1 May 2019
Summer is upon us! But remember that humidity is the first enemy of all eyelash extension glue. Find out how you can keep it in good condition despite the overwhelming heat.
What happens to the glue?
‘’I need 2 or 3 drops of glue on the jade stone to do one touch-up.’’ Rest assured! The formula of the glue hasn’t changed. Although it has many technical qualities, one must understand that it is sensitive to temperature changes and humidity. The same phenomenon happens when ventilation is near your cabin or a window is opened.
Generally, air conditioning helps reduce humidity in a room, but in many cases it’s not enough to prevent faster drying on the jade stone.
1. Use a dehumidifier in your cabin
The more humid is your room, the more unstable is your glue and it thickens on the jade stone. Therefore, you will need more drops of glue for your application or your touch-up. To help you, we recommend using a dehumidifier in your cabin. Your room should have a temperature between 21°C and 23°C, and ideally, humidity between 30% and 55%. The technicians that have their cabin in a hair salon is subject to higher humidity (hair dryer, water, etc.), even if they have an enclosed space with air condition during winter and summer.
3. Use a protective film
To extend the life of your drop of glue, use a protective film on the jade stone. The film will cut the humidity that may be on it. Place the drop of glue on the jade stone to obtain a dome of at least a diameter of 8 mm. When dipping the eyelash extension into the glue, be careful not to undo the shape of your drop and avoid touching the jade stone to not lose the drop attached to the base of the extension.
4. Keep your glue fresh
When not in use, keep your bottle of glue closed in a dry, cool place in an upright position to keep it as long as possible. Never leave it in the car to the risk of freezing during the winter, or conversely, to overheat in the summer!
What must not be forgotten
Following the opening of the bottle, make sure to clean the tip with dry material, to expulse or bring down any left over glue in the tip and to firmly close the bottle with the original cap until you fell a click. This will avoid that the tip doesn’t close shut if inadvertently there were lef over glue on or in the tip.
Always use the Nanomist at the end of your application… Your client will appreciate the freshness. Glue fumes are dissipated and the polymerization of the adhesive will be accelerated!
So ladies, take out your tweezers and have a good summer!