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Article: How to Look After Your Lash Extension Glue During Cooler Weather


How to Look After Your Lash Extension Glue During Cooler Weather

As the temperature drops, taking extra care of your lash extension glue becomes crucial. The cold weather can affect the performance and longevity of your adhesive, making it essential to follow some best practices to ensure optimal results. Here at Lash House Supplies, we've put together a guide to help you look after your lash extension glue during the cooler months.

Understanding Temperature and Humidity

Before diving into the specifics, it's important to understand how temperature and humidity influence lash adhesive. Lash glue performs best at room temperature (18-24°C) and in a humidity range of 40-60%. Any significant deviation from these conditions can compromise the adhesive’s effectiveness.

Storing Your Lash Glue Properly

Avoid Cold and Unheated Areas: Never leave your lash adhesive in your car overnight or in an unheated salon or lash room. The cold can cause the adhesive to become thick and stringy, making it difficult to work with.

Airtight Containers: Store your lash glue in an airtight container to protect it from environmental fluctuations. Keeping it in a temperature-controlled environment will help maintain its consistency.

Consistent Room Temperature: Always bring your adhesive to room temperature before use. This might mean taking it home with you at night to ensure it stays within the ideal temperature range.

Preparing Your Lash Room

Warm Up Gradually: When you arrive at your salon or lash room, warm up the space gradually. Avoid drastic temperature changes, as sudden heat can affect the adhesive’s performance. Use a heater to bring the room to a comfortable temperature slowly.

Humidity Control: Use a hygrometer and thermometer to monitor the humidity and temperature in your lash room. If the humidity is too low, consider using a humidifier to bring it within the optimal range. If it's too high, a dehumidifier can help maintain the right conditions.

Handling Your Lash Glue

Warm-Up Time: Allow your adhesive to naturally come to room temperature before your first client of the day. Typically, this takes about an hour. Check the glue one hour before use to ensure it’s ready.

Avoid Direct Heat: Never place your lash adhesive near a direct heat source like a radiator or space heater. This can cause the adhesive to become stringy or dry out too quickly.

Daily Checks: Inspect your adhesive daily. The adhesive dot should last at least 15-30 minutes before becoming stringy. Under optimal conditions, it might even last over an hour. If you notice it’s not performing as expected, it might be time to replace it.

Note the Date: Always note the date of opening on the bottle and replace it within six weeks to ensure the adhesive remains effective.

Client Considerations

Skin Moisture: During winter, clients' skin tends to be drier, which can affect the adhesive's drying time. Dry skin can slow down the glue's curing process, increasing fumes and the risk of lashes shifting. On the other hand, clients might use heavier moisturizers, making their lashes oilier and affecting the bond.

Communication: Educate your clients about the impact of weather on their lash extensions. Advise them to avoid oil-based products and to keep their lashes clean and dry for better retention.

Final Tips

Use Professional Products: Utilize professional products like Lash House Super Bonder to finalize the bonding process without compromising lash flexibility. This can help in curing the adhesive completely before your client leaves.

Regular Replacement: Adhesive should be replaced regularly to ensure it performs optimally. Mark the date of first use on the bottle and stick to a six-week replacement schedule.

By following these tips, you can ensure that your lash extension glue remains effective and reliable, even during the cooler months. At Lash House Supplies, we are committed to providing you with the best products and advice to keep your lash business thriving all year round. Stay warm and lash on!

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