You’ve seen them everywhere; now fluffy extensions are topping your lash wish list. You’re in good company. More and more of my clients are asking for this type of extension. It seems lash lovers all over can’t get enough fluff!
Move over, bushy brows! A new full, feathery feature is stealing your spotlight: fluffy lashes. But how can you get this eye-catching lash look?
Let’s dive in!
How to Get The Fluffy Lash Extensions Look
The secret to fluffy extensions is volume. You can make eyelash extensions look full and fluffy by applying them using the hybrid, volume, or mega volume technique. The wispy style also creates depth in the design.
The first-ever extension technique, the classic technique, involves attaching 1 extension fiber to each of your natural lashes. It’s brilliant for creating length (think lashes that go on for days!), but it doesn’t fluff out lashes.
Classic extensions are the right pick for everyone who’s after natural extensions.
But you’re here because you want fluffy! So, I recommend you skip classic extensions and ask your lash tech for 1 of these techniques:
- Technique #1: Hybrid extensions
- Technique #2: Volume extensions
- Technique #3: Mega volume extension
- Technique #4: Wispy extensions
Each technique creates a different degree of fluffiness. Let’s find out what effect you can expect.
Technique #1: Hybrid Extensions
The hybrid technique attaches a single extension fiber to some of your natural lashes and special extension fans to others.
Fans are bundles of 2 or more extension fibers, and they bring the fluff!
You can choose how many fans are applied to your lashes and where they go to create your ultimate effect.
Suppose you want a wide-eyed look. Then ask your lash tech to attach the fluffy fans in the middle of your lash line. Want to fake an almond eye shape? Ask for fans at the inner and outer corners of your eyes.
Fluffiness score: Snow leopard. The hybrid technique gives you super-long lashes with a little fluff.
Best for all lash types, even thinner, weaker ones. Pick this technique if you usually get classic extensions but want to increase the fluffiness.
Good to know! Suppose you’re rocking classic extensions now but are longing for something fluffier. You can transition to hybrid lashes without having to get a whole new set of extensions.
Technique #2: Volume Extensions
Volume extensions are made from fans of 2 to 6 extension fibers for incredibly voluminous and fluffy lashes.
The more extensions in the fans, the thinner they are to create a delightfully light and fluffy effect.
Fluffiness score: Persian cat. Volume extensions up the fluff factor compared to hybrid extensions.
Best for anyone who wants bold, fluffy lashes that you cannot help but flutter.
Want to know how the top 3 extension techniques compare? Check out my definitive guide to the differences between classic, hybrid, and volume extensions.
Technique #3: Mega Volume Extensions
The “mega” in these extensions’ name probably gave you a clue to the effect they create: statement-making fullness and fluffiness are what you’ll get!
Like volume extensions, mega volume extensions are also in fans. These extensions stand out because the fans are made of 6 to 16 super-skinny extensions for all-out fluffiness.
Fluffiness score: Angora rabbit. Think max fluffiness.
Best for lash goddesses who like to make an entrance. Just make sure you’ve got strong enough natural lashes to support all that volume!
Technique #4: Wispy Extensions
Wispy extensions are having a moment. This style mixes single extensions or volume fans with longer single extensions (called wisps) to make lashes look feathery.
This extension style is so popular not only because it’s inspired by trendsetter Kim K but also because it creates the soft fluffiness we adore.
You can choose how fluffy to go when you get wispy extensions, as this style can be applied using the classic, hybrid, volume, or mega volume technique.
Fluffiness score: You decide the fluff factor, from subtle (classic wispy extensions) to full-on (mega volume wispy extensions).
Best for lash lovers who’re after an edgy look that brings together fluff and spikes.
Pro tip! Keep your extensions fluffy by cleaning and brushing them daily and getting refills every 2 to 4 weeks.
How to Make Eyelash Extensions Fluffy Again
The best way to bring back the fluff is to brush your lashes gently. This will separate any tangles and open up the volume fans.
To do so, simply use a spoolie brush. Place the brush at the bottom of the upper lash line and gently comb through the lashes in an upward motion.
Are Fluffy Extensions For Everyone?
There’s a fluffy extension technique and style to flatter almost any lash type.
A pro lash tech will assess your natural lashes and give you the best options for your lash condition. Strong, healthy natural lashes can carry heavier fans than thin, weak lashes.
You must only add weight to your natural lashes as they can handle them. If you load too many thick extensions onto your natural lashes, your lashes could snap.
Well-trained, experienced lash techs know how to balance the number, diameter, and length of extensions in a fan to keep the weight right for different lash types. The more extensions we add to a volume fan, the thinner we make the extensions, so the fans stay light enough for your natural lashes.
The Bottom Line
Several different techniques create full, fluffy-looking lashes. The hybrid and classic wispy techniques are perfect for adding a touch of fluff. On the flip side, the volume technique makes lashes strikingly fluffy, and the mega volume technique gives you unmatched fluffiness.
With so many options, just take your pick and join the fluffy lash squad!
– Asako 🙂
Additional Readings on DivineLashes.ca: If you want the maximum volume effect, make sure to read my guides on hybrid vs volume lashes, mega volume lashes, and how to make volume fans.