Hybrid eyelash extensions are becoming an in-thing. Popularized by celebrities, hybrid eye extensions are for those who want a fuller look than that of the classic eye extensions yet not so full like the volume lash extensions.
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Here is more about hybrid eyelash extensions.
What are hybrid eyelash extensions?
To understand hybrid eyelash extensions, you need to know about classic lash extensions and volume lashes.
In classic lash extensions, a false lash is applied to a natural lash. The lashes have a thickness of 0.1 to 0.2m, a bit thicker than for volume lashes. The outcome is a more natural look.
Volume lash extensions are for those looking for a voluminous look of the eyelashes. In this method, a fan of 2-6 lashes is applied to one natural lash. Individual lashes are lighter and thinner than those of the classic extensions with a thickness of 0.05 to 0.07 mm.
Hybrid eyelash extensions combine classic lashes and volume lashes. It is for those who want more than what classic lashes can provide and less than what volume lashes have. The method involves applying one lash extension on a natural lash, followed by a fan of lashes or two, then a single lash extension and so on. It is the mixing of classic and volume until you achieve the desired look.
The hybrid lashes can fit you if you are looking for a more natural look, yet your lashes have gaps. The volume lashes can be placed on areas with gaps to make them fuller.
The lash extensions are glued on top of the natural lashes using adhesive.
Things to consider
Your lash tech will consider various factors when applying hybrid eyelash extensions to suit your needs. These are thickness, length and strength.
People have different types of eyelashes. Some natural lashes are stronger, thicker and longer than others. So, if your lashes are shorter and thinner, the lash tech will choose lashes suitable for you, and that will produce the look you want. It must be considered if your natural lashes are strong enough to support the lash extensions.
Lash extensions come in different thicknesses. For classic lashes, you can use those of 0.15mm or 0.10mm. You could use lashes of 0.10mm, 0.07mm, or 0.05mm to create volume lashes. You can have as many as 6 lashes in a fan for creating volume lashes.
The lash tech will determine the thickness of the lash extensions to use depending on how strong your natural lashes are. A fan can have three lash extensions of 0.07mm or five extensions of 0.05mm. If your natural lashes are thicker, then they can handle thicker lash extensions or a fan with more lashes.
To prevent damage to your natural lashes, extensions should not be too many, too long or too thick.
- Length of the extensions
How long your lash extensions will depend on the length of your natural lashes. If your natural lashes are long, then you can have longer extensions. However, they should not be too long since they can cause breakage or reduce longevity.
You can still wear longer lashes. Just make sure the volume extensions have finer lashes.
For those who wear glasses, the length of the extensions should be no more than 12mm. You don’t want the lashes brushing on your glasses.
Now that you have your lovely hybrid eyelash extensions, then what?
Aftercare is crucial if you want your extensions to last long. Hybrid eyelash extension can last up to 8 weeks. You may need to go for fill-ins after every few weeks to replace the lashes that have dropped off since natural lashes grow and fall off.
- The extension lashes should not come into contact with water at least 24 hours after applying, to allow the adhesive to cure.
- Do not use cream or oil-based products, saltwater or chlorine on the lashes. They can damage the adhesive.
- Do not wear mascara with the eyelash extensions. It is not easy to remove the mascara, and you may end up damaging the lashes.
- Only wash your eyes with cleansers that have a safe formula suitable for eyelashes. Cleansers with harsh ingredients can damage the adhesive and the extensions can drop off.
- Remove the eye makeup gently using oil-free wipes.
- Do not rub your eyes. You can damage the hybrid eyelash extensions.