How To Make Your Eyelash Extension Glue Work And Last Longer

Today, we'll discuss the number one issue of lash artists, and everyone is asking what the best eyelash extension glue is? Why do I keep putting on extensions to have them come off? It is a frequent thing a lot of lash artists go through and so much worry "what did I do wrong" "was my lash extensions glue bad" "is it the brand or a bad bottle."

How To Make Your Eyelash Extension Glue Work And Last Longer
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In this blog, I'll go through how to pick the suitable adhesive for you, what you can do to make it work, how to make your bottle last longer, and how to improve your retention.

 

BE AWARE OF YOUR ENVIRONMENT

First and foremost, you must be aware of your surroundings for the adhesive to work well. Some lash artists, especially newbies, always complain that the glue they buy doesn't work for them or that they received a defective bottle, and when you ask them what their humidity and temperature are, they'll say they don't know.

When it comes to picking their adhesive, some new lash artists are unaware of the importance of humidity and temperature. Things started to go wrong when you didn't know your environment.

What is the best glue to use for eyelash extensions

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Choosing an adhesive only based on anybody who tells you that they use it, that it works for them, and that you should also try it is incorrect. What works for others may not work for you because others' environment differs from yours; thus, understanding is essential.

You need to know your environment and your humidity and temperature, so you'll need a hydrometer (which you can get for cheap on Amazon). A hydrometer will tell you your humidity and temperature, and once you know your environment, you'll learn how to choose your adhesive.

 

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YOU MUST BE AWARE OF YOUR SPEED

If you're a beginner, you'll want to choose an adhesive with a longer drying time. When you're a newbie, stick with anything that takes 2-3 seconds to dry or 4-5 seconds if you are in your first few weeks of learning.

You'll need to know how to apply it properly, as well as the time to do so. You're not isolating well yet, so stick with slower drying time adhesive. Once you've mastered your technique, you can go to 1 sec or 0.5-sec glue.

You have to know how fast you are as a lash artist

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What are the signs that your glue is drying too quickly? If you attach the extension and put it on with glue, and then it falls off, the adhesive is likely drying too quickly.

Usually, when you dip in the extension and put it on, your adhesive has already cured, so when you apply, it isn't drying anymore, and it doesn't adhere, so it falls off. As a result, make sure you select an adhesive that is appropriate for your humidity and temperature, as well as your speed.

 

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PICK AN ADHESIVE THAT MEETS YOUR SPEED, HUMIDITY, AND TEMPERATURE

Other lash artists frequently asked me, "How can I make the adhesive work better for me?" Or, better yet, how to make it last longer than 2-3 weeks? It has a lot to do with how you treat your glue.

It would help if you tracked your adhesive. Imagine your glue during the delivery or resting in a bubble-wrapped package in a mailbox on a hot day. How would you know the heat won't damage it? I strongly advise you to take it as soon as it is delivered to you or at least a couple of hours afterward.

Does humidity affect eyelash glue

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IMPORTANCE OF SHAKING YOUR LASH EXTENSION GLUE

Did you know that adequately shaking your adhesive has impacted the eyelash extension glue? When you get your adhesive bottle, I always advise everyone to shake it literally. I shake my glue bottle for 2 minutes in the morning when I come in to see my first client.

To properly shake your glue, open the container, cover it with a small piece of foil, and shake it for 2 minutes.

Aside from choosing the correct adhesive, shaking the glue is one of the most important things you can do to ensure good retention.

Let me break it down. You have a heavy adhesive that sinks to the bottom of the bottle and a thinner stabilizer. The stabilizer prevents the glue from drying out too quickly, becoming runny and sticky. The stabilizer is very light and flows on top.

If your bottle has been sitting for a while and you don't shake it well before using, you may notice color that is not mixing very well, which means you're getting all the stabilizer but not any adhesive because your adhesive is down in the bottom. When you put the extension on, and it doesn't stick, or when you put it on, and it sticks somehow the next day, your client will surely call you that all the lashes fall off.

Some lash artists mistake squeezing the bottle when dropping the glue. Never press your bottle because when you pinch, it deflates, and when you let go, it sucks up all the air inside your bottle. When you close the bottle, it traps the air inside your bottle, and it starts curing, which is why your adhesive doesn't last very long.

 

Eyelash Extension Glue

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When dipping your glue to any surface, turn your bottle upside down and let gravity do the work. Once finished, wipe the top with foil or adhesive cleaning wipes and close your bottle as tightly as possible.

Lash Extension Glue

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DO I USE A SHAKER, HAND, OR BRUSH TO SHAKE MY EYELASH EXTENSION GLUE?

Some lash artists prefer shaking it by hand rather than using a brush since shaking it by hand allows you to adjust your speed (faster or slower) and thoroughly mix it.

I've seen people shake it up and down with the cap attached. Still, I wouldn't recommend it because if your adhesive is thin (many bonds have thin viscosity), it will go out onto the nozzle and stick to the top of your lid, ruining your cap. On top of that, you can't close your bottle very tightly, and humidity starts getting in.

Clear Lash Glue

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HOW CAN YOU MAKE YOUR EYELASH EXTENSION GLUE LAST?

I would suggest asking the company, particularly about the shelf life of the adhesive. Each company will advise you differently because each adhesive bottle is different.

Thousandlashes lash adhesives are suitable for eight months (if not opened). We recommended keeping your lash adhesive in the fridge until you're ready to use it. Our lash adhesives can be kept at room temperature in an airtight container for up to one month once opened.

Eyelash Extension Glue

Velour Lash Adhesive, Ultra Crystal Clear Bond, Ultra Crystal Bond, Elite High Humidity Adhesive and Optite Low Humidity Adhesive used here. To shop, please click here.

 

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CONCLUSION

Keep in mind that before you buy eyelash extension glue, you should first get a hygrometer to determine your environment, and then you can purchase suitable adhesive.

If you're a new lash artist, avoid using a fast-drying lash glue (less than half a second drying time) because your hands are still slow, and you don't want to faster when isolating, making fans, or applying for the extensions. Take your time, be patient, practice more, and as your hands become faster and more experienced, you'll be able to find a quicker adhesive that completely matches you.

 

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