Volume lash extensions are a great choice for those looking to enhance the appearance of their lashes. Unlike traditional extensions, which require attaching one synthetic lash to one natural lash, volume lashes involve attaching multiple lightweight extensions to each natural lash to create a fuller, fluffier look.
This article will provide an overview of volume lash extensions, including the benefits and drawbacks of this type of extension, the process of getting them applied, and how to care for them properly.
What Are Volume Lash Extensions?
Volume lashes, also known as Russian volume lashes, are a type of eyelash extension that involves attaching multiple extensions, called fans, to each natural lash.
These fans are created by bonding together multiple extensions and come in a variety of sizes, with a larger size resulting in a more luscious look.
This technique is popular among clients with sparse natural lashes, as it creates a voluminous and dramatic appearance, hence the name “volume lashes.”
How are They Different From Classic Extensions?
Lash Strength + Length
Every client’s lashes are unique and will be considered accordingly. The main priority of the lash artist is to maintain the health and safety of your natural lashes. The extensions used will be the ones your lashes can handle and support comfortably.
For example, if you have naturally sparse, light, and delicate lashes and want a fuller look, a light-volume set is a perfect choice. It will increase the density of your lashes without weighing them down.
On the other hand, clients with naturally thick lashes can usually tolerate larger diameters but may not need particularly full fans.
Cost + Time
Volume lashes may cost more than classic lashes because they take longer to apply and are more intricate. This is because lash artists use their own handmade fans, increasing the service time and effort.
However, remember that you are paying for a more involved and time-consuming service, which is worth the investment for a fuller and more dramatic look. And don’t worry, the final result will be worth the extra time and cost.
Both classic and volume lashes will fall out at the same rate, depending on your natural lash growth pattern. However, volume lashes tend to maintain a fuller look for longer. This is because the volume technique uses more individual extensions in the set, making them look more voluminous for a longer time. So even though the extensions fall out at the same rate, volume lashes will still look fuller and more dramatic for a longer time.
Will Classic + Volume Lashes Give You the Same Result?
Classic and volume lashes are different and will give you different results. Classic extensions tend to be thicker since only one is applied to each lash. While larger (heavier) extensions are not recommended as they can damage natural lashes.
On the other hand, volume fans are created with extensions much thinner than classic lashes because multiple extensions are applied simultaneously. With volume lashes, you can achieve a fuller, fluffier look without compromising the health of your natural lashes.
Which is Better for You?
Choosing the right style of lashes can be challenging, but don’t worry, there are a few things to consider that will help you make the right decision. Here are a few things to keep in mind:
-If you are new to lashing, classic lashes might be a better option as they are less time-consuming and natural looking.
-Volume lashes are more popular and requested more frequently, so it’s worth getting looking into them as well.
-Ultimately, the best lashes for you will depend on your individual preferences.
The most important thing is always to prioritize the health and safety of your natural lashes.
How to Take Care of Your Volume Lashes
To keep your volume lashes looking and feeling beautiful, it is crucial to keep up with the necessary maintenance and aftercare.
Your lash technician will remind you of these steps, and you may even receive an aftercare card to take home after your service. Keep in mind that both classic and volume lashes require similar maintenance.
Avoid Water With New Lashes
It is important to avoid water for the first 4 hours after your lash service to allow the adhesive enough time to cure fully. After the initial 4 hours, it is also important to avoid activities such as swimming, working out, saunas, steam rooms, excessive sweating, and facials for another 4 hours.
Once these 8 hours have passed, you may get your lashes wet. Please note that the instruction to not get your lashes wet for 24 hours is an outdated myth, and you can wash your lashes the same day.
Keep Them Clean
Keeping lashes clean is crucial for maintaining the health and appearance of your eyelash extensions. Proper cleaning helps to remove dirt, makeup, and oils that can build up on the lashes and cause irritation or infection.
It can also help prolong the life of your extensions and ensure that they retain their shape and volume. A regular cleaning routine, which includes gentle cleansing with a specially formulated lash extension cleanser and regular touch-ups, will keep your lashes looking beautiful and healthy.
It is important to follow the aftercare instructions provided by your lash technician to ensure that you properly care for your lashes.
Be Careful With Makeup
When wearing lash extensions, you must be mindful of the makeup products you use near the eyes. Eye makeup, such as mascara and eyeliner, should be avoided as they can interfere with the retention of the lashes and cause excess product buildup.
If it is necessary to wear makeup near the eyes, it is recommended to use water-based, non-oil products. This will reduce the risk of any buildup on the lashes and help maintain your extensions’ health and appearance.
It’s also important to remove makeup gently and thoroughly to avoid tugging or pulling on the lashes. It’s always recommended to consult your lash technician for any advice on how to maintain your lashes while wearing makeup.
When wearing lash extensions, you will want to avoid direct heat on the extensions as much as possible. This includes blow drying your hair near your face, as the hot air can cause the lashes to sag or fall out prematurely. To prevent this, keep the hot air blowing away from the eyes.
Additionally, it’s essential to avoid exposing the lashes to excessive heat, such as saunas, steam rooms or sunbathing, as it can weaken the adhesive and cause the lashes to fall out prematurely.
It’s important to take extra care when using hair tools such as straighteners and curling irons, and make sure to avoid getting too close to the lashes. If in doubt, it’s always best to check with your lash technician for their recommendations.
The Bottom Line
If you’re looking for a fuller, fluffier look for your lashes, consider visiting a professional lash technician for custom volume lash extensions.
We offer a variety of sizes, thicknesses, and lengths to suit your unique natural lashes. With the use of handmade fans, our experienced technicians will create a customized set of volume lashes that will enhance your natural beauty and give you the dramatic and voluminous look you desire.
Don’t settle for subpar lashes, book your appointment today with Brazilian Silhouette and experience the difference of custom volume lash extensions.