In the fabulous world of eyelash extensions, it’s common to hear about clients having allergic reactions to their new eyelash extension sets. But did you know, along with the clients, lash technicians can also suffer from allergies to eyelash extension glue? In today’s article, let’s explore the science behind allergy to eyelash extension glue and some tips and tricks on how you can avoid these unpleasant results.
As we all know, the secret to long-lasting eyelash extensions is the strong eyelash glue that can make extensions stick for several weeks without falling off. But even the most expensive and high-quality eyelash extension glues have strong chemical compositions that ensure this incredible retention.
Lash artists spend hours and days being exposed to the strong chemicals, constantly breathing in the fumes. That is why, it’s quite normal for some lash artists to encounter an allergic reaction to eyelash adhesive. The good news is - there are tips on how you can protect yourself and minimize lash glue allergy symptoms and the effects of the potent fumes.
Tip #1: Work In A Well-Ventilated Room
First and foremost, it’s paramount that every lash artist works in a well-ventilated room. As temperature and humidity changes from the outside may affect the glue’s performance during the eyelash extension process, we recommend airing the room between the clients or just using fume extractors throughout the appointment.
Tip #2: Wear A High-Protection Face Mask
Daily exposure to fumes from lash products is not something to take lightly, as these chemicals may cause long-term side effects. That’s why it's important to wear high-protection face masks, which can limit unnecessary contact with fumes. While protective face masks and respirators may not provide full protection, they can tremendously decrease and cut down the unneeded exposure.
Tip #3: How Reduce Exposure To Adhesive Fumes
And last but not least, here are ways you can reduce exposure to adhesive fumes. Work with jade stones instead of adhesive rings, as the stones can be kept further away from both you and the client. Also, make sure you always dispose of the finished adhesive in a bin with a closing lid, and don’t forget to add a bit of water to the old glue drops to make the adhesive cure faster and stop emitting fumes.
And there we have it! Hopefully, our tips and tricks can help you limit your exposure to harmful chemicals and fumes, and keep you free of an allergic reaction to eyelash extensions glue!