Oil Resistant Adhesive? YUP! Its a thing and its in stock! The new formula does not only work in almost all humidity settings, but it is also Oil Resistant to ensure your client's lashes last as long as possible - even in hot humid summers!
We get asked that every day! The best adhesive is the one that matches your speed of lashing the best.
Do you find that you are waiting too long in between each application? Consider choosing a faster adhesive.
Do you find lashes pop off the same day? Your adhesive is too fast and not able to bond to the lash before it starts to dry. Consider a slower adhesive.
Matching Adhesive to Experience Level
Generally, we recommend adhesives based on your experience level as follows:
1) Extra Hold -2 second dry time - ideal for casual or new lashers
2) Mega Hold - 1-second dry time - Most popular and works for the majority of lashers for classic or volume
3) Ultra Hold - .5 second dry time - Only recommended once a lasher finds the Mega Hold is too slow. It is VERY fast.
Why isn't my adhesive working like it used to?
1) Manufacturing Date: The number one reason is the age of the adhesive. At Lashes By Design, we are VERY picky about buying adhesive monthly so that your adhesive is always fresh when you purchase it. As soon as the adhesive is manufactured, it starts to lose its bonding strength. Ask when the adhesive was manufactured if you aren't sure. Every professional lash store should be able to tell you.
Pro Tip: Keep a log of when you opened your adhesive and replenish it monthly even if its not empty. Never buy more than you will need even if it is on sale!
2) Weather: More humidity in the air will always make adhesive dry faster, so consider switching to a slower adhesive during the summer. I personally alternate between Ultra Hold (Winter) and Mega Hold (Summer). I am pretty casual now so I am probably slower than I used to be too!
3) Changes: If neither of the above are right, then think about what changed in your environment or what products you are using. I always clean the lashes as much as possible to reduce any barrier between the adhesive and the natural lash. Using a gel cleanser or bubble cleanser makes a big difference. I also find primer helps to temporarily dry the lashes and open the hair follicles to make them bond better to adhesive.
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Founder of LBD