Volume Set: 3 common issues

August 14, 2023 3 min read

Volume Set: 3 common issues

Volume set have become a popular choice for clients secking to en hance their eyelash game with a fuller and denser lash line. However, mastering the art of volume lash application can be more complex than classic lash techniques. If you find yourself struggling to refine your volume lash skills and achieve the desired results, fret not! We're here to provide you with the assistance you need.

In this article, GlamoreyeLash will explore with y'all three of the most common issues faced during volume lash application and provide practical solutions
to fix them effectively.

If you want to explore volume lashes further, have a look at these articles:

Poor Lash Placement
Volume lash extensions involve applying multiple lashes per natural lash to create a feathery and dramatic look. However, if the lash placement goes wrong, the extensions may not be adequately supported by the natural lashes, leading to premature fallout and discom fort for the client. This issue can arise from several factors, including:

  •  Not applying the lashes flush against the lash line or placing them too far from it.
  • Misplacing a fan, causing it to interfere wth neighboring lashes.

Imbalanced Lash Fans
Wonky lash fans can lead to unsatisfied clients who don't achieve the desired effect from their volume lash extensions. This issue often occurs due to
inappropriate application skills or a lack of knowledge about volume lash techniques. Some common reasons for unsymmetrical lash fans include:

  •  Placing too many or too heavy fans, causing the lashes to droop and lose their shape.
  • Insufficient understanding of volume fans, leading to sloppy and uneven extensions.
  •  Poor technique in picking up and placing fans, resulting in misaligned lash fans.
  •  Choosing the wrong length or not consider the client's natural lash capacity during application.

Too Much Adhesive in a Volume Set
Excessive adhesive application during volume ysh extension can lead to several issues, causing discomfort for the client and poor lash retention.
Using too much adhesive can result in:

  •  The adhesive coming into contact with the skin, leading to itching. iritation, or burning.
  • The added weight stressing the natural leaves, causing them to weaken and fall off prematurely.
  • Fans closing or clumping, creating an uneven arrangement that compromises the longevity of the extensions.

The Solution


Tip 1
To ensure precise lash placement, consistent practice and improving your technique are essential. Applying volume lashes requires mastering the
correct position on the lash line and proving that the bases are flush with the natural lashes. Also, it's crucial to understand the ideal placement for each lash fan and maintain proper distance between fans to avoid overlap.
If you feel the need for expert guidance, our blog offers in-depth lessons on lash placement techniques. It covers topics like choosing the right diameter, understanding the effect of diameter on weight, creating volume fans, lash wrapping, selecting the correct lash mapping and style, and achieve the perfect volume lash extensions that your clients will adore.
Tip 2
To rectify unsymmetrical lash fans, meticulous attention to detail is necessary when picking up and creating fans. When picking up fans, ensure you gently pull the lashes up and towards you, avoid any sideways or backward pulling. During application, hold the lashesstraight and perpendicular to the eye for precise placement.

Mapping out the client's lashes first will help you understand which lash lengths to place where, achieve a symmetrical and balanced look.
Additionally, mastering ideal lash placement based on lash diameters and natural lash capacity will further improve the overall appearance of the lash extensions.

Tip 3
Applying the right amount of adhesive requires a delicate balance. Using too little adhesive may lead to lashes falling off easily, while excessive adhesive causes the mentioned problems. Understanding the impact of humidity levels on adhesive properties is crucial in achieving optimal results. Properly storing lash adhesives and shaking them thoroughly before use ensures their effectiveness.

Take your time when cleaning and prepping the client's lashes to ensure a clean and adhesive-friendly surface. Regularly check in with your client
during the application to address any discomfort they may experience.


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