You’ve heard every suggestion in the book as to how you should take care of your adhesive. From storing it in your fridge to keeping it in a jar of rice, it can be hard to know which advice to follow. Bella is here to save the day and keep adhesive care simple!
To extend the life of adhesive and maintain its consistency:
- Store the bottle in an air-tight container
- Keep adhesive in a cool, dry place that does not vary in temperature
- Make sure adhesive is not exposed to bright light, heat, or moisture
Before each use
- Shake the bottle for 60 seconds
- Add a Poly-Stop Adhesive Preserver™ to your jade stone
- Dispose of the first drop of adhesive
- Place 1-2 drops onto the preserver (or into an adhesive tray or adhesive cup) to work with
After a few drops are placed, hold the bottle right side up to “burp it” by squeezing the sides together. This clears out the spout and sucks the adhesive back into the bottle. You will then want to wipe the nozzle with a Bella Lash adhesive wipe and replace the cap.
Refresh the adhesive drop every 30 minutes to maintain a good consistency (this time will vary if a Poly-Stop™ is used). Adhesive should be replaced every 4-6 weeks.
Your adhesive should last up to 4-6 weeks after opening, and about 6 months on the shelf unopened. However, you want to make sure your adhesive is performing well on each client. Check that the consistency is normal before each use. Strong smelling fumes, becoming too thick and stringy, or even watery, are signs that the adhesive has gone bad. A great way to make sure you’re always using fresh adhesive is to write the ‘open date’ on the bottle. This will help to ensure that you are replacing your adhesive every 4-6 weeks.
If your client’s lashes are falling out more frequently than normal, have them look at the fallen lashes. If the natural lash is attached to the extensions, then it is not the adhesive. If the natural lash is not attached, it may be caused by several reasons such as not enough adhesive is being used, the adhesive is curing too fast, or the extension is not fully attached to the natural lash. Always be sure to review aftercare guidelines to ensure optimum retention is being achieved by both artist and client.
And that’s it! It’s definitely not too complicated.
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