How to make your Glue last and last
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Eyelash Glue is one of the most important purchases you will make that will assist you in being an amazing lash tech whereby people flock to you for your services.
It is so important that you understand how to choose, store, care and use your adhesive.
Your environment and experience will be the deciding factor in what glue is best for you. One glue that is out of this world for someone may not work the best for you so understanding the characteristics of the glue purchased will make your life much easier.
WHAT GLUE TO CHOOSE?:
Firstly you will need to know your average room temperature and humidity level. We cant recommend more highly to purchase our humidity reader as this little tool will help you each day to choose the correct glue to use or to manipulate your environment to suit the glue. We find it easier to have a glue that suits your environment.
All glues require moisture to cure. Too much moisture can affect the behaviour and too little can cause the glue to not cure quick enough. Please view our reommendations of temperature and humidity for each glue we sell. Using an incorrect glue for your conditions will either drive you mad when working away or that heart stopping issue can happen......bad retention!
Choose the glue to suit your level of experience. If you are a fast lasher then a 1-2 second glue is probably the best for you however if just starting out or a slower lasher then you will suit a 2-3 second glue. Using your hygrometer, you'll work out how to affect the heat and humidity, we use a mixture of air con and humidifiers to control the environment. Please bare in mind that if you purchase a 1-2 second glue and your environment does not suit the glue, the glue will be slow or super fast. When super fast the glue can already be curing before you place it on the natural lash. It will seem like it has bonded but over the next week the lashes will start to fall off the natural lash.
STORAGE & CARE:
Store your properly. Once opened, lash should never be stored in the fridge. If a new bottle has been kept in the fridge, remove and allow to come back to room temperature over several hours before opening. This stops condensation on the inside of the bottle. Lash should be stored in a cool, dry, dark place, away from other products-especially primer. You can put a little bag of dry rice or silica gel in the container to ensure it stays dry. Some of our glues do come in a handy pouch with a silica gel. I would recommend you understand the length of life for the glue. Write the open date on the bottom so you can keep and eye out for when it becomes old. Should the glue seem very fumy or start to become stringy then it may be time to throw it in the bin. It is just not worth loosing a client to this issue.