Natural Lash Extensions – Deciding The Perfect Length, Curl, And Thickness


Long, thick, curly eyelashes add drama to your dreamy eyes. But not all are blessed with naturally thick and curly eyelashes. So how to get voluminous natural eyelashes? The answer is very simple, go for natural lash extensions

But with so many lash extensions available in the market, how do you choose one that looks best with your eyes? Below we have covered a few key points to help you decide.

One size doesn’t fit all:

First, looking for the perfect natural lash extension, you need to know that not all size fits all. Moreover, each has its style and you need to determine which type, you would like to adorn. Is it dreamy, sleepy, flashy, classy, natural, or subtle? You also need to pay attention to your eye shape as well as eye size. Do you have big small or medium eye sizes? Is it monolid, protruded, almond, or wide-set? Once you know this, it would be easier to determine how your lash extensions would be. Also, understand how are your original lashes. Are they thin or thick, short, or long? The eye color also plays a vital role while deciding the kind of lashes you want to adorn.


We all know that the perfect eyelashes should be long. But how long is it just enough? Determining the length of the lash extension is essential. The standard size for short lashes is 6-11mm, the medium is 10mm-14mm, and the long is 14-22 mm. Natural lashes measure between 3mm to 18mm. If you want to wear a lash extension that is longer than your eyelashes length, ensure the extension is thin so that it does not hinder the lashes’ growth. 


The thickness gives volume to the lashes. It is said that the thickness for the most natural look lashes is .15mm. So, opt for this thickness of natural lash extension to sport the ‘perfect eyelashes look.’ But if your natural lashes are thin, it can handle a thickness of .10 mm extension at the most. Consult with a professional lash extension service to determine what thickness works best for you. That’s because if you choose a thickness that is drastically different from your natural thickness, it may affect the lash growth. 


Just as length and thickness are essential, so is curl. The basic curl sizes are B, C, D, and L, while for more volume, go for curl sizes like B+, C+, CC, D+, and DD. It is easy to remember because the higher the letter is, the more profound the curl is. So, if you want to go for wide-open sleepy eyes look, go for L. 

Choosing the material:

Natural Lash Extensions – Deciding The Perfect Length, Curl, And Thickness

Did we tell you that you need to choose the lash extension material? The standard choices are between mink, silk, synthetic and faux mink. Each has a different price and appearance too.

  • Mink is derived from the tail fur of Siberian minks and Chinese minks. The premium fur of the Siberian minks gives you the most natural look. It is lightweight and fluffy, so add volume to your eyelashes. However, mink is expensive, and if you have ethical concerns, there are many alternatives too. 
  • Silk lashes are made of artificial silk and are mid-weight in range. They are a great option for lash new-bees to get comfortable with the whole lash look. They are most suitable for everyday wear and give a slightly glossy look to your lashes.
  • Faux mink are man-made poly-fiber lashes that come in different lengths, diameters, and curves. They are designed to match the look created by real mink fur. They are low on maintenance and the curl is permanent. The Faux mink looks bolder and slightly glossier than both silk and mink. Because they come in a variety of lengths and sizes, they are the best for creating different looks for different clients. So if you want to sport the comfort of mink without burning a hole in your pocket, then you should explore this option

Hey but do not worry, your stylist will help you understand each of the types and which one will work best for you. 

Different types of lash extensions:

Different types of lash extensions

1. Volume Eyelash Extensions:

Volume eyelash extension is designed to provide full volume to your lashes, but without damaging or overloading your natural healthy lashes. This innovative technique has gained a lot of popularity for its stunning results that it gives to one’s appearance and also for the longevity of having healthy lashes that look and feel natural. The 3D Volume lashes are generally made of silk or mink. And are very fine and incredibly light, as it is applied by the ration between 2-7 per natural lash to create the required volume. Due to its lightweight, it lasts longer thereby making it an ideal choice for clients who have sparse and weak lashes and want to sport more fullness to their lash look.

2. Classic Eyelash Extensions:

Classic extensions are the most reliable, pretty, and natural-looking extensions. They are perfect for clients who want to sport a simple and subtle eye enhancement for an everyday look. Classic lashes are applied in a 1:1 ration, as in one lash per natural lash. Classic can be applied to give your lashes a reasonably thick look, but depending upon how many natural lashes do we have to work with. Always remember that lashes can be applied only on your natural lashes, so those with sparse lashes may want to opt for volume technique for a significantly better result.

3. Customized Lashes:

Since each customer has different requirements and tastes, Wisp Lashes artists offer customized lash maps depending on your original eyelashes so that the natural lash extension blends well with it. Customized eyelash extensions are unique to each customer because they are designed just for you. 

Taking care:

Lastly, you need to take care to maintain healthy eyelashes. Application of lash extension may involve some tugging and pull; it can make your lashes weak, resulting in break and fall. Experts suggest wearing extensions in intervals so that the original lashes can grow and stay healthy. 

When lash extensions blend well with your eyelashes, natural lash extensions enhance your appearance and make your eyes prominent and charismatic. But it may be a daunting task to find a lash extension service that can help you achieve the most natural look because if it goes wrong, it may look artificial like a doll’s eyelashes. For professional lash extensions in Knoxville, TN, reach out to us at Wisp Lashes.