Lash Adhesive Allergy? We might have some good news for you and your clients!
First of all, we need to be very clear: If a client is allergic to Cyanoacrylate (the main ingredient in all lash adhesives), they will not be able to have lash extensions.
Now here’s something you may not be aware of…
Did you know that a lot of reactions/sensitisations are due to the vapours/odours coming off the Cyanoacrylate adhesive?
The moisture in the eye naturally attracts the vapours and can cause sensitisation.
This is why it is very important to have air movement/ventilation at the point of application. Moving the vapours away from the client. Otherwise, vapours will fall back onto the face if not moved and in particular, fall into the eye area due to the moisture.
Also, less is more. Use the smallest amount of adhesive to create a bond. Any excess adhesive can cause sensitisation if it is not cured. As soon as the client opens their eyes if there is too much adhesive on the lash the vapours will be attracted to the moisture in the eyes and they can become sensitive.
So here are our 4 Lash Adhesive De-sensitisation Tips:
1. Always keep good air movement/ventilation around the client and yourself.
2. Always ensure the client sits up before opening their eyes.
3. Always ensure the least amount of adhesive is used. Excess adhesive can cause sensitisation.
4. Select a lower odour/fume adhesive.
We hope that has given you the knowledge to hopefully lower the rate reactions among your clients. Let us know how you get on. Good luck!
And please remember the very first statement made in this post: If a client is allergic to Cyanoacrylate (the main ingredient in all lash adhesives), they will not be able to have lash extensions.
Thank you for reading.