August 6, 2013

Beauty ~ How I Straighten my Curly Eyelashes

How I Perm and Straighten my Eyelashes

I have really curly eyelashes and it's no secret that curls and coils are part of my African American heritage and it's something i'm really proud of.  With that said, my curly eyelashes really bothers me to the point that straightening them has become a permanent part of my beauty routine.  I have been straightening my curly eyelashes on and off for almost 20yrs using the Optimum Permanent Cream Relaxer in Mild and it makes me very happy!




How I Perm and Straighten my Eyelashes

People have a tendency to judge you if you do something beauty related that isn't justified in their eyes. They poke fun at you and call you all kinds of names without any consideration or facts.  I don't condone people that inject themselves with Botox (which is horse tranquilizers) every few months just to remove the frowns and wrinkles from their face.  I would never do it, nevertheless I wouldn't harass anyone from doing it either.  I am a responsible human being and I take lots of precautions to make sure I am fully prepared before doing this procedure.
How I Perm and Straighten my Eyelashes
DISCLAIMER

  Please note:  This product Optimum Permanent Cream Relaxer in Mild that I use to straighten my eyelashes does contains lye.  Lye is unsafe to use anywhere on the face and especially near the eyes.  Please do not try this!  You can go blind!

How I Perm and Straighten my Eyelashes

Is it safe?
Eyelash perming is very prominent in other countries, however the US has not put it's stamp of approval on this procedure or allow it to be done professionally. However, there are many salons in the US that will do this procedure for you but make you sign some sort of a waiver relieving them of responsibility.  Eyelash perming can cause temporary or permanent loss of lashes and in some cases serious eye damage or even blindness so proceed with CAUTION!!

How I Perm and Straighten my Eyelashes



Is it a Tradition?
Perming eyelashes has long been a tradition in Japan.  Japanese women complain that their eyelashes are so straight and it's impossible for them to hold a curl even after using eyelashes curlers.  So to give their lashes more curl, they've resulted to perming. Some people with really straight eyelashes use methods to make them curly and I do the opposite.
How I Perm and Straighten my Eyelashes

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