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What is Volume Lash? Voluminous yet Natural?

Volume handmade lashes

Volume lashes are a highly popular technique in eyelash extensions across Australia. 

By attaching multiple extensions to a single natural lash, we can create a fuller and more voluminous look. 

Depending on the specific method used, it is possible to maintain a natural appearance while adding rich, fluffy volume to the lashes. This versatility is why many clients at our salon opt for volume lashes.

This article provides detailed information on the essentials of volume lashes, covering the application process, care instructions, retention tips and trouble-shooting advice.


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Basic Knowledge of Volume Lashes

Volume lash handmade fan

Volume lashes involve crafting a fan of several ultra-thin extensions and attaching it to a single natural lash.

This technique results in lashes that are significantly fluffier and more voluminous than classic lashes. Contrary to the common misconception that volume lashes always appear dramatic, they can actually be customised for a natural look, offering a wide range of design options.

There are various types of volume fans, including handmade volume lashes, where each fan is created by hand, and pre-made volume lashes, which use pre-made fans. Each type has its own advantages and disadvantages, and lash artists choose between them based on their preferences and skill levels.

Features of Volume Lashes

classic hybrid volume lashes

Natural and Voluminous Look

Volume lashes are super versatile. By adjusting the number of extensions and the size of the fans, we can achieve either a natural or a more dramatic look.

Many people believe that volume lashes are too heavy, but they can actually appear very natural. We use much finer and lighter extensions than those used for classic lashes. For example, the 3D technique involves attaching three extensions to one natural lash, often placing less strain on your natural lashes than classic extensions do.

By fine-tuning the number of extensions per natural lash and the size of the fans, you can achieve a beautifully natural look. On the flip side, if you desire a fuller, more dramatic look, we can add more extensions and use larger fans. However, it’s essential to keep in mind that more extensions mean more weight on your natural lashes.

Lash artists should inform clients that consistently opting for heavy designs can lead to lash damage or even lash loss over time. Additionally, more extensions mean more glue, so it’s important to consider the risk of glue allergies.

Special Care Before Important Events!

Take special care before major events! If you’re getting volume lashes for something like a wedding or a big party, it’s crucial to do a patch test for any potential glue allergies. The last thing you want is to deal with an allergic reaction on your big day.

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Less Effort on Eye Makeup

Just like classic and hybrid lashes, volume lashes enhance your eyes, making them stand out even without makeup, saving you valuable time during your busy mornings.

You'll wake up with bright, defined eyes, ready to start your day feeling fantastic!

Volume Lash Procedure

Mai's competitions work handmade volume lash

Consultation and Design

The volume lash procedure begins with a consultation. We assess the shape of your eyes and discuss your desired look to determine the best design for you. The beauty of volume lashes lies in their extensive range of customisation options, allowing us to create a look that perfectly suits your preferences and enhances your natural beauty.

Application Method: Wrapping Technique

One of the standout features of handmade volume lashes is the wrapping technique. Unlike traditional extension applications, this method involves wrapping the extension around your natural lash, providing a more secure and seamless attachment.

Benefits of the Wrapping Technique

  • Longer Retention: Since the extensions are wrapped securely around your natural lashes, they last significantly longer than with traditional methods. This means less frequent maintenance and better cost efficiency for you.

  • Natural Finish: The wrapping technique allows the extensions to blend seamlessly with your natural lashes, resulting in a more natural look. Additionally, this method reduces the chances of extensions catching on brushes, so you don't have to worry about them coming off when you brush your lashes.

Duration and Procedure Flow

Volume lash applications take longer than classic lash applications because multiple extensions are applied in a fan shape to each natural lash.

General Procedure Flow

  1. Eye Shampoo: Cleanse the eye area thoroughly to remove any oils.

  2. Apply Eye Patches: Protect the lower lashes with eye patches.

  3. Mapping: Prepare the selected extensions and map the design onto the eye patches based on the consultation.

  4. Application of Extensions: This process varies by salon but generally takes about two hours. We ensure clients are comfortable, often encouraging them to relax or even take a nap, which we fondly refer to as a Lash Nap.

