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4 tips to keep your eyelash extension glue at its best quality

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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.

What you need to know
Onyx and Premium adhesives are more sensitive than the HD to heat and humidity. It’s quite possible that you need several drops for one application.

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.

2. Choose an adhesive that suits your environment
The more the glue contains pigments, the more it’s sensitive to humidity. That is why the HD glue lasts longer on the jade stone.

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 (preferably in the refrigerator) 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, discard the transportation cap and always close the bottle with the needle provided. This will avoid that the tip doesn’t close if inadvertently the bottle rolled onto its side in your fridge.

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!