How Can A Glue Shaker Improve Your Retention? | They Key To Better Lash Retention
Lash baddies, it’s time to shake things up.
Gone are the days when you had to shake your glue by hand! It’s tiring, gets glue in the lid, and it can even be messy if not done correctly! The fact of the matter is that shaking your glue by hand is OUT, and using a glue shaker is IN.
What’s so great about a glue shaker anyway? Why can’t you shake by hand?
It Will Save You Time
Shaking by hand only does so much, and takes longer than using a glue shaker. If you shake by hand, you HAVE to shake the bottle vigorously for at least a minute to make sure all of the glue’s ingredients are totally combined so your glue will work and behave as expected. With a glue shaker, you reduce shaking time by 45 seconds! That might not sound like a lot, but let’s break it down a bit more…
During a 2 hour appointment, you change your glue dot every 20 minutes or so. That’s about 6 times, maybe more. So you’re saving yourself about 4 and a half minutes per set, which is time you can use for making the set looking fuller, or taking some extra photos for your Instagram!
It just does it better. Using centrifugal force to shake anything just yields better mixing results. It gives a much more thorough mix, meaning that your glue will be amazing from start to finish. No more loss of quality half way down the bottle because you used up all the good bits and are just left with some black pigment and a bit of stabiliser.
Saves Your Nozzles
That centrifugal action we mentioned will also do wonders if you tend to get glue all up in the nozzle, because it keeps the glue AWAY from the nozzle! When you shake something from the middle it is forced outwards to the sides, then recollects in the middle when it stops moving. Thus, it keeps the glue out of the nozzle which is not often the case when you shake by hand, because it’s so easy to shake the bottle up and down (we’ve ALL done it) and end up with a blocked nozzle, or a nozzle that spits glue all over you when you open the lid - not a good look.
Functionality aside, these are cute little gadgets with a sleek white and gold design to complement any salon interior.
The built in shaker attachment makes this shaker virtually indestructible and promises longevity. Select your rubber attachment, slot in your bottle lid end up (put the lid into the rubber attachment about half way for a secure fit and easy removal) and attach it to the shaker.
Two rubber attachments means the vast majority of glues for eyelash extensions on the market will fit - certainly every London Lash glue fits perfectly! We'd recommend the smaller one for LLP glues.
The three speed settings will you get the perfect mix each and every time - we'd recommend speed 3 for 5-10 seconds for the first shake of the day, and any speed for 3-5 seconds for each subsequent mix.
It also has a built in rechargeable battery (USB charging lead is included with the shaker), meaning there is far less waste associated with this shaker!
If you've never had a glue shaker before, it's absolutely time to add this STAPLE to your lash kit. If you already have a glue shaker, it might just be time for an upgrade...