Home Makeup Tips DIY Hybrid Lash Extensions at Home + Aftercare & Removal Tips
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DIY Hybrid Lash Extensions at Home + Aftercare & Removal Tips

by Sandy Taylor

The easiest way to put on hybrid lash extensions at home is to place the hybrid lashes above your natural lashes with a strip lash adhesive, which can be found mainly in drug stores. 


What Are Hybrid Lash Extensions?

Hybrid lashes are false lashes that are made up of different lengths, offering the wearer a more natural look compared to other extensions. They are made up of classic lashes and volume lashes placed strategically to offer the wearer a variety of textures and volume. They are usually a 70-30 mix between classic lashes and volume lashes. Pre-made Hybrid extensions can be purchased from drug stores or salons.

Depending on your needs, it might be better to have a professional apply the lashes for you at a salon. Lash technicians can study your lashes and provide recommendations on areas that might require more length or texture. They can apply each strand of the lash on your natural lashes for you, giving you the exact look you desire.

You can do this yourself too if you plan on doing hybrid lash extensions at home. However, isolating each lash and then attempting to adhere an extension onto that lash will take a long time. Selecting the right pre-made strip hybrid lashes is key and it might take several tries before you find a set that works with your eyes.

How to do Hybrid Lash Extensions at Home

Here is a step-by-step process for doing hybrid lash extensions at home. The guide below assumes that you have chosen a set of strip hybrid lashes that give you the right volume and length at the right locations on your natural lash.  The method is the same if you decide to use individual lashes. If you choose to use individual lashes, go with a bottle of lash adhesive instead of stirp lash glue so you can better control the amount of glue you use.

What You Will Need:

  • A set of hybrid lash extensions
  • Eyelash extensions strip lash adhesive
  • A mirror
  • A set of curved tweezers

What You Need to Do:

Step 1: The first step of getting ready to place the hybrid extensions is to make sure that your lashes and eyelids are clean. Wash your face with a gentle cleanser and allow your face to dry fully before attempting to apply any adhesive onto your lashes.

Step 2: Once your face is dry, you can begin to apply your lashes. Use your tweezers to choose the lash extension you want to start with, then dip the end of the lash into the glue. Let any excess drip off and then, in front of your mirror, angle your tweezers to place the lash as close to your lash line as you can. You can use the part of your tweezers where the instrument bends in order to flatten the lash so that it’s flush against your skin. Once the lash adheres and doesn’t fall away from your eye, you can start with the next extension.

Tip: Don’t try to apply lashes with regular tweezers, as this can have you poking yourself in the eye. The curved tweezers work with the shape of the extensions and the point is curved, so there’s less chance for you to injure yourself.

If you’re applying individual lashes, one of the best things you can do is go back and forth between each eye to build up what you want your lashes to look like. This can not only help you get a more even coverage of lashes, but it will make things easier if you get to a point where you don’t want to continue; leaving off with both of your eyes evenly covered is better than just having one eye done completely.

Step 3: How much coverage you want with your lashes is completely up to you at this point. With hybrid lashes, you’ll have a more natural look to the layer you place upon your natural lashes. However, you choose to situate them, always make sure that you give the glue enough time to set after adhering to them.

How to Care for Hybrid Lash Extensions

After getting your hybrid lashes, it’s important to make sure that you allow the glue to dry properly. That means that you’d need to avoid water and steam for at least twenty-four hours after getting your hybrid lashes. Avoid touching the area around your eyes and your lashes, as this could cause the glue to set incorrectly or your lashes to shift.

If you wear contacts, you may need to keep them out until the glue has safely dried. It’s also recommended that you sleep on your back. If you wear make-up, avoid oil-based products on or around the eye area.

Once the glue has dried, you will still need to be careful about how you treat your lashes. Depending on the quality of the extensions, they might not be able to handle mascara or other makeup that can be placed on lashes. If you want to wear eye makeup, make sure that it is minimal and not anywhere on the adhesive.

When washing your face, it’s best to utilize a small cleaning brush to cleanse the area around the adhesive, making sure not to touch the extensions too much. If you’re removing makeup, it’s especially important for you to clean and wipe around your eyes. If not properly cleaned, the area around your lashes can spawn bacteria that can have negative effects on your skin.

How Long Do Hybrid Lash Extensions Last?

Hybrid lashes are meant to last for anywhere between three to four months when utilized by salon technicians, but it’s not uncommon for parts of the lashes to start falling out after the first month. If you are utilizing anything other than salon-grade glue, and assuming you take proper care of your extensions, the hybrid lashes can last up to a week.

How to Remove Hybrid Lash Extensions

Face cleansers are an easy way to loosen the adhesive on and around your hybrid lash lashes, but they can also cause the dried glue and bits of the extensions to get into your eyes if you’re not careful. Sometimes the best way to remove the adhesive is to allow an overnight set of oil to loosen the glue.

Try Baby Oil: Baby oil is a tried and true way to assist in removing the adhesive from your lashes. You’ll need to allow the oil to set over the glued area overnight, then it’s as simple as peeling the lashes off in the morning when you wake up. If you’re not comfortable with using a wipe or small washcloth for this, you can use your curved tweezers.

Try Vaseline: Vaseline is another product that produces the same effects. Both of these products are safe on the skin and require minimal effort on your part. It’s recommended that you utilize an eye mask to make sure that you’re not spreading the oil or Vaseline onto your sheets while you’re sleeping.

When working with Vaseline, since it’s thick, it might be easier for you to wipe away your lashes instead of peeling them off. Keep your eyes closed during this process. Always make sure to wash your face after using your removal method, just to make sure that your skin is clean and free of any lingering adhesive.

Want to learn more? Check out my guide on how to remove eyelash extensions without damaging natural lashes.

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