What are Russian Volume Lashes?
Russian volume lashes are gaining more popularity by the day. Apart from the more conventional traditional synthetic lashes, silk lashes, and the bougie mink lashes, Russian volume lashes have also joined the scene of false lashes and it seems they are here to stay.
First, let’s talk about classic lashes
Most people are familiar with classic lash extensions, which are applied by gluing a single strand of extension unto one strand of natural lash. This process is an extremely meticulous one that involves gently applying a single lash extension to a single natural lash at approximately 0.5 of a millimetre away from the skin of the eyelid.
Depending on how many healthy natural lashes you have, your desired volume, classic lash extensions can have up as much as 40 to 150 lash extensions per eye. This is responsible for the fullness of a classic volume lash extension.
The process of applying lash extensions requires a lot of gentleness and preciseness. This is why it is recommended that you have your lashes done only by experienced lash technicians. Poor application of eyelash extensions can cause irreparable damage to your eyelashes, and worse still, in the long run, your eyes themselves!
Russian Volume Lashes
These lashes are different from the classic lashes. Russian volume lashes, which are also popularly known as 2D -8D lashes, are an improvement on classic lashes. Want to know why? Then keep reading!
In classic lashes, you can only safely attach one eyelash extension to a single natural lash. However, on the other hand, Russian Volume lashes improve on that by allowing you to safely apply as many as 2 to 8 very fine extensions to a single natural lash.
The lashes are called “Russian” Volume because the volume fanning technique was first invented by Russian Master Lash Stylist, Olga Dobronravova.
How are Russian Volume Lashes Made?
Russian Volume lashes were made, thanks to the advancements in the technological manufacturing process of lash extensions. This enabled lash extension manufacturers to create extensions that re super light and fine- the Russian Volume Lash extensions.
How to Apply Russian Volume Lashes
These lashes are applied using a method where the super fine lash extensions are gathered in a group of 2-8 and made into a fan. The fan is thereafter applied to a single natural lash. They are typically handmade just before application.
Unlike the classic lash extension that allows about 40-150 lash extensions per eye, the Russian volume lash extensions allow as much as 700 lash extensions per eyes! No wonder the huge volume! And the best part? These lashes are so light that you will hardly be able to feel that you are wearing lash extensions at all, not to talk of them being synthetic!
In fact, Russian volume lashes are so light, that a bunch of 5 the extensions with 0.07 thickness, put together weigh less than 1 standard classic lash extension that has a thickness of 0.20!
Here is a guide to apply false eyelashes yourself!
Because preferences differ, some people do not want lashes with a volume of 8 lash extensions, which is otherwise known as the 8D lash, Russian volume lashes come in different volumes. This is the reason why there are 2D, 3D, 4D, 5D lashes, all the way to 8D lashes.
How long do Russian Volume Lashes last?
Like every other false lash, the longevity of Russian volume lashes depends on how properly they are maintained and taken care of. In fact, if well taken care of, Russian volume lashes should last just as long as your natural lashes, that is, about 4-6 weeks.
However, if your volume lashes have begun to fall out before 4-6 weeks, it is recommended that you get infills done every 2 weeks.