Which Eyelash Extension Glue Is Right for You?

December 12, 2021

Which Eyelash Extension Glue Is Right for You?

Did you know that according to a study done in 2019, the most common complication when it comes to eyelash extensions is allergic blepharitis?

As a lash stylist, it's always important to make sure your clients are comfortable and safe during their sessions. It is also critical that both the stylist and the client are aware of the ingredients that are in the glue. 

While there are many different types and brands of eyelash extension glue, there are a couple of categories that most glues will fall into. Remember that when choosing eyelash glue, no one glue will fit every client's unique needs.

Read on to learn about the pros and cons of each eyelash extension glue.  

Sensitive Glue

You should always have an eyelash extension glue for sensitive eyes on hand. Eyelash extension glues contain chemicals that can be hazardous for clients if the glue is near the eye or gets inside the eye. 

The safety of your client should always be the top priority. You will inevitably have some clients that are sensitive to the fumes or may have an allergic reaction to the adhesive. To avoid irritation for sensitive clients, it is best to use latex-free glue. 

Latex-free glues are great eyelash glues for allergies because they are less irritating, however, they can provide different results. Sensitive glue formulas tend to have a shorter lash retention span than other glues, and they may also take longer to dry. It can be harder to achieve more dramatic lash styles with sensitive glues. 

However, this would be the best eyelash extension glue for those with sensitivities or who have allergic reactions but still want to amp up their lash look. It's always good to do a patch test beforehand. 

Slow Drying Glue

If you are more of a novice or beginner with lash extensions, slow-drying glue may be the route for you. This type is a flexible eyelash glue because it gives you the flexibility to place the lashes efficiently. A slower drying glue will not dry up before you have time to place the lash extension if you are slower and just starting out. 

Keep in mind that lashes can stick together if the glue dries too slowly. The drying speed of the glue is directly proportional to how quickly you place the lashes. 

Rapid Drying Glue

Once you reach an expert level of experience, you will want to use a glue that has a quicker drying time. As you pick up the pace with how you apply the lashes, you want the glue to be able to dry accordingly. 

Rapid drying glue is also great for volume and mega volume lashes. These styles can get compromised if the glue dries too slowly. It is also typically better for long retention of the extensions. 

Note that the humidity in the room can affect the drying speed and retention of the glue. If the room humidity is high, the lash glue will dry faster than usual. But, if the humidity is low, the glue may not have enough moisture to begin curing, which can lead to allergic reactions. 

Always check the temperature and humidity in the room and store all glues properly! 

What's the Best Eyelash Extension Glue?

Overall, the best eyelash extension glue is the one that fits your client's need and the speed at which you can place the lashes efficiently. 

Exquisite Lash offers a range of eyelash extension glues. Check them out today!