eyelash curler (such as an old school metal one) can seriously damage false lashes. NOT using a traditional metal or plastic curler is, therefore, a very important element of your eyelash extensions care.
Below is a video tutorial by popular beauty blogger Leigh Ann of the Youtube channel “Leighann Says“, taking you step-by-step through the process of using a heated eyelash curler by Japonesque to curl her lashes. Leighann offers a hands-on tutorial and a candid review, complete with her own personal list of pros and cons.
Safety Always First
A heated electric device near your eye presents obvious safety risks. Basically, you do not want to get the electric eyelash curler in or very near your eye. Not only do you risk poking yourself, as with a mechanical eyelash curler, but you stand the risk of burning yourself as well. Hand to eye coordination is very important. You will need to take your time and be very careful. If you are a whiz at applying eye makeup, you should have little problems, particularly with the mascara wand type heated device. However, if you often find that your general eye area gets the bulk of the mascara that was originally intended for your lashes, you may want to avoid using an electric eyelash curler altogether.
Mind the Heat
There is one other concern to using these devices on eyelash extensions: frequent exposure to heat can damage them. Even if you are an expert at using an electric eyelash curler, you should use it sparingly. Basically, you should not use a warming device on lashes with extensions every day. Heat is kryptonite to the adhesive that holds the extensions in place. The glue has a tendency to get weaker when exposed to heat, so it may cause the bond between your natural lashes and the extensions to dissolve much earlier than expected. While this is unlikely to be damaging to your lashes, it may cause damage to your wallet. After all, you’ve made an investment and the last thing you want is to be forced to have your extensions redone before their time. Use the electric lash curler when you need some style on the fly, but not excessively for maximum success.
If you have eyelash extensions, you need an electric eyelash curler. These new types of lash curlers are great for people with extensions because they are a less damaging alternative to a metal curler. Heated eyelash curlers, the rotating brush or even clamp construction ones, won’t cause your natural lashes to break. However, safety is paramount and good diligent care should be practiced at all times. There is no doubt that the use of an electric eyelash curler can add glamour and pizzazz to lifeless lashes. A heated lash curler will give your eyes the desired lift while minimizing the risk and ensuring the longevity of your luxurious lash line.