This is your go to adhesive when you are a beginner to intermediate lash technician. This is your First Adhesive Bae. Drying time is 1-2 seconds allowing for ample time to isolation and place your lash extension.
Comes with pin to unclog nozzle should it become blocked.
- Retention - up to 8 weeks
- Ideal humidity range: 30 - 60%
- Ideal temperature range:
- 64.4 degrees Fahrenheit - 71.6 degrees Fahrenheit
- 18 degrees Celcius - 22 degrees Celcius
- Viscosity: medium
- Dry time: 1-2 seconds
- Shelf life: 3 months unopened
- Shelf life: 4 - 6 weeks opened
- Do not refrigerate or freeze
Classic, Volume, Hybrid lashes. It will work for Mega Volume but it is recommend using a faster drying adhesive like the Bae Adhesive.
Keep nozzle clean by wiping carefully after each time you dispense a drop. This adhesive is very strong and can dry shut if any glue is left on the nozzle.
Always store tightly closed adhesive upright, in a dark, dry place away from sunlight. It's helpful to store in a air tight container with silica packs or uncooked rice to draw away humidity. You must take care to shake your adhesive vigorously (preferably by machine) for 2-3 minutes at the beginning of your work day. Ingredients must be adequately mixed for the adhesive to perform correctly. Shake your adhesive for 10 seconds every time you dispense a new drop and be sure to dispense a new drop of adhesive every 10-20 minutes. Temperature and humidity will dictate how often to dispense a new drop. A deep black color is what we are looking for. If it is turning white or you see greyish spots forming, dispense a new drop even if it isn't time to do so.
Your environment is another factor that must be controlled in order to enjoy a well behaved adhesive. Keep track of your humidity and temperature using a Hygrometer. You may need humidifiers or dehumidifiers to keep your lash station at within the desired humidity range. Ensure all doors are closed if you are having trouble keeping humidity levels up.
Q. Glue is taking too long to dry??
A. Raise your humidity levels. Add more humidifiers - warm water humidifiers work best. You may need to turn on your humidifiers an hour before your first appointment to allow for time to reach the correct humidity level. You may also try swiping your lash strip once with Renu Contact Solution to add a bit of moisture. Do not oversaturate.
Q. Glue is drying way too fast!! It's dry before I get to the lash!
A. Lower your humidity. Try dispensing a new drop of adhesive onto your glue tray or jade stone more often. If you are new to lashing this adhesive may be too fast drying for right now.
Q. Glue is sticky, stringy or goopy.
A. Your glue has spoiled because of exposure to higher temperatures, sunlight, moisture, or it needs to be switched out for a new one because it has been open for over 4 weeks.
Q. Glue is separated, I can see clear and black layers!
A. Your glue either needs to be shaken or it has spoiled due to exposure to high temperatures, moisture or it has been open for over 4 weeks.
Q. I have retention issues! Is it the glue!?
A. If your environment is controlled, humidity and temperature levels are in the correct range, glue is shaken for 2-3 minutes, glue drops refreshed every 10-20 minutes, your client's arrive with clean lashes etc, we still cannot always pinpoint the problem easily. It may be that the glue has spoiled - look for signs such as separation, stringiness, goopiness, or look at whether it's been open longer than 4 weeks. Sunlight streaming into your lash room can raise the temperature quite a bit and cause glue to spoil.
It may also be that the glue is drying too fast for your current speed. If the glue is already partially dry when attempting to place the lash, retention will not be good. Lashes must be placed quickly to ensure a strong bond.
Inquire about your client's products used on her face and eyelids. Creamy or oily products, makeup, remover, etc can cause poor retention. Excessive rubbing, picking and crying can all affect retention as well. Not washing lashes and wearing eye makeup are other factors decreasing retention. Be sure to educate your clients on good habits including washing their lashes often with cleanser and soft brush.
Hormonal imbalances, pregnancy, change in birth control, menopause, etc can negatively affect retention. Other causes are extreme dieting, stress and new sleep patterns, shedding during change of seasons and more.