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Posted by iLashstore on 19th May 2022

Eyelash Extension Retention 3 Part Series - Video 1

Eyelash Extension Retention:

We are going to talk about some things that have been in the industry and have changed so much. Of course what we want to talk about what is retention. A lot of us struggle with our clients sometimes so we can't figure out what the issue may be and we're actually going to break this down into a three video series to help you guys break it down and maybe what it might be that you're struggling with, with your clients. 

Ok so today in our first part of our video series we're going to be talking about glue now there can be a lot of issues that you can have with retention but of course looking at our foundation we're going to be talking about glue now your clients may think your glue has gone bad or you may be having issues of it not sticking as well but the first and foremost thing you want to look at is your working environment. So remember, with your glue the environment can change through the seasons so you want to make sure that you're keeping your settings and your surroundings in your work space at an even temperature. So for lash technicians when you notice that your climate tends to get hotter you're going to notice a few things that change any of those settings it's going to cause your glue to become very tacky and very difficult to work with. You're also going to notice that when you go to brush your lashes during the service you're going to have a lot of lashes that just naturally tends to come off and not stick after they are placed. You want to make sure that you are finding a glue that works for your climate as well as your humidity level.

When it come to your working environment you want to take in consideration your temperature as well as your humidity level. If your working in an higher humidity level you want to make sure you have a thicker glue and if you are working in a lower humidity level you want to make sure that the consistency is a lot thinner this is going to make a big difference in making sure that your lashes stick well and are able to endure the humidity as well as the climate and the temperatures. Another thing that you want to consider as well is making sure you keep the temperature cooler in your room. This makes a big difference to make sure the glue doesn't become tacky or inconsistent when you are putting the lashes on during the whole service. So making sure that you obviously keep your room at a cooler temperature you also want to make sure that you keep your working space and the tools you are using at a cool temperature. Some great examples of keeping your glue cooler is using a glass or jade stone and of course if the humidity is too high go ahead and use a dehumidifier. 

There are some things to consider before you start your lash service on your client. Make sure that you are shaking your glue at least one minute before your service before you even put that droplet on the stone. This is going to ensure that you have an mixture of the amount of glue that's going to be used during the service. After properly shaking your glue you want to make sure that you dispense the first droplet of glue and discard that one. You want to make sure that the next droplet is used because it's going to have the most even mixture of the glue. Always make sure that during your service that you are replenishing your glue droplet every twenty to thirty minuets. Remember never put a new glue droplet on an existing glue drop for the fact is, you want to make sure that you're using the same new consistency of glue throughout your lash service. Always make sure to dip from the center and them obviously when it comes to putting your glue away, You're checking the label for proper glue storage. Remember that glue actually has a lifespan of one to months once it's opened. Make sure that if you are past the expiration to toss it out and get a new one.