How To Dip Lash Extension In Glue Correctly

How to use eyelash glue? What is the correct way to dip your eyelashes in lash glue?  How much of your eyelash extension should be dipped in glue? 

Since a lot of lash artists have questions regarding their client’s retention, I figured I would make a post regarding one of the factors that can affect your client’s retention the most. 

First, let me say that all eyelash glues are not created equal. Some adhesives have different consistencies and will bond differently with each other. Some are thick, and some are thin. Some clump easier than others, and some do not clump if you don’t add too much water.

How To Dip Lash Extension In Glue Correctly?

 

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HOW TO DIP LASH EXTENSION IN GLUE?

The way you dip your lash fans in the adhesive will have a very important impact on your clients’ retention. Here is a diagram below, describing the best way to dip your lashes in our adhesive. Ideally, you should never glaze the lashes on top of the adhesive, as this will not add enough adhesive, and can result in poor lash retention.

How to use eyelash glue?

 

You should also avoid dipping the lash on the bottom of the glue drop, as your lash will be dipping in glue. The ideal way is to dip about 1-3 mm of the lash tip into the middle of your adhesive drop.  This will ensure you have just the right amount of glue in order to ensure great retention.

Classic Lashes Glue Dipping

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Volume Lashes Glue Dipping

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Another tip is to ensure that your adhesive drop is the correct size, it is incredibly important for it to have a sufficient amount of adhesive to allow for the perfect grip to the natural lash. If there is not enough adhesive, the client's lashes will fall out prematurely.

Additionally, if the lashes have an excessive amount of adhesive, there will be other issues associated with stickies. Please refer to the image for the correct amount of adhesive you should have in order to achieve great lash retention.

 

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FRESHNESS OF LASH GLUE

One of the key things to consider is to make sure that your glue is FRESH, after about 20-30 minutes (depending on your humidity and temperature) it’s best to neutralize the adhesive drop and make a new drop.

The reason for this being, after about 20 minutes the glue starts drying out, and will not bond as efficiently to your client’s lash. This can have a negative impact on your client’s retention.

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SIZE OF THE GLUE DROP

Another aspect to consider is the size of your adhesive drop. Make sure your glue drop is large enough. There will be enough working surface area for this glue to be effective.

Remember as soon as you drop your glue drop, it starts to polymerize. This means that the outer diameter of your adhesive is already useless.

You need to get what is in the middle of the drop as it is the freshest adhesive, and this is what you want to be working with.

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NEUTRALIZE FUMES

Furthermore, you need to make sure you neutralize all the other adhesive drops with water after 30 minutes, that are in close proximity to your fresh glue drop.

Otherwise, your fresh glue will polymerize faster than necessary due to the fumes of the old glue drops nearby.

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MISTAKES TO AVOID

Do not try to work with a glue drop that has started to dry out, if the glue consistency has a stringy texture, it means it is no longer good, neutralize it and make a brand new glue drop.

Do not dip your lash fan on the top or bottom of the adhesive drop. This is the glue that has already started to dry and is suboptimal to work with. You need to dip your lash fan in the middle of the glue drop in order to get the glue that is the freshest consistency to work with.

Don’t forget to shake your adhesive prior to putting out a new glue drop. It’s ideal to shake your adhesive for a minimum of 1 min. There are great adhesive shaker wands you can purchase to save yourself time.

Why do you shake lash glue?

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FOR BEST RESULTS AND TO AVOID NOZZLE GETTING BLOCKED

  • Store your Lash Adhesive horizontally in an airtight container, wooden drawer, or in a cool, dry place
  • When shake your eyelash glue remove the lid and cover the nozzle with tin foil or wax strip
  • Wipe the nozzle after every use of the glue
  • You can shake for 1 min by hand or 30 seconds with a glue shaker

Lash glue storage container

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WORKING WITH EYELASH EXTENSION GLUE

As a lash artist, mastering the use of eyelash extension glue is critical for both the quality of your work and the safety of your clients. Here’s a detailed, no-frills guide on how to handle eyelash extension glue effectively.

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1. Choosing the Right Glue

Selecting the right eyelash extension glue is essential based on several factors:

  • Type: There are primarily two types of lash glues – sensitive (low-fume) and regular. Sensitive glues are formulated for clients with mild allergies but may have a weaker hold or slower drying time. Regular glues contain more cyanoacrylate, offering a stronger bond and faster setting times.
  • Viscosity: This refers to the thickness of the glue. High viscosity glues are thicker and offer more control during application, ideal for artists who are still perfecting their technique. Low viscosity glues are thinner, dry faster, and are suited for more experienced artists.
  • Drying Time: Glues can vary from having a drying time of 1 second to several seconds. Faster drying glues demand quick application and are best for experienced artists, while slower drying options are forgiving and better for learners.
  • Ingredients: Cyanoacrylate is the primary adhesive component. Variations like Ethyl, Methyl, and Butyl, each have different properties affecting durability, flexibility, and sensitivity. Always check for any client allergies to these ingredients.


2. Storage and Shelf Life

Store your glue in a cool, dry place away from sunlight. Unopened glue typically lasts around six months, while an opened bottle should be replaced every four to eight weeks to ensure maximum effectiveness and safety.



3. Preparation for Application

Before applying, make sure the client’s lashes are clean and free from oils or makeup. Shake the glue bottle for about 30 seconds to mix the contents thoroughly. Dispense a drop of glue on a jade stone or disposable glue holder to keep it cool during application.



4. Application Technique

Dip 1-2mm of the extension into the glue. A common mistake is over-dipping, which can lead to clumpy results and uncomfortable lash wear. Swipe the extension against the natural lash from root to tip, ensuring a seamless bond without any beads of glue showing.



5. Controlling Humidity and Temperature

The optimal humidity for most eyelash extension glues is between 45% and 60%, with a room temperature around 70-72°F. Use a hygrometer to monitor these conditions in your workspace. Adjust your air conditioning or use a humidifier/dehumidifier as necessary.



6. Curing the Glue

After application, the glue should not be exposed to moisture for at least 24 hours. Inform your client to avoid showers, saunas, or heavy workouts during this period to ensure the glue cures properly and the lashes last longer.



7. Dealing with Irritations

Sometimes, despite best practices, clients might experience irritation. Always have a saline solution and fume-neutralizing drops on hand to alleviate any discomfort for your clients.



8. Aftercare Advice

Advise clients on proper lash maintenance to extend the longevity of their extensions. Recommend avoiding oil-based products around the eyes and using a spoolie to gently comb the lashes daily.

 

 

INSTANT CURING PROCESS

 A little drop of glue, a little drop of primer, and the magic is done.

Instant Curing Process

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NOTE

All lash adhesives need to be handled with extreme caution and the utmost care. When opening any bottle of adhesive whether new or used you must open the adhesive away from the lash station not by the client's head or where the lash service is taking place.

Excessive amounts of glue on the skin may cause burns or superficial damage to the skin or hair. Thousandlashes is not responsible for any accidents or misuse of adhesive.

 

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