The Science Behind Lash Extension Adhesives

When it comes to eyelash extensions, the right adhesive makes all the difference. At Posh Deluxe, we understand the importance of using high-quality eyelash adhesives to ensure your clients get the best results. Let’s explore the technical aspects of lash glue, addressing common questions and concerns to help you make informed choices for your lash artistry.

What Makes Eyelash Adhesives Effective?

The effectiveness of eyelash adhesives lies in their chemical composition. Most professional lash adhesives contain cyanoacrylate, a fast-drying adhesive that ensures a strong and durable bond. Cyanoacrylate is known for its quick curing time, which reduces the overall application time and enhances the client experience. 

Key Components of Lash Adhesives

Our first ingredient is called Cyanoacrylate, and it is the base chemical in most eyelash extension adhesives. It gives the adhesive its sticking quality. Cyanoacrylate cures with the presence of moisture in the air – the greater the moisture content, the quicker it will cure.

Our second ingredient is PMMA — POLYMETHYL METHACRYLATE. PMMA is used in eyelash extension adhesive to strengthen ethyl cyanoacrylate.

Our third ingredient is STABILISER. Ever wonder why eyelash adhesive stays liquid in the bottle but hardens once it's applied? That's due to the stabiliser. The stabiliser keeps the lash adhesive in a liquid form and determines the curing speed of the adhesive.

The fourth ingredient is CARBON BLACK. Carbon black is a form of solid carbon that can be used as a dye to give the lash adhesive a rich, dark black finish. You won't find carbon black in clear lash adhesives, only in black ones.

How to Choose the Right Adhesive Lash Glue

Choosing the right adhesive lash glue depends on several factors, including the client’s sensitivity, the desired look, and the environmental conditions of your workspace. Here are some tips to help you select the best lash glue for your needs:

  1. Client Sensitivity: For clients with sensitive eyes, opt for adhesives with lower levels of cyanoacrylate or those specifically formulated for sensitive eyes. Products like our Anti-Allergy Gel can help mitigate reactions. Some clients may tend to react with adhesives that contain carbon black, so some artists use clear adhesives.
  2. Desired Look: The type of lash extensions you’re applying (promade, mega volume, volume, or classic) will influence your choice of adhesive. For example, our Dark Matter Pro Adhesive is perfect for beginners and applying premade or pomade lash sets., while the Elite Bond Adhesive is ideal for applying individual lashes and most any sets.
  3. Environmental Conditions: Humidity and temperature play a significant role in the performance of lash adhesives. Using tools like a thermo-hygrometer can help you monitor and adjust your workspace conditions to ensure optimal adhesive performance.

Common Concerns with Eyelash Adhesives

Retention Issues

One of the most common concerns with eyelash adhesives is retention. Poor retention can be caused by several factors, including improper application techniques, unsuitable adhesive, or inadequate aftercare. Ensuring that the natural lashes are clean and free of oils before application can significantly improve retention. Using a lash primer like Wrap Perfecto can also enhance the bond strength.

Sensitivities and Allergic Reactions

While rare, some clients may experience sensitivities or allergic reactions to lash glue. It’s essential to conduct a patch test before the full application to identify any potential issues. If a client does react, it is highly recommended to advise your client to completely stop getting lashes done.

Adhesive Storage and Shelf Life

Proper storage of adhesive lash glue is crucial to maintaining its effectiveness. Keep your adhesives in an airtight container and store them in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight. Most lash adhesives have a shelf life of 4-6 weeks after opening, so be sure to replace them regularly to ensure the best results.

Best Practices for Using Lash Adhesives

  1. Shaking the Bottle: Before each use, shake the adhesive bottle thoroughly to ensure all ingredients are well-mixed.
  2. Using the Right Amount: Apply a small bead of adhesive to the lash extension. Too much glue can cause clumping and stickies, while too little can result in weak bonds.
  3. Temperature and Humidity Control: Use a thermo-hygrometer to monitor your workspace environment. Ideal conditions are around 21-24°C (70-75°F) and 40-60% humidity.
  4. Proper Aftercare: Advise your clients on proper aftercare to enhance retention. This includes avoiding oil-based products and excessive moisture for the first 24-48 hours after application.

Why Choose Posh Deluxe for Lash Glue?

At Posh Deluxe, we pride ourselves on offering high-quality lash glues that cater to the needs of professional lash artists. Our products are thoroughly tested and meet global standards, ensuring you provide your clients with the best possible results. Whether you're dealing with sensitive clients or creating bold, dramatic looks, our range of adhesives, including the Elite Bond and Dark Matter Pro, will meet your needs.

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