MANAGING YOUR ENVIRONMENT
If you don’t control your lash environment, you can risk your results. Don’t chance it. Follow our adhesive top tips to get the most out of your adhesive every time.
For maximum confidence, use a hygrometer to accurately monitor humidity and temperature and overcome any issues that might affect your results.
MONITORING HUMIDITY AND TEMPERATURE IS KEY
Always check temperature. The optimal room temperature for curing our adhesives is between 20 and 24°C.
Having the correct humidity is critical, always check humidity during treatment. 55% is optimum for lash application but keeping it within the range of 50 to 65% is acceptable.
If humidity is too high shock polymerization (drying/curing too quickly) can take place, causing weaker bonds. Signs of shock polymerisation is white forming on the adhesive, also known as blooming. The adhesive becomes brittle and the risk of lash extensions falling off increases.
Shake well before use. Remove the lid and place a tissue on the top, holding it in place with your finger then shake.
Always use a thin layer of adhesive. The thinner the layer, then the faster polymerisation will take place and the stronger the bond. If too much adhesive is used, the outer layer cures but the inside doesn’t.
Keep it fresh. Ensure adhesive is replenished regularly during lash application.
Once finished, replace lid firmly and store upright in a cool dark environment.
Remember, the longer an adhesive takes to dry, the less fumes they have.
Before and during the treatment, make sure there is ventilation, using a small fan if needed.
When you complete the treatment, before the client opens their eyes, sit the client up and then a few seconds later, ask them to open their eyes slowly. This gives time for the adhesive to cure and allows the fumes to disperse.
WHY THE HYGROMETER IS ESSENTIAL:
• Smart sensor continually measures temperature and humidity levels with absolute precision
• Large, easy-to-read LED screen
• Easy to understand icons clearly indicate if the work space is at optimum level for lash application
- February 05, 2019
- Inspired Beauty