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Safe Volume Lash Application – When Less is More

Safe Volume Lash Application – When Less is More

September 23, 2017

A safe volume lash application should always be the goal when creating head-turning looks. But you also want to make sure that your dramatic look is the best fit for your natural lashes. Xtreme Lashes® Lash Stylists are educated in applying the right lashes for each individual. They will look at your natural lashes and determine not only what will look best on you but also what is SAFE for you.

If you want super dramatic eyelash extensions and are tempted to ask for the thickest or longest extensions available, by all means, tell your Lash Stylist! Just be aware that what your Xtreme Lashes Stylist will give you the thickest or longest eyelash extensions suitable for YOUR lashes. Trust their judgment and expert knowledge; they’re looking out for the long-term health of your lashes and you won’t be disappointed with the results!

A safe volume lash application is the secret to dramatic lashes

Full and dramatic looking eyelash extensions CAN be created without using the thickest extensions available. The key to a high volume look is the number of extensions applied and the technique used, making use of most or all of your natural lashes, not using the thickest extensions available!

Having eyelash extensions applied that are either too thick or too long for the natural lash they are attached to can cause problems like these:

  • Extensions that are not matched in diameter with the natural lash will not last as long. With an eyelash extension that is larger in diameter than the natural lash, there is less of an attachment area between the extension and the lash. The “overhang” from the lash extension reduces the strength of the bond and can cause the extension to shed from the natural lash prematurely.
  • Eyelash extensions that are too heavy for the natural lash will weigh the natural lash down, causing your lashes to hang in front of your eye, catch on your bottom lashes and you will not see the perky lift you desire from your extensions.
  • Lash extensions that are too heavy for the natural lash will tangle and crisscross constantly and require extra grooming.
  • Excessive weight from using eyelash extensions that are too thick or too long for the natural lash can cause the natural lash itself to prematurely shed or even break off.
  • Natural lashes that have extensions attached to them that are too heavy can begin to grow in pointing downward; precisely the look you do NOT want from your lashes!
  • Repeatedly applying extensions that are too heavy for the natural lashes will, over time, damage the lash hair follicle, inhibiting future growth and potentially causing permanent lash loss. (This is why we also recommend against having Flares & Clusters regularly attached to your natural lashes!)

In short, select a professionally trained Lash Stylist who can give you the right advice. Tell your stylist the look you’re after but leave the final decision in the hands of the professionals when it comes to your eyelash extensions! They only want what’s best for you so if they’re recommending a less-is-more approach, heed their advice.

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6 comments

Stefanie Decker May 16, 2011 - 6:30 am

I, also see this all the time. It makes it difficult for stylists, like me, who will not compromise the natural lash. The clients that have had “super thick” full sets are very difficult clients when it comes to maintenance because when you fill in with the proper size and length the client feels “naked”. In the company I work for I am 1 of 3 lash stylist. I am also 1 of the 3 that doesn’t use ONLY super thicks. I find it difficult seeing the other stylists clients without feeling bad for the clients lashes. Without commenting on the poor application by my fellow stylists I have to TRY harder to talk the client into a more “natural & healthier” look- rather than drag queen. Perhaps even coming to the location I’m at (we have 3 locations) to have healthy lashes. I feel like my lashes pale in comparison at the HUGE contrast when the client gets super thick full sets. I am embarrassed actually.

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Xtreme Lashes May 16, 2011 - 10:09 am

Thank you for your comments, Stefanie. You’re doing a wonderful thing by educating your clients and staying within healthy standards and in the long run, they will greatly appreciate you doing so.

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Shelly Swift March 24, 2011 - 5:05 pm

I see this all the time in my market, stylist who take the short cut by using ultra thick lashes. I think they never realize the damage that they are doing to the clients own natural lashes. I tell my clients that I want their lashes to look as healthy next year as they do today, and that proper lash fitting is of the utmost importance. Thank You Xtreme, for getting this information out!

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Xtreme Lashes March 24, 2011 - 5:20 pm

Thank you for the feedback and thank you for continuing to educate clients on what’s healthiest and safest for them!

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Eyelash Artistry March 24, 2011 - 4:27 pm

LOVE this article! Education that is much needed. Thanks Xtreme Lashes!

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Xtreme Lashes March 24, 2011 - 4:50 pm

Thanks, Leslee! Happy Lashing!

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