How To Get Eyelash Glue Off Clothes [Even Pros Make Mistakes]

January 23, 2023 by The Lash Professional. 

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Have you ever worked on a client and gone just a bit too far with the eyelash glue? Don't worry; it happens to even the most experienced lash professionals. In some cases, you might accidentally get glue on the client's hair or clothing. If this happens, there are some steps you can take to ensure that the client leaves with their clothes and extensions intact.

This article will lay out how to get eyelash glue off clothes and how to take care of eyelash extensions when they have been over-glued.

Ways To Get Eyelash Glue Off Clothes

Getting eyelash glue off clothes is a tricky process that requires patience and care. Follow these five steps to give your client the best possible outcome:

Start by Blotting the Glue With a Dry Cloth

When you notice that your client has some glue on their clothing, start by blotting it with a dry cloth or paper towel. Make sure to be gentle with the cloth and not rub it too hard, as this can cause further damage. Apply gentle pressure and make sure to blot in an outward motion from the center of the glue stain. This should help to absorb some of the excess glue before you move on.

Try Using a Non-Abrasive Cleaning Product

If blotting the glue with a dry cloth doesn't work, try using a non-abrasive cleaning product. There are special cleaners designed for removing eyelash glue from clothes and other surfaces. However, you can also use gentle soaps or detergents if necessary. Apply the cleaner to the stain and gently rub it in. You may need to use a moist cloth or paper towel for this step. Be sure to rinse the area with water afterward to remove any residue.

Apply Heat or Cold to Remove Stubborn Glue

If all else fails, you can try applying heat or cold to the glue stain. To do this, dampen a clean cloth with warm water and press it against the stain. This should help to loosen up the glue so that it can be removed more easily. Alternatively, you can try using a cold compress or an ice cube on the area.

Try Natural Solutions

In some cases, natural remedies may also help to get eyelash glue off clothes. For example, you can try using a mixture of rubbing alcohol and salt. Mix together equal parts of the two ingredients and apply the mixture to the glue stain. Allow it to sit in the area for a few minutes before rinsing it off with warm water.

How To Take Care of Eyelash Extensions When Over-Glued

It's important to take care of your client's eyelash extensions even if the glue has been applied too heavily. You'll know when lashes are over-glued if they look clumped together. But don't worry, there are still some steps you can take to ensure that the extensions stay in place.

  • Apply an oil-based cleanser to the area. This will help to loosen up the glue and make it easier to remove.
  • Gently brush through the lashes with a clean, soft brush. This should help to separate them and give them some shape back.
  • Apply a lash serum to help nourish and strengthen the lashes.
  • Finally, trim the lashes if necessary.

It's also important to educate yourself and stay up-to-date on how to apply and take care of eyelashes. We recommend The Lash Professional, which offers professional eyelash certification courses that cover everything from safety to application techniques. With this certificate in hand, you'll be able to provide the best lashes for your clients and avoid any future mishaps.

Prevention is Key: Take an Eyelash Certification Course

Even professional lash artists make mistakes from time to time, so it's important to brush up on your technique. Enrolling in an eyelash certification program is a great way to stay ahead of the game and ensure that you know how to properly apply glue and create gorgeous lash looks that last. After all, you owe it to your clients to provide them with the highest quality service.

The Lash Professional's extensive eyelash certification courses cover a wide range of knowledge and expertise, from how to properly prep and style lashes, how to use different types of glues and how to avoid over-gluing. You can also shop for the best lash tools and supplies — even eyelash glue — at our online store.

Completing the courses and making sure that you have the right supplies and tools on hand will give you the confidence you need to become a successful lash artist. Need to learn more advanced techniques? Sign up for in-depth training on lash mapping, brow lamination, and even how to set up a lash business.

Contact The Lash Professional today to learn more.