What to Look for in a Lash Adhesive
September 13, 2019 by The Lash Professional.
The most important thing to look for when shopping for adhesive is a brand or brands with a range of options. There are so many reasons why having a range of different adhesives is important and I'm about to lay it all out for you, along with some handy-dandy links that will take you straight to products.
Things to keep an eye out for when shopping for eyelash extension adhesive
The Lash Professional Adhesives are all fume-free.
A lot of clients have sensitive eyes, and some even build up an intolerance for lash glues. Usually, sensitive glues have a slower dry-time, because clients are allergic to the bonding agent which makes glue dry quickly. So, the slower the dry-time, the less bonding agent in the adhesive. If this sounds like your client, be sure to have a sensitive option on hand. We tend to get calls from clients trying to buy sensitive glue to bring to their lash artists, so take that initiative to invest in adhesive so your client doesn't have to!
Another great adhesive to have in your toolbox is clear adhesive. Some clients have a sensitivity or allergy to the carbon black ingredient in black glues, so sensitive adhesive with this ingredient isn't right for them. However, you can get around this by tossing out the carbon black ingredient all together and investing in a clear glue. Most clear glues have the same dry time as a pro glue, which is .5 seconds to 1 second.
Last but not least, a good brand is one that caters to a lash artist's skill level as well as a client's needs. The quicker drying glues will be for more advanced lash artists, while the glues with a longer dry-time are for those who are less experienced. However, a good lash artist can adapt to any glue necessary. For example, different glues are better for different humidity levels (the product description will almost always detail this for you), so if you're a lash artist going between Arizona and Florida, you should be versed in glues with different dry-times. However, you can't jump into the deep end right away, so start with a glue with a slower dry-time if you're new to lashes. You can find amazing lash adhesive inside our Professional Eyelash Extension Kits.
That's all for now!
P.S. Check out this bomb YouTube video all about adhesives!