In the world of eyelash extensions, you will find many options to suit your needs. Still, extensions have two main purposes: make your lashes fuller and/or longer. They can appeal to people with fine or sparse lashes who want to fix this problem – which can sometimes be difficult to live with and cause women to be self-conscious.
On the other end of the spectrum, there are others with perfectly strong and healthy lashes who just want to accentuate their eyes and make them more visible. After all they are aesthetically pleasing, and this is enough to decide to go for a set.
Independently of your reason to opt for eyelash extensions, you will have to choose which kind you want. Today we’ll look at the difference between volume lashes and single extensions, to help you define which one is best for you.
Single extensions have been – up to now – the standard in the eyelash extension market. They are in fact referred to as classic, proving their status even further. In this technique, eyelash extensions are applied one by one to a single natural lash.
This means that you will have as many extensions as you have eyelashes.
Volume is different since it consists in applying a set of lashes (from 2 to 6 – called 2D, 3D, etc.) to an individual lash and repeating the process for the entire eye. Therefore, a client can have up to 600 volume lashes applied per eye.
Obviously, the look achieved through those different techniques varies greatly. Single extensions tend to suit people with a good number of lashes better. It provides length and curl to the eyelashes. Because it is only one extension attached to one natural lash, it also makes for a more natural look.
The results attained with volume lashes are much more dramatic. Although the lashes used are thinner and lighter, combining several of them into fans allows for a fluffy and striking look. For this reason, volume lashes are a good option for clients with fewer or sparse lashes.
hey are also of course a good fit for a dramatic effect and eyes that can catch the attention.
Since single and volume are both applied to the natural lashes, they last as long as the natural lash cycle, which is usually 6 to 8 weeks. However, they will require maintenance treatment and refill every 3 to 4 weeks to keep them healthy.