Say Goodbye To Glue Rings: Introducing Safer Solutions For Lash Extensions

In the world of eyelash extensions, the tools and products you choose can make a massive difference in both the application process and the final outcome of your lash sets. One tool that’s commonly used by Lash Techs, but actually might not be the best choice for your lashing needs, is a Glue Ring. They may seem like an easy solution that makes your eyelash extension glue more accessible during your lash treatments, but ultimately, the few advantages Glue Rings have are massively outweighed by their disadvantages. So, let’s explore some fantastic alternatives that could really, and most importantly, safely, elevate your lash game!

What Are Glue Rings?

Glue Rings are small, disposable rings worn on a Lash Technician's finger, designed to hold eyelash extension glue for easy access during applications.

Disposable glue rings for eyelash extension glue

Why Glue Rings Aren’t Ideal

While they sound convenient, Glue Rings come with several downsides:

Limited Mobility: Having a Glue Ring on your finger with lash glue can be quite restricting for your movement as you’ll be conscious of spilling any eyelash glue onto you or your client’s skin, which is a BIG no no since eyelash adhesive isn’t designed to touch the skin as it can be be painful and uncomfortable. This restricted movement can also feel awkward and disrupt the natural flow of your hand movements, slowing you down during appointments.


Increased Risk of Allergies: The close proximity of the Glue Ring to you and your clients’ eyes and airways will increase your exposure to lash glue fumes, which can lead to chemical burns, and with prolonged exposure, could potentially result in both yourself and your clients developing a sensitivity or allergy to eyelash glue over time.


Faster Drying Times: Because Glue Rings are worn on your hand, they’re significantly more exposed to temperature changes as the heat from your skin will be too warm for your eyelash extension glue to work effectively, leading to the adhesive drying faster than you can use it. This results in more product wastage from having to administer fresh lash glue drops more frequently than necessary. 

Lash Technician wearing a glue ring with eye lash glue

Given these drawbacks, it's worth considering some effective alternatives that not only optimise your lash glue usage, but also enhance the overall application process. Which is why we recommend exploring better alternatives like Sunflower Cups and Glue Stones.


Sunflower Cups For Eyelash Extension Glue

Sunflower Cups are designed with small wells for your eyelash extension glue and petal-like compartments that are perfect for placing your lash fans when creating Volume Lashes to dip them in your lash glue without their bases splitting. 

Sunflower cup for eyelash extension glue

Efficiency: Unlike Glue Rings, Sunflower Cups aren’t attached to your hand, ensuring better temperature control as it won’t be exposed to the heat from your skin and will keep your eyelash glue fresher for longer during lash applications.


Reduced Waste: As a result of your eyelash extension glue not drying too fast, you won’t have to worry about using more lash glue than necessary to replace the dry adhesive with fresh drops.


Safer for Sensitive Skin: With Sunflower Cups being placed on your lash trolley rather than worn on your finger like a Glue Ring, the eyelash extension glue will be further from yours and your client’s skin, eyes, and airways, reducing your exposure to lash glue fumes and creating a safer lash experience for both of you. 


Glue Stones For Eyelash Extension Glue

Glue Stones are another fantastic alternative, providing a stable and controlled environment for your eyelash glue.

Lash glue stones for eye lash glue

Temperature Control: Glue Stones are typically made of jade or other materials like agate that are naturally cool, offering a stable surface for your eyelash adhesive. Their cooling properties slow down the drying time of your lash glue, giving you more time to work with each drop, ensuring a better and smoother application process.


Reusable and Eco-Friendly: Unlike disposable Glue Rings, with proper care, Glue Stones can be cleaned and reused, making them a more sustainable choice for environmentally conscious Lash Technicians who want an economical and environmentally friendly option.


London Lash Top Tip: To make cleanup between appointments even easier and quicker, you should try using Glue Stone Stickers. Just peel off, stick on a new one and you’re ready to go! 

Eye lash glue stickers for a jade stone

Why We Recommend Switching

Switching from Glue Rings to either Sunflower Cups or Glue Stones will not only improve the quality of your lash applications, but also enhance your workflow efficiency. These alternatives will help you manage your lash glue usage better and reduce the risk of irritation, ensuring your eyelash extension sessions are a safer and more comfortable experience for both you and your clients

As a Lash Technician, your tools play a pivotal role in the quality of your work. The right tools can elevate your work from good to great. So by opting for Sunflower Cups or Glue Stones, you’re choosing to work smarter, not harder, making each lash application as perfect as can be. Give them a try and see the difference for yourself!