Things to Consider About Individual Lashes vs. Lash Extensions

Things to Consider About Individual Lashes vs. Lash Extensions

The eyes are the window to the soul as they simply act as the gateway to your inner personality. Longer, thicker, and fuller eyelashes not only help to draw more attention to your eyes but can help to boost your overall confidence. Beautiful eyes framed with voluminous and dramatic eyelash extensions help take your look to the next level.

There are many ways to enhance your natural lashes; applying mascara, falsies, eye-makeup, etc., are just a few ways to achieve a voluminous look. But recently, the beauty industry has been swooned by the trend of eyelashes extensions. Although eyelash extensions are great, many ladies may be struggling between choosing lash extensions and individual lashes to create a breathtaking lash look. 

Lash Extensions vs. Individual Lashes- Which Are Better?

Once you fully understand the difference between lash extensions and individual lashes, choosing between the two will be pretty simple.

Let’s take a look at the differences between these lash options to help you make an informed decision!

What are Eyelash Extensions?

Is there any better way to provide an undetectable, weightless enhancement to natural eyelashes than eyelash extensions? Lash extensions are an absolute favorite among those who want to obtain effortless natural-looking lashes. Simply put, they have added extensions to your existing eyelashes that shed along with your natural lashes. 

There are three types of lash extensions: synthetic, silk, and mink. The lashes are applied by a professional lash artist using a specially formulated permanent lashing adhesive. If properly applied to your eyelashes, they will not irritate the eye or damage the roots of the natural lashes. Thus, not compromising quality and professionalism is a must when opting for classic eyelash extensions or volume eyelash extensions. You shouldn’t have to settle for anything less than the absolute best!

Lash Extensions

A full set of lash extensions will take about two to three hours to apply. To maintain them year-round, you’ll need to visit a professional lash artist every three to four weeks for refilling sessions, depending on your natural lash cycle and how diligently you follow the lash care tips. Oil-based make-up products, steam, saunas, and tugging at the lashes may affect its retention. Therefore, we suggest you avoid these actions at all costs. Lash extensions are a bit more costly than individual lashes, but they are definitely a good investment because they last longer. 

You may be awe-struck by some celeb’s fluttery-eyed look on the red carpet and may want your professional eyelash extensions salon to give you the same style of lashes. But, a good lash artist will help you decide the type of lashes you need depending on the health of your natural lashes. Lash experts can only choose a certain length or thickness of classic set eyelash extensions on specific lashes because not everyone’s lashes are the same. Compromising the health of your natural lashes is the last thing we want.

What are Individual Lashes?

In many ways, individual lashes are similar to strip lashes because they look much like eyelash strips. Like eyelash strips, they come in a pack with groups of three synthetic lashes which are attached to each other. An individual eyelash kit contains short, medium, and long clusters, temporary adhesive, a pair of tweezers, and a bond remover. Using the false lash glue that lasts for about two weeks, individual lashes can be applied to the eyelid or directly to the eyelash. Individual lashes are temporary and less expensive than lash extensions.

Individual lashes can be customized based on the lash look you desire. If you want to add more drama to the corner of your eye, then you must apply more strips in that area. If you want an evenly distributed lash line, then it’s best to apply them evenly around your eye.

Since the individual lashes are in a cluster of three, the natural lashes may not be able to support their weight. In addition, natural lashes grow at varying speeds. They can permanently damage the eyelid if you apply the cluster to more than one lash. A natural lash that grows quickly can pull another lash that grows slowly, leading to thin and bald patches. The last thing anyone would want is to damage their natural lashes.

For a novice, applying lashes may take some time, but once you get accustomed to it, you can apply these lashes yourself pretty quickly and remove them easily later. With practice and patience, it can take anywhere from five to thirty minutes to master this skill. But, to keep them looking fresh and new, you will have to repeat the procedure on a daily basis.

What is Best For You?

Although the choice to get eyelash extensions or individual lashes is completely based on personal preference, Wisp Lashes recommends that you schedule a consultation to speak to a professional lash technician about the different types of lashes and which one will fit best with your eye shape and natural lashes. There are many benefits to each kind of lash application method, and with help from the professionals, you are sure to find a look that aligns both with your specific style and budget!

Book an appointment with Wisp Lashes today by visiting our website or giving us a call! We have the experience and expertise you need to get the lash look of your dreams!