Everything about Lash Glue and Adhesive Power
Does the glue really have something to do with how well and for how long the eyelashes stick to natural lashes?
We always look for blame elsewhere
If the lash extensions do not provide the desired durability, is the glue always to blame?! Have you ever thought that the eyelashes not sticking properly is something that depends on you?
Because: glue is glue. When dry, every lash adhesive is made up of the same chemical components. When cured, no glue differs from the other.
Lash adhesives differ in their capabilities (viscosity, drying time etc.), but not in adhesive strength. Humidity and room temperature have nothing to do with the adhesive strength, but influence solely the drying time of the adhesive.
Why don’t all eyelashes fall off at the same time?
It doesn’t only depend on the glue. If it were only a matter of adhesive, the eyelashes would not always fall only partially from the lid, but completely and simultaneously. So why only partially?
I can tell you: The balance between lash connection and amount of glue has to be right.
The lash connection does not just happen, just because you have attended training courses or because you made the decision to become a lash maker overnight. No. Lash-Connection has to be learned just as diligently as you had to learn the best way to isolate lashes, fanning and all other things. And don’t forget: you never stop learning. You will learn how to make the ideal lash connection through practice and by attending the right training courses. There are no rules when it comes to gluing lashes. It doesn’t matter whether you glue from above, from below or from the side. It is important that the connection between the lash extension and the natural eyelash is carried out precisely.
The right amount of glue.
“Isn’t that too much glue ?!”
The amount of glue must be adapted to the various techniques. It goes without saying that I use significantly less glue with 1: 1 than with the MEGA VOLUME. Up to 30D is fanned here. If not every single extension hair has come into contact with glue, these hairs separate from the beautiful fan created. As a result, the fan is only half as beautiful. Another scenario could be that the adhesive has already dried on the way to the natural eyelash due to the small amount. Even if it hasn’t dried on, we still have around 30 hairs that haven’t come into contact with enough glue. This simply cannot last!
The glue must be visible on the base.
As I glue, I watch the glue dry. When it no longer shines, I know that it is dry and that I can apply the next fan.
If a layer of shampoo lies over the eyelashes, no glue in the world will be able to adhere properly.
It is sufficient to send the client to the bathroom immediately before the start of the session so that she can wash her eyelashes.
Why should the customer wash her eyelashes herself? A dropper with a little water will not remove 100% of the shampoo. But if the customer goes to the bathroom herself, you can tell her to rinse her eyelashes thoroughly until there is no more shampoo in the eyelashes.
You probably know this from washing your hair: If you don’t wash your hair properly, shampoo residues will remain in the hair and your hair will look greasy even though it is freshly washed. So why should it be any different with eyelashes?
Should one use primer or not? – that is the big question here.
The last matter of the day: primer.
Primer is a product that contains alcohol. Alcohol is an alkaline solution. When alkaline solutions come into contact with our natural eyelashes, they become brittle. Our natural eyelashes are coated with a so-called epidermal layer. This layer is attacked by the alcohol in the primer, which simply means that water is removed from the lashes. Our eyelashes have a very low water balance. Therefore, please avoid products with alcohol. As a conclusion, it’s super easy: Apply eyelash extensions to a clean, alcohol-free surface.
My message: adapt to the abilities of your chosen glue.
Happy LashConnection Day!