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4 Things to Look for When Buying an Adhesive

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The biggest concern for the application of semi-permanent eyelash extensions is the molecular composition of the adhesive that is used. A good adhesive should have the following features:

  1. It should have a long-lasting and strong bonding of 6-8 weeks, so that the extension stays on until the natural lash sheds. We recommend performing extensive research on the type of humidity levels you will be working in, such as dry, wintry climates or hot, humid summertime. Different adhesives work best in different climates. For instance, our Advanced Adhesive works best in 40-60% humidity environments and dries very quickly, while the Flex Adhesive is great for new lash artists in similar climes with a dry time of 3-5 seconds. For lash stylists working in dryer environments or facing colder weather in the winter, a Low Humidity Adhesive should do the trick. Lash artists in extremely humid climates, such as spring and summer in the Deep South, should use the High Humidity Adhesive specifically formulated for 60%+ humidity levels.
  2. It should have a quick dry time for fast application, so that the procedure for eyelash extension can be dramatically shortened. There are plenty of tools you can use to help with this, such as bond-boosters like our Retention Queen and nanomisters!
  3. It should have a proper viscosity, so that the adhesive is easy to apply and does not run on to the lashes themselves!
  4. It should provide an adhesive composition that is made of medical grade cyanoacrylates that are safe for human use, meaning that they will be unlikely to cause allergic reactions in your clients.

The fourth is one of the hardest to find! Purchasing will help ensure your clients sense less fumes and have a more enjoyable process.

As always, make sure you're educating your clients on proper aftercare! Regularly cleansing lashes with the right aftercare products, such as a safe, trusted lash shampoo, is key to maintaining long, luscious lashes and minimizing expensive fill appointments for clients (and leaving you free to obtain more new clients!).

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