Asked by sabrinab Aug 2010
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ruthlm Aug 2010
Hi there, I have only ever used glam lash glue, but have found this lasts really well. You always get lashes falling aou after a few weeks, they naturaly shed with the natural eyelash, and this is when clients should book back in for infills, and you can top the lashes up i the area's that have shed, infills should be done every 2/3 week.
If you are finding that all the lashes are coming out, maybe the lashes still had some make up or products of some kind on before application, that would act as a barrier and stop a good bond between doner lah and extention, cleansing the lashes with an oil free cleanser, and using a primer before initioal application should help with this, also aftercare is really important. If your client is using oil based moisturisers/make up removers and these are repeatedly gettin used in the eye area, this weill break down the glue, and so cause the lashes to fall out prematurely, maybe ask your clients how they are doing things afterwards, it might not be the glue??
hope this has helped x
sabrinab Aug 2010
Thanks for that, i get confused because some people say that they should last 4/6 weeks but by the time my clients get to 3 weeks there are hardly any in. If they come back to me for infills at 2 weeks then it's ok but if it's 3 then i'm nearly doing a full set again. Would non oily eye make up remover act the same as a non oily cleanser? I have never used a primer so might give that a try aswell thanks for your help! x
sbennett021 Aug 2010
Hi there I agree with the below but there is a really good glue that I use. Both are good I will post the links for you to check out.
I do also think that it really depends on the the person and the aftercare process, not many clients follow this exactly and it really does make a difference.
Good Luck! x
sabrinab Sep 2010
FacesbyRobin-LE Sep 2010
I have used several lash adhesives: Nova, 3-D, Shavashana, generic and Xtreme. I find the Xtreme lash glue to be the most effective. It tends to last and has little or no fumes ( which can be problematic.) I agree with the responders that suggest more emphasis on pre-application lash area preparation and post lash application home care. The lash area needs to be thoroughly clean and dry prior to application. And, written home care instructions need to be discussed and written instructions need to be provided to the client, as well. The first 24-48 hours after application is crucial. Clients must understand that they must follow the instructions in order to maintain optimum appearance and to extend the life of the lashes. With proper care, you should expect to see your clients within 2-3 weeks for replenishment. There should be 3/4 to at least 1/2 of the lashes, that you applied, still on them. Less then this, after only two weeks, indicates a lack of care.
Since I have personally worn lash extensions and I know how long they can last ( with proper care) I do not accept excuses. If you return with little or no lashes, you pay for another FULL set. By taking a no-nonsense approach with your clients, you force them to take better care of their investment.
sabrinab Sep 2010
thanks for the advice because i'm starting out i have been scared of clients in a way. i defo need to be more strick with them! xx
JanetG Sep 2010
The best adhesive out there is OutLash from USA, it does not clump the lashes together so it does not attract the lashes either side of the one you are putting the extension on. Infills would be every 3/4 weeks and on the infills you can add a lash to the one that is growing out. This is very expensive but you should get 150/200 application per pot.
sabrinab Sep 2010
JanetG Sep 2010
The best adhesive out there is OutLash from USA, it does not clump so when you apply a lash it does not attract the lashes either side so hence no clumping. Its very expensive but you should get 150/200 applications per pot. Infills would be every 3/4 weeks and you can add a extra lash to the lash which is still growing out.
cathyb Sep 2010
hi , definately ensure the lashes are prep'd with a protien remover prior to application. select your pre to mid term lashes as these have the longest growth cycle left, try going down a lash thickness / lenght in case its is putting to much stress on natural lash, ensure the lash unit is bonded root to tip. i use nouvea lashes pro 5, make sure your glue is keft out of sunlight and shake well prior to use. relistically lashes should look ok for around 4 weeks , with an infill every 3 weeks, express lashes should be romved and replaced every 2-3 weeks cath
sabrinab Sep 2010
thanks for the helpful tips
shearldy123 Sep 2010
I would use perm a lash.
Gemma26 Aug 2011
Hi ladies it really helps reading your comments as I've worked on over a dozen clients using marvel lash glue which costs bout )16 for a tiny bottle, Its the only glue I've ever used and am use to the application BUT just like most of your comments Ive had every client complain the lashes are falling out towards the end of the first week so I then travel back to them and redo there lashes usually free of charge. I feel that Ive tried so hard to apply every lash securely and usually It takes me over 4 hours to do a full set so it's not like I'm rushing lol. But on the serious side Ive cried several times, I'm losing confidence in my work and feel like giving up :( someone pls help xxx
Rosie79 Sep 2011
Hi I feel like we are having the same problem. Have you found a stronger glue? Ive tried so many different ones. Its not cheap either. I hope you can help. Cause I too am losing my confidence.
Christibelle62 Aug 2012
It seems this is the number one quest of all serious eyelash extension technicians. I have tried many glues, and had all kinds of problems over the past three years with glues. The best one I have found so far is sold by Eyelash Addict. It is a low fume glue that holds the extensions on the individual lashes for the length of the lash life. (Up to eight weeks.) Most of my clients can easily go three weeks till their next fill, and usually have at least half of the original extensions still on. This glue has a very thin consistency, and dries within 2-3 seconds. The best part is that I have virtually eliminated recurring glue allergies amongst my clientele.
bianca2 5 months ago
i use Flash Lash and absolutely love it. its made by lash out lashes and they are in Australia
Christibelle62 5 months ago
Flash Lash is my second favourite glue. I used it faithfully until I found Eyelash Addicts Intervention. It has less fumes, and it sets a split second sooner than the Flash Lash.
Lashmaven 5 months ago
Don't use Minky's adhesive...they sent me a bad bottle when it was on sale (now I know why it was on sale) then wouldn't replace it. They told me I could buy another bottle at 50% off but by that time I had clients not happy with their lashes that were falling out so much quicker. They don't stand behind their product.
Ellie2 3 months ago
Does anybody know if there is a brand from America called "Flash Lash" apparently these are thicker individual lashes that last 10 days???
PriscillaG 3 months ago
Buy your adhesive from the ebay store Beauty Call or Lash fx or Lash Addict they are all fast glues and work VERY WELL
BeautyPro 1 month ago
Have you been properly trained? If you have then I am surprised you don't know what glue to use or why lashes fall out. Hmmm!
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