What is the difference between Classic, Russian Volume, Hybrid, and Mega Volume lashes? Which is the best for me? Don’t worry; this article explains all you need to know about these four types of lash extensions.
Classic Eyelash Extensions
Classic eyelash extensions are the most common. Classic lash extensions come in a variety of fibres, commonly the Faux Synthetic Mink, which has a natural feeling and is the softest. The lashes are available in different thicknesses, lengths, and curls, determining how the finished set of lash extensions appears on each client.
These eyelash extensions require the process of carefully applying a single extension fibre to a single natural eyelash. This means a 1:1 ratio of one extension applied to one healthy natural lash. Therefore, you can only apply as many extensions as you have natural lashes.
The extensions are applied at approximately 0.5 millimetres away from the eyelid. The work needs to be done by a professional because it requires a great deal of precision and concentration. A set of lashes can have up to 150 extensions per eye, depending on how many natural lashes the client has and their desired look.
Classic eyelash extensions are the choice for you if you have a lot of natural lashes, but you want to add length and a defined curl, without applying mascara. Ensure the lashes are applied by an experienced professional because the continued poor application can lead to irreparable damage to your natural lashes.
Russian Volume lashes are also known as 2D-6D lashes. They get this name because a more professional technique is used to apply them. The technician uses 2 to 6 super fine extensions with 0.07mm extensions and executes them into a fan shape before adding them to your natural eyelash. They result in a dense and fluffy look.
These lashes have only been possible through recent technological advancements in the eyelash extension manufacturing industry, which has created superlight and superfine extensions. Because about 2 to 6 lashes are created into a fan that is attached to a single natural lash, our natural lashes per eye have an average of 100 strands per eye so the technique allows the addition of about 600 extensions per eye. The best thing about the Russian Volume eyelash extensions is that they are super light, so you don’t feel any extra weight on your lashes.
If you have sparse lashes, these fans overlap and cover any gaps in the lash line, creating an illusion of having more lashes than you have. They appear better than classic eyelash extensions, which run the risk of looking “spidery.” With Volume eyelash extensions, your lashes look fuller, darker, and longer.
Of course, not every client wants to have 6D lashes, which means about 600 extensions applied to each eye. Russian volume eyelash extensions can be tailored to meet the clients’ needs, with as few as two extensions per natural lash.
They also have different lengths, thicknesses, and can be made narrow, medium, or wide. The length and thickness of your natural lashes will determine how big a fan can be applied. The health and safety of your eyelashes are the most vital!
Hybrid eyelash extensions are a combination of two different lash application techniques blended into one set of lashes. For instance, Classic and Volume eyelash extension techniques may be intermixed to create a fuller lash line. This allows manufacturers to be creative and try out different lash application skills.
The lashes are created by adding long lengths of classic lashes to a frame filled in between with volume extensions giving it a spiky textured appearance. This technique is perfect if you feel like you have a good quantity of lashes, but have some gaps. It results in an extraordinary rich dark volume set of lashes.
Mega Volume lashes are quite similar to the traditional lashes we are familiar with. The only difference is the volume of lash extensions being used to create the fan and diameter of the extensions in the fan. A typical set of traditional volume lashes uses 0.07 extensions to make a fan, with up to 5 lash extensions. Mega volume sets, on the other hand, use 0.03mm, 0.04mm and 0.05mm lash extensions, which help to create a fan of up to 16 lash extensions attached to one natural lash if uses 0.03mm as the thinnest and lightest extensions and 8-9 lash extensions with 0.05mm
Mega lashes can be healthy for natural lashes if you apply them correctly. First, you need to isolate the extensions to prevent them from sticking with natural lashes, which can cause pain and damage to natural lashes. They also require just the right amount of adhesive and weight of the fan. Excessive weight can cause breakage of natural lashes.
Lastly, fans need to be symmetrical. Creating a fan where the extensions are equally spaced gives you a beautiful look as well as a weight balance, which keeps the natural lash healthy and strong.
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