·At what conditions is it recommended to perform the procedure of eyelashes extension?
The room temperature where the eyelashes extension will be performed should be 18 - 22C.
The humidity level in the room should be 50 - 60%. During hot summer days it is recommended to additionally humidify the premises (by using air humidifier).
There should be no direct airflow in the premises where the eyelashes extension is being performed, so air conditioners, ventilators and such should be turned off. The premises should be enclosed.
Glue solidification. Each glue has the default solidification time: 1-2 s, 2-3 s, 5-7 s, etc., so that the master could choose the product based on his/her professional level and need.
Solidification time of glue is affected by the following internal factors: glue strength, consistency – viscosity, density and (!) expiration date.
Solidification time of glue is affected by the following external factors: storing conditions of the glue, environmental temperature and air dryness (air conditioned, heated premises).
In the summertime the temperature rises and the dryness of the environment changes, premises are being air conditioned, and in wintertime – heated, the same glue may change characteristics, e.g. solidify faster or slower than usual.
The top of the glue bottle sticks to the cap. While working, every product needs care. Glue needs it as well. After every eyelashes extension procedure it is recommended to clean the top of the glue bottle with the disposable wipe so that the glue residues would not accumulate.
It is highly recommended to clean the top of the glue bottle every time for the masters who tend to shake it a lot.
How the eyelashes extension glue is kept
The eyelashes extension glue should be kept in dark dry place. The glue should not be kept in the direct sun or near the radiator. The glue should be tightly closed every time after work (or after spotting them on the glue glass/ring) until the next use.
Certain manufacturers (2HD Lashes ®) recommend keeping the glue in the temperature of 2~10 C or in the fridge to extend the expiration period after opening (for not more than 3 months).
***Normally the glue should be used for ~ 6 -12 after manufacturing and not more than 3 months after opening.
Eyelashes extension glue – black or transparent?
When working with black eyelashes, it is recommended to choose black glue. The black glue covers the artificial lash evenly and does not leave “salt-alike” glue residue.
However, while working with the black eyelashes extension glue, the glue should be shaken well prior to every eyelashes extension session, so that the glue is evenly mixed with black color pigment.
Transparent glue is more recommended when working with colorful eyelashes
·How to determine if the glue is suitable for use.
The glue should be used for no longer than 4-6 months after opening. However, due to some factors glue expiration period may shorten: by leaving in the sun, by not tightly closing the glue bottle cap, by working without closing the glue bottle cap between the pouring of the glue or if the product is acquired with the expiration date nearing the end.
First of all, the quality eyelashes extension glue easily flows from the bottle by easily pushing the bottle (smoothly, without using any force). Artificial eyelash easily sticks to the natural eyelash, the surface of the eyelash is covered with glue without any clumps or silting.
The following facts warn that the glue lost their properties: unusually strong or reduced smell, increased tenacity-viscosity, unusual “clumps” flowing out from the glue bottle, the top of the glue bottle clogs increasingly, the top of the glue bottle keeps sticking to the cap of the glue bottle and it gets difficult to open glue bottle, the glue needs to be constantly poured due to them getting dry unusually fast (do not confuse with high temperature during hot summer season!).
Master should determine glue suitability for use on time, otherwise the customer may suffer allergic reaction after the procedure or even at the time of the eyelashes extension procedure and the eyelashes may start falling off very quickly.
Moreover: one should not rush into making conclusions after replacing the product with the new one that has not been worked with before. Each eyelashes extension glue has different properties, smell, solidification and evaporation characteristics.
· Glue glass, stone or glue ring? Glue glass, stone, ring are all designed for dabbing on eyelashes extension glue. Every master should try and choose the most suitable and comfortable way to him/her.
There is no major difference between the glue stone (usually, granitic) and glass (made of glass). It is more the matter of aesthetics, however no effect to the drying of the glue has been identified.
Should you like to compare the effect to the glue drying or work technique, you should compare glue stone/glass with the glue ring.
Glue ring is more recommended when working in high temperature environment as the glue poured inside the ring solidify slower, moreover, there is a smaller distance between the eyelashes – the eyelash soaked into the glue is glued to the natural eyelash “just here”. Moreover, the glue ring is put on the finger (index finger) and therefore is just next to the customer’s eyelashes. It means that the master performs less physical moves. The ring is disposable therefore it is convenient as it needs no cleaning; the ring is used and then thrown out.
However, there are some who are afraid that when using the glue ring, the glue will unintentionally spill – therefore it is recommended for the experienced masters to work with the ring.
Glue stone/glass – is multiple-use auxiliary product, the glue should be cleaned once the work is done. Glue stone/glass, as the auxiliary product, has been proposed right after introduction of the eyelashes extension procedure, therefore this product is still more popular/common.
IMPORTANT! Do not dab glue on the place with the dried glue! Otherwise the glue will solidify/dry too fast.