How To Choose The Right Eyelash Glue For You!
Go to any website for lash supplies and you’ll find at least three different lash glues for eyelash extensions - why? For the simple reason that finding the best eyelash glue for you is similar to when Goldilocks had to try all of the porridge before she found the one that was just right for her!
Choosing the best eyelash extension glue for you as an individual Lash Tech comes down to so many different factors, so while we LOVE it when your friend recommends you the eyelash glue that changed their lash game, we can’t always guarantee that it will be the best lash glue for you!
You will at least need to check your:
1. Humidity levels
2. Beauty room temperature
3. Placement speed (this is how long it takes you to place eyelash extensions on the natural lashes after you’ve dipped them into the lash glue)
Why do you need to check these things? In short, they will help you pick the best eyelash glue for you from the range on offer.
Each lash glue has the same job, but they have a very different set of preferences which is what can make it so tricky to pick one!
How Does Humidity Affect Eyelash Glue?
To check this accurately, you’ll need a hygrometer in your beauty room. High humidity will cause the eyelash glue to dry faster than the time advertised on the bottle. If a lash glue dries faster than advertised, it will most likely cause you all sorts of retention issues for your lashes as it will be drying before you can place the lash, resulting in it not forming a nice strong bond between the lash extensions and the individual lashes.
If your humidity is low, you’ll have a very different issue - the lash glue will dry more slowly, so you’ll find that you have to hold the eyelash extension in place for longer to wait for it to dry. You may also see lashes that lean to the side after you’ve placed it, messing up the fullness and the top line of lashes. Another problem caused by your eyelash glue drying too slowly is that it becomes more irritative for you and the client with the prolonged exposure to lash glue fumes! There will also be a higher number of stickies in your lash sets, so not only will you be slowed down by your lash glue, but you’ll have to spend more time at the end of your lash treatments separating those stickies too.
How Does Temperature Affect Eyelash Glue?
Temperature has more of an impact than humidity does - you’ll still see that higher temperatures cause the eyelash glue to dry faster, whilst lower temperatures can make your lash glue slower, just like humidity. Both high and low temperatures can cause your lash glue to thicken up, so be mindful of this if your eyelash glue looks different to normal! If you'd like to know more about how to store your lash glue correctly, then you can check out our blog post here for tips on how to get the best out of your eyelash extension glue.
How Fast You Apply Eyelash Extensions
That’s all you! You will find that through your Lash Tech career you will likely become faster at placing your freshly dipped lash extensions - it’s why those who have been doing lashes for 6 years are using a lash glue like Royal Bond with a 0.5-1 second drying time, and not an eyelash glue like Satin Bond which has a 2 second drying time. Can you guess your eyelash extension placement time? Sure! Should you? No - as much of a chore as it might seem, actually timing this will be a big help for you in determining which lash glue would be best for you. If you ask any Lash Tech which eyelash glue you should use and say ‘I need a fast glue’ - that doesn’t mean much because it’s all relative - fast may mean 1 second to you, but fast to a colleague who does lashes more often and for longer will think 1 second is too slow!
Once you know these factors, check out our lash glue comparison chart to get a better idea of which eyelash glues might suit you best!
Still unsure? Or maybe you're stuck between two glues and can’t choose between them? Then opt for a sample sized bottle instead, so that you can try them out with less commitment than comes with a full-sized bottle! If your lash glue is still giving you trouble and left you in a sticky situation, then you should also check out our blog post here to find out about our top tips for how to fix your eyelash glue.
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