When it comes to eyelash extensions, everyone has a different preference. Surprisingly, most people don’t know the difference between cluster and volume lashes. Both types are “individual” eyelash extensions and have multiple lashes in a fan, but there’s a big difference when it comes to the look and health of your eyes.
Cluster eyelashes are pre made fans with multiple eyelashes on them, as you can see in the picture above. The problem with most cluster eyelash extensions is that they are applied to multiple eyelashes at once and the bases are usually bulky from the adhesive that holds them together, which causes follicle tension. Because lashes grow at different stages, the tension from the cluster can cause premature lash loss if these lashes are not removed.
Individual lashes are just as the name implies individual eyelash extensions. Individual eyelash extensions are applied one by one to each individual eyelash. The process is time consuming and it is very difficult to ensure the extension is adhered straight to the natural eyelash. Once applied, most individuals will need to have the eyelashes touched up every few days to a week.
Individual lashes are lightweight and very natural looking. The aim is to have them look like they are your own natural eyelashes.
Volume lashes give a much fuller and cleaner look than classic eyelashes. Just look at the stark difference between this photos above!
Volume lashes also have longer bond times than classic lashing because each volume lash creates multiple pockets of adhesive that form beam like shapes along the lashes. Also, volume lashes provide a much higher surface bonding area. There are multiple surfaces surrounding the natural lash and extensions with adhesive.