Eyelash Extension Glue. These three small yet mighty words are what make or break the retention of a set of lashes. And your lash business, too.
A good quality Eyelash Extension Adhesive contributes a considerable amount to the retention of lash extension. Hence, taking delicate care of your adhesive is the first step every lash artist should learn.
Many factors can affect lash extension glue to perform its optimum quality, but you can avoid that with good knowledge. We have outlined some of the essential tips below that may help you.
SHAKE THE BOTTLE THOROUGHLY BEFORE EACH USE.
Imagine the bottle of liquid foundation you have not used for a few weeks, and you can see a film of oil forming on top of the foundation and your natural reaction to remedy that is to shake the bottle before using it. Lash extension glue - works the same way.
Eyelash extension adhesive contains not only cyanoacrylate that is for adhesion and quick dry, but also other complex compunds such as stabilizer, thickener, hardening accelerator, pigments, and so on.
Because of that, there will be a separation of layers caused by a difference in the density of each component when it’s sitting in a bottle for a while.
That is why it is necessary to shake the glue to mix all the ingredients of the glue properly. This way, you will ensure the optimum performance and retention of the glue. Shake the bottle before you start a new set to ensure the adhesive is at its best working quality.
Always make a habit of shaking your adhesive for at least 2 minutes before application. If you are not up for the workout our Eyelash Glue Shaker will do the job for you.
DISPENSING THE GLUE
When dispensing a glue drop, do not let the glue nozzle to make direct contact to the surface (such as the surface of jade stone, crystal plate, glue sticker). The surface area may have been contaminated with dust, and this can be sucked into the glue bottle.
BURP THE GLUE BOTTLE
The presence of air(=oxygen) in the bottle of eyelash glue can and will significantly affect the freshness of your adhesive. Exposing adhesive to the oxygen could shorten the life of the adhesive.
You will notice this happens when you see a thick and gummy consistency or clogged glue bottle. Keep air from getting into your bottle by burping it after every use.
To get rid of these bubbles, gently give you glue bottle a squeeze after use. This will help remove air bubbles, and you will have a longer shelf life of your adhesive.
WIPE THE GLUE NOZZLE AFTER EACH USE WITH OUR ADHESIVE WIPES
Wipe the glue nozzle with our lint-free wipes immediately after use.
Do not use any material contains lint as it may get stuck to the nozzle. If this happens repeatedly, the glue lid won’t close properly, and it will shorten the lifespan of the glue.
CLOSE THE LID TIGHTLY IN BETWEEN USES
Even if you need to reopen the glue frequently during the set, ALWAYS close the lid tightly instead of just ‘covering’ the nozzle with a lid.
Moisture is the worst enemy to the longevity of eyelash extension glue, and you should always make sure the adhesive has the least contact to moisture when it’s not in use.
STORE YOUR GLUE CORRECTLY - KEEPING IT COOL AND DRY
Generally speaking, the typical shelf life of an OPENED adhesive is four to eight weeks (with a maximum life of 12 weeks is stored perfectly) , but sometimes, it may go bad before if the glue is not cared for properly. While this may seem like a no-brainer, it is vital to keep the adhesive out of the sun.
Often, in sunlit salons/rooms, the sun can directly hit the adhesive. You must place your lash glue in a cool, dark place immediately after use.
When not in use, keep your glue in a vacuum sealed container with a silica gel for its optimum condition such as the Eyeluvlashes Vacuum Sealed Container.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:-
What is the shelf life of a lash extension glue?
3 to 6 months before opened, up to 3 months once opened. Writing the opened date on the glue package will help you keep track of the expiration date.
We also suggest that you write the purchase date on the glue package to keep track of its shelf life.
Can I keep my lash extension glue in a refrigerator?
A Refrigerator is not an appropriate storage place as it can affect the performance of glue by causing a dew condensation, not only on the outside but also on the inside of the bottle.
The eyelash extension glue hardens by the reaction with moisture in the air- therefore, the most stable storage place is in a dark and cool place.
If you MUST use the refrigerator inevitably, seal the glue as much as possible, so the moisture doesn’t enter into the glue and take it out in the room temperature at least 2 hours before use.
Can I store my glue in any other container?
The eyelash extension glue is contained in a special bottle designed material to keep the glue fresh for a long time. You should never transfer glue contents to any other ordinary plastic or glass container.
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