Good Morning my Loves,
The question I'm going to address today is "what is the first thing I do when I get into my salon on a daily basis?". Besides checking in the mirror to make sure my lashes and eyebrows are looking on point :) I would say the first and most IMPORTANT thing to do upon entering my salon is checking the humidity level. Too low or to high can ruin your whole day with clients piling retouch upon retouch. Understanding Humidity levels is one of the biggest factors to consider when lashing. Having too much or too little moister in the air will cause the glue to cure improperly.
It is very important to understand how the glue properly works. Not all glues are the same each manufacturer has different guidelines these must be followed. Ravir Lash glue is recommended between 35-65 percent that allow for 20 degree gap in which you can play with! If the air is too dry use a humidifier to add moisture. Each station at Ravish Brows has its own humidifier and de-humidifier as our salon varies month to month due to the atmosphere in Florida. You must also purchase a hydrometer (A simple instrument called a hygrometer measures the amount of water in the air in terms of relative humidity.) for each station these can range anywhere from $8.00-$100.00. If the air is too moist use a dehumidifier this will remove the moisture. Invest in your measuring tool you will save money in the long run!
All Lash glue contains the main ingredient "Cyanoacrylate". Cyanoacrylate is mainly used in medical grade adhesive. Cyanoacrylate requires moisture(water) in the air to cure. This process is known as polymerisation, which will occur when the cyanoacrylate in the adhesive ‘polymerises’ with the humidity. This moisture will break down the stabilisers used in your adhesive, forming a strong bond between the natural lash and the extension. Remember you will never have complete control over this but you can minimize the errors that can occur. Also something to take into consideration is when your client leaves from the cool air in your salon to a hotter temperature outside this can also shock the bond. Meaning it could harden to fast on the outside and become brittle.
- Get a humidifier and de-humidifier depending on the time of year and area you live in.
- Invest in a good quality hydrometer.
- Follow the specific guidelines of the manufacture you purchased your glue from.
- Experiment on yourself by changing the temperature in the air and moisture while still in the range of the manufacture guidelines to see what works best for you!
Thank you for reading I hope you enjoyed. If you have any question on our glue guidelines or need any help in general please contact me I would be happy to help! Have a Ravishing rest of the week!