Putting Relaxer On Your Eyelashes?

Putting relaxer in eyelashes

When I first saw the title of this video pop on on YouTube I automatically assumed it was a joke. Surely it would turn out to be a parody video created by one of my favorite vloggers? But alas as it turns out, it is dead serious.

It’s probably best to start by saying that eyelash perming is actually quite a popular practice. It is done in specialist salons where women with straight eyelashes go in to add a bit of curl to them. It’s particularly popular in Japan.

African American ladies are now relaxing their curly eyelashes in order to lengthen and straighten them. YouTuber NetworkDellMelove says that she does this because her eyelashes are “super curly”.

Essentially she applies Vaseline on her eyelids to protect them then uses a toothpick to apply the relaxer allowing it to sit in her lashes for 10 minutes or so. She then wipes off the relaxer off with a piece of tissue after which she washes her face.

Here’s the video of her process…

Here are a few of the comments posted on that video:


This has to be the most ridiculously stupidest sh*t I ever witnessed…. there’s no justifying this at all, she has No brain and no common sense. Like what?!!!!

“Nobody wants nappy eyelashes” WTFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF -______-

Why!!#

Another YouTuber LuvNside also relaxes her eyelashes following a very similar process. Unlike the brave lady above, she has turned off the comments on that particular YouTube video.

With this post I initially wanted to do a point by point analysis of why in the world anyone would want to do this to themselves regardless of how curly your eyelashes are but after being rendered speechless I decided not to bother.

Truthfully I can’t see it becoming a popular practice for obvious reasons (I assume everybody enjoys their gift of sight) so I will leave it up to you to make up your own mind.

What do you think ladies? Would you put relaxer on your eyelashes?

Originally posted 2013-09-10 15:00:19.

About Alma Ruddock


I’m Alma Ruddock, the founder and editor-in-chief of Blackhairinformation.com. I stumbled on a hair care forum back in 2008 frustrated with my breaking relaxed hair and the information that I found there changed the fate of my hair, and quite possibly my life, forever! I immediately started to transition to natural hair and started BlackHairInformation.com as a way to help both myself and other women of color achieve their dreams of long healthy hair. I have now achieved my goal length and I continue to help others achieve their dreams too. My three passions are hair, art and entrepreneurship and I love to be able to bring my unique view on hair growth and successful hair journeys to our readers. I am an eternal optimist and workaholic. In addition to BHI I have founded quite a few other websites and businesses including Elongtress Hair Vitamins and Urban Gyal which all fall under the umbrella of my company Coils Media Ltd.

About Alma Ruddock


I’m Alma Ruddock, the founder and editor-in-chief of Blackhairinformation.com. I stumbled on a hair care forum back in 2008 frustrated with my breaking relaxed hair and the information that I found there changed the fate of my hair, and quite possibly my life, forever! I immediately started to transition to natural hair and started BlackHairInformation.com as a way to help both myself and other women of color achieve their dreams of long healthy hair. I have now achieved my goal length and I continue to help others achieve their dreams too. My three passions are hair, art and entrepreneurship and I love to be able to bring my unique view on hair growth and successful hair journeys to our readers. I am an eternal optimist and workaholic. In addition to BHI I have founded quite a few other websites and businesses including Elongtress Hair Vitamins and Urban Gyal which all fall under the umbrella of my company Coils Media Ltd.

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Comments

  1. Abigail Wickham
    Abigail Wickham

    Ok so we don’t put it on our natural hair because of the chemicals but it’s ok to blind ourselves. Ummm. Wait for it

  2. Mike Garrett
    Mike Garrett

    You all are shocked she puts relaxer on her eyelids, while the rest of the world is shocked you all put it on your head. What an irony…lol

  3. MzNay Nay
    MzNay Nay

    Omg i cant take her serious… The reason y she perm her eyelashes because they are super curly…lmfao!

  4. Angie McCormick
    Angie McCormick

    Exactly Erica Holloway MrsNewsome. People so quick to judge others but won’t take a critical look at themselves. Its her choice if she wants to perm her eyelashes. Why we so judgemental. Others perm their scalps and their kids scalps.

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