How To Know When It’s Time To Change Your Eyelash Extension Glue

As a Lash Tech, you know that the key to beautiful, long-lasting eyelash extensions isn't just in the technique but also in the products you use. Understanding when and why you need to switch your eyelash extension glue can make a significant difference in the quality of your work and ensuring client satisfaction. But did you know that the type of eyelash glue you use should change with the seasons? Here’s how to know when it’s time to switch up your lash glue and why it matters.

Collection of professional eyelash extension glue

Spring And Summer: Opt For Slower Drying Lash Glues

During the warmer months, like Spring and Summer, the temperature in your workspace increases, causing your eyelash extension glue to dry faster. This quick drying time can lead to several issues:


Increased Product Waste: You'll find that you need to dispense more lash glue drops than necessary because your eyelash glue is drying too quickly for you to apply the lash extensions. This unnecessary wastage means you'll go through your lash supplies faster, leading to more frequent purchases and higher costs.


Quick Drying Times: In warmer weather, a faster drying glue can be difficult to work with, as it leaves you with little time to properly place the lash extensions. You might notice that lashes don't adhere properly, resulting in poor retention and an uneven lash set.


To combat these problems, it’s wise to switch to a slower-drying eyelash extension glue during Spring and Summer. This type of eyelash glue will compensate for the faster drying time caused by the higher temperatures, ensuring you have plenty of time to perfectly place the lash extensions, reduce product wastage, and improve the overall quality of your lash sets.

Slow drying eyelash glue for lashes

Autumn And Winter: Choose Faster Drying Lash Glues

In the cooler months, like Autumn and Winter, the opposite problem occurs. Lower temperatures slow down the drying speed of your eyelash extension glue, which can lead to:


Misaligned Lashes: The slow drying time means that lash extensions have more time to slip or move before the eyelash glue sets, leading to misalignment. This results in a less polished appearance with wonky or misaligned lashes. Misaligned lashes not only look unprofessional but also have poor retention, meaning your clients will have to come back more frequently for touch-ups, IF they do decide to come back!


Increased Workload: You'll either end up spending more time on your lash appointments waiting for your eyelash extension glue to dry, meaning you won’t be able to fit in as many clients as you could, or you’ll be having to fix wonky lashes, removing and reapplying them, which can also be frustrating and time-consuming.


In these cooler conditions, switch to a faster-drying eyelash glue during Autumn and Winter. This ensures that the lash glue sets quickly enough even in cooler temperatures, keeping the lash extensions in place and ensuring a flawless finish for your lash sets.

Fast drying lash glue for lashes

How To Look After Your Eyelash Glue

Regardless of the season, proper care of your eyelash extension glue can extend its life and maintain its effectiveness. Here are some tips to help you get the most out of your eyelash glue:


Store Correctly: Store your lash glue in a cool, dry place like a cupboard that isn’t too close to any sources of heat like a radiator or direct sunlight from a window. Use an Air Tight Container to keep it fresh by preventing moisture from affecting the adhesive's quality as well as extending its shelf life.


Glue Shaker: Before each use, use a Glue Shaker to thoroughly mix your lash glue to ensure it’s properly mixed. This can prevent inconsistent application and helps to maintain the optimal performance of your eyelash glue.

Lash glue shaker mixing eyelash extension glue

Hygrometer: Use a Hygrometer to keep track of the humidity levels and temperature in your beauty room. Adjusting these conditions as needed will help you to maintain an optimal environment for your eyelash extension glue to perform at its best.


Glue Nozzle Care: Have a Glue Nozzle Opener on hand to easily open your lash glue if it becomes stuck. Additionally, keep Spare Glue Nozzles to replace blocked ones and use Glue Nozzle Wipes to clean the nozzle after each use to prevent it from getting clogged.

Cleaning the nozzle of an eyelash extension glue with lash glue nozzle wipes

By following these tips, you can ensure that your eyelash extension glue performs optimally, no matter the season. Switching your eyelash glue with the changing seasons is a small adjustment that can have a significant impact on your work, helping you deliver beautiful, long-lasting results for your clients and making your work as a Lash Tech more efficient and cost-effective. Stay ahead of the seasonal changes, and your clients will thank you for the flawless lashes you create all year round. Happy lashing!