Volume Lashes Vs Classic Lashes

Classic lashes are a 1:1 ratio. 

This means that the number of extensions applied will only meet the number of natural lashes you have. 

If you have naturally thick lashes, this look is great for you.

However, if you have very few natural lashes, volume lashes are the choice for you. 

Classic lashes are going to look more like mascara. 

Each individual eyelash is going to be thicker in diameter than volume lashes. 

Classic lashes are most widely used in a diameter of 0.15 mm, 0.18 mm, and 0.20 mm. 0.12 mm is also an option but is minimally used. 

What this means is that the WEIGHT load put on the natural lash increases with each diameter. 

The more length an extension has will also affect the weight. 

So even if someone has lots of natural lashes, but they are very short, they will be limited on what look they can achieve with classic lashes.

Volume lashes range in diameter from 0.03 mm, 0.05 mm, 0.07 mm, and 0.10 mm. 0.10 mm is similar in the volume world as 0.12 mm is in the classic world. 

With volume lashes, an artist is able to apply MULTIPLE extensions, created into a fan, to ONE natural lash, WITHOUT damaging the natural. 

This is what a 5D 0.07 mm fan looks like.

It’s all in the weight. 

Borboleta Beauty took the liberty of weighing thousands of their extensions to showcase the difference between volume lash weight and classic lash weight. 

  • One 0.20 diameter lash weighs 0.00030 g
  • One 0.18 diameter lash weighs 0.00025 g
  • One 0.15 diameter lash weighs 0.00015 g
  • One 0.12 diameter lash weighs 0.00013 g
  • One 0.10 diameter lash weighs 0.00010 g
  • One 0.07 diameter lash weighs 0.00006 g

That means…

FIVE 0.07 lashes weigh as much as ONE 0.20 lash.

FOUR 0.07 lashes weigh less than ONE 0.18 lash.

THREE 0.07 lashes weigh more than ONE 0.15 lash. 

TWO 0.07 lashes weigh less than ONE 0.12 lash. 

Volume lashes are going to look more full and fluffy.