It December and its starting to get cold! During very specific times of the year with changing temperatures and fluctuating humidity levels, new adhesive problems can crop up out of nowhere.
Adhesive issues are always a sensitive subject as most of the time, you are either the one experiencing the issue or you have been through it before. Both of which bring negative emotions to the forefront and can cloud rational thinking.
However, we are here to help!
It’s always worth considering the physical conditions of the adhesive and not just the environmental.
Right now, in the UK we have switched from fairly mild outside temperatures to the freezing cold. This also means your lash room may be pretty cold in the morning.
So, its likely that you have to put your heating on high to keep you and your clients warm. This mix of freezing external conditions and high heat internally can play havoc with your adhesive. Coupled with the fact that we’ve missed the gradual seasonal transition due to the recent lockdown.
You may have noticed your adhesive either getting stringy quicker than usual or its stringy from the start.
The reason? The temperature of the actual adhesive in the bottle.
Trainers teach the importance of controlling your environmental conditions, but it is equally important to control the physical conditions of the adhesive liquid itself.
Top Tip: The adhesive needs to be room temperature (18-24C) to perform as it should here’s how you can achieve optimal physical conditions.
To help, we've put together a few dos and don'ts to help:
- Leave your adhesive in your car or unheated salon/lash room overnight.
- Leave the adhesive near a heat source (Radiator/space heater)
- Use your adhesive for the first time with your first client of the day.
- Keep the adhesive at room temp at all times.
- Check your adhesive at least 1 hour before your first client. Your adhesive dot should last at least 15-30 mins before any sign of being stringy. If everything is perfect you may even get over an hour.
- Write the date of opening on the bottle and replace within 6 weeks.
We hope this blog post has been helpful as always if you have any questions then please get in touch with us on Instagram @LashBase_UK and we’ll be happy to help.