THE HOW TO | CARE FOR YOUR LASH GLUE
Feeling stuck wondering why your eyelash extension adhesive (aka eyelash glue) ain’t working how it should? We’re giving you all the deets and answering five of our most frequently asked questions on how to properly care for your adhesive to keep it fresh n’ sticky for the perfect bond.
1 | WHAT’S THE BEST WAY TO STORE MY LASH ADHESIVE?
You should always store your glue upright in a cool, dark, and dry space. The key to keeping it fresh is keeping it consistently at a low temp (lower than 75 degrees) + low humidity. Sorry babe, that means no refrigerators! Storing your lash adhesive in your fridge could let moisture in and degrade the formula.
We think you’d be totally compatible with our Lil’ Love Shack storage container, made specifically for storing adhesive for lash extensions. Our Love Shack forces air out of the container when you press the button on the lid, creating a vacuum-seal that protects your adhesives. This airtight container is the perfect spot to lay your adhesives to bed for the night to keep them safe from humidity and other environmental factors.
2 | WHAT’S THE SHELF LIFE FOR MY EYELASH GLUE?
Your adhesive should last up to three months unopened, if properly stored. The shelf life, or expiration date, for opened adhesive is four to five weeks. If your lash extension glue becomes stringy or thick, it’s time to cut ties and replace the bottle.
3 | WHEN SHOULD I SHAKE MY EYELASH ADHESIVE?
You should shake your adhesive for two minutes at the beginning of the day, when you open a new bottle, and a little before dispensing each drop. Now you’ve really got to put your heart into your shake - as in, your arm should be a lil’ sore. If you’re not into it, you can also consider investing in a lash adhesive shaker. P.S. Avoid shaking your adhesive with the cap on - remove the cap and insert the pin into the nozzle, or cover it with a piece of tin foil.
Don’t forget about “burping” your bottle. Dispensing your eyelash adhesive can introduce air into your adhesive bottle and with air comes humidity. You can see how this can be problematic if air bubbles get trapped inside the nozzle. To release the bubbles turn your adhesive bottle nozzle right side up after dispensing a drop and gently squeeze until you see the air bubble release from the nozzle.
4 | HOW DO I CLEAN THE NOZZLE OF MY LASH EXTENSION GLUE?
You should use lint-free/cotton-free wipes to clean the nozzle of your lash glue each and every time you dispense adhesive. Eyelash extension adhesive can get messy, so it’s best to avoid any sticky situations by keeping the area clean from any residue - trust us, a clogged bottle of adhesive is the last thing you want to deal with. Our Adhesive Wipes are the perfect solution to save your drips and spills from turning into a hot mess.
5 | HOW OFTEN SHOULD I CHANGE MY ADHESIVE DROP?
You should change out your adhesive drop every 15-20 minutes while you’re lashing. Keep a close eye on your drop, cuz you’ll notice the red flags when it starts to develop “skin” or become stringy when you’re dipping a lash - that’s when it’s time to dump it and move onto the next.