We know this is a hot topic and a question that's asked regularly (along with how can I make my fake lashes last long) and what are the lottery numbers (ignore the last one, if we knew, we'd be on a beach in Barbados).
Back to the point…
What are hybrid lashes, and how long do they last?
Hybrid false eyelashes have become popular over the last few years, with more and more people looking to enhance their natural look with a bit of extra glamour.
Various types of false lashes are available on the market, but one of the most popular is the hybrid lash.
Hybrid lashes are a type of false lash that is made up of two different materials - usually a combination of mink and silk.
A mix of materials makes them softer and more flexible than other false lashes, making them more comfortable to wear. They also tend to last longer than other lashes, typically lasting around 3-4 weeks.
One thing to remember when wearing hybrid lashes is that they should be applied by a professional or someone with lots of hands-on experience. They can become loose and fall off prematurely if not used correctly.
However, once applied correctly, hybrid lashes can give you a glamorous look that will last for weeks. So does that answer your question? No, okay, let's deep in deeper…
What techniques will make hybrid lashes last longer?
As we mentioned earlier, one of the most valuable things to make your hybrid lashes last longer is to have them applied by a professional.
If you cannot get to a professional, you could do a few things at home to ensure your hybrid lashes are applied correctly.
- Make sure you clean your natural lashes thoroughly before applying the false ones. You are removing any dirt or oil that could cause the false lashes to fall off prematurely.
- When applying the glue, apply a small amount evenly along the length of the lash strip. Be careful to use only a little glue, as this can make the lashes sticky and more likely to fall off.
- Wash your hands regularly; greasy hands don't work well with false lashes.
- Gently press the false lash strip onto your natural lashes, starting from the outer corner of the eye and working inwards.
- Use tweezers to help position the lashes if needed.
- Let the glue dry for a few seconds before moving on to the next lash. And that's it.
Once you've applied all your hybrid lashes, you can apply your makeup as usual. There is something else you could do if you're insistent on using hybrid falsies (lean in, we're about to impart some important information)… use hybrid extension lashes for extra oomph.
What are hybrid extension lashes?
Hybrid individual extension lashes are a type of false lash made of two materials combined in individual clusters to make the application more bespoke, natural and longer lasting.
Hybrid extension lashes can last 4/6 weeks with proper care. They are different from magnetic hybrid lashes because they are applied by attaching the clusters to your natural lashes using a surgical-grade adhesive.
Once again, we recommend going to a professional for this application as it can be pretty delicate, but a solid and unshakable hand could do the job just as well.
Here's a list of our favourite hybrid individual lashes to try at home:
- KISS Falscara Eyelash Wisp (Various)
- SWEED LASHES NIKKI No Lash-Lash (BLACK)
- SWEED Lash No Lash Clusters
If you want more suggestions, read our blog post about the different types of lash extensions available to you.
How are individuals different from hybrid strip lashes?
The main difference between individual and hybrid strip lashes is that mixed strip lashes are made up of two different materials. In contrast, individual lashes are not necessarily - some hybrid lashes are, but these are generally bespoke lashes.
This means that hybrid strip lashes are more flexible, comfortable, and durable. Because of how they are made, they tend to look more natural than other types of false lashes, making them a good choice for everyday wear.
Hybrid strip lashes vs hybrid magnetic lashes - which one is better?
The answer to hybrid strip lashes vs magnetic hybrid really depends on what you're looking for. If you're looking for a natural look, hybrid strip lashes are the way to go.
If you're looking for something more dramatic that will make a statement, then hybrid magnetic lashes are a better option. Also, your lifestyle will play a significant factor.
If you need a quick application because time is not your friend (not sure time is anyone's friend), go for magnetic hybrid fake lashes. Magnetic hybrids are also easier to apply if you're a false lash novice.
If you want to take your time over your application and are not too worried about getting them done quickly, then go for hybrid strip lashes.
Applying strip lashes is generally more fiddly than magnetic lashes, but it's an excellent way to get used to the process and find out what works best for you before moving on to something more complicated.
Here's a rundown of our favourite hybrid strip lashes:
- House of Lashes Iconic Lite
- Unicorn 3D Faux Mink Lashes - Naturals
- Kiss Looks So Natural False Lashes
Here's a list of our favourite hybrid magnetic lashes:
- Lola's Lashes Hybrid Magnetic Lash Kit - Daisy Chain
- Lola's Lashes Hybrid Magnetic Lash Kit - Rose Quartz
- Lola's Lashes Hybrid Magnetic Lash Kit - Mimosa
- Lola's Lashes x Liberty Hybrid Magnetic Lash Kit - Brunchin'
And the best liner for magnetic hybrid lashes is…
If you want more Lola’s Lashes x Liberty, click the link.
We've discussed hybrids for long enough - don't you think? The other burning question is, how long should lash extensions last? That's a regular lash extension… Here's the answer.
How long should lash regular extensions last?
Regular lash extensions should last around 4-6 weeks with proper care. This is different from how often you need to get them refilled, which is generally every 2-3 weeks.
There are some variables in this answer. For instance - quality individuals will last longer and look better than cheap lashes.
The proper application makes a difference; if you're going to do it at home, do your homework, read up on it and watch some YouTube editorials. Study the technicians' techniques - preparation makes for better, longer-lasting lash extensions.
To make your regular lash extensions last as long as possible, avoid using oil-based products near your lashes and be careful when brushing them. Gently comb them with a clean spoolie brush in the morning and before bed.
How often should I get my lash extensions refilled?
As mentioned, a refill is every 2-3 weeks as your natural lashes shed and new ones grow. But this can vary depending on how quickly your lashes grow, how well you take care of them, and the type of lash extensions you have.
Click the link to read more about lash extensions.
Treat your natural and fake lashes kindly, and they will serve you well. You could also sing them a bedtime story - that's up to you.
Better than that, to keep any fake eyelashes going for longer, you need to clean them - here's how:
How to clean your false eyelashes (general advice)
Cleaning your falsies is essential because it helps them to last longer and look their best. Here's how to do it:
- Gently remove any excess glue from the band of the lashes with a cotton bud.
- Soak a cotton pad in an oil-free makeup remover and gently wipe away any dirt or makeup from the lashes.
- Use a mild cleanser to cleanse the lashes and remove any residual makeup remover, cleanser, or micellar water.
- Gently pat the lashes dry with a clean towel and leave them to air dry or blow on them (not if you've been eating pickled eggs, though).
- Once they are dry, store them in their original packaging or a special container (you can name your container, mine is Doris).
And that's it! You now know the 101 on hybrid lashes - how long they last, how to apply them, and what type of hybrid lash is best for you. Also, some chat about going for regular individuals or NOT!
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Email us; we might not reply, as knitting all those hybrid eyelashes takes time and patience. No, I am joking; get in touch if you have any questions, you lovely fake lash fans. Happy lashing.