MORE AND more young women seem to be getting eyelash extensions, to not only look beautiful, but to save the faff of having to apply mascara.
But one woman has taken to TikTok to reveal that five years ago she had eyelash extensions done, and she still regrets it.
A woman has taken to TikTok to show off the damage done to her lashes, five years after having eyelash extensionsCredit: TikTok/@pencilshawty
The woman was horrified that her eyelashes have still not recovered five years after the extensionsCredit: TikTok/@pencilshawty
The woman, known as ‘pencilshawty’ on TikTok, said that she got eyelash extensions done in 2017, but in 2022, her eyelashes are still ruined.
She uploaded a video with the caption ‘Will never do them again cause I’m traumatized actually’.
The woman said: “When I got eyelash extensions in 2017 and they ruined my lashes forever.
“They went through war.”
In the video, we can see that the woman has lost a lot of her natural eyelashes, leaving large gaps in between each one.
She also has a stye from the extensions and her eyelashes appear to be dropping down, rather than growing upwards.
One person asked: “What in the world did she do to you!!!” to which the woman responded “Honestly I’m not sure but extensions had just become popular I don’t think there was much regulation yet.”
Clearly TikTok users were shocked at the woman’s video as it has racked up a whopping 229.7k views.
It has 9,396 likes, 123 comments and 51 shares.
TikTok users were horrified at what happened to the woman’s eyelashes and took to the comments to express this.
One person said: “Oh my god.”
Another added: “As a lash tech – I am horrified.”
A third commented: “I have seen so many of these!!!! I will never do them. My friend lost all of her natural lashes for life.”
Another said: “Future lash tech here, That can happen if they get the glue on your eyelid or accidentally glue the lash to the lid. Not okay. I’m so sorry.”
But this woman wasn’t the only one that has been affected by eyelash extensions.
Many other TikTok users took to the comments to share their experiences of eyelash extensions.
One user commented: “Destroyed mine too.”
Another said: “This happened to me, try a serum it helps. I used eye envy.”
A third added: “Same. mine used to be naturally curly, now they grow out straight and all crooked.”
Another TikToker advised: “Don’t worry you’ll recover, it took me years, use lash serum!!!” to which the woman said “I’ve been using castor oil and it’s really helped.”