5 Things You Didn’t Know About Lash Extension Glue
When you first step into the wonderful world of lash extensions, your instinct tells you to start asking for advice regarding the best lash extension glue in all the professional groups and communities you have just recently joined. But, this will only lead to a few dozen recommendations and a lot of confusion. Why? Because every lash maker has a favorite lash glue that they swear by. Is there any guarantee that it will work for you? Definitely not.
All glues are equal
When I say this, I mean that all lash extension glues have different ratios of the same ingredients. Some are gentle, some are harsh, but they all do the same thing – keep the lash extensions on our clients’ natural lashes. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a fantastic idea to ask for advice from more experienced lash makers. But, the lash extension glue they recommend might be the best for them, but not the best option for you.
Lash retention is a skill problem
Let’s dive into this: every lash extension glue can reach its maximum potential when used in the ideal conditions, by a lash maker that knows exactly how to make it work. What does this mean? First of all, lash glue depends on the environment in which it is used and 2 variables: temperature and humidity. The manufacturer tells you exactly what these two should be so that the glue works perfectly. When knowing how to use them, all glues are water and oil-resistant.
Now, choosing between either a fast or a slow drying glue depends on just how fast you work (isolate lashes, make fans, place fans, the order in which you do each step when applying lash extensions, and so on). Depending on your skills, you might need a faster or a slower drying lash glue. You need to decide this based on how proficient you are at that certain moment in time. As you learn and practice more, you will become faster & will require a faster drying glue.
Lash extension glue works all year round
I have heard the term “summer glue” so many times that I’m at a point where I don’t even react anymore. Maybe before, I would have had an entire conversation about this, but now I only tell you this: there is NO summer glue! The eyelash extension glue that the big companies are referring to is actually really harsh glue that will work under some extreme conditions. The biggest problem is that it comes with risks that are simply not worth it.
The harsher the glue, the bigger the risk
When you use “summer glue” or this really harsh glue on your clients, there is a serious risk that they will suffer from allergies, extremely irritated and swollen eyes. That’s a consequence that marketing campaigns don’t mention when they advertise the “summer glue”. What can happen after you apply a set of lashes to a client while relying on a harsh glue? They might develop a serious allergy, which means that they will need to have the lashes removed, take a break from lash extensions & most probably – you will lose clients.
Lash glue problems can be avoided – the solution is SIMPLE
Educate yourself. There is no better investment that you can make other than your own knowledge. This is something that, if you keep investing in, you will benefit from it more than you can imagine. Knowing the theory, seeing live demonstrations, practicing, going up level after level – from one on one to Russian, to Megavolume and mastering all the techniques will make you better at what you do, will help you make better decisions regarding the products that are best for your current skills and will bring you a continuous flow of clients. Interesting enough, even clients that have developed allergies in the past (not because of harsh glues, but because they are more sensitive), can wear lash extensions – it’s a matter of glue and lash maker skills.
At DivineofBeauty, we believe in adequate training & premium lash products for all lash makers, from beginners to experts. To book a lash extension training or invest in lash extension products, including lash glue (Savage & Valkyrie) – adequate for your current skill level, visit our shop – here