Russian volume lashes

Russian Volume Lashes are ultra-fine synthetic lashes that are made from the same fibres as classic lashes. However, as they are much thinner so your lash technician is able to apply more than one to each natural lash. Russian Lashes are typically applied in a fan-like shape, which adds to the ‘volume’ look. Due to their lightweight nature, Russian Volume Lashes can last up to twice as long as Classic Lash Extensions.

Russian Volume lashes are made from a variety of different ultra-fine synthetic fibres. The most common and popular type used by professionals is synthetic Mink. These create the illusion of thicker, fluffier lashes.

Like all Lash Extensions, when looked after properly, Russian Volume Lashes should have the same lifespan as your natural lash cycle. This is usually between 4-6 weeks. To avoid your lashes looking patchy as they grow out, we would recommend an infill after 2-3 weeks. This will keep your lashes looking full and uniform.

Mink lashes

At Aviary Beauty & Hair, we’re against animal cruelty, which we why we do not and never will use real mink fur for lash extensions!! We use faux-mink lashes, which are man-made fibers, designed to imitate real mink fur. They are very fine, soft and silky, if you wet them, they won’t lose their curl.

Faux-mink lashes are becoming very popular because they are so light and fine, they feel exactly like your own lashes. They are also shinier in texture than the silk lashes, giving the lashes a glossy look. They are (with proper care!) very long lasting, and are great if your own lashes are fine and weak. Because they are so light, they don’t tend to drop or twist, even after many weeks of wear. Because they are so fine, the surface-area-ratio between your own lash and the extension is much closer to 1:1 (with synthetic it can be 1:2 or even higher) so they last longer.

It takes a longer time (around 1.5-2 hours) to apply a set of mink lashes because we use very fine fibres and we tend to apply more. One downside is that even with a lot of volume, they are still beautifully natural and fluffy looking, so those that want a really glamorous/make-up look are better off going for Russian Volume Lashes.

Aftercare advice for Eyelash Extensions

  • Don’t touch your eyelashes.
  • Don’t get them wet for the first 24 hours.
  • Don’t sleep on your stomach.
  • Don’t use an eyelash curler.
  • Don’t use oil-based makeup remover.
  • Avoid sauna, steam or heat treatments, lashes may fall out of straighten.
  • If you have to wear Mascara, wear a water based one & only on the tips of the eyelashes.
  • Do comb the lashes out every morning, and do be really, really careful.

People who don’t follow the eyelash extension aftercare to a T will lose a lot of eyelashes, and might find their aesthetician’s hard work totally gone after a week. However, someone who is diligent and careful can keep her eyelash extensions looking gorgeous for over a month!

How to remove lash extensions?

We would recommend always having your lashes removed by a professional. Removing lashes on your own could cause you to remove natural lashes prematurely, which could be damaging to the health of your lashes.

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