Buying the right, high quality lash extension products for your salon is going to help you deliver the best services to your clients.
However, even with the most high end of products, there are still some basic maintenance steps you can take to get the most out of your product, and ensure that it is all properly stored for fresh use.
Your eyelash extension adhesive is an integral part of the process, so here are some tips to help make sure that your adhesive is as effective as possible!
When it comes to lash adhesive, you’ve gotta shake, shake, shake!
You may be wondering why it’s so important that you shake your adhesive well?
The picture below shows the chemical structure that is inside your adhesive bottle.
A well mixed black adhesive will be pure black (with no clear-ish or bubble-ish parts) when you pour your adhesive dot.
If there is a clear looking thing on your adhesive dot, or it isn’t black enough, it means that you haven’t mixed your adhesive well.
If your adhesive is not mixed well, you may begin to notice the quality of your adhesive has dropped. This happens because your concentration is now filled with mostly carbon black and less cyanoacrylate and pmma. These 2 important ingredients are the ones that strengthen the bonding of your work.
How to best mix your adhesive
So, now that we’ve established why it’s so important to mix your lash adhesive, let’s talk about how you should be doing it.
There are two ways to mix your adhesive👇
Many lash techs simply manually mix their adhesive, and there’s nothing wrong with this, but it can get tiring.
You will need to mix for 1-2mins with your hand for a newly opened bottle (min 30s -1m every drop)
There’s nothing wrong with the old fashion way of doing things, but… having a liquid mixer is a complete game changer. You can lash smarter, not harder and save yourself a ton of energy and time during the day!
Simply mix for a minimum of 10 seconds for a new opened bottle (5 seconds every drop).
The Posh Deluxe Liquid Mixer has a speed of 5000 RPM, and makes sure your hard liquids are mixed well within 5 seconds. It’s also cute, with a sleek pink rubber head and high-quality chemical corrosion-resistant plastic mixer outer casing.
You can also mix more than just lash adhesive, including:
- Lash extension glue
- Tattoo ink
- Nail polish
- Other hard liquids
Your working environment and storing techniques are super important when it comes to making sure that your lash adhesive works properly.
There are many factors that can change how your eyelash glue and adhesive function, including humidity and temperature.
Make sure that you follow the shelf life and specific storage directions on your product, but there are few things to remember as a general rule.
You should store your glue bottle in the upright position, in a cool dry place, away from direct sunlight and in an airtight container. You should also always make sure to wipe the nozzle after every use to prevent the nozzle from getting stuck into the cap, or from residue building up.
To make sure that you are keeping it fresh, you can place a piece of tape with the date you first opened the glue written on it.
Looking for adhesive recommendations?
Now that you know how to better look after your adhesive, we have a few adhesive recommendations that will wow any lash artist!
Elite Bond Adhesive by Posh Deluxe
Applying lashes has never been easier than with Elite Bond Adhesive!
This is the best all-round professional extensive glue, here's why:
- Suitable for low & high humidity levels
- Suitable for Classic as well as Russian Volume lashes
- Very thin consistency allows you to pick the ideal amount of glue
- Retention: 6-8 weeks
- Fast-drying glue (1-2 sec) - SUITABLE FOR ANY LASH ARTISTS LEVEL
- Low fume
Dark Matter Pro by Ruthie Belle
Dark Matter Pro bonds in less than a second in virtually any temperature and humidity.
Plenty of lash artists out there suffer when it comes to summer and their salon is no longer room temperature, so this adhesive is a lifesaver.
The oil resistant formula also helps grant you that bomb retention time!
This is the lash adhesive the whole lash industry can’t stop talking about! And for good reason(s):
- Bonds in less than a second (0.5 sec)
- Lash more efficiently — one glue drop lasts up to 5 hours!
- Literally good to the last drop: formula doesn’t degrade over time
- One bottle stays fresh up to 3 months after opening
- Low-fume, medical-grade adhesive = low risk of allergies and irritation
- Cures in virtually any temperature and humidity
- The oil-resistant formula guarantees clients will be astounded by the incredible retention
- Fortified with nourishing castor oil
You can explore the entire Posh Deluxe website for more products and lash extension tips!