Reasons Why You Have Crunchy Eyelash Extensions

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Low-quality eyelash extensions can feel brittle if they have been treated with harsh cleaners or are attached with too many adhesives. Inadequate hygiene can lead to lash mite overpopulation and blepharitis.

Low-Quality Material

Lash extensions can be made of silk, mink hair, or a thermoplastic product called Polybutylene Terephthalate (PBT).

PBT can be used in many ways. PBT can be made into extension fibers in a variety of lengths, diameters, and textures. Also, PBT can be used to imitate the appearance and feel of silk and mink. It’s likely that you won’t be able to tell the difference between faux and real extensions.

Only high-quality PBT extensions can be light, soft, and flexible. They also look natural.

Too Much Glue

Extensions that are applied with large globs of glue can feel lumpy or crunchy. No matter what the reason, glue can cause glue woes.

Harsh Cleansers

Drying ingredients in cleansers can cause damage to extensions and lead to crunch. To keep your extensions looking and feeling great, use a gentle cleanser. 

Hygiene is Lacking

A crusty base can also make extensions feel crunchy.

Suppose you don’t clean your lashes daily. Oil, dirt, makeup residue, and dead skin cells can build up over time on your lashes. This can lead to a lash mite infestation which can then cause eyelid conditions such as blepharitis.

Flaky, crusty lashes are common symptoms of blepharitis. Don’t forget to clean your lashes every day. This can cause your extensions to become dry and flaky.


It is normal to feel numb after eyelash extensions. This should be treated quickly.

Extensions can feel crunchy from many things. This texture can be caused by poor-quality extensions, excessive glue, harsh cleansers, or insufficient grooming.

Good lash extensions are soft and feathery. Ask to see (and feel!) the extension fibers prior to having them applied. Don’t settle for less than a luxury!

This post was written by Natali Roshan. Natali has over 10 years of experience as a lash artist and is the owner of Lash Addict Studio. Lash Addict Studio offers eyelash extensions St Pete. In addition to being a lash artist, she also offers eyelash training certifying girls across the nation!

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