  5. Finishing Touches: Check the overall balance and make adjustments as necessary. Provide aftercare instructions, emphasising the importance of maintaining eye hygiene and proper maintenance techniques.

Retention and Care for Volume Lashes

Eyelash extensions brush care

Care Tips for Better Retention

To make your volume lashes last longer, daily home care is essential. Here are some key points to keep your lashes looking beautiful for as long as possible:

  1. Gentle Cleansing: Wash your face gently without rubbing your eye area to prolong the life of your extensions. Especially in the first few days, use an oil-free cleanser to avoid weakening the glue. Additionally, use a lash-specific shampoo to keep the lash line clean. Since you might avoid touching your eye area, makeup residue and oils can build up along the lash line. Clean thoroughly with a dedicated brush and foaming lash shampoo to maintain hygiene around your eyes.

  2. Regular Brushing: Use a lash brush to keep your extensions neat and tangle-free. This helps maintain their shape and keeps them looking their best.

  3. Avoid Certain Activities: It’s important not to rub your eyes. To prevent the glue from deteriorating, avoid oil-based products and activities like saunas and swimming for a few days after your lash appointment.

Longevity/Retention of Volume Lashes

volume lash close eyes photo from forehead

The typical retention period for volume lashes is about 4 to 6 weeks.

However, this can vary depending on your lash growth cycle and daily habits. Thanks to the wrapping technique used in volume lashes, they generally have better retention compared to traditional extensions.

Frequency of Maintenance and Professional Advice

Your Volume Lashes will last longer if you follow professional advice and perform regular maintenance.

Regular professional care helps maintain the health of your lashes, allowing you to enjoy the beauty of your eyelash extensions for an extended period.

The frequency of infills depends on the cycle set by the salon and the individual lash growth cycle. Generally, maintenance is recommended every three to four weeks. During these appointments, the lash artist will remove your outgrown lashes and add new extensions to ensure a fresh look at all times.

These touch-ups are essential for maintaining beautiful lashes, as professional lash artists check the condition of your lashes and make minor adjustments as necessary.

Proper care is important for beautiful, long-lasting eyelash extensions!

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Avoiding Problems

Avoid troubles

When getting lash extensions, including hybrid lashes, having the right information and taking proper precautions can prevent common issues.

Pre-Check for Allergies with a Patch Test

When getting lash extensions for the first time, checking for allergies to the products used in the procedure is important.

We recommend requesting a patch test at the salon to ensure there are no adverse reactions. Additionally, if you have any known allergies, be sure to inform your technician.

Hidden Pitfalls

In Australian salons, eye patches are commonly used to protect the lower lashes. The part of the eye patch that touches the skin often contains latex, so those with latex allergies should avoid using them.

At Mai Lashes Brisbane, we offer YU-KI Ban™ and surgical tape as alternatives, ensuring that even clients with latex allergies can receive treatments with confidence.

Mai Lashes Brisbane has a range of YU-KI Ban™ and surgical tape, so even those with latex allergies can undergo the procedure without any concern.

Choosing a Salon

How to choose a lash salon in brisbane

Volume lash application requires advanced skills, so it is recommended to choose a reputable salon. Receiving your treatment from a salon with professional lash artists guarantees a safe and satisfying result. 

Since volume lashes offer a wide range of design options, research salons on Instagram and other platforms to find those that match your desired style before making an appointment.

Post-Treatment Issues and Their Solutions

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If you experience redness, itching, or swelling around your eyes after the treatment, avoid self-diagnosis and seek an appropriate medical consultation.

Furthermore, report these symptoms to the salon so they can identify any potential allergens that may have caused the reaction.

Conclusion】:What is Volume Lash? Voluminous yet Natural?

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Volume lashes offer a fluffy, voluminous finish that can be customised to look either natural or dramatic. They are perfect for those with sparse natural lashes who find classic lashes insufficient. The fans used in volume lashes fill in gaps, creating a fuller, richer lash line.

This technique is ideal for anyone seeking to elevate their natural beauty. With proper home care, you can enjoy beautiful lashes for a longer period.

If you’ve been curious but haven’t tried volume lashes yet, we highly recommend giving them a go.


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