Volume lash extensions are becoming increasingly popular as a way to enhance the natural beauty of the eyes. However, for individuals with sensitive eyes, the process of getting lash extensions can be intimidating.
What are Volume Lash Extensions?
Volume lash extensions are a type of eyelash extension that involve applying multiple lash extensions to one natural lash. This creates a fuller and more dramatic look than classic eyelash extensions, which involve applying one lash extension to one natural lash. Volume lash extensions are achieved using either the Russian or the American volume technique.
The Russian volume technique involves creating a fan of two to six very fine lashes and applying them to one natural lash. The American volume technique involves creating a fan of three to six thicker lashes and applying them to one natural lash. The number of lashes used in each fan can vary depending on the desired look.
Benefits of Volume Lash Extensions
There are several benefits to getting volume lash extensions, including:
Fuller, more dramatic look
Volume lash extensions create a fuller and more dramatic look than classic eyelash extensions, making them perfect for special occasions or for individuals who want a more dramatic look on a daily basis.
Volume lash extensions are customizable, meaning that the number of lashes used in each fan can be adjusted to achieve the desired look. This allows individuals to achieve anything from a natural look to a full-on glamour look.
Volume lash extensions are longer-lasting than classic eyelash extensions. They can last up to six weeks with proper care.
Risks of Volume Lash Extensions for Sensitive Eyes
While volume lash extensions can be a great option for individuals with sensitive eyes, there are some risks associated with the procedure. These risks include:
Some individuals may have an allergic reaction to the adhesive used to attach the lash extensions. This can cause redness, itching, and swelling of the eyelids.
If the lash extensions are not applied properly or if proper hygiene is not maintained, the risk of eye infections increases. Symptoms of eye infections include redness, itching, and discharge.
Damage to natural lashes
If the lash extensions are too heavy or too long, they can cause damage to the natural lashes. This can result in breakage and thinning of the lashes.
How to Care for Volume Lash Extensions for Sensitive Eyes
Proper care is essential for maintaining the health and longevity of volume lash extensions for sensitive eyes. Here are some tips for caring for your lash extensions:
Avoid getting the lash extensions wet for the first 24 - 48 hours after application.
Avoid using oil-based products around the eye area, as these can break down the adhesive used to attach the lash extensions.
Gently cleanse the lash extensions daily using a lash shampoo or a gentle, oil-free cleanser.
Avoid rubbing or pulling on the lash extensions.
Brush the lash extensions daily using a clean spoolie brush.
Avoid using mascara on the lash extensions, as this can cause clumping and damage to the natural lashes.
Avoid sleeping on your stomach or with your face in the pillow, as this can cause the lash extensions to become tangled